physician assistant resume example with 13+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

I am a Physician Assistant with 14 years of combined office and operating room experience seeking a full-time position in dermatology. With my background in primary care and orthopedics I have diagnosed and treated most common skin conditions such as contact dermatitis, acne, psoriasis, and suspicious lesions. I enjoy hands on application, surgery and procedures. I am skilled in wound closure both simple and complex. I am self-motivated and accustomed to working independently. I have strong interpersonal skills. I am good at adapting quickly in challenging environments and problem solving. I am high energy, enthusiastic, and a team player.

  • Licensed and certified Physician Assistant
  • Familiar with EMR, Epic trained
  • Strong musculoskeletal background
  • Surgically trained, familiar with sterile technique, simple and complex wound closure
  • Experienced in office procedures such as shave biopsy, punch biopsy, and cryotherapy
  • Comfortable performing injections
  • Comfortable prescribing schedule II-V medications
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Strong triage and problem solving skills
  • Work autonomously in office and hospital settings
  • Highly motivated, driven, capable
  • High energy, enthusiastic, compassionate
01/2014 to Current Physician Assistant Acadia Healthcare | Bellingham, WA,
  • Currently work part-time as a physician assistant in a busy surgical orthopedic practice.
  • Primarily work in the outpatient office setting evaluating general orthopedic complaints with a strong focus on shoulder, hip, and knee pain.
  • Strive to establish conservative treatment plans, order appropriate testing, and refer patients to surgery when necessary.
  • Direct the care of postoperative patients through wound and pain management as well as physical rehabilitation.
  • Manage inpatients through morning rounds, admissions, and consultations.
  • First assist in procedures consisting of total hip and knee replacement and arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgeries.
  • Maintain a strong orthopedic skill set consisting of surgical knot tying, wound closure, applying casts and splints, large joint injection and aspiration, interpretation of x-ray, MRI, and CT of bones and joints.
  • Share in full-time coverage of call for the practice.
04/2010 to 12/2013 Physician Assistant Acadia Healthcare | Bethlehem, PA,
  • Position as a physician assistant in a dynamic practice with neurosurgical, orthopedic, and physiatric aspects.
  • Worked directly under and assisted both neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons participating in the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care of surgical patients.
  • First assisted in a wide spectrum of surgeries such as open craniotomies, cervical and lumbar surgeries, total joint replacements and arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery.
  • Managed outpatients through weekly office hours evaluating chronic and acute neck, back, hip, knee, and small joint pain.
  • Participated in primary call for a large seven physician practice.
08/2008 to 03/2010 Physician Assistant Acadia Healthcare | Bryn Athyn, PA,
  • PA in a well-developed subspecialty orthopedic practice.
  • Independently performed initial and postoperative evaluations in a clinical setting.
  • Participated in the inpatient care of hospitalized pre and postoperative patients through routine rounding at four different hospital locations.
  • Evaluated and completed admissions and consults in the hospital and emergency room settings.
  • Performed joint aspirations and injections.
  • Managed acute fractures through splinting and casting.
  • First assisted in a wide spectrum of surgical procedures such as arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, capsular plication, and ACL reconstruction, total shoulder, knee and hip replacements.
10/2007 to 09/2008 Physician Assistant Acadia Healthcare | Cedar Bluff, VA,
  • Employed full-time, autonomously assessing patients for both acute and scheduled office visits.
  • Performed routine physical exams, OB-GYN exams, and well child visits.
  • Managed patients presenting with acute chest and abdominal pain. Managed patients with chronic illness such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes mellitus type II.
  • Treated common skin conditions such as acne, contact dermatitis, fungal skin and nail infections, and warts.
  • Motivated patients through extensive patient education.
  • Interpreted and managed laboratory results, electrocardiograms, and radiographs.
  • Independently performed toenail removals, splinted fractures, repaired lacerations, and administered cortisone injections.
Education and Training
Expected in 2007 to to Masters of Science | Physician Assistant Studies King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA GPA:

GPA: 3.93/4.0

Expected in 2006 to to Bachelor of Medical Studies | Biology and Health Care Administration King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA, GPA:

GPA: 3.88/4.0

Summa Cum Laude

Activities and Honors
  • Valedictorian of graduating PA Class, 2007
  • Recipient of the Award for Academic Excellence, 2007
  • Recipient of the Eleanor Babonis PA Scholarship for outstanding academics, 2006
  • Dean's List 2002-2005

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School Attended

  • King’s College
  • King's College

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  • Masters of Science
  • Bachelor of Medical Studies

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