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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Background
Dedicated, highly personable and integrity driven certified Physician Assistant with more than 14 years of experience recognized for excelling in high-volume environments and maintaining a steadfast commitment to providing the highest level of patient care seeks new opportunity to grow as a healthcare professional.
Core Competencies and Areas of Expertise
  • Extensive first assist experience 
  • High ethical standards
  • Collaborative 
  • Orthopedic Spine and Total Joint 
  • Patient and family focused compassionate caregiver
  • Thorough history and physical examinations
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Expert multi-tasker
  • Effective communicator
  • Coding proficiency 
  • Inpatient/Outpatient
Professional Experience
Physician Assistant - Family Practice, 11/2014 to Current
Amita HealthWilliamsport, IN,
  • Independent solo provider in a family practice/walk in clinic providing care for a variety of medical issues in pediatric through geriatric populations to include chronic medical conditions, acute illnesses and preventative health maintenance.
  • Perform appropriate procedural treatments such as laceration repairs, incision and drainage, veinpuncture, initiation of intravenous infusion, foreign body removal, fluorescein eye staining, excisional biopsies, joint injections, splinting, ear irrigations, nebulizer treatments and wart removal.
Physician Assistant - Orthopedics, 06/2011 to 05/2014
Kaiser PermanenteKensington, MD,
  • Extensive surgical 1st assist experience to include: ACDF, posterior cervical, thoracic and lumbar laminectomies and discectomies, instrumented fusions, kyphoplasty, multiple level revision instrumentation surgeries in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, correction of degenerative kyphoscoliosis, osteotomies, primary and joint revision procedures of the hips and knees to include knee arthrodesis and hip disarticulations for chronic osteomyelitis and implantation of spinal cord stimulator.
  • Independent clinical management of musculoskeletal injuries and disease. 
  • Extensive experience performing diagnostic and therapeutic injections.
  • Performed patient consultations and postoperative assessments in the inpatient setting providing appropriate therapy, medication, education, referral and follow-up. 
  • Shared on-call responsibilities with supervising physician.
  • Managed smooth and effective communication among physicians, patients, families and staff. 
  • Proficient in coding for clinical visits and procedures as well as for surgeries and hospital consultations. 
  • Reviewed medical records extensively for peer to peer discussions and authored medical summaries/narratives for letters of medical necessity, disability claims and legal disputes.
Physician Assistant - Orthopedics, 07/2008 to 06/2011
Kaiser PermanenteLaguna Hills, CA,
  • Surgical 1st assist in primary and revision cervical, thoracic and lumbar laminectomy, discectomy and fusion procedures, primary and revision total joint procedures, kyphoplasty, ORIF procedures, ACL reconstruction, shoulder arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, rotator cuff repairs and hemiarthroplasties.
  • Evaluated and assessed orthopedic patients independently in the clinical setting by performing history and physical examinations, ordering and interpreting appropriate laboratory and diagnostic testing and implementing treatment plans.
  • Performed in office diagnostic and theraputetic injections.
  • Established and implemented protocols for clinical practice, preoperative admission, postoperative orders and discharge planning/care.  
  • Shared on-call responsibilities with supervising physician.
  • Managed patients in the inpatient setting providing postoperative assessment and care, evaluating consultations and dictating history and physical examinations, progress notes and discharge summaries.
Physician Assistant - Orthopedics, 07/2001 to 07/2008
Kaiser PermanenteLanai, HI,
  • Provided evaluations and formulated treatment plans for a complex patient population to include conservative management as well as surgical intervention for individuals with generalized orthopedic problems, spinal disorders, joint disorders including primary surgical treatment, complicated revision/salvage procedures and in the trauma setting.
  • Surgical 1st assist experience in primary and revision cervical, thoracic and lumbar laminectomy, discectomy and fusion procedures, primary and revision total joint procedures, kyphoplasty, ACL reconstruction, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, rotator cuff repairs, carpal tunnel release and ORIF procedures and hemiarthroplasty for trauma cases.  
  • Involved in all facets of patient hospital care including scheduling of surgery, explanation and education of surgical procedure and expected pre, intra and postoperative care, 1st assist in all surgical procedures, coordinating with hospital staff and outside vendors/reps necessary equipment required for procedure, communicating with anesthesia staff required lab studies and blood products, postoperative hospital care, discharge planning and instruction.
  • Performed thorough medical records review to determine medical appropriateness of treatments, preformed all history and physical examinations, scheduled all preoperative testing as needed, obtained necessary medical authorizations prior to outpatient and inpatient procedures, submitted all inpatient surgeries and consultations with accurate ICD9 and CPT codes to billing office staff.
  • Streamlined surgical schedule and prioritized scheduling of surgical cases allowing for improved patient care and maximizing surgical case load increasing amount of cases performed each month.
Physician Assistant - Urology, 06/2000 to 07/2001
21St Century OncologyFort Lauderdale, FL,
  • Managed complex urologic patients in a high volume clinic performing consult evaluations and treatment planning, pre and postoperative patient assesments and medical management of various urologic disorders. 
  • Performed extensive outpatient urologic procedures including prostate biopsies, urethral dilations, stent removals and post residual bladder scans.
  • Researched and assisted in development of patient assessment and treatment protocols for multi-center programs on prostate, bladder and renal cancer.
Education
Master of Science: Physician Assistant Studies, Expected in
Baylor College of Medicine - Houston, TX
GPA:
Bachelor of Science: Anthropology, Expected in
University of Houston - Houston, TX
GPA:
Cum Laude
Research
Small H, Chisholm S. "Use of a New Bipolar Sealing Technology to Reduce Blood Loss During Instrumented Lumbar Fusion Surgery." University General Hospital, Houston, TX.
Certifications and Licenses
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, 1044289
Florida Physician Assistant, PA9107966 - active
Texas Physician Assistant, PA02625 - active
Military
United States Army Reserve, 2000-2003                       
4005th US Army Hospital
Second Lieutenant, PA-C  

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School Attended
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • University of Houston
Job Titles Held:
  • Physician Assistant - Family Practice
  • Physician Assistant - Orthopedics
  • Physician Assistant - Orthopedics
  • Physician Assistant - Orthopedics
  • Physician Assistant - Urology
Degrees
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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