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Physician Assistant Nursing

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
September 17, 2019

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**** ****** **, **** *. Pittsburgh PA 15212



Driven, upbeat, and fast-learning PA-C seeking to obtain a full-time position where I can utilize my skills and knowledge, perform procedures, and provide compassionate patient care to supplement the practice. WORK EXPERIENCE

UPMC Shadyside Hospital- Physician Assistant (PA-C), Full time—Hematology/Oncology Sept 2017- Current

- Perform daily inpatient rounds on unit for hematologic malignancy patients

- Responsible for complete internal medicine management including neuro, pulmonary, cardiovascular, GI, dermatology, as well as chemotherapy associated with hematologic malignancy

- Onboarding and training new providers. Training new graduate providers 1:1 for 3 months at a time. Teaching procedures such as bone marrow biopsy and intrathecal chemotherapy injections.

- Daily use of critical thinking, analytical and problem solving abilities as required for patient care

- Engage with all members of the clinical team to coordinate patient care and discharge planning

- Daily documentation of progress notes and history and physical exam notes

- Admit new patients to the hospital either direct admissions or through the Emergency Department

- Order, interpret, and properly attend to daily blood work and labs

- Order, interpret, and act upon imaging such as X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, EEGs, etc.

- Perform Bone Marrow Biopsies

- Perform Intrathecal Chemotherapy Injections

- Work productively and efficiently in a complex environment, handle multiple/ changing priorities

- Call and manage inpatient codes, perform ICU transfers as required

- Actively working to improve patient care and practice functionality, work with attending physicians daily and supervisors to provide best patient care

UPMC Children’s Hospital - Patient Care Technician (PCT) Full-time – 9B, Heme/Onc Dec 2014- Aug 2015

- Venipuncture, finger and heel sticks for blood and blood glucose levels. Performed EKGs.

- Other basic clinical skills such as simple dressings, peripheral IV removal, straight catheterization, etc.

- Assisted with bathing/ showering patients, changing diapers, keeping rooms clean, changing bed linens

- Obtained and charted vital signs, obtained and recorded heights and weights for all

- Transported patients by wheelchair, crib, or carts to or from other units or tests

UPMC Montefiore - Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Full-Time – 11South, TCU Aug 2013 – Dec 2014

- Performed basic clinical skills such as weigh patients, obtain and chart vital signs, measure and chart I&Os. Test blood sugars by finger stick.

- Bathed /showered patients, cleaned up soiled patients and beds, walked patients in the room, and to the bathroom

- Repositioned patients in bed, assisted them with transfer in and out of beds, bedside chairs, wheelchairs, as well as on and off patient carriers; Assisted with ambulation; Transported patients via wheelchairs and carts

- Prepared patients for meals, fed patients, filled water pitchers, restock supplies, prepared rooms for new admissions EDUCATION

DeSales University, Center Valley, PA 2015-2017

- Master of Science, Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS), anticipated graduation August 2017

- Physician Assistant Program, GPA 3.686

Clinical Rotations

- Pediatrics- Lehigh Valley Hospital: Inpatient and Specialty Clinics, ER 9/06/16- 10/05/16

- Internal Medicine- Lehigh Valley Hospital: Hospitalists Group; Dr. Swayser 10/10/16- 11/9/16

- Family Practice I/ Urgent CAre- St. Luke’s Urgent Care; Nick Lumi PA-C 11/14/16- 12/14/16

- Emergency Medicine- Lehigh Valley Hospital ED 1/3/17- 2/1/17

- Elective Dermatology- Dr. Lally’s Practice in Pittsburgh 2/6/17- 3/8/17

- Surgery- Sacred Heart Hospital: General and Vascular; Dr. Tahir 3/13/17- 4/11/17

- Family Medicine II- St. Luke’s Coventry Family Practice; Dr. Decker 4/17/17- 5/24/17

- Ob/Gyn- Dr. Hratko’s Practice 5/30/17- 6/28/17

- Psychiatry- Kids Peace 7/3/17- 8/1/17

Proficient Skills:

- Injections including intradermal, subcutaneous, intramuscular

- Closure of wound with staples, steri-strips, suture, derma-bond

- Cryotherapy, skin and tissue biopsy, ED&C

T 937-***-**** MARY ALISON SANDERS 1541 Lowrie St, Unit 1. Pittsburgh PA 15212


- Wound care and dressing changes, casting and splinting

- Aseptic and isolation techniques; OR scrubbing, gowning, gloving

- Incision and drainage of abscesses and cysts, and lipomas

- Epic, Cerner, and AllScripts Trained- EMR programs

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 2009-2013

- Bachelor of Science, Magna cum Laude, 2013

- Minors: Neuroscience, Studio Arts

- Dean’s List 2009-2013, Scholar Athlete 2009-2013 RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Study Abroad to Research Healthcare in Tanzania, Africa May 2012- June 2012

- Lived in Karagwe, Tanzania for 5 weeks working and researching in the hospital daily

- Helped with patient intake, took vital signs of expectant mothers

- Traveled with mobile clinic to immunize infants

- Studied hospital’s healthcare files and data on HIV/AIDS

- Conducted a research study and wrote a paper on transmission of HIV/AIDS from mother to child during birth University of Pittsburgh Student Researcher Jan 2012- May 2012

- Worked as part of Dr. Schneider’s neuroscience research team, performing intake of research participants as well as patient testing setup. Filed various paperwork and documentation on studies performed on participants CERTIFICATIONS/ LICENSURE

2018-2020 Current Renewed ACLS/ BLS/ CPR Certification 2017- 2019 Pennsylvania State Medical Physician Assistant License 2017- 2020 DEA License

2014-2016 STNA Certification

2013-2015 BLS/ CPR Certification


American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) 2015-present Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants (PSPA) 2015-present Phi Kappa Phi Honors Fraternity 2009-2013

National Society of Collegiate Scholars 2009-2013


DeSales University Free Clinic at Allentown Rescue mission 2015-present

- Evaluating and treating homeless men in Allentown with the resources available. Active participant in fundraising for DeSales Clinic.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Program 2014-2015

- Mentor a child one on one who is in need of a role model. Participate in organization activities and events as well as monthly one on one activities/ trips with my ‘little sister’ ACTIVITIES

University of Pittsburgh Cheerleading Team 2009-2013 Active in multiple areas of physical exercise, outdoor activities, biking, hiking, etc. REFERENCES

References are available on request.

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