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Curriculum Vitae

Mr. Richard M. Sabulsky, Jr. RN, BSN, PA-C, FAPACVS

3009 Glenwood Drive

Durham, North Carolina 27705

E-mail: rsabulNC@gmail.com

 

PERSONAL                                                                                                

 

Date Prepared: June 1, 2018

                                                                 

  •        Birthplace: Buffalo, New York
  •        Marital Status: Married
  •        Children: 1

 

EDUCATION

 

1998-2000   Graduate Certificate Physician Assistant Studies, The Weill Medical                                 College of Cornell University Physician Assistant Program: A Surgical                             Focus.

 

1997-1998   Bachelor of Science in Nursing, The University of North Carolina at                               Chapel Hill.

 

1995-1997   Biology Major, North Carolina State University (transfer to UNC at Chapel                       Hill).

 

1989-1991   Associate in Applied Science Nursing Degree, Jamestown Community                             College.

 

1988-1989   New York State Emergency Medical Technician Certificate, Jamestown                           Community College.

 

1989            High School Diploma, Levant Christian High School.

                                   

 

EMPLOYMENT

 

2001-present  Physician Assistant – CT Surgery, Division of Cardiovascular and                                   Thoracic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center

                                   

I work collaboratively with the Attending Surgeons, Surgical Fellows, CT Surgical Residents, Nursing Staff, and Administrative Staff within this division to provide care to cardiac and general thoracic surgical patients.

 

Responsibilities:

        

1. In the CT operating room, I independently perform the procedure of

    endoscopic vein harvesting for CABG procedures.

2. In the CT operating room, I independently perform the procedure of

    radial artery harvesting for CABG procedures.

3. In the CT operating room, I am the surgical PA team member at

    Duke who has completed competency training to be the surgical first

    assistant for Robotic Cardiac surgical cases.

4. I shared rotating coverage responsibility to provide direct patient

    care in the CT ICU at Duke from 2002 – 2007, and I continue to be

    available to provide care in the CT ICU as requested.

5. I provide coverage / patient care in the Cardiothoracic Step Down 

    Unit as requested.

6. I independently and collaboratively provide direct patient care

    services during coverage of the Cardiac Surgery Clinic for Cardiac

    Team 1, Team 2, and Team 3.

7. In the General Thoracic Surgery operating room, I am trained to

    assist for all general thoracic surgical procedures including Video

    Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) procedures.

8. I perform patient CT surgical consultations in the clinic/hospital and            

    present the appropriate information to the Attending Surgeon.

9. I write admission orders and perioperative orders.

10. I record clinic notes, progress notes, procedure notes, brief

      operative notes, and discharge summaries.

11. I acquire/analyze patient care data and information; and then  

      present my findings / recommendations to the appropriate

      Attending Surgeon or CT Surgical Resident.

12. I participate in daily patient rounds at the request of the Attending  

      Surgeon.

13. I place / remove hemodynamic monitoring lines and arterial lines.

14. I place / remove drainage tubes including: Blake drains, JP drains,

      thoracostomy tubes.                                               

15.  I evaluate CT surgery patients in the Thoracic Surgery Clinic

       Setting.

16. I assist in all aspects of intra-operative patient care of the CT

      Surgery patient.

17. I first assist or second assist the Attending Surgeon or CT Surgery

      Resident during cardiac surgical procedures and general thoracic   

      surgical procedures as requested.

18. I initiate/participate in the resuscitation of patients according to ACLS standards          and CSU-ALS (formerly CALS) protocols.

19. I perform patient and family education whenever necessary.

20. I obtain and enter data for the STS database via Lumedx within the

      Thoracic Surgery Division.

21. I participate in the selection and performance evaluation process of  

      Surgical PA Residents.

22. At the request of the Division Chief, I provide clinical support and

      training to the offsite Duke affiliated CT Surgery programs

      including the following sites: Durham VA Medical Center, Duke

      Regional Medical Center, Southeastern Regional Medical Center,

      and Danville Regional Medical Center. My support includes

      personally traveling to the program to perform endoscopic vein

      harvesting for CABG procedures or performing staff training.

23. The Division of Thoracic Surgery requires that I am on call for

      emergency CABG procedures with the expectation that I can be

      available in the OR within 25 minutes of being notified of the

      emergency CABG procedure.                                              

 

 

1997-1998   Supervisor, WakeMed Department of Emergency Services

 

I worked collaboratively with the other members of the management team to manage the administrative activities of the Adult Emergency Department.  This department is a Level 2 Trauma center in Raleigh, North Carolina that has over 90,000 patient visits annually. 

 

Responsibilities:

        

1. I interviewed and hired new employees.

2. I conducted employee evaluations.

3. I counseled employees regarding work performance.

4. I conducted employee annual performance evaluations

5. I coordinated the scheduling of staff.

6. I wrote policy updates and revisions.

7. I represented the Emergency Department on the Trauma Committee

8. I delivered direct patient care whenever needed.

     

 

1993-1997   Staff Nurse, WakeMed Department of Emergency Services

 

As a staff nurse, I worked as an integral part of the ED team to deliver care to patients suffering from traumatic emergencies and medical emergencies.  The team that I worked with consisted of Board Certified Emergency Medicine Attending Physicians, Residents from UNC-Chapel Hill, Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants, Registered Nurses, and Technicians.

 

Responsibilities:        

 

1. I delivered direct patient care to individuals suffering from medical and traumatic emergencies.

2. I performed Triage assessments of new ambulatory patients and ambulance patients upon arrival to the department.

3. I informed Attending Physicians of patient assessments, lab results, and patient responses to therapeutic interventions.

4. I wrote admission orders as communicated to me from Admitting Physicians.                    

5. I routinely communicated physician orders to paramedic personnel via radio communication.

6. I mentored graduate nurses in the Emergency Nurse Internship Program.

7. I oriented new employees over four to six week periods of time to the department.

8. I represented the Emergency Department on the hospital Trauma Committee.

 

 

1992-1993   Staff Nurse, WCA Hospital Emergency Services

 

I delivered care to the patients of this rural hospital in Jamestown, New York.  This department had approximately 40,000 patient visits annually.

 

Responsibilities:        

 

1. I delivered direct patient care to individuals suffering from medical and traumatic emergencies.

2. I performed Triage assessments of new ambulatory patients and ambulance patients upon arrival to the department.

3. I routinely communicated physician orders to paramedic personnel via radio communication.

4. I informed physicians of patient's lab and test results.

                                                                           

1991-1992   Staff Nurse Medical / Surgical floor, WCA Hospital

 

I provided nursing care to orthopedic and general surgical patients.

 

Responsibilities:   

     

1. I performed nursing assessments of patients on this unit.

2. I delivered medications to patients as ordered by physicians.

3. I performed dressing changes and wound care for postoperative patients.

4. I routinely updated physicians on the status of the patients under their care.

 

1989-1991   Emergency Department Technician, WCA Hospital

 

I assisted physicians and nurses in providing care to the patients within the emergency department.

 

Responsibilities:

        

1. I assisted nurses in performing triage assessments of patients.

2. I set up sterile trays for suturing.

3. I was responsible for stocking the department with supplies.

4. I perfomed patient crutch training.

 

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

 

  •        2002 – present     Clinical Instructor - Duke Surgical PA Residency Program                         
  •        2003 – present     Course Instructor -  Human Fresh Tissue Lab Duke                                              Physician Assistant Program 
  •        2003 – present     Course Instructor – Patient Assessment & Counseling                                          PHYASST 232: Duke Physician Assistant Program
  •        2009 - 20012       Program Director - Duke Surgical PA Residency Program 

 

CREDENTIALS

 

  •        NCCPA Certificate number 1046657
  •        NCCPA - Special Recognition for Achievements and Knowledge of Surgery             Exam
  •        Physician Assistant - North Carolina Medical Board License number 103196
  •        Physician Assistant – Virginia License Number 0110001655
  •        Registered Nurse - New York State License number 436365 
  •        Registered Nurse - North Carolina License number 125541 
  •        Advanced Cardiac Life Support – continuous certification since 1991
  •        Health care provider CPR – continuous certification since 1991
  •        2004 APACVS Completion of Invasive Skills Workshop
  •        2005 Certificate daVinci Robotic Training
  •        2011 International College of Robotic Surgery Team Training da Vinci                   Robotic  Mitral Training Workshop
  •        2012 EPIC - Completion of Duke Super User Training
  •        2016 Completion of CSU-ALS (formerly CALS) Training
  •        2016 Duke Healthcare Leadership Summit: Making Your Performance                   Metrics Work for You.

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS / AFFILIATIONS

 

  •        2000-Present       American Academy of Physician Assistants
  •        2000-Present       Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular                                           Surgery
  •        2007-Present       Fellow – Association of Physician Assistants in                                                     Cardiovascular Surgery

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

  •        Letter to the Editor. AAPA News.  April 1999. vol. 20 num 7.
  •        Landing that first Surgical PA Job. Surgical Physician                                           Assistant. April 2001. vol. 7 num 4.
  •        Chapter 3: Sterile Technique. Essential Clinical Procedures 3rd Edition. 2013

 

Research Activities

 

  •        2009 -  2011        Co – Principal Investigator: Effect on Bleeding When                                            Using Floseal Matrix in  Subjects Undergoing                                                      Endoscopic Vein Harvesting (EVH).

 

Advisory Board Activities

 

  •        2009                     NCCPA Advisory Committee – PA Specialty Exam                                                 Certification
  •        2010                     BioMedCom Partners – PA Advisory Board Member

 

Committees

 

  •        2002 - present      Duke Surgical PA Residency Candidate Selection                                                  Committee
  •        2006 - present      Duke Surgical PA Residency Curriculum Development                                          Committee
  •        2006                    Duke Heart Center Workforce Redistribution Committee
  •        2007 -  present     Duke University Credentialing Services PA Reviewer                                            Committee
  •        2007                    TSU Chlorhexidine Protocol Committee
  •        2010 – 2015         Duke Health System Advanced Practice Provider Council                                      Member
  •        2011 – present     Duke Robotic Surgery Committee
  •        2014 – present     Duke Voice Recognition Committee (M-modal, Nuance                                          Dragon)
  •        2014 – present     Duke EPIC Order set Review Committee

Awards / Recognition

 

  •        2006 Guidant EVH Leadership Circle – Platinum Level ( 1,000 EVH                               Procedures )

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

  • Acquired Heart Disease. Duke PA Surgical Residency Program, Class 2002, Class 2003.
  • Medical and Surgical Management of Coronary Artery Disease, History of Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery.  Duke PA Surgical Residency Program, Class 2002, Class 2003.
  • A Review of Coronary Arterial Anatomy and Basic Skills for Interpreting Coronary Angiography.  Duke PA Surgical Residency Program, Class 2002, Class 2003.
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery for Emphysema, Veterans Affairs Academy of Physician Assistants CME Conference, October 2004. Location: Myrtle Beach, SC.
  • Complications of Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting, Duke University Medical Center, Division of Thoracic Surgery D&C Conference, June 2005.
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery for Emphysema, Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiothoracic Surgery Summer CME Conference, June 2005. Location: Marco Island, FL.
  • Pulmonary Infections, PANCE Review Course, Duke University Physician Assistant Program, July 2005.
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery for Emphysema, North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants Summer CME Conference, August 2005. Location: Myrtle Beach, SC.
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery for Emphysema, American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants National CME Conference, October 2005. Location: San Francisco, CA.
  • Demonstrating Your Quality as a CT Surgical Physician Assistant, Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiothoracic Surgery Summer CME Conference, June 2006. Location: Portland, OR.
  • Minimally Invasive CT Surgery: Thoracic Endovascular Stent Graft for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms. Duke PA Surgical Residency Program, Didactic Course 2013, 2014, 2015.
  • Minimally Invasive CT Surgery: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. Duke PA Surgical Residency Program, Didactic Course 2013, 2014, 2015.
  • The CT Surgery Patient: Thoracostomy Tube Placement. Duke PA Surgical Residency Program, Didactic Course 2013, 2014, 2015.

Leadership Appointments

 

2009 - present           Duke Surgery QI Coordinator of Advanced Practice Providers

 

Responsibilities:        

 

1. I work closely with Duke Surgery leadership to support Advanced

    Practice Providers to design QI projects that will satisfy the QI

    requirement for maintaining Duke Credentialing Privileges.

 2. I provide education to individual Advanced Practice Providers

    deployed to Duke Surgery Service lines to design QI reports that will

    satisfy the QI Requirement for maintaining Duke Credentialing

    Privileges.

 3. I work closely with the Credentialing Verification Office (CVO) to

    coordinate completion of QI projects by Advance Practice Providers

    who are deployed to Duke Surgery Service lines

 

Volunteer Activities

 

  •        Colonial Baptist Church: House of Praise, Adult Choir
  •        Colonial Sports Ministry: Upward Basketball, Referee
  •        Colonial Sports Ministry: Kickn’ for the Cross Youth Soccer League, Coach
  •        Carpenter’s for Christ: March 2006 Biloxi, Mississippi - Hurricane Katrina               Reconstruction Trip
  •        ABWE Medical Missions Trip August 2008 Togo, Africa
  •        Chapel Hill Bible Church: Worship Ministry, Adult Choir

 

REFERENCES:  

 

Available upon request

 

 

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