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Physician Assistant

Dallas, Texas, United States
September 06, 2019

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Kari O’Brien *


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