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Physician Assistant Medical

Jacksonville, NC
January 11, 2020

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Rebekah K. Sorensen

**** ******* ****, *** **, Jacksonville, NC 28546



Seeking a position in an orthopedic practice looking to add a motivated and compassionate physician assistant


8+ years of experience as a family medicine physician assistant in the United States Navy, which included four deployments to five countries. Highly motivated and hardworking NCCPA board certified physician assistant. Graduate of a nationally accredited physician assistant program. Qualifications include:

Obtains detailed history and physical exams, orders appropriate diagnostic tests and establishes a preliminary and/or final diagnosis with appropriate treatment utilizing evidence-based clinical practice guidelines

Interprets laboratory and tests results

Communicates with physicians, nursing staff and/or other care providers in managing acute and long-term medical needs of patients to ensure optimum quality of patient care

Assesses, screens and refers patients to specialists at other military treatment facilities or network providers

Provides appropriate patient education and disposition

Follows up on referrals, emergency room, urgent care and inpatient hospital visits

Maintains and reviews patients’ records, charts, and other pertinent information accurately and efficiently

Performs minor procedures including suturing, incision & drainage, foreign body removal, splinting, & nail excision


Family Practice Physician Assistant, United States Navy Feb 2012-present

2D Marine Division, 8th Marine Regiment

Camp Lejeune, North Carolina


Performed duties as a physician assistant in a Marine Centered Medical Home Port, caring for 1300 United States Marines and Sailors

In first quarter on-station, saw more patients than any of the other providers (over 20) in the 2D Marine Division (inclusive of DO’s, MD’s and PA’s)

Developed a comprehensive 314 page one-stop-shop document of common expeditionary ailments to increase medic education and improve efficiency and quality of care for service members in the continental United States and while forward deployed to austere environments

Maintained certifications in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Volunteered off hours to cross-train in the Orthopedic Department

Deployed, Marine Rotational Force-Europe

Kingdom of Norway


Screened the medical records of 1800 personnel and met individually with service members, ensured that all were medically ready to deploy to support a range of military operations

Coordinated patient movement for service members requiring higher echelons of care (Roles 2 -4)

Served as the supervisor of the Battalion Aid Station in a multi-national exercise, provided medical care to five countries in an austere environment

Liaised weekly with Norwegian counterparts to improve foreign relations and ensure proper care for deployed service members

Consulted with specialty physicians in the United States to ensure proper specialty oversight for service members requiring higher echelons of care

Promoted a positive working environment by providing training opportunities and opportunity to further education for 22 service members

Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River

Patuxent River, Maryland


Performed duties as a physician assistant in a family medicine clinic which provided ambulatory care services to 15,000 beneficiaries at four distinct healthcare delivery sites across two states within Navy Medicine

Provided care to 1100 empaneled patients, showcased through patient satisfaction scores, which were all positive

In one quarter, produced 50% more patient encounters than any other provider, resulting in increased access to care (inclusive of DO’s, MD’s and PA’s)

Identified and handpicked to manage the Sexual Assault Program

Negotiated Memorandums of Understanding regarding care for victims of sexual assault (between Prince George’s Hospital and Naval Branch Clinic Indian Head and Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River and St. Mary’s Hospital) ensuring standard of care was met for victims of sexual assault

Recognized by the Navy Medicine East Inspector General for an exceptional Sexual Assault Program

Appointed as Pain Management Clinical Champion: Revised the Command Instruction on chronic pain management and attended weekly telemedicine conferences with subject matter experts, which led to increased awareness and knowledge regarding chronic pain management, overall improving patient safety and care for chronic pain patients

Appointed as Breast Cancer Clinical Champion and was a part of a Green Belt Rapid Improvement Project to establish a Command-wide standardized process to improve Breast Cancer screening for Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River beneficiaries. Served as the subject matter expert on Breast Health Screening Methodology and was an integral part of identifying barriers to screening

Collaborated and met with departmental staff to generate and implement a patient appointment intake and check-out form leading to improved efficiency, comprehensive care, compliance with Joint Commission requirements, and patient education

Took on a temporary leadership role as Medical Home Port Division Officer, overseeing 48 personnel, while responsible for investigating and resolving patient complaints/incidents in a proactive and professional manner

Deployed, Defense POW/MIA Recovery Team



Provided medical care through four Medical Community Action Projects in support of 63 Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency personnel, 15 Laos government officials and 160 local laborers to safely perform site excavation leading to evidentiary proof of aircraft wreckage correlated with two missing US servicemen

Acted as an informal ambassador by donating, building and distributing over 90 care packages to host nation workers, drastically improving their lives by providing critical supplies while at the same time building and strengthening US/Laos relations

Deployed, Southern Partnership Station


7/2015- 10/2015

Served as the Battalion Aid Station supervisor, managed 10 providers and support staff with a budget in excess of $142K

Implemented a plan to establish two additional Battalion Aid Stations, while caring for 100 forward deployed joint operations service members

Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton

Oceanside, California


Performed duties as a physician assistant in a family medicine teaching hospital which provided quality healthcare to 150,000 beneficiaries and field medical support to the world’s largest United States Marine Corps base

Provided comprehensive health care for 900 empaneled patients

Obtained certifications in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Combat Casualty Care

Completed intradermal contraception (Nexplanon) training and certification

Volunteered off hours to cross-train in the Emergency Room

Volunteered to mentor and provide classes to several medics, ensuring each member of the healthcare team was working to his/her highest potential. Promoted a positive working environment by providing team leadership focused on training, constructive feedback and purposeful task delegation for all team members.

Deployed, Special Operations Task Force- East, Operation Enduring Freedom


Jan 2013-Nov 2013

Provided clinical guidance to 78 Special Operations Forces medics and Independent Duty Corpsmen administering medical care to 1300 personnel

Coordinated 103 medical evacuations while liaising with 12 medical centers

Volunteered off-duty hours to work with the Forward Surgical Team in triaging and stabilizing trauma patients

Directly mentored Afghan medical providers in caring for Afghan patients

Taught preventive medicine procedures to 350 Special Operations personnel in a combat environment

Consistently identified and volunteered to address shortfalls within the command

Developed and disseminated a narcotic standard operating procedure and ensured 100% accuracy in issuing and tracking $200K of controlled substances to 89 privileged medical providers


Emergency Medicine

Cookeville Regional Medical Center

6 weeks

Family Medicine

Granite Medical Group

Church Street Medical Center

6 weeks

6 weeks

Internal Medicine

Siskin Hospital for Rehabilitation

6 weeks

Orthopedic Surgery

Elite Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center

6 weeks


Mid-South Psychiatric Associates

6 weeks


Patient Safety Recognition Award (2016, Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River)

Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal x 2

Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal

Army Commendation Medal


Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Basic Life Support


Trevecca Nazarene University

Physician Assistant - Master of Science in Medicine, 2011

Eastern Nazarene College

Bachelor of Science – Biology, 2009

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