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Jessica Claire
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PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Seasoned Physician Assistant- Certified with 21 years of dedicated experience in delivering direct clinical care to diverse patient populations. Competent and caring, exhibiting a calm reassuring personality with Highly skilled communication of complex health care issues to supervisors and personnel, and devising plans to meet patient physical and psychological care needs. Expertise in providing preventive care, and actualizing emergency interventions to restore and maintain patients' health. Proven leadership abilities that guide healthcare professionals towards achievement of patient outcome goals while optimizing activities and driving organizational missions.

Skills
  • Strong in communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Fun, creative and energetic patient care.
  • Motivated to provide exceptional caring service to my patient population treating each individual as if they were like extended family.
  • Performs delegated tasks timely and efficiently.
  • Team player to coordinate better outcomes for patient centered healthcare models.
  • Enthusiastically supports patients, family, and support networks educating them with the knowledge needed to make sound medical decisions to benefit overall healthcare and well being.
  • Strong clinical judgement.
  • Adaptability.
  • Learns quickly with patience in the process.
  • 21 years of diverse multidisciplinary innovative clinical medical experience enhanced with background research experience.
  • We can "do it" attitude! Navigating challenges with optimism and positivity.
WORK EXPERIENCE
03/2009 to 10/2020
Physician Assistant-Certified Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants Oak Lawn, IL,
  • Conducted thorough physical examinations in General Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Women's Health, Occupational Health and Geriatrics in my multidisciplinary role.
  • Provided patient care at The Bethel Health Center, Rochester Health Center, and Four Seasons Community Care Center for the Elderly.
  • Sole Provider Covering The Rochester Health Center on Fridays weekly with assistance from one lovely nurse and an awesome office manager.
  • Utilized my professional training and interpersonal skills to generate a better understanding of diagnoses concerning my patients while facilitating ongoing communication between my fellow colleagues and other disciplines.
  • Collected patient information to facilitate smooth and effective visits.
  • Recommended diagnoses based on examinations, test results and reported symptoms.
  • Independently Prescribed therapies and medications to ameliorate symptoms and treat underlying conditions.
  • Interviewed patients and reviewed patient files to determine medical histories, previous treatment and therapies and medication history.
  • Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in electronic medical records.
  • Worked with medical professionals to provide complex clinical care management, patient education and counseling.
  • Monitored treatment regimens to determine efficacy and adjusted according to results achieved.
  • Maintained strict patient privacy and confidential patient information, taking care to meet all HIPAA guidelines and statues for data security.
  • Ordered laboratory testing, physical assessments and specialist consults to help diagnose and treat patients.
  • Ordered laboratory tests and imaging scans to complete further investigations.
  • Provided initial coverage for unavailable physicians, filling critical staffing gap and providing solid patient care.
  • Provided preventive screenings and care to patients, including well-woman exams (WWE).
  • Performed comprehensive patient exams and assessments to formulate, implement and continuously update individualized plans of care.
  • On call telephone call coverage on a rotating schedule as P.A.-C and as physician call coverage with 21 years of experience.
02/2000 to 03/2011
Physician Assistant-Certified Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants Orland Park, IL,
  • Ambulatory Care Unit: General Internal Medicine/Primary Care
  • Provided patient care in internal medicine/primary care utilizing my interpersonal skills to generate a better understanding of issues concerning my patients while facilitating ongoing communication between fellow colleagues and other disciplines.
  • Treated my patients as if they were extended family.
  • Maintained teamwork and dedication in keeping our steadfast mission of making a difference with healthcare in this population of veterans.
  • Conducted thorough physical evaluations and collected patient information to facilitate smooth and effective visits.
  • Recommended diagnoses based on examinations, test results and reported symptoms.
  • Interviewed patients and reviewed patient files to determine medical histories, previous treatment and therapies and medication history.
  • Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in electronic medical records.
  • Worked with medical professionals to provide complex clinical care management, patient education and counseling.
  • Explained treatment procedures, medication risks, special diets, and physician instructions to patients.
  • Monitored treatment regimens to determine efficacy and adjusted according to results achieved.
  • Ordered laboratory testing, physical assessments and specialist consults to help diagnose and treat patients.
  • Performed laceration repair, including suturing, stapling, gluing and use of butterfly bandages.
  • Performed comprehensive patient exams and assessments to formulate, implement and continuously update individualized plans of care.
  • Ordered laboratory tests and imaging scans to complete further investigations.
  • Provided preventive screenings and care to patients, including well-woman exams (WWE).
  • Covered the walk in clinic
  • Served on a task force that evaluated the original Walk In Clinic
  • Maintained GIM performance measures in the top 5% at the VAMC.
  • Special Programs Unit: Environmental Health Clinical Coordinator Agent Orange, Gulf War, and Ionizing Radiation Clinics
  • Developed and Implemented the Agent Orange, Gulf War, and Ionizing Radiation Programs as they operated at that time.
  • Focused examinations on Veterans with Service Connected conditions with history of various environmental exposures.
  • Innovative changes on how the Agent Orange, Gulf War, Ionizing Radiations Programs operated were made resulting in an efficient system that cut the patient backlog reducing wait time for a service connected examination.
12/1995 to 05/1997
Medical Interviewer DARTMOUTH MEDICAL SCHOOL City, STATE,
  • Research: New Hampshire Health Study (Dr. Margaret Karagas).
  • Recruited patients and conducted interviews with them concerning health-related conditions specific to our medical study.
  • Abstracted pertinent patient information to assess general health of the study participant.
  • utilized phlebotomy skills to obtain 20 cc of blood to determine dietary factors.
  • Supervised and completed a 200 patient population blood drawing project.
  • Interacted sensitively, effectively, and professionally with individuals from diverse cultural, socioeconomic and educational, sexual, gender and religious orientations and backgrounds.
  • Maintained confidentiality when addressing sensitive information with tact and diplomacy.
02/1993 to 10/1995
Senior Medical Research Assistant UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, M.D. ANDERSON CANCER CENTER City, STATE,
  • RESEARCH: Meningiomas (Dr. Ian McCutcheon)
  • Paper published Journal of Neurosurgery: Intracranial injection of human meningioma cells in athymic mice: an orthotopic model for meningioma growth. DOl link: https://doi.org/10.3171/jns.2000.92.2.0306
  • Supervised all operations of the Neurosurgery laboratory.
  • Interviewed patients pre-op and post-op developing various intervention efforts promoting the well being of children and families impacted by malgnancies.
  • Performed primary tissue culture of meningiomas, cell maintenance, growth curves, and characterization of angiogenic and invasive potential.
  • Mastered immunohistochemistry techniques of all tumor cell lines.
  • Led animal surgery on nude mice for development of an intracerebral and skull base meningioma model.
  • Prepared cost analysis for all projects and for grant submission.
  • Traveled and worked actively in conjunction with other colleagues at various sites on collaborative projects.
Education and Training
Expected in 1999
Master of Physician Assistant Studies:
Le Moyne College Physician Assistant Program - Syracuse, NY,
GPA:
Expected in 1992
Graduate Studies: Molecular Biology
Texas Tech University - Lubbock, TX
GPA:
Expected in 1990
Bachelor of Science: Biology
Texas A&M University - College Station, TX
GPA:
Certifications

NCCPA Physician Assistant-Certified (since 12-03-99), NCCPA Special Recognition Surgery Exam (11-30-99), BLS, ACLS

Accomplishments

National Environmental Health Commendation Award for Agent Orange, Gulf War, and Ionizing Radiation Programs 2008, 2007, 2005.

VOLUNTEERISM

8/08 to present: Treasurer Barnard Recreation Committee

10/15 to present: Skating Club at Dartmouth board member at large.

8/08 to present: Leader in Boy Scouts of America. Den Leader for Cub Scouts Troop 220 and First Aid Merit Badge Instructor for Troop 220 and 232.

8/08 to present: Soccer Coordinator for Barnard Academy. Developed a soccer program for children ages 4 to 12 to develop athletic skills, interpersonal skills, friendships, and FUN with financial scholarship for those families in need.

REFERENCES

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School Attended
  • Le Moyne College Physician Assistant Program
  • Texas Tech University
  • Texas A&M University
Job Titles Held:
  • Physician Assistant-Certified
  • Physician Assistant-Certified
  • Medical Interviewer
  • Senior Medical Research Assistant
Degrees
  • Master of Physician Assistant Studies
  • Graduate Studies
  • Bachelor of Science