certified physician assistant resume example with 16+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Military trained Physician Assistant-certified with over twenty years clinical experience and excellent interpersonal and management skills. Highly proficient in gathering clinical data, analyzing complex information and completing comprehensive physical exams for accurate diagnoses and successful patient management.

  • Patient Assessment, Diagnosis, Management
  • Proficient in laboratory and radiology interpretation
  • Electronic Record and dictation
  • Telemedicine
  • Proficient in Orthopedic and Dermatology procedures
  • Staff education and training
  • Orthopedics
  • Brace fitting
  • Wound Care and Laceration repair
  • Project organization
  • Process improvement
Work History
06/2010 to Current Certified Physician Assistant Los Angeles County | Los Angeles, CA,
  • Carried out therapeutic interventions such as joint injections and myofascial injections to address acute issues.
  • Documented full medical histories, treatment progress and evaluation data in CHCS, ALTA, Glo and Centricity EMRs.
  • Performed medical procedures, including suturing, wound care and debridement.
  • Cared for patients in acute and chronic pain by exploring highly effective, non-opioid pain control methods.
  • Treated 18 patients per day in private clinic.
  • Referred to and consulted with physicians and other healthcare providers on patient care.
  • Recruited, trained and supervised medical assistants and other support staff to provide high levels of patient service.
  • Stayed abreast of advances in treatments, emerging pharmaceutical applications and new diagnostic tools for application in pain medicine.
  • Identified alternative pain control methods to avoid use of opioids and other overly-abused narcotics.
  • Used various medical technology to monitor and control patients' condition in remote telemedicine situation.
  • Ordered, interpreted and reviewed radiologic studies such as x-ray, MRI and CT imaging for musculoskeletal evaluation.
02/2008 to 03/2010 Senior Physician Assistant-Chief Clinical Officer III Corps Surgeon's Office, | City, STATE,
  • Identified medical personnel training needs and devised training programs to close gaps.
  • Identified opportunities to improve clinical practices, devised strategies and implemented plans to increase patient care standards and enhance operational procedures.
  • Reviewed operational policies and recommended solutions and change to medical director.
  • Developed, implemented, revised and evaluated policies and procedures.
  • Regularly evaluated employee performance and provided feedback.
  • Implement new policies and educate staff on changes.
  • Delegated tasks to staff members, monitored completion of all duties and provided support to enhance performance.
  • Handled job duties for staff members which were unavailable or out of office.
  • Communicated effectively with staff members, physicians and patients, employing active listening and interpersonal skills.
  • Collected data and followed research protocols, operations manuals and case report form requirements.
  • Responsible for monitoring health and medical readiness of III Corps and Fort Hood, approximately 65,000 Soldiers.
  • Mentored junior PAs at Fort Hood, approximately 103 PAs.
  • Generated and reviewed incident reports for III Corps Surgeon's briefings to Installation Commanding General, including plans to mitigate ongoing and potential situations.
  • Conducted routine facility inspections, identifying areas needing improvement and eliminating hazards posed to staff and residents for continued compliance with associated regulations, such as for JCAHO surveys.
  • Drafted operational orders for: Automated Neuropsychological Assessments Metrics (ANAM) testing, Annual Influenza Campaigns, and Fort Hood Pregnancy/Postpartum Physical Training Program implementation.
  • Provided feedback and input for hospital readiness and education meetings, Suicide Prevention Briefings, Armed Forces Disciplinary Review Boards and Family Readiness Group meetings.
  • Completed in-depth physical evaluations and gathered medical data, diagnosed and treated assigned military personnel to ensure medical readiness.
08/2006 to 01/2008 Senior Physician Assistant 15th BSB, 1st Cavalry Division | City, STATE,
  • Brigade Support Battalion Senior PA for deployed heavy brigade combat team
  • Provided primary and urgent care to over 5,000 DoD beneficiaries during sustained combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08
  • Coordinated and conducted multi-echelon medical training
  • Conducted Soldier Readiness Processing and medical support planning with Brigade Surgeon and Division PA
  • Provided expert medical care in humanitarian missions, Cooperative Medical Engagements in Baghdad and District Joint Security Station in Karkh.
07/2004 to 08/2006 Instructor for 91-Whiskey (EMT) Training Program AMEDD Center & School, Fort Sam Houston | City, STATE,
  • Trained over 3000 Combat Medics per year in advanced tactical medical concepts and skills.
  • Responsible for rewriting 10 lesson plans and re-sequencing program of instruction-POI
  • Reviewed 10,000 test bank questions to update content and question integrity
  • Created itinerary, logistical support for Industrial College of Armed Forces Healthcare Industry Study Group course
  • Tactical Combat Medical Course Instructor: instructing physicians, physician assistants and nurses in 's advanced field medicine concepts and techniques
Expected in 08/2003 to to Master of Science | Physician Assistant University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE GPA:
Expected in 12/1997 to to Bachelor of Science | Physician Assistant University of Texas Health Science San Antonio, San Antonio, TX GPA:

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants certified since 1997

Current CME and Certification for 2018-202 cycle completed

Recertification 2026

Texas Medical Board License/Permit maintained since 2010. Expires AUG2021

DPS, DEA, NPI and TPI all active

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School Attended

  • University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • University of Texas Health Science San Antonio

Job Titles Held:

  • Certified Physician Assistant
  • Senior Physician Assistant-Chief Clinical Officer
  • Senior Physician Assistant
  • Instructor for 91-Whiskey (EMT) Training Program


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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