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Laura R Ramsey Resume 2016 (5)

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  1. 1. Laura R. Ramsey, MMS, PA-C 2236 Park Ave. Richmond, VA 23220 larsramsey@gmail.com (434) 221-9057 EDUCATION & HONORS __ Northwestern University Physician Assistant Program, Master of Medical Science—Chicago, IL May 14, 2016  Capstone Project: Screening for Occult Malignancy Following Idiopathic Venous Thromboembolism The University of Virginia, Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry—Charlottesville, VA May 2012  American Chemical Society Poster Session & Capstone Project: A Journey to the Successful Characterization of TM0960, a Ribokinase, Isolated from Thermotoga maritima  Dean’s List, 6 semesters CLINICAL ROTATIONS JUNE 2015- APRIL 2016, 4 WEEKS DURATION Internal Medicine – McManus and Associates, Fredericksburg, VA  Collaborated with one physician to evaluate 15 to 20 patients per day in the outpatient setting  Performed complete H&Ps and participated in decision making for mostly geriatric patients with many medical conditions including hypertension, heart failure, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and diabetes mellitus  Ordered and interpreted appropriate labs and diagnostic tests at follow up appointments while integrating age- and sex-specific screening tests and vaccinations with each visit Women’s Health – Prentice Women’s Hospital, Chicago, IL  Provided prenatal care and gynecological health screening procedures, including STI screenings and Pap smears, to an underserved population in a resident- run outpatient clinic  Served as first and second assistant in several uncomplicated and complicated obstetric and gynecological procedures: vaginal delivery, Caesarean section, myomectomy, D&C, hysterectomy, bilateral oophorectomy and salpingectomy  Rotated among several outpatient subspecialties: fertility & reproductive medicine, obstetric triage/ER, maternal-fetal medicine, colposcopy, and gynecological cancer genetics Pediatrics – Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL  Collaborated with nurses and physicians to manage hospitalized patients and presented detail assessments and plans during family-centered rounds  Performed newborn exams, provided anticipatory guidance to new parents, and assisted in the evaluation and management of neonatal conditions, such as hyperbilirubinemia, cardiac murmurs, craniosynostosis, and low birth weight  Evaluated patients for sick and well visits from ages 0 to 21 in the outpatient setting Psychiatry – Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL  Conducted psychiatric interviews and mental status examinations to guide appropriate pharmacological and behavioral therapy  Identified substance abuse and mood, personality, and cognitive disorders, according to DSM V  Counseled patients on common adverse effects of psychopharmacologic medications Emergency Medicine – Grayslake Emergency Center, Grayslake, IL  Evaluated over 20 patients per shift and formulated a differential diagnosis based on H&P for a wide range of chief complaints  Performed venipuncture, suturing, stapling, incision and drainage, assisted in splinting and casting, and utilized a Wood’s lamp and slit lamp to evaluate ocular emergencies  Interpreted laboratory testing, radiographs, and ECGs Surgery – Lake Forest Hospital, Lake Forest, IL  Prepared patients for surgery including preoperative education, positioning, skin preparation, Foley catheter placement, and laparascopy set up  Served as first and second assistant in a variety of procedures: lumpectomy, herniorrhaphy, fistulotomy, sphincterotomy, tube thoracostomy, hemicolectomy, cholecystectomy, and appendectomy  Evaluated patients throughout the pre- and post-operative period for common surgical complications  Carried out the basics of wound care, including dressing changes and the removal of surgical drains Family Medicine – Olivo Medical and Wellness Centers, Chicago, IL  Managed acute and chronic illnesses in pediatric and adult patients in the primary care setting for a predominantly Hispanic, low- income population while monitoring patients for preventative health screening  Counseled patients daily on nutrition, exercise, obesity, and smoking cessation Infectious Disease – Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL  Assessed immunocompromised patients, including post-transplant, for atypical infectious pathogens  Identified bacterial, parasitic, and fungal pathogens in the many settings, such as surgical wounds, osteomyelitis, and non- resolving respiratory infections Nephrology – Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL  Managed patients with acute and chronic kidney disease in an outpatient and inpatient setting to optimize kidney function, slow
  2. 2. disease progression, and to monitor patients for electrolyte abnormalities, acid-base imbalances, and renal osteodystrophy  Collaborated with a PA in a hypertension clinic for patients with resistant hypertension to adjust medications and counsel o lifestyle modifications Pulmonology – Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL  Interpreted chest radiography and chest CTs daily, and performed a diagnostic and therapeutic thoracentesis  Assisted in the management of COPD, asthma, interstitial lung disease, and heart failure  Observed about 10- 12 bronchoscopies with lavage and transbronchial biopsies Medical Intensive Care Unit – Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL  Presented and managed 1-2 medically complex patients daily with a team  Evaluated and carried out appropriate diagnostic testing for patients with common ICU complications, such as delirium, fever, nutritional deficiencies, GI bleeding, venous thromboembolism, aspiration, dehydration and pain management  Assisted in the arterial venipuncture, arterial catheter and central catheter placement, and compression ultrasound  Participated in several palliative care meeting and family meetings to discuss goals of care OTHER HEALTHCARE EXPERIENCE __ Keep Your Heart Healthy Counselor– Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine 2014 – 2015  Provided free blood pressure screenings for patients living in low income communities and performed motivational interviewing to assist patients in reducing their risk factors for cardiovascular disease Patient Care Technician – Richmond, VA, St. Mary’s Hospital Pediatric Unit October 2012 – April 2014  Assisted nursing and medical staff with patient care, vital signs, activities of daily living, phlebotomy procedures, insertion of peripheral catheters, lumbar punctures, administration of treatments and vaccinations OR/PACU Volunteer – Charlottesville, VA, Martha Jefferson Hospital Fall 2010 – Spring 2011  Transported patients prior to procedures, helped gather medical histories and consents, and assisted technicians in the turnover of rooms pre- and post-surgery Rehab Assistant Volunteer – Charlottesville, VA, Kluge Children’s Rehabilitation Center Fall 2009 – Spring 2010  Worked with pediatric population diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy in an aquatic setting to implement stretching regimens and exercise programs for patients, documenting progress throughout the year Lifeguard -- Lynchburg, VA, Boonsboro Country Club Summers 2005 –2007  Red Cross Lifeguarding/Aquatic Safety Training Certified PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS __ National Commission on Certification of the Physician Assistant (NCCPA) June 2016 Virginia Board of Medicine Physician Assistant Licensure Eligible June 2016 Certifications  Basic Life Support/Advanced Cardiac Life Support – American Heart Association May 2015 – May 2017 PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS __ American Academy of Physician Assistants, Student Member June 2014 – December 2016 Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants, Student Member June 2014 – December 2016 RESEARCH EXPERIENCE __ Published work in Biochemistry by Garrett & Grisham, Cengage Learning Fall 2010  Utilized a bioinformatic research approach to augment existing database for future students using protein modeling software Contributor, TOPSAN Protein Database Summer 2013  Categorized a putative ribokinase, using bioinformatics and experimental methods to supplement current research SKILLS __  Proficient in PowerChart, Epic, OfficeAlly, FirstNet, and other EMR systems HOBBIES & INTERESTS __  Traveled to Thailand, Europe and South America for pleasure and service trips  PADI certified in scuba diving  Enjoy running, cooking, and listening to music of all genres Professional references available upon request. Laura Ramsey Phone: 434-221-9057, larsramsey@gmail.com