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Summary
Enthusiastic physical therapist with strong interpersonal skills offering clinical and management experience. Patient-focused physical therapist with proficiency in patient assessment, time management and therapy-program design and execution. Strong critical thinking skills. Committed to delivering quality care with superior outcomes.
Skills
  • Home health care expertise
  • Dependable, productive, meets deadlines, high work standards, organized. 
  • Orthopedics training.  Clinical competence in working with the orthopedic conditions that affect older adults. 
  • Trained in balance and vestibular disorders. 
  • CPR Instructor Certified
  • LSVT BIG Certification, treatment approach for patients with  Parkinson disease and other neurological disorders. 
  • Clinical experience to ensure services provided are medically necessary and appropriate to meet professionally recognized standard.
  • Chart auditing to support compliance with CMS and the State of Colorado guidelines.
Work History
Physical Therapist , 01/2017 to Current
Acaria Home Care Lakewood, Colorado

Per diem home health physical therapist with an emphasis on total joint replacements.

Physical Therapist, 08/2010 to 01/2017
Kindred at Home Greenwood Village, Colorado
  • Delivered home care physical therapy to homebound patients.
  • Proficient in comprehensive Oasis assessment at start of care and case managing patients progress with goals through care plan. 
  • Planned individually designed treatment programs to restore, maintain and improve physical functioning, alleviate pain and prevent disability.
  • Recorded detailed prognosis, treatment, responses and progress notes in patient charts.
  • Trained and oriented new physical therapists and physical therapy assistants.
  • Conducted precise assessments of patient condition and functional abilities.
  • Communicated effectively with other care providers (physicians, nurses, business office, and medical records) to provide for continuity of patient care.
  • Achieved Clinical Ladder Level 1 status January 2014. Renewed January 2017, indicating clinical excellence in care provided, documentation and team leadership. 
  • Performed chart audits to ensure that documentation was accurate and correct per Medicare standards.


Physical Therapist, 08/2005 to 08/2010
Best Care Home Health Englewood, Colorado
  • Delivered home care physical therapy to homebound patients.

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Per Diem Physical Therapist for 3 Agencies, 03/2003 to 08/2005
Maxim Home Health, Able Care and Divine Dedication Aurora, Colorado

Senior Physical Therapist, 08/2001 to 06/2002
Citrus Valley Intercommunity Hospital Covina, California
  • Provided physical therapy services in a transitional care unit and acute care hospital.

Rehabilitation Manager, 07/1999 to 06/2000
Vencor Hospital Westminster, California
  • Managed the rehabilitation department of a 109 bed Long-term acute care hospital that specialized in pulmonary patients, wound care, pain management, medically complex and neurological rehabilitation.
  • Hired, oriented and supervised a team of 12 clinicians including physical therapists, occupational therapists, assistants and speech language pathologists.
  • Maintained performance improvement activities within the department and monitored activities. 

 

Senior Physical Therapist, 01/1999 to 06/1999
Garfield Medical Center Monterey Park, California
  • Provided physical therapy services in a 210 bed general medical and surgical hospital, in a multicultural community east of downtown Los Angeles.

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Rehabilitation Program Manager, 05/1990 to 12/1998
Prism Rehab Systems Nashville, Tennessee
  • Advanced from staff physical therapist to Physical Therapy Supervisor to Rehabilitation Program Manager.
  • Responsible for the overall management and operations of the Rehabilitation Program of a CCRC with 42 skilled/subacute beds, 250 ICF beds, Assisted Living, Independent living and a Home Health Agency.

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Clinical Director of Outpatient Rehabilitation Services, 06/1985 to 03/1990
John D. Archibold Memorial Hospital Thomasville, Georgia
  • Advanced from staff physical therapist to Clinical Education Coordinator to Clinical Director of Outpatient Rehabilitation Services.
  • Provided physical therapy services in a 264 bed hospital and outpatient services to the surrounding communities.  
  • Provided community education programs on Arthritis Self Help and CPR certification for the lay public and hospital staff. 

Staff Physical Therapist, 11/1983 to 06/1985
Tallahassee Physical Therapy Services Tallahassee, Florida
  • Provided physical therapy in an outpatient clinic, consultant services for a state mental health hospital and weekend coverage for a 150 bed acute care hospital. 
Education
Bachelor of Science: Physical Therapy, Northwestern University Medical School - Chicago, Illinois

Bachelor of Arts: Biology and Psychology, Augustana College - Rock Island, Illinois
Accomplishments
  • Kindred Clinical Ladder Level 1  Rewarded for excellence in clinical practice and documentation, the pursuit of clinical education, supporting and promoting clinical expertise with colleagues through mentoring, consulting, teaching and participating on committees for QA and medication management.  Accomplished January 2014 and renewed January 2017. 
  • LSVT BIG Certification, November 2015 and renewed November 2017.
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Summary

Specialist Health, Physical Education Teacher and Sporting Schools Coach.  A decade experience working in Secondary and Primary sectors. Physical Education, Health, Science and soccer skills coach. Previous employment with Education Queensland (EQ) and Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE).

Highlights
  • Sports coach
  • Sports carnival expert
  • Curriculum development
  • Behaviour management
  • Conflict resolutions
  • Parent/ Student rapport
  • Variety of teaching styles
  • Professional relationships consultant
Accomplishments
  • Managed state soccer team 
  • Developed school sports code of conduct
  • Primary, secondary, university and overseas teaching experience
  • Assisted in the creation of house names, themes and colours in new school
Experience
P.E Teacher Jul 2019 to Current
BCE - ST JOSEPH'S PRIMARY SCHOOL KANGAROO POINT Kangaroo Point , QLD

Skills and Responsibilities:

  • Teach Prep to year 6 P.E
  • Coordinate Sporting Carnivals
  • Manage sporting funding and equipment
  • Coach and train student in extra-curricular activities
P.E Teacher Apr 2017 to Dec 2018
BCE - ST CLARE'S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL & ST MARY'S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL Yarrabilba and Beaudesert, QLD
  • P.E teacher (prep to year 6)
  • Sports Coordinator (athletics, swimming, cross country)
  • Camp coordinator
  • Sporting coaching
Health and Physical Education / Sports Coordinator/ Science Teacher Jan 2016 to Dec 2016
MT MARIA COLLEGE Petrie, QLD   Skills & Responsibilities:
  • HPE and Science teacher
  • Curriculum and risk assessment officer
  • Organise collaborative teacher interactions
  • Deliver training programs in sport and HPE
  • Utilise multiple teaching styles for diverse learners
  • Manage students behaviour and parental interactions
  • Coordinate sporting carnivals: athletics, cross country and swimming

 

Successful Achievements:

  • School camp coordinator and 100% attendance of cohort
  • Newsletter, school magazine articles and online blog writer
  • Redeveloped HPE curriculum unit programs from years 7-10
  • Convened inter-school sports and special school ceremonies
  • Maintain professional relationships with sporting organisations and community stakeholders. i.e Brisbane Roar and Queensland Firebirds
 
P.E Teacher/ Sports Coordinator Jan 2015 to Dec 2015
ST LUKE'S CATHOLIC PARISH PRIMARY SCHOOL Capalaba, QLD

Skills and Responsibilities:

  • Coach and manage sporting teams
  • Maintain professional development
  • Teach health practices and PE from prep to year 6
  • Daniel Morcombe safety educator


Successful Achievements:

  • Coordinate sport, carnivals and school camps
  • Partner community sports organisations with school
  • Integrate new electronic technologies into the classroom
  • Support student development and maintain parental relations
TRS/ Relief Teacher Jan 2015 to Dec 2015
BENOWA STATE HIGH SCHOOL Benowa, QLD  Skills and Responsibilities:
  • Manage student behaviour
  • Deliver lessons on short notice
  • Administer sport excellence programs
  • Evaluate and assess student achievement
TRS/ Relief Teacher Jul 2013 to Dec 2014
EDUCATION QUEENSLAND, Innisfail and Cairns

 Skills and Responsibilities:

  • Relieve full-time teachers
  • Monitor student safety and wellbeing
  • Extra curricular coaching and mentoring
  • Positive interactions with stakeholders: parent, students and staff
After School Supervisor Dec 2012 to Jul 2013
MYRTLE PHILIPS COMMUNITY SCHOOL Whistler, Canada, British Columbia Skills and Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate daily excursions
  • Organise gymnasium activities
  • Prepare snacks and afternoon tea 
  • Supervise students in sport and art/craft activities
English Language (ESL) Teacher Jul 2012 to Sep 2012
CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES Quest University Squamish, Canada, British Columbia Skills and Responsibilities:
  • Teach English to ESL students 
  • Supervise and counsel students
  • Coordinate and deploy daily activities
  • Excursion activities coordinator and night supervisor
Sports Coordinator / Health and Physical Education Teacher Jan 2010 to Dec 2011
INNISFAIL STATE COLLEGE Innisfail, QLD

 

Skills and Responsibilities:

  • HPE, SOSE teacher and Sports Coordinator
  • Conduct sport and house captain elections
  • Implement positive sport behaviour guidelines
  • Convene and manage sport carnivals and camps
  • Organise extra-curricular, co-curricular sport programs daily
 Successful Achievements:​
  • Win district Athletics, Swimming and Gala sport events
  • Organised sports awards dinner with NRL star Billy Slater
  • Consecutively win regional Bill Turner Cup soccer competition
  • Created new house, colour teams and athletics and cross country track
Geography/ History / SOSE Teacher Aug 2007 to Dec 2009
TULLY STATE HIGH SCHOOL Tully, QLD

 Skills & Responsibilities:

  • HPE teacher grade 8-10
  • SOSE teacher grade 8-9
  • Geography and History teacher grade 10
  • Peninsula and district soccer coach/manager
HPE/ SOSE Teacher Jan 2007 to Aug 2007
INNISFAIL STATE HIGH SCHOOL Innisfail, QLD Skills & Responsibilities:
  • HPE teacher grade 8-12
  • SOSE teacher grade 8-9
  • Geography teacher grade 10
  • School and regional soccer coach
Physical Education Teacher Sep 2006 to Dec 2006
DIMBULAH STATE SCHOOL Dimbulah, QLD

Skills & Responsibilities:

  • PE teacher Prep to year 10
  • Organise sports day activities
  • Order sports equipment and book buses
  • Manage lunch time sports activities and equipment
Education
Bachelor of Education Secondary Human Movement 2006 James Cook University Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Good Counsel College Secondary School 2000 Good Counsel College Innisfail, Queensland, Australia
Volunteer Experience
  • Youth Head Coach U16 BYPL The Gap FC (current)
  • Peninsula school sport U15 football manager 2009, 2011, 2013
  • Youth B U17 soccer coach Innisfail United 2010
  • Junior U15 soccer coach Silkwood Soccer Club 2009
  • Junior U15 soccer coach Innisfail Tiger Soccer Club 2008
  • Bass guitar tutor 2006
Professional Affiliations
  • Current Queensland College of Teacher Full Registration No# 816445
  • Australian Council of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER)
  • Football Federation of Australia accreditation
  • Medium Light Ridged Bus license
  • Coerver Coaching trainee FIFA approved senior Referee
  • (QAS) Apply First Aid Certificate
  • Information technologies certificate
  • Top Ropes Certificate
  • TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (Current study)
Referees

1) Nicole Cole

Principal - (St Joseph's Primary School Kangaroo Point)

Kangaroo Point QLD

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2) Chris Thomas

Principal - (Sacred Heart Parish School)

Booval QLD

M: 0439 132 686

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Professional Experience
12/2019 - Current Occupational Therapist County of Santa Barbara | Santa Maria, CA
  • Personalized treatment plans to complement specific abilities and recovery goals of each patient.
  • Managed caseload of multiple sessions weekly using various types of therapies and approaches.
  • Documented patient treatment plans and recovery progress.
  • Tracked all incoming patient information, intervention plans and patient responses to treatment.
  • Worked with interdisciplinary teams to provide comprehensive treatment and support.
  • Assessed physical, mental and vocational statuses of clients to develop rehabilitation plans.
  • Adjusted treatment plans based on in-progress evaluations and patient satisfaction.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
11/2017 - 10/2019 Occupational Therapist / Clinical Specialist Texas Children's Hospital | Houston , TX
  • Provided Inpatient/Outpatient Rehabilitation to patients afflicted with: neurological, musculoskeletal, physical, and sensory processsing diagnosis'
  • Managed caseload of multiple sessions weekly using various types of therapies and approaches
  • Personalized treatment plans to complement specific abilities and recovery goals
  • Monitored treatment regimens to determine efficacy and adjusted according to results achieved
  • Provided Weekly Individualized Home Exercise Programs
  • Lead Occupational Therapist for PCIMT (Pediatric Constraint Induced Manual Therapy) at TCH Main Campus
  • Feeding Therapy Specialist (Competency) with emphasis on Food Chaining Approach and Oral Motor Skill development
  • Supervision of Level II Occupational Therapy student
06/2017 - 11/2017 Occupational Therapist Little Tesoros Therapy Services | Austin, TX
  • Worked with interdisciplinary teams to provide comprehensive treatment and support
  • Personalized treatment plans to complement specific abilities and recovery goals of each patient
  • Managed caseload of multiple sessions weekly using various types of therapies and approaches
  • Selected effective treatment plans in line with personal goals for home and school life
  • Provided Individualized Home Exercise Programs
  • Administered Standardized Assessments
08/2004 - 05/2017 Occupational Therapist County Of San Diego | San Diego , CA
  • Evaluation/Individualized Treatment Planning for children diagnosed with: neurological, musculoskeletal, congenital d/o, and orthopedic abnormalities
  • Implemented comprehensive individualized treatment plans including Home Exercise Programs
  • Managed caseload of multiple sessions weekly using various types of therapies and approaches
  • Adjusted treatment plans based on in-progress evaluations and patient satisfaction
  • Collaboration with physicians, physical therapist's, orthotist's, DME vendors
  • Incorporated a variety of modalities including: kinesio-taping, paraffin wax treatments, and hot packs, and e-stim
  • Conducted Home/Classroom Visits in collaboration with Physical Therapist's and DME (Durable Medical Equipment) vendors
Professional Summary

Effective at patient assessments, treatment planning and progress updates. Well-versed in electronic charting ( Epic), healthcare team collaboration and documentation of results for patients progression toward Independence with ADL's & IADL's

Education and Training
1991 Bachelor of Science: Recreation Administration, Therapeutic option
California State University, Chico | | Chico, CA, United States of America Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)
2004 Master of Science: Occupational Therapy
Samuel Merritt College | | Oakland, CA, United States of America Entry level Master's degree, MOT
Skill Highlights
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation background (outpatient/inpatient)
  • Standardized Assessments: Wee-FIM, Ashworth Scale of Spasticity, PDMS II, BOT II, Melbourne II, PEDI, The Real, Box and Blocks, 9 Hole Peg Test, and Visual Motor Integration
  • Basic thermoplastic hand splinting skills
  • Kinesiotaping (KT1 - KT4) education completed
  • NDT oriented handling skills (3-4 day intensive x 3) education
  • DME (durable medical equipment) experience
  • CPR certification for Health Care Professionals
  • Basic knowledge with Assistive Technology Communication Devices
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Career Objective

Physical Therapist Assistant with hands-on experience in the outpatient and home health setting.

Education
Associate of Applied Science, Physical Therapist Assistant 2017 Laredo Community College Laredo, TX, USA Vice-President of PTA Club
Work Experience
Physical Therapist Assistant Jun 2018 to Current
Heavenly Nurses Home Health Laredo, TX
  • Traveled to patient homes for therapeutic treatments.
  • Developed strong and trusting rapport with each patient to facilitate best care possible.
  • Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments.
Physical Therapist Assistant Apr 2017 to Jun 2018
Pacifico Therapy Laredo, TX
  • Created individualized home exercise programs for outpatient therapy clients to improve health and wellness.
  • Assisted patients with physical movements to help restore function and lessen pain and disability.
Data Entry Apr 2017
Heavenly Nurses Home Health Laredo, TX
  • Recorded and filed patient data and medical records.
Skills
  • Empathetic and patient
  • Time management proficiency
  • Outpatient therapy background
  • Home health background
  • BLS Provider certified
  • Fluent in English & Spanish
  • Patient-focused care
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Professional Summary
Experienced occupational therapy practitioner with 21 years of clinical experience in a variety of physical disability settings for the pediatric and adult population.  Committed to the profession of occupational therapy since 1990.
Skills
  • Hand Therapy Certification (CA)
  • Swallowing Certification (CA)
  • Certified KinesioTaping Practitioner (CKTP)
  • Experienced Practitioner in neuromuscular disorders (peds and adults)
  • past AOTA & OTAC presenter
Work History
Pediatric Staff Occupational Therapist , 05/2000 to Current
LA County California Children Services (CCS) Redondo Beach, CA
  • Complete outpatient occupational therapy evaluations, treatment of patients, and case management of children aged 0-21 years with primary neuromuscular disabilities.
  • Participate in county-wide committees to promote OT within CCS.
Adult Staff Occupational Therapist, 07/2007 to 08/2016
Centinela Hospital Medical Center/Prime Healthcare, Inc Inglewood, CA
  • Complete occupational therapy evaluations/treatments on a per diem basis at the acute hospital level of care.
Pediatric Occupational Therapy Consultant, 05/2008 to 05/2010
Harbor Regional Center Torrance, CA
  • Early intervention pediatrics (0-3 population)/Occupational therapy consultant Complete in-home treatment to children on a per diem basis.
Occupational Therapy Consultant/Reviewer, 12/2002 to 02/2004
Medical Review Institute of America, Inc MRI Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Completed utilization management services on pediatric outpatient cases for an independent external review organization, determining medical necessity and appropriateness of care.
Adult Staff Occupational Therapist (II), 08/1996 to 11/2002
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center LBMMC Long Beach, CA
  • Completed inpatient & outpatient occupational therapy evaluations, treatment, and initial case management of patients throughout the hospital continuum.
  • Worked in the acute hospital, acute rehab, skilled nursing facility, outpatient pulmonary program, and outpatient neuro program.
  • Assisted in outpatient hands & balance clinic.
  • Mentored students as a clinical instructor.
  • Gave in-services to rehab professionals, technicians, and medical residents.
  • Designed and completed three specific acute hospital occupational therapy evaluations (e.g.
  • high risk pregnancy, cardiac, and orthopedic adaptive equipment evaluations).
Adult Staff Occupational Therapist , 10/1996 to 04/1998
Little Company of Mary Pavilion (LCMP) Torrance, CA
  • Completed occupational therapy evaluations and treatment on a per diem basis at a skilled nursing/subacute level of care.
Adult Staff Occupational Therapist , 07/1998 to 04/2000
Driftwood Healthcare Center Torrance, CA
  • Completed occupational therapy evaluations and treatment on a per diem basis at a skilled nursing/sub-acute level of care.
  • Communicated effectively with other care providers (physicians, nurses, business office, and medical records) to provide for continuity of patient care.
  • Monitored and recorded patient progress in response to therapy.
Education
Bachelor of Science: Physical Education: Athletic Training (Minor: Psychology), December 1992
San Diego State University - San Diego, CA
Physical Education Psychology
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Occupational Therapy: Occupational Therapy, 6/1996
Loma Linda University - Loma Linda, CA
Accomplishments

  • Newsletter Editorial Board 2007- 2009.
  • Clinical Instructor (2000 - current).
  • CCS Documentation Committee (2001-2003)
  • Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) committee (2009-10).
  • Brachial Plexus Committee (2014-2015).
  • Knowledge Exchange Committee (2016).
  • Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy Taskforce (2017).
  • Co-Presenter: AOTA National Conference 2014 (pediatric hand splinting).
  • Co-Presenter: OTAC State Conference 2013 (pediatric hand splinting).
  • Co-Presenter for CCS workshop 2015: Brachial Plexus Birth Injury (BPBI).
  • Co-Poster presenter: OTAC 2010: "Pediatric Constraint Induced Movement Therapy: Time well Spent?"
Affiliations
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 1994 - present * AOTA student representative, '94-'95 * Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC), 1994 - present * OTAC Board member 1 * OTAC Practice Committee member 2001-2003 * California Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance 1 * Delta Zeta National Sorority alumnae
Interests
Outdoors, travel, fitness, philanthopy, music, fashion, photography, reading, yoga, cooking, art, working with kids and adults in activities
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Summary
Caring physical therapist with strong interpersonal skills and proficiency in patient assessment, time management and therapy-program design and execution.
Skills
  • Adaptive to changing environments
  • Ability to interact effectively with diverse clientele
  • Empathy
  • Gait analysis 
  • Critical thinking
  • Experience in wheelchair order forms and documentation  
  • Collaboration
  • CPR certified
  • Patient-focused therapy
Clinical Experience
Student Physical Therapist, 02/2017 to 05/2017
Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Hospital Downey, CA
  • Collaborated in the evaluation and treatment of adult patients suffering from a stroke with speech and occupational therapists as a part of the stroke continuum in the outpatient setting
  • Evaluated and treated patients with lower extremity amputations and educated patient and family members regarding prosthetic and skin hygiene Evaluated patients with neurological conditions for wheelchair needs and repairs at the Wheelchair and Seating Center
  • Collaborated with Assistive Technology Certified Technicians from local wheelchair vendors to measure and prepare wheelchair orders
  • Highlight: Presented a patient at Rancho Los Amigos' weekly gait rounds to collaborate with physical therapists and orthotists to discuss treatment and orthotic adjustments to improve patient's gait mechanic
Student Physical Therapist, 06/2016 to 08/2016
St. Luke's Hospital Allentown, PA
  • Evaluated and treated pediatric and adult patients with a range of neurological conditions and functional limitations in an outpatient setting
  • Collaborated with speech and occupational therapy to co-treat patients requiring multiple disciplines
  • Developed a mission statement and marketing material for a falls clinic to be implemented at the clinic.
  • Highlight: Screening patients at the Multiple Sclerosis clinic to track progression or refer to specific disciplines if necessary.
Student Physical Therapist, 01/2015 to 02/2015
Hahnemann University Hospital Philadelphia, PA
  • Managed a high volume caseload with patient diagnosis ranging from strokes, traumatic brain injuries, cancers, and psychological disorders.
  • Daily collaboration with occupational therapy to evaluate, treat, transfer, mobilize, and discharge plan
  • Maximized patient progress and experience by collaborating with all health team members.
  • Highlight: Mobilizing complex patients in the Neurological ICU.
Student Physical Therapist, 08/2015 to 09/2015
Drayer Physical Therapy Institute Hershey, PA
  • Evaluated and treated patients in an outpatient orthopedic setting with an emphasis on manual therapy techniques.
  • Educated patients and family members regarding diagnosis and therapeutic treatments
  • Directed PTAs and physical therapy aids in patient treatment.
  • Highlight: Evaluating and treating local gymnast through a local outreach program.
Work and Volunteer Experience

Front Office Administrator, 08/2012 to 07/2014

Doylestown Sports Medicine Center

  • Managed correspondence with insurance companies regarding benefits, services provided, and claims
  • Daily duties included checking in patients and taking payments, scheduling, training new hires

 

Volunteer, 09/2014 to 01/2017

Thomas Jefferson University Hands of Hope

  • Evaluated, treated, and created a personal plan of care for patients during Sunday Breakfast at a homeless shelter and Thomas Jefferson Methodist Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic
  • Directed and mentored underclassman in the interview, outcome measures, and therapeutic exercises.
Education
Doctor of Physical Therapy: Physical Therapy , May 2017
Thomas Jefferson University - Philadelphia
  • Co-author: Cortical Changes Associated with Chronic Pain: Not All Pain is the Same a Systematic Literature Review
  • Member of APTA
Bachelor of Arts: International Studies , May 2010
Fairfield University - Fairfield, CT
 Graduated Cum Laude 
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Summary
Energetic and outgoing Ophthalmic Assistant with 17 years on the job training career experience.  Committed to excellence in patient care with a positive attitude and enjoys helping people. Looking to provide professional medical help for eye physicians in a clinical setting.
Skills
  • setting up patients for lasers and injections
  • performing patient work-ups
  • perform applanation
  • injecting fluorescein for angiographys and take fundus photos
  • external photography
  • clean and sterilize equipment
  • perform Humphrey Visual Fields, OCT, A-scan, B-scan, Corneal Topography, Auto Refractor, pachymetry, Lenstar
  • assist physician with minor surgical procedures
  • perform refractometry
  •  assist with general office duties when needed
  • administer eye medications
  • ensuring patients understanding of physicians diagnosis, instructions and treatment
  • remove sutures
  • record eyeglass prescriptions
  • trained in Nextech EMR
Work Experience
Ophthalmic Assistant 11/2000 to Current St Lucie Eye Associates Fort Pierce, FL
Physical Therapy Aide/ Rehabilitation Tech 04/1997 to 08/2000 Spine and Sport Institute Vero Beach, FL
Physical Therapist Assistant 03/1995 to 03/1997 Joyner Sports Medicine Fort Pierce, FL
Education and Training
High School Diploma 1994 Westwood High School Ft Pierce, FL
Indian River State College Fort Pierce, FL
Phlebotomy Indian River State College Fort Pierce, FL
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Summary
Seeking a rewarding and challenging position in which I can use my skills and knowledge to treat patients with a wide range of diagnoses as well as prevent potential injuries before they occur.
Skills
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Work well with a team or independently.
  • Extremely dependable.
  • Able to speak and understand basic conversational and medical Spanish.
  • Analytical and enjoy problem solving.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong musculoskeletal background.
  • Certified Specialist in Health Ergonomics
Experience
Goshen Health Goshen, IN Physical Therapist Assistant 02/1999 to Current
  • Assisted with the development of Goshen Health Ergonomics Program and provided all job site assessments.
  • Strong background in ergonomics, body mechanics education, and injury prevention techniques.
  • Advanced musculoskeletal knowledge specializing in therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, and taping.
  • Perform quarterly safety audits and monthly hand washing audits as a member of the rehab department safety committee.
  • Built original documentation and billing systems for physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
  • Coordinate the high school student mentorship program.
Education and Training
Associate of Applied Science: Physical Therapist Assistant 1998 Kellogg Community College, Battle Creek, MI
High School Diploma 1995 Constantine High School, Constantine, MI
Advanced Certifications
Certified Specialist in Health Ergonomics
Gray Institute Movement Analysis and Performance System
Graston Technique
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Professional Summary

5 years experience as a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant in Acute Care, Outpatient therapy and Rehab/Swing-Bed settings. 

I began my career working in an Outpatient PT setting for nearly 18 months and then moved to Acute Care where I am currently positioned. 

I also assist with the Rehab and Swing-Bed departments when help is needed.

Outside of my career, I assist with instructing a Martial Arts class which I have been involved in for 16 years now.  Through my experience with Martial Arts I have learned the value and importance of Respect, Discipline and Patience. 

Assets
  • BLS Certified
  • Experience treating CABG, Stroke, Orthopedics, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Motor vehicle accidents, Dementia, Amputations and Generalized Weakness
  • Patience and respect to ensure a friendly yet productive therapeutic environment
  • Gait Training with use of various assistive devices
Work History
Physical Therapist Assistant Sep 2012 - Sep 2017
Kindred Healthcare at Anderson's Regional Medical Center Meridian, Mississippi
    • Treated patients of various ages and diagnoses in Acute care, Rehab, Swing-bed and Outpatient settings while following the goal outline created by the supervising Physical Therapist. 
    • ​Educated patients and family members regarding diagnosis, injury prevention and therapeutic treatments.​
    • Supervised and instructed multiple students of local colleges who were either strictly observing or providing hands-on therapy during their initial and final clinical rotations.
    • Provided skilled therapy services such as, but not limited to:  Therapeutic exercises; Manual range-of-motion to multiple joints; Bed mobility, Transfers and Gait assessment with basic known assistive devices; Application of Modalities for pain relief or muscle re-education (electrical stimulation, ultrasound, iontophoresis, hivamat, cervical and lumbar traction, application of hot and cold packs).
    • Maintained communication with the supervising Physical Therapist about updates on patient's status and goals achieved. 
    • Completion of Documentation of all therapy sessions under the format of "SOAP" while using the "Meditech" computer program provided by the hospital.
Warehouse Worker Jun 2002 - Jul 2012
Newell Paper Co Meridian, Mississippi
  • Completed orders by finding and gathering the merchandise listed.
  • Licensed fork-lift operator and certified in the safe handling of specific biohazard chemical substances. 
  • Retrieved requested merchandise per order of walk-in customers.
  • Checked and double-checked freights of merchandise gathered by other employees before being loaded onto delivery trucks.
  • Supervised and directed the loading of merchandise onto multiple trucks in specific order for accurate and time efficient delivery.
Education
Associate of Applied Science: Physical Therapy 2012
Meridian Community College Meridian, MS.
Associate of Arts: 2009
Meridian Community College Meridian, MS
High School Diploma: 2004
Meridian High School Meridian, MS.
  • Graduated with Honors.
Accomplishments
  • Received "Employee of the Month" award in December of 2015 at Anderson's Regional Medical Center.
  • Earned the rank of 5th Degree Black Belt in my style of Martial Art in April of 2017.
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Summary
Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant well-versed in a broad range of programming, treatments and modalities for restoring function and mitigating disability.
Skills
  • Completed Safe Strides comprehensive balance program in 2010  
  • Memory Care program completed in 2014 
  • Outpatient therapy background
  • Time management proficiency
  • CPR training current
Experience
April 2010
to
Current
Kindred at Home Anderson, SC Physical Therapist Assistant Provide in-home therapy for patients of various ages and diagnoses. Responsible for the advancement of patients toward goals set by the evaluating Physical Therapist and communicating closely with the therapist and involved disciplines.
September 2007
to
March 2010
Heritage Healthcare Greenville, SC Physical Therapist Assistant Provided in-patient/out-patient therapy for acute care/in-patient/assisted living setting primarily with geriatric population following the plan of care set forth by the evaluating Physical Therapist.
April 1999
to
September 2007
Carolina Home Healthcare Greenville, SC Physical Therapist Assistant
Education and Training
1992
Gwinnett TECH/DeKalb University Lawrenceville, GA Associate of Applied Science: Physical Therapy Assistant