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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Highly skilled and exceptionally qualified Physician Assistant with 19 years of clinical experience in hospital and office-based settings facilitating and coordinating direct patient care through collaborative efforts with the entire healthcare team. Highly analytical and organized with observant, detail-oriented nature. Passionate patient advocate dedicated to providing the highest quality of care while maintaining the dignity and privacy of patients. Strong passion for health promotion, disease management and prevention and patient education.

Skills
  • 32 Yrs medical experience in acute care, office-based settings and sub-acute care/long-term care
  • Current Unrestricted New York State License
  • Current certification as Physician Assistant by NCCPA
  • Current certification in ACLS/BLS
  • Skilled in collaborating with all members of patient care team
  • Self-motivated, self-directed to work independently
  • Skillful problem solver with strong analytical, diagnostic, organizational, verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Up to date with Infection Control and Aseptic Procedures
  • Ability to excel and adjust plan of care quickly to evolving and tenuous/high pressure situations
  • Experienced with Telemedicine using Qliq Soft, Zoom, Face time
  • Experienced with EMR using G Med, Gehri Med software
Work History
Physician Assistant, 10/2020 - 08/2021
Acadia Healthcare Christiansburg, VA,
  • Member of interdisciplinary team of advanced care professionals who provide exceptional consultative medical services to sub-acute care/long term care facilities
  • Primary responsibilities were to provide general medical care for long-term care residents as well as those undergoing short term rehabilitation
  • Independently conducted assessment of needs and obtain complete medical history during admission process.
  • Developed comprehensive plan of care for residents across entire spectrum of geriatric medicine and oversaw continuity of their care.
  • Assessed cognitive function, behavioral disturbances, mental health issues and implemented comprehensive care plans.
  • Monitored effectiveness of medications and behavioral modifications based on patient response and made further adjustments or recommendations as needed to control symptoms.
  • Referred to and consulted with physicians and other healthcare providers on patient care.
  • Triaged patient calls to best respond to questions concerning treatment, symptoms and medication management.
  • Effectively reduced symptoms and treated underlying conditions by prescribing targeted medications and therapies and monitoring outcomes.
  • Adhered to strict HIPAA guidelines to protect patient privacy.
  • Educated patients on variety of infectious disease issues, diabetes, nutrition, obesity, etc. to improve overall health and wellness.
  • Rapidly analyzed and responded to critical situations such as cardiovascular, abdominal and neurological in emergency situations and recommend/provide appropriate level of care.
  • Coordinated with facility, Director of Nursing and family for smooth transition to end of life care.
  • Utilized clinic resources efficiently and practiced medicine conscientiously.
Physicians Assistant, 02/2010 - 10/2020
Charleston Gi Charleston, SC,
  • Developed/directed appropriate plan of care for entire spectrum of GI/Liver patients.
  • Monitored effectiveness of treatments by conducting physical assessments and additional tests to check responses.
  • Referred to and consulted with physicians and other healthcare providers on patient care.
  • Diagnosis and management of acute and chronic GI/Liver conditions
  • Provided analysis of diagnostic/laboratory tests by utilizing evidence-based practices.
  • Assessed physical and psychosocial conditions of patient, examination information, laboratory reports, and expressed symptoms to make diagnosis and pursue best treatment avenues.
  • Stayed abreast of advances in treatments, emerging pharmaceutical applications and new diagnostic tools.
  • Detailed history and physical exams
  • Triaged patient calls and emails to best respond to questions concerning treatment, symptoms and medication management.
  • Management of ancillary staff through orientation and ongoing training
Physician Assistant, 10/2002 - 02/2010
Acadia Healthcare Chula Vista, CA,
  • Member of interdisciplinary team of advanced care providers in hospital-based setting covering Internal Medicine Service
  • Primary responsibilities were Pulmonology and Gastroenterology/Hepatology services with cross-coverage for Nephrology, Cardiology, Neurology, Endocrinology services
  • Developed/Directed plan of care for entire spectrum of internal medicine patients in collaboration with physicians.
  • Performed consultation service for Pulmonology (10-15 patients/week): recorded extensive patients' health histories and PE, followed by thorough radiological evaluation and formulation of plan of care in conjunction pulmonologists.
  • Oversaw continuity of care for ventilator-dependent patients.
  • Developed and directed plan of care for outpatient pulmonary clinic, with remote oversight by Pulmonary Health Physicians.
  • Proficient interpretation of pulmonary function testing results and application of those results to overall management/rehab plan
  • Coordinated extensively with Hospice and Palliative Care for transition to end of life care.
  • Rapidly analyzed and responded to critical situations such as pulmonary, cardiovascular, abdominal and neurological in emergency situations.
  • Referred to and consulted with physicians and other healthcare providers on patient care.
  • Initiated/Coordinated admission, transfer, discharge of patients when higher or alternate level of care was necessary.
  • Documented full medical histories, treatment progress and evaluation data in EMR on daily basis.
  • Educated patients on variety of disease-related issues, nutrition, obesity and smoking cessation to improve overall health and wellness.
  • Implemented therapeutic and diagnostic regiments involving medications and other interventions to reduce or mitigate symptoms and prevent reoccurrence.
  • Stayed abreast of advances in treatments, emerging pharmaceutical applications and new diagnostic tools for application in internal medicine.
  • Met with patients and their families to discuss symptoms, complaints and plan of care.
Occupational Safety & Health Consultant, 08/1995 - 06/2000
O'Brien & Gere Engineers, Inc. City, STATE,
  • Monitored safety and assessed risk levels and mitigation strategies at industrial worksites, construction jobs, office building, schools, etc.
  • Reduced injuries among personnel with development and implementation of safety programs and policies.
  • Addressed non-compliance issues with employers and employees and suggested remediation.
  • Trained employees in most current regulations and practices in effort to prevent injury and promote overall safety.
  • Developed, implemented and trained on safety programs and injury prevention programs for clients in various industry.
  • Inspected job sites and facilities to detect potential health hazards and put corrective measures immediately into effect.
  • Facilitated OSHA compliance training programs.
  • Developed and implemented on-site exposure monitoring programs.
  • Skilled in interpreting and organizing technical data into formal comprehensive reports.
Respiratory Care Practitioner/Pulmonary Function Technologist, 05/1988 - 01/1998
Community General Hospital City, STATE,
  • Conducted cardiopulmonary stress testing
  • Conducted pulmonary function testing
  • Proficient interpretation of pulmonary testing results and application to overall plan of care/rehab plan
  • Maintained equipment necessary for cardiopulmonary testing
  • Conducted patient assessments and reviewed physician instructions to develop and implement tailored respiratory therapy care plans based on individual requirements.
  • Supervised personnel and coordinated shift assignments
  • Facilitated new employee orientation and training
  • Setup oxygen, CPAP and BiPAP machines for patients requiring breathing support.
  • Administered prescribed treatments plans to patients using medical equipment.
  • Documented treatment effectiveness and patient outcomes in medical records.
  • Educated patients about respiratory conditions, treatment plans and medication use.
  • Educated patients on disease prevention and management.
Education
Bachelor of Science: Physician Assistant, Expected in 09/2002
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LeMoyne College - Syracuse, NY,
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Graduation Certificate - Physician Assistant Program

Bachelor of Science: Environmental Studies, Expected in 05/1995
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SUNY College of Environmental Science And Forestry - Syracuse, NY
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  • Minor in Occupational Health and Safety
Associate of Science: Respiratory Care, Expected in 05/1988
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SUNY Health Science Center @ Syracuse - Syracuse, NY,
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Affiliations
  • NAtional Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • American Association for Physician Assistants
  • American Gastroenterology Association
  • LeMoyne PA Program-Mentor/Preceptor
Certifications
  • NCCPA-Physician Assistant
  • ACLS/BLS
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School Attended

  • LeMoyne College
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science And Forestry
  • SUNY Health Science Center @ Syracuse

Job Titles Held:

  • Physician Assistant
  • Physicians Assistant
  • Physician Assistant
  • Occupational Safety & Health Consultant
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner/Pulmonary Function Technologist

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science

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