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Physician Assistant

Location:
Dallas, Texas, United States
Posted:
September 06, 2019

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Kari O’Brien *

KARI O’BRIEN

214-***-**** **** Flowerdale Lane

ac9920@r.postjobfree.com Dallas, TX 75229

EDUCATION Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Master of Physician Assistant Studies, August 2013 Master’s Thesis

Effective Treatment Options in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Completed June 2013 Texas A&M University

Bachelor of Science – Kinesiology, May 2011

Dean’s List, Fall 2009, Spring & Fall 2010, Spring 2011 Member of Future Aggie Physician Assistants, Fall 2009 – Fall 2010 EMPLOYMENT Texas Center for Breast Reconstruction

& EXPERIENCE Physician Assistant, 2/2017-8/2019

• Full time Physician Assistant for plastic reconstructive surgery practice

• First Assist in OR on a daily basis

• Outpatient care: new patient breast reconstruction evaluations, postoperative and follow- up care, completion of preoperative history and physicals, communication with mutual providers in patient care coordination, and performing in-office procedures that include but are not limited to excision of benign lesions, Botox injections, and tissue expander adjustments

• Inpatient care: rounds at multiple hospitals around DFW, assisting with medication management and orders, and discharge summary dictations

• Participate in rotating weekly call schedule

• Developed confidence in the delicate nature of establishing a rapport with cancer patients, and ability to empathize with the emotional toll their treatment entails

• Spearheaded integration of Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) protocol into the practice

Surgical Specialists of North Texas

Physician Assistant, 3/2016-1/2017

§ Full-time Physician Assistant for general surgery practice

§ First Assist in OR on a daily basis

§ Inpatient care: new consults, rounds, medication management, placement of admission and diagnostic orders, generation of discharge summaries

§ Outpatient care: preoperative evaluations, postoperative care, and in-office procedures

§ Participate in rotating call schedule

UT Southwestern Medical Center of Dallas

Physician Assistant, 12/2013-3/2016

§ Full-time Physician Assistant for multidisciplinary surgery clinic

§ Clinical office visits specializing in general, bariatric, and colorectal surgery

§ Scope of practice included bariatric initial consults; weight management counseling; pre- and post-operative office visits; post-op wound care; ordering diagnostic labs, imaging, and studies; in-office lap band adjustments and other minor procedures

§ Managed monthly bariatric support group

St. Joseph Hospital: Bryan, TX

Student Volunteer, Fall 2010

§ Served as receptionist in various hospital departments

§ Guided family members to specific departments and patient rooms Kari O’Brien 2

§ Provided wheelchair assistance to patients as needed Cooper Institute: Dallas, TX

Intern, Summer 2010

§ Personal Training Education –certified in areas including but not limited to: fitness and wellness, coronary risk factors, medical screening, anatomy and kinesiology, blood pressure and body composition, cardiovascular training

§ Conducted assessments, health screening and planning, and marketing for wellness programs; also actively participated in wellness program Laity Lodge Youth Camp: Kerrville, TX

Camp Counselor, June 2009

§ Counseled and led 8th and 9th grade girls in ministry; facilitated activities Knights of Columbus: Dallas, TX

Lifeguard, Summers of 2008-2010

§ Certified annually in CPR, AED use, and First Aid CLINICAL Psychiatry June 2013 – July 2013

ROTATIONS Multiple Physicians and Midlevel Practitioners, Big Spring State Hospital, Big Spring, TX Internal Medicine: Focus in Cardiology May 2013 – June 2013 Dr. PJ Patel & Marcy Askins, FNP-C, Midland Memorial Hospital, Midland, TX Geriatrics March 2013 – April 2013

Dr. Brenda Owens, Shannon Medical Center, San Angelo, TX Surgery February 2013 – March 2013

Dr. William Whitehead, Shannon Medical Center, San Angelo, TX Emergency Medicine January 2013 – February 2013

Dr. Charles Benham and multiple physicians, Shannon Medical Center, San Angelo, TX Family Medicine November 2012 – December 2012

Dr. Vikki Forlano, Shannon Medical Center, San Angelo, TX Obstetrics and Gynecology September 2012 – October 2012 Dr. Gregory Dunham & Dr. Kelly Wilson, Shannon Medical Center, San Angelo, TX Pediatrics August 2012 – September 2012

Dr. Douglas Schultz, Dr. Michael Wagnon, & Dr. Karl Wehner, Shannon Medical Center, San Angelo, TX

INTERESTS, Member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, 2011-present SKILLS, & Experience with a variety of EMR programs AFFILIATIONS Basic conversational proficiency in medical Spanish CERTIFICATIONS,

LICENSURE, & Certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants – 09/12/13 AWARDS Texas State Physician Assistant Licensure – Current, expires 2/28/2020 Member of Alpha Eta Honor Society, Awarded in 2012 Certifications in BLS and ACLS – Expires June 2020 References available upon request.



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