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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Summary

Compassionate, professional Physician Assistant with over 18 years in an academic oncology clinical setting seeking an opportunity to focus energy and passion for providing quality patient-oriented care. Dedicated to optimizing the health and wellness of patients and providing the insight needed for the achievement of health goals. Interest in clinical trials, research, and providing supportive care for advanced disease.

Skills
  • Preparing patients for a consultation or follow up appointments with a thorough review of records, documenting changes and ordering pre-appointment diagnostic studies.
  • Ordering appropriate medication, managing endocrine therapy for breast cancer patients, anti-testosterone therapy for prostate cancer patients.
  • Ordering and recording results of appropriate diagnostic imaging, referrals, and labs. Placing referrals for additional care.
  • Communicating through a translator either in person or my media for patients to better understand their options.
  • Establishing and maintaining rapport with referring physicians, support staff, patients, and caregivers. Our team was recognized for providing an excellent patient experience.
  • Documenting staging, medical, surgical and radiation treatments, and providing an end of treatment summary to patients and their managing physician.
Experience
Physician Assistant, 06/2016 to 12/2019
Common SpiritBismarck, ND,
  • Provided medical consultations and treatments for a diverse group of oncology patients under physician supervision.
  • Collaborated with Medical Oncology and Surgical Oncology to implement acute and long term treatment interventions, and ensure continuity of care.
  • Conducted thorough physical evaluations and interviewed patient s for information to facilitate smooth and effective visits.
  • Prepared clinical notes and updates on each patient for review by the supervising physician.
  • Worked with medical professionals to provide complex clinical care management, patient education and counseling.
  • Prescribed therapies and medications under the direction of a physician to ameliorate symptoms and treat underlying conditions.
  • Identified and treated acute and chronic illnesses and injuries such as volume depletion and electrolyte disorders.
  • Participated in consultations with physicians, patients and family members regarding individual patient care plans.
  • Explained treatment procedures, medication risks, special diets, and physician instructions to patients.
  • Liaised with physicians regarding patient needs, performance, and changes, securing orders and ensuring proper implementations.
  • Determined appropriate imaging and laboratory exams needed based on symptoms presented.
  • Recorded complete medical histories, progress notes and assessment details in EPIC EHR system.
  • Acted as liaison for referring physicians as part of the oncology physician team.
  • Performed patient assessments on an outpatient floor to improve patient flow and reduce wait times.
  • Ordered and evaluated imaging and laboratory diagnostic studies.
  • Coordinated with other services including radiology, pulmonary, cardiology, social work, and clinical nutrition departments.
  • Monitored treatment regimens to determine efficacy and adjusted according to results achieved.
  • Educated patients and family members on treatment options and care for early-stage and metastatic cancer diagnoses.
  • Managed smooth and effective communication among physicians, patients, families, and staff.
  • Maintained strict patient privacy and confidential patient information, taking care to meet all HIPAA guidelines and statues for data security.
  • Referred patients to outside specialists or hospital admission for more advanced care.
  • Screened patients for potential clinical trials.
  • Worked with nurses and other clinical staff to process patients and direct them to appropriate departments.
  • Added staging, treatment course, treatment summaries,and corrected information in the patient's electronic health records.
  • Delivered high-quality and compassionate treatment to all patients.
Physician Assistant, 11/2013 to 05/2016
Common SpiritWoodland, CA,
  • Provided medical consultations and treatment options for early-stage and metastatic breast cancer under physician supervision.
  • Conducted thorough physical evaluations and interviewed patients after reviewing patient files to determine medical histories, previous treatment, allergies, and medication history.
  • Participated in consultations with physicians, patients and family members regarding individual patient care plans. I explained treatment procedures, medication risks, special diets, and physician instructions to patients. Obtained informed medical consent.
  • Evaluated post-surgical patients, managed wound care and drains. Directed and coached patients to teach them a simple set of range of motion exercises, and explained the consequences of frozen shoulder.
  • Collaborated with the managing physician, Pharmacy, and nursing staff to implement a chemotherapy plan. Monitored patients with acute reactions, dehydration,electrolyte disorders, or mental status change, reported and documented adverse effects, and treatment changes with the managing physician.
  • I coordinated services including radiation, surgery, cardiology psychiatry, social work, and clinical nutrition departments for the complex care of patients, and ensured continuity of care.
  • Participated in a clinical research committee, reviewing clinical trials, and screened patients for inclusion.
  • Assisted patients in dealing with pain from short- and long-term health concerns by using approved medications, non-medication strategies, and referral to pain management for complex cases.
  • Referred patients to outside specialists or hospital admission for more advanced care. Provided palliative care in outpatient settings ranging from assessment to development and implementation of care plans. Education patients on palliative care vs hospice. Made hospice referrals when indicated.
  • Kept abreast of advances in medicine, computerized diagnostic and treatment equipment, data processing technology, imaging advances, government regulations, health insurance changes, and financing options.
Physician Assistant, 08/2008 to 01/2013
Common SpiritSan Francisco, CA,
Claire
  • Provided surgical consultations for breast cancer patients and patients with benign thyroid and parathyroid disorders under physician supervision.
  • Performed patient assessments on outpatient and inpatient floors to improve patient flow and reduce wait times. Interviewed patients and reviewed patient files to determine medical histories, previous treatments, and medication history.
  • Explained treatment procedures, medication risks, special diets, and physician instructions to patients. Obtained informed surgical consents.
  • Scheduled surgeries, referring patients to the plastic surgery service for oncologic reconstruction, and coordinated the joint procedures.
  • Performed pre-surgery history and physicals, and ordered appropriate clearances. Rounded on inpatients daily, documenting care. Arranged the post-op visits and dictated discharge summaries.
  • Performed non-invasive medical procedures, including incising and draining seromas, wound care, drain management and debridement.
  • Collaborated with medical Oncology and radiation Oncology to implement Chemotherapy, endocrine therapy, and radiation treatment interventions. Implemented the initial range of motion exercises for patients after drain removal.
  • Provided information and a prescription for prosthetics and mastectomy garments.
  • Provided initial coverage for transplant patients with abnormal breast imaging, ordered appropriate studies and biopsies, expedited critical staging and providing surgical consult if appropriate.
  • Worked with radiation oncology for two years, treating malignant and benign diagnoses.
  • Performed patient assessments on outpatient and inpatient floors to improve patient flow and reduce wait times.
  • Scheduled simulation, and obtained informed consent for treatment. Coordinated care with neurosurgery for SRS cases. Educated patients and family members on treatment options for early-stage and advanced diagnoses, delivering high-quality and compassionate care to all patients.
  • Assisted patients in dealing with pain from short- and long-term health concerns by using approved medications, non-medical interventions and utilizing the pain management team when appropriate.
  • Attended grand rounds, triple-negative tumor board, and general breast conferences.
  • Participated in the clinical operations committee to improve processes, and deliver excellent care.
Physician Assistant, 02/2002 to 08/2008
Dignity HealthGoodyear, AZ,

Worked in the radiation oncology department, on the head and neck service rotating with multiple physicians for 1 year, then the GI service with 5 physicians the remainder of the time. We also managed lymphoma patients for a few years. Responsibilities as described in other radiation oncology positions.

Education and Training
Master of Science: Physician Assistant, Expected in 09/2004 to University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE
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Bachelor of Science: Physician Assistant, Expected in 08/2001 to The University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX
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Certifications

Board certified 2001, 2006, 2013, 2019.

BLS certified.

Methodist Research Institute 2012

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Activities and Honors

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School Attended

  • University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • The University of Texas Medical Branch

Job Titles Held:

  • Physician Assistant
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physician Assistant

Degrees

  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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