As a licensed physical therapist assistant for over 26 years, my skills include:
-providing patient care under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist
-daily documentation and re-evaluations utilizing Raintree software
-utilizing biofeedback for patient education and treatment
-providing quality assurance checks on a monthly basis
-treating a variety of age groups ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics
-supervising patients in aquatic therapy programs
-managing pool chemicals and equipment required for providing aquatic therapy
Registered Physical Therapist Assistant currently in the following states:
I have worked as a travel PTA with the company from June 2007 until March of 2019. In March 2019 I stopped travelling and became a permanent staff member in Staunton, Va. I have provided treatment within the scope of practice as defined by states law in an outpatient setting. I have served as a liasan between patients and physicians to assist patients in understanding their treatment plans and diagnoses. Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care. Worked as part of team to execute proper care of body mechanics and safety of patient.
As a PRN home health PTA I have traveled to patient's homes to administer simple range of motion and strengthening exercises. I have performed daily documentation and billing in accordance with with the POC outlined by the supervising therapist.
Provided treatment care and daily documentation for patients at a skilled nursing facility. Collaborated with fellow clinicians on appropriate treatment progression. Attended family care planning meetings with fellow health care providers to educate families on discharge planning.
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Recent Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, hard-working, compassionate and professionally driven seeking opportunity for continual professional growth in a psychiatric care setting.
Dedicated and patient-focused with 15 years of nursing experience with accomplished special skills in a variety of clinical settings including emergency nursing, behavioral and mental health, crisis intervention, neurology, and inpatient and outpatient nursing settings.
Assist with prioritizing and triage using the ESI rating system. Provide immediate care for patients suffering from trauma, major/minor injuries, respiratory distress/failure complaints, drug overdoses, psychiatric crisis and other illnesses. Conduct mental health status and suicide risk assessments. Assist with de-escalating hostile and aggressive patients by use of least restrictive interventions. Prepare patients for minor surgical and radiological procedures, and initiate advance treatment protocols (pain medications, EKGs, intravenous lines and blood draws, radiological exams, nebulizer treatments etc...). Assist with procedures that require sedation, stabilize patients for transfer for inpatient admission, communicate therapeutically with patients, document changes in health status and report as needed. Empowering patients and families by providing education in order to promote family health.
Provided direct and individualized patient care based on symptoms, as well as patient history in order to implement advanced nursing protocols and care plans. Collaborated with the health care team to ensure effective patient care and achievement of desired patient outcomes. Provided immediate care for emergency services, and initiate patient education by teaching the patient and family how to manage their illness/injury by explaining post-treatment home care needs, diet/nutrition, and medication administration. Displayed professionalism while completing multiple urgent and emergent tasks. Floated to the adult emergency department and emergency pyschiatric/behavioral health unit as needed.
Conducted surveillance for health-care associated infections using CDC/National Healthcare Safety definitions. Oversaw, monitored, and investigated infection control practices, education, and interventions. Facilitated and participated in multi-disciplinary care delivery teams, unit practice councils, conducted mini-root cause analysis, and provide data driven action plans for infection prevention. Developed and revised infection control policies, procedures, and guidelines.
Floated to all the acute care units and on-site clinics (Hematology, Gastroenterology, Medical Specialties, and Dermatology).
Floated to all the general medical surgical units, including Bone Marrow Transplant unit, Emergency department, and Neonatal Intensive Care unit.
Floated to general pediatric units, including NICU II, PICU, Perioperative/PACU, Emergency department, Telemetry & Airway unit, Hematology/Oncology, Neurology/Neurosurgery/Orthopedics/Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring unit, and Bio-Behavioral unit.
Specialized training in EEG/Epilepsy monitoring & a resource for the newly developed Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring unit. Preceptor for nursing students and new hired graduate RN. Viewed as a solid contributor and demonstrated full proficiency related to job expectations. Adhered to hospital policies & procedures. Provided healthcare teaching, education, discharge planning and continuity of care.
Provided general pediatric medical care. Crossed trained & floated to NICU and Couplet care.
Demonstrated competency in recognizing variance from normal. Delegated tasks appropriately to PCT. Organized & prioritized assignments and demonstrated flexibility and willingness to change.
Pediatrics/Adolescents Care January 2018 - April 2018
180 hours, Pediatric Emergency Department, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital
Adolescents/Adults/Geriatrics May 2018 - July 2018
45 hours, Reflections Wellness Center, LLC
Adolescents/Adults/Geriatrics June 2018 - November 2018
375 hours, Psychiatric Assessment Emergency Center, Memorial Regional Hospital
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Per diem home health physical therapist with an emphasis on total joint replacements.