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

Skilled Physician Assistant bringing solid background in Walk-In Clinic, Urgent Care/Prompt Care and Primary Care settings serving needs of complex and diverse patients with exceptional healthcare knowledge and support. Well-versed in assessing patients and determining diagnoses based on physical evaluations and laboratory testing. Work well independently to handle any patient need.

  • Thrive in an autonomous working environment
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Great time management skills
  • Strong communication skills with staff and outside physicians
  • Empathetic and excellent listener
  • Clinical team collaboration
  • Charting and clinical documentation
  • Process Improvements
  • Clinical best practices
05/2015 to Current
Physician Assistant-Walk-In Clinic Department Of Veterans Affairs El Paso, TX,
  • Provided acute, urgent care services to a diverse pediatric and adolescent and adult population.
  • Evaluated and treated a wide range of acute and chronic illnesses including but not limited to viral and bacterial respiratory infections, pulmonary issues, musculoskeletal injuries, skin infections, urinary tract issues, women and men's health issues, chest pain, arrhythmia, uncontrolled HTN, Diabetes, COPD exacerbation, asthma exacerbation, GERD, anxiety, depression covering pediatric to geriatric patients.
  • Urgently determined if a patient required higher level of care for further evaluation including but not limited to suspected cardiac issues, stroke or embolism.
  • Performed simple procedures including but not limited to incision and drainage of abscesses, foreign body removal, minor suturing, digital blocks, Dermabond, Surgicel, cryotherapy, wound care, fluorescein eye stain and splinting.
  • Order, interpret laboratory or diagnostic testing and manage patient with appropriate therapy,medication,education, referral and follow-up.
  • Educated patients on health management and illness prevention.
  • Ordered timely consultations and referrals to specialist.
  • Provided patient diagnosis, test evaluation and treatment under time constraints.
  • Code HELP team-Primary Staff. Appropriately assessed and treated or transferred Code HELP patient.
  • Performed Telemedicine visits on COVID-19 Hotline to include screening, testing for COVID-19 and treatment of acute conditions and follow-up on COVID-19 positive patients.
  • Performed E-Visits in the Walk-In Clinc.
  • Maintained accurate and timely documentation using EPIC EMR.
  • Delivered high-quality and compassionate treatment to all patients.
10/2007 to 05/2015
Physician Assistant-Primary Care/Prompt Care Southern Illinois Medical Services/SIH City, STATE,
  • Reviewed patient files, conducted complete physical evaluations and collected patient information to facilitate smooth and effective visits.
  • Identified, evaluated, diagnosed and managed acute and chronic diseases among pediatric to geriatric patients in clinic and nursing home settings.
  • Performed preventative screenings including but not limited to well-woman exams, Welcome to Medicare visit.
  • Performed simple office procedures including wet prep/KOH, PAP test, ear curettage, fluorescein stain of the eye and splinting of Orthopedic injuries.
  • Determined and ordered appropriate tests, imaging and laboratory exams needed based on symptoms presented, reviewed results with the patient/family and diagnose the condition.
  • Promoted health by advising patients about diet, hygiene, and methods for prevention of disease.
  • Completed consultations and referrals as needed.
  • Documented patient's visit, including medical history, physical exam, diagnoses and plan of action in EHR.
10/1997 to 10/2007
Physician Assistant-Primary Care/Urgent Care Carbondale Clinic City, STATE,
  • Performed thorough history and physicals on new and established patients.
  • Completed diagnosis and treatment plans; consultations and referrals as needed.
  • Identified, treated and managed a variety of acute and chronic diseases.
  • Preventative screenings including pediatrics, obstetrics and well-woman exams (WWE).
  • Determined appropriate imaging and laboratory exams needed based on symptoms presented, reviewing test results with the patient and diagnosing the condition.
  • Treated complex and diverse patient population presenting with acute and chronic conditions in the office and Urgent Care Clinic.
  • Recorded complete medical histories, progress notes and assessment details in the EHR system.
09/1995 to 09/1997
Physician Assistant-Primary Care Rural Health, Inc. City, STATE,
  • Reviewed patient files to determine medical histories, previous treatment and therapies and medication history.
  • Conducted thorough physical evaluations and collected patient information to facilitate smooth and effective visits.
  • Determined appropriate imaging and laboratory exams needed based on symptoms presented.
  • Prescribed therapies and medications under direction of physician to ameliorate symptoms and treat underlying conditions.
  • Prepared clinical notes and updates on each patient for review by primary physician.
  • Delivered high-quality and compassionate treatment to all patients.
Education and Training
Expected in 08/1995
Certificate: Physician Assistant
Saint Louis University - St Louis, MO
Expected in 05/1991
Bachelor of Arts: Physiology
Southern Illinois University Carbondale - Carbondale, IL

Active Illinois Physician Assistant License

Current Illinois DEA License

Current BLS Provider Certification

Current NCCPA Certification


Southern Illinois University-College of Applied Science and Arts

Physician Assistant mentoring Program


Southern Illinois Healthcare and The Process Innovation Team Certificate

Lean Daily Management Event 5/2013

National Health Service Corps Award 1993

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