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Physician Assistant Medical

Houston, TX
November 28, 2020

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Jean L McGinnis, PA-C

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North Sioux City, South Dakota 57049



Certificate of Added Qualifications in Emergency Medicine

Medical Team Leader for mission trip to Ghana

Medical Team Provider for mission trip Nicaragua


2004 Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska

1993 Bachelor’s of Science, Biology with Chemistry minor, Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa


02/2017-present 12 Clans Unity Hospital/Winnebago IHS, Winnebago, Ne

Emergency Department Locums Physician Assistant

Work as physician assistant in emergency department

Evaluate and treat patients who present to the emergency department

Perform typical emergency department procedures and assessments chest pain evaluation, stroke management, intubation, laceration repair, evaluation and treatment of orthopedic injuries, and assessment of acute abdominal pain.

Lead Monthly Emergency Department Meetings

Perform administrative duties to assist with improvement of patient care and experience in emergency department. These include but are not limited to the following:

Developed provider driven QAPI measures for the ED

Developed sepsis screening tool and protocol

Developed TPA/Stroke protocol and process

Developed airway cart for the ED

Responsible for orientation of new providers on ED processes and QAPI measures

Developed Safety Improvement Measure for high-risk, low-use medications

Initiated development of glidescope/intubation training program for providers

Developed protocol for medication jump bags in case of RN/APP on BLS ambulance

Implemented EHR template overhaul based on compilation of provider’s requests

Edited and updated policies including standing orders, chest pain, and RSI

Presented quarterly ED reports to the governing board

Presented monthly ED reports to the medical staff

Lead daily reviews of ED transfers and trigger cases

Participate in reviews of code blue charts

09/2016-present University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Ne

Guest lecturer for emergency medicine section of PA program

Precept PA students in emergency medicine rotation

08/2016-5/2018 College of St. Mary PA Program, Omaha, Ne

Adjunct Faculty

Teach radiology section in anatomy course to first year PA students

Mentor 2nd year students during their ED rotations

07/2015-11/2019 Van Buren County Hospital, Keosauqua, Iowa

Emergency Department and Hospitalist Physician Assistant

Operate as sole provider in ER at critical access hospital with physician backup via telephone

Execute full range of typical emergency procedures and assessments including but not limited to the following: chest pain evaluation, stroke management, intubation, laceration repair, evaluation and treatment of orthopedic injuries, and assessment of acute abdominal pain.

Acting as hospitalist, perform daily rounding on inpatient, observation, and skilled patients. Write admission orders, progress notes, and discharge summaries for patients. Reassess and change treatment course throughout the day as needed.


08/2018-present Alegent Health Community Memorial Hospital, Missouri Valley, Iowa

Emergency Department Physician Assistant

Operate as sole provider in ER at critical access hospital with physician backup via telephone

Execute full range of typical emergency procedures and assessments

Arrange transfers to appropriate facilities with higher level of care as needed

Perform hospitalist duties after hours and on weekends to include writing admission orders, assessing changes in patient’s health status, performing medical interventions when necessary, and acting as code team leader

Perform duties as Harrison County ME Death Investigator

Responsible for initial read of plain films

02/2010-present Locum Tenens

Emergency Department Physician Assistant

Worked through various locums agencies to staff rural emergency departments.

Tribal EM: Winnebago PHS

Delta Locums: Cass County Memorial, Virginia Gay Hospital

Acute Care: Marengo Hospital, Guthrie Center County Hospital

Barton & Associates: Ottumwa Regional Medical Center

Emergency Practice Associates: Cass County Memorial, Montgomery County Hospital

10/2010-present Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska

Emergency Department Physician Assistant

Work as part of team of practitioners in a Level II trauma center to provide emergency care to patients at all acuity levels. This includes but is not limited to patient with trauma, chest pain, respiratory distress, lacerations, upper respiratory infections, and so forth

Consult specialists as needed

Precept medical students and physician assistant students

05/2011-2/2013 Columbus Urgent Care

Urgent Care Physician Assistant

Work as provider at urgent care facility

Regular duties interpretation of radiology plain films, applying splints, laceration repair, and assessment of a variety of health conditions

08/2009-11/2010 St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Code Blue/Critical Care ER Physician Assistant

Worked as physician assistant in critical care pods at this high volume and high acuity Level II Trauma Emergency Center.

Responsible for initial resuscitation, codes, and trauma evaluations on incoming patients

Code Blue Team Leader for 800-bed inpatient unit while on shift

Performed emergency procedures including, but not limited to, central line placement, lumbar punctures, endotracheal intubation, laceration repair, fracture care, joint reductions, and conscious sedation.

Coordinated patient care with appropriate specialists and hospitalist group.

07/2006 – 09/2009 Physician Assistant Staffing Service, Yankton, South Dakota.

Emergency Department Physician Assistant

Sole provider in emergency department at Indian Health Service facility in Winnebago, Nebraska. Also provided services to Indian Health Facility EDs in Pine Ridge and Rosebud, SD.

Directed nursing staff and other personnel during emergent/urgent care of patients.

Managed variety of trauma and medical patients at all levels of acuity including precipitous deliveries, assaults, acute MI’s and so forth. Collected sexual assault evidence kits

3/2005 – 07/2006 Columbus Medical Center, Columbus, Nebraska.

Family Practice Physician Assistant

Involved in all aspects of patient care including management of chronic disease states such as diabetes and hypertension

Performed minor office procedures such as lesion removal, laceration repair, toenail removal, splinting and casting, and removal of foreign bodies

Made daily hospital rounds with supervising physician


2001-2002 Bryan LGH Hospital, Lincoln, Nebraska

Phlebotomist, Lab Technician

Acted as phlebotomist and l

ab tech for office based laboratory and two hospitals

1999-2001 Software Innovations, Inc, Kansas City, Missouri

Technical Writer

Worked as consultant creating help index and help topics for software programs

1996-1999 Scripps Oceanographic Research Institute, La Jolla, California

Research Associate, Cal COFI research team

Acted as research associate aboard Scripps and NOAA research vessels, collecting water samples and performing various tests including salinity, oxygen content, chlorophyll content and productivity

Assembled data and performed QC for publication

Responsible for maintaining testing equipment on land and preparing equipment prior to trip

1993-1996 Project Resources, Incorporated, La Jolla, California

Project Analyst

Performed research and environmental analysis of

Created detailed reports of above findings for loan underwriters for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and other lending agencies


Certificate of Added Qualifications in Emergency Medicine, 2011to present

NCCPA Certified, 2005 to present

BLS, ACLS, and PALS: 2004 to present

ATLS, 2006 to present


Nebraska PA License, 2005 to present

Iowa PA License, 2006 to present

Federal DEA, 2005 to present

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