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Physician Assistant Mental Health

Bradenton, FL
October 27, 2019

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Ashley W. Akers, PA-C

***** *********** **** *******, *********, FL 34211 352-***-****

October 15th, 2019

To whom it may concern:

I want to express my keen interest in obtaining a Physician Assistant position with a dermatology practice and to submit my CV for your consideration. With more than six years of experience providing high-quality patient care, I feel strongly that I am a great candidate to add to any team.

Until recently I worked in an urgent care setting in Thousand Oaks, California. In March of this year, my husband and I relocated to Bradenton to be back in our home state of Florida closer to family and friends. In May we welcomed our first child. Now that I have had an opportunity to spend some quality time with our son I am ready to continue my passion for practicing medicine.

Although you will see my experience in dermatology is limited, I am a highly motivated person who is willing and eager to learn. Prior to relocating to the Bradenton I attended several dermatology workshops in order to start working towards my goal of becoming a full time dermatology PA. As a former emergency room and urgent care PA, I saw many different complaints as well as performed many procedures including injections, I&D’s, wound closures and punch biopsies.

Beyond demonstrating my assessment and diagnostic skills in my recent position, I received an award given to health care providers who have had a positive impact on patient satisfaction and customer service, as measured by patient surveys. My team members chose me to sit on our company’s board as a lead PA, allowing me to be a voice for my peers. I am great at earning my colleagues’ trust and respect and establishing a strong rapport with my patients.

After I completed a bachelor’s degree in health science, I had the opportunity to shadow a dermatology PA. It was that experience that inspired me to pursue my own career as a PA. The patient-provider interaction is what I find most rewarding. It is an honor to be able to care for patients in their time of need, to be trusted with their concerns, and to be apart of the solution.

You will find me to be a dedicated clinician with excellent patient education and relationship-building ability and an interest in continuing to learn and expand my skills in dermatology. I am sure I would be an excellent addition to your growing team. Thank you in advance for your time; I look forward to speaking with you so I can share additional details about my background and learn more about your practice.


Ashley Akers, PA-C, M.M.S.

Ashley W. Akers, PA-C

12421 Tranquility Park Terrace, Bradenton, FL 34211 352-***-****


Patient-focused Physician Assistant with over 6 years of experience assessing, diagnosing, and treating patients in an emergency/acute care setting with an interest in obtaining a position in medical/cosmetic dermatology. Draw on clinical knowledge and background to make quick, accurate decisions regarding patient care. Collaborate effectively with physicians and other care team members. Develop strong rapport with patients and families and utilize excellent communication skills to provide education about health issues and treatment plans.

Education and Credentials

Nova Southeastern University, Orlando, FL

Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies Aug 2013

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Bachelor of Science in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology May 2009

Lake Technical College, Eustis, FL

Emergency Medical Technician Certification Dec 2009

Florida License PA9107408, State of Florida, Department of Health

National Board Certification, NCCPA

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), ACLS Training Association

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), ACLS Training Association

Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS), ACLS Training Association

HIV/AIDS Training and Principles of Surgery, NETCE

Bloodborne Pathogens, OSHA Safety Compliance

Physician Assistant Experience

Adult and Pediatric Urgent Care, Thousand Oaks, CA Mar 2018 – Mar 2019

Physician Assistant, Adult and Pediatric Urgent Care

Examine patients, gathering information about their physical condition and health histories.

Make diagnoses and initial treatment plans.

Record patient data, progress notes, and results in Office Ally

Order or administer X-rays, electrocardiograms, and laboratory tests.

Explain procedures and home care requirements to patients and families.

Administer injections/immunizations; Manage infections.

Performed numerous procedures, such as incision/drainage, cast and splint application, wound care, laceration repair, foreign body removal, and fracture/dislocation reduction.

Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater, FL Oct 2013 – Nov 2017

Physician Assistant, Emergency Medicine

Performed physical examinations on patients of all ages.

Took patient histories and dictated notes for inclusion in Cerner EMR.

Conducted diagnostic and therapeutic studies; ordered and interpreted diagnostic laboratory tests and radiological studies.

Counseled patients regarding their physical and mental health and referred them to appropriate specialists.

Discussed patient management with consultants. Prepared admission orders as requested by physicians.

Performed numerous procedures, such as incision/drainage, cast and splint application, wound care, laceration repair, foreign body removal, and fracture/dislocation reduction.

Administered injections and other medications.

Represented physician assistants on a peer review board.

Received “Act of Always” award based on patient satisfaction scores.

Ashley W. Akers, PA-C

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Physician Assistant Experience – continued

Clinical Rotations:

Colorectal Surgery, Center for Colon and Rectal Surgery, Winter Park, FL May 2013 – Jun 2013

OB/GYN/Reproductive Endocrinology, Florida Fertility Institute, Clearwater, FL Mar 2013 – Apr 2013

Pediatrics, Mount Dora Pediatrics, Mount Dora, FL Feb 2013 – Mar 2013

Internal Medicine, Central Florida Regional Hospital, Sanford, FL Jan 2013 – Feb 2013

Emergency Medicine, Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater, FL Nov 2012 – Dec 2012

Orthopedics, Northside Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL Oct 2012 – Nov 2012

Family Medicine, Florida Medical Clinic, Tampa, FL Aug 2012 – Sep 2012

Dermatology, Advanced Dermatology, Orlando, FL Jun 2010 – Aug 2010

Additional Professional Experience

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Jan 2009 – May 2009

Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, Intern for Athletic Association

Provided strength and conditioning training for the women’s soccer, basketball, and softball teams.

Developed exercise and rehabilitation programs for athletes based on doctors’ physical examinations, orthopedic testing, and previous medical histories.

University of Florida RecSports, Gainesville, FL May 2007 – Dec 2008

Fitness Appraiser/Personal Trainer – Recreation Center and Personal Training Office

Conducted comprehensive fitness assessments on personal training clients, measuring heart rate, blood pressure, body fat composition, flexibility, and VO2 max.

Educated clients about proper exercise form.

Assisted clients in performing strength and conditioning exercises to help them reach their fitness goals.

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Physician Assistants

Florida Academy of Physician Assistants

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