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Physician Assistant

South Padre Island, TX
December 28, 2020

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Nicole McElaney, MPAS, PA-C

*** * ****** ** ***** Padre Island, TX 78597 972-***-**** EXPERIENCE

July 2017-June


Physician Assistant

MedPost Urgent Care – El Paso, Texas

• Worked as a sole provider in an out-patient urgent care clinic providing care for up to 60+ patients in a 12 hour shift

• Supervision from off site physician available via telephone with monthly face-to-face medical discussion and review of patient charts

• Oversaw day-to-day operations of ancillary staff

• Ordered and provided initial interpretation of X-rays

• Ordered and interpreted EKGs

• Performed in-office procedures including splinting fractures/sprains, eye exams using woods lamp, simple and complex laceration repairs using sutures/staples/dermabond skin adhesive, incision and drainage of abscesses and partial and complete toenail removal

• Ordered in-house medications, injections, and treatments for administration by ancillary staff

• Utilized NextGen EMR for documenting, ordering labs, placing referrals, sending and receiving correspondence, e-prescribing, etc.

• Department of Transportation (DOT) certified to perform medical exams for commercial motor vehicle drivers

July 2016-May


Physician Assistant

Medcare Associates, PA – San Antonio, Texas

• Managed the care of patients in the outpatient setting from birth to 100 years of age including routine preventative care, well child checks, acute visits, and outpatient procedures (skin biopsies, pap smears, abscess incision and drainage, cryo-therapy, toenail removals, etc)

• Provided essential care and performed all duties required within the scope of practice

• Managed and directed care of patients with multiple co-morbidities and poly-pharmacy

• Utilized E-clinicals EMR for documenting, ordering labs, placing referrals, sending and receiving correspondence, e-prescribing, etc

• Preceptor for Physician Assistant students, Nurse practitioner students, and Pre- Physician Assistant students

• Weekly overnight and weekend call for patients, nursing home patients and inpatient rehab patients

• Ran Saturday clinic twice a month as the sole on-site provider July 2015-June


Physician Assistant Student Clinical Rotations

University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio, Texas

• Pediatrics: Thousand Oaks Pediatrics - Dr. Maged George

• Internal Medicine: Medcare Associates - Dr. Saleh Jaafar

• Family Medicine: Dr. Francisco Barrera

• OBGYN: University Hospital - Labor & Delivery and GYN ER

• Surgery: Dr. Moises M. Soulas Jr.

• Emergency Room: Methodist Stone Oak Emergency Room - Dr. Justin Williams

• Inpatient Services: Mission Trails Baptist Hospital - Dr. Eleazar Quintanilla

• Dermatology:

o South Texas Skin Cancer Center - Dr. Ryan O’Quinn, Courtney Aldridge, PA-C o Texas Dermatology and Laser Specialists: Dr. John Browning, Dr. Emily Becker

• Orthopedics: Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine - Dr. Andrew Whaley

• Community based rotation – Camp Get FIT in Cotulla, Texas – preventative medicine program sponsored by Methodist Healthcare Ministries, aimed at averting type II diabetes, obesity and sedentary lifestyles

2013-2014 Clinical Research Coordinator

Pasteur Medical Associates - San Antonio, Texas

• Helped launch a new research program at an internal medicine practice

• Coordinated with drug companies regarding upcoming clinical trial studies

• Conducted screening, enrollment, and study patient visits for clinical trials

• Trained sub-investigators and other research staff on research protocol

• Assisted in designing and creating a website for the overall practice 2012-2013 Medical Assistant

Premier Family Physicians – Austin, Texas

• Performed tests and treatments including EKGs, spirometry, peak flow meters, bone density scans, nebulizer treatments, urinalysis, rapid flu and strep tests, and immunizations and injections ordered by any of the 15 providers

• Assisted during pelvic exams, rectal exams, and minor procedures including toenail removals, suturing, testosterone pellet implants, and skin biopsies

• Contacted patients regarding lab or imaging results, responded to patient questions, and sent prescriptions and refill requests through e-Prescribe or over the phone

• Worked with one Physician Assistant in the after hours urgent care clinic 2011-2012 Medical Scribe, ProScribe, LLC

Emergency Department at St. David’s NAMC – Austin, Texas

• Documented all patient encounters, updated charts with medications and tests ordered, lab results, and procedures done

• Promoted to recommended Scribe in 2012 with added training duties EDUCATION

July 2014-June


Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio - School of Health Professions 2007-2012 Bachelor of Science in Nutrition

Business Foundations Minor

Health Information Technology & Exchange Specialist Certificate The University of Texas at Austin











Texas Physician Assistant License, PA10740

California Physician Assistant License, 58777

New York Physician Assistant License, 026089

Florida Physician Assistant License, PA9113806


Advanced Trauma Life Support

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

2019-2021 Pediatric Advanced Life Support

2019-2021 Basic Life Support, AMA

2013 Clinical Research Coordinator Basic Training Online Certificate 2013 Phlebotomy Certificate of Training

2013 Intravenous Therapy Certificate of Training

2012 Business Foundations Certificate

July 2012 Health Information Technology & Exchange Specialist Certificate PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

2019-2020 Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants, Associate Member HONORS/AWARDS/ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2015-2016 Baptist Health Foundation Scholarship Recipient 2008-2012 University Honors, University of Texas at Austin 2011 Texas Obesity Summit Conference, Scholarship Recipient 2007 American Associate of University Women, Scholarship Recipient VOLUNTEER SERVICE

Haven For Hope Skin Cancer Screening Clinic, January 2015 Girling Hospice at Mesa Vista nursing home, November 2013-April 2014 Austin half ironman-October 2010

Cooper's Quest fundraising event-October 2010


• Procedural skills mastered and assisted: subcuticular/interrupted/continuous/vertical mattress/horizontal mattress suturing, hand ties, staple placement and removal, Dermabond application, shave biopsies, punch biopsies, electrodessication and curettage, cryotherapy, peripheral and central venous line placement, foley catheter placement, changing PEGs, splinting, nasal packing, and ear lavages

• EHR software: eClinicalWorks, Greenway, eMDs, NextGen, Allscripts, T-system Emergency Department Documentation Solutions, Meditech, EMA

• Other Software: Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Word

• Communication: Presenting, mentoring, teaching, project planning, training PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL REFERENCES

Available upon request

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