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Physician Assistant Care

Location:
Louisville, KY
Posted:
October 28, 2020

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Professional Summary

A sound decision-maker with interpersonal skills that can adapt quickly to changing workloads. Accountable with strong prioritization and assessment. Self-motivated, compassionate, and works effectively in team environments.

Skills

Intubation, central lines, chest tubes, thoracentesis, and arterial line placement

Running Rapid Response Teams and code blues

Ventilator management, ABG interpretation, and ECG interpretation

Suturing and I&D

Point of care ultrasound

Certifications & Licensure

Nationally Physician Assistant Certified (NCCPA #1153291)

Kentucky State License (# PA2425)

Nationally Registered Certified Medical Examiner for DOT (#552-***-****)

Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification

Basic Life Support certification

Fundamental Critical Care Support certification

Emergency Neurological Life Support certification

Professional Experience

Pulmonary & Critical Care Physician Assistant

University of Louisville Hospital St Mary’s Critical Care Department -Louisville, KY

March 2020 – Current

Carry out insertion and removal of invasive monitoring devices including intubations, central lines (triple lumen catheters and temporary hemodialysis catheters), arterial lines, chest tubes, and thoracentesis.

Manage patients on ventilators, NIPPV, and interpreting diagnostic tests and images

Conduct daily/nightly rounds on the critically ill

Respond and lead code blues and rapid response teams. Answer to pulmonary and critical care consults

Critical thinking during emergency situations and prescribe appropriate courses of interventions and treatment involving disorders cardiopulmonary, GI, renal, and neurological conditions.

Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine Physician Assistant

Concentra Urgent Care -Louisville, KY

January 2019 – March 2020

Physical exams including respiratory clearance exam, spirometry, fit testing, electrocardiogram interpretation, X-Ray interpretation, audiometry, and quality oversight.

Conduct DOT physicals, Return-to-Work physicals, and pre-employment physicals.

Provide acute care service to diverse populations for cases such as respiratory illness, managing infections, musculoskeletal injuries, HEENT injuries, UTIs, Splinting, wound care, laceration repair, and foreign body removal.

Responsible for determining if higher level of care is necessary for cases such as acute cardiac issues, cerebral hemorrhage, shock including sepsis, complicated fractures, and compartment syndrome. Provide follow up care upon return from the ER or surgery.

Develop rapport with patients and employers to be available for them to share questions and concerns.

Health Educator and Psychiatric Technician- Baptist Hospital, Healthy Lives Pensacola, FL

November 2013-December 2015

Educate members about fitness, health, and nutrition. Assisted with all promotional and marketing campaigns. Conducted health screenings assessing a member’s BMI, blood pressure, and capillary finger pricks to check their cholesterol and glucose levels.

Interfered to hold violent or potentially violent or suicidal patients. Assisted in the facilitation of therapy sessions as part of the therapeutic procedures.

US Navy Corpsman - United States Navy

July 2006 - November 2012

Continually trained on providing tactical medicine in combat situations including pneumothorax, gunshot wounds, major hemorrhage/ trauma, advanced airways, and amputations. Also, trained in IV/IM/SubQ administration, phlebotomy, and sutures.

Operation Enduring Freedom veteran: Deployed to provide medical care for captured enemy combatants detained in Guantanamo Bay (2010).

Education

Master of Science: Physician Assistant Studies

Sullivan University, Louisville, KY June 2018

Bachelor of Science: Healthcare Management

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL August 2013

Memberships

Society of Critical Care Medicine (SSCM)

Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants (SEMPA)

Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants (KAPA)

Effectively and appropriately collaborates with practice physician to ensure quality of patient care. Delivers high quality medical services to patients in a professional, compassionate, and courteous manner while respecting the dignity and individuality of each person. Also performs other administrative duties and responsibilities as requested by the hospital such as proper and timely charting, and meeting attendance. Assists in operating the practice in a fiscally effective manner. Participates in and conducts educational seminars at the practice, as well as in the community. May participate in quality assessment, monitoring, and improvement utilization review programs. Completes medical records and codes in compliance with standards set by the hospital, insurance companies and regulatory boards. Complies with applicable policies and requirements of licensing, regulatory and accrediting bodies.



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