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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:



-South Carolina



  • BLS - Basic Life Support
Education and Training
Penn State Universary Mont Alto, PA, United States Physical Therapist Assistant, 1993
Drayer Physical Therapy Institute (Upstream Rehab) Physical Therapist Assistant/Travel PTA | Staunton, VA 06/2007 to Current

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.

Healthpro Heritage PRN PTA | Harrisonburg, VA 10/2019 to Current

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.

Compass Rehab Solutions Travel Physical Therapist Assistant | Middletown, CT 10/2006 to 06/2007 Provided patient care in various skilled nursing facilities as a travel PTA.  Provided daily documentation on patient progress.  Coordinated with fellow heath care providers in the treatment of patients. Educated patients and families in discharge planning.
Tandem Rehabilitation Physical Therapist Assistant | Pensacola, FL 03/2006 to 09/2006

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.

Drayer Physical Therapy Institute Physical Therapist Assistant | Altoona, PA 05/2004 to 03/2006 Assisted in providing quality patient care under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist in an outpatient setting.  Provided treatment to patients ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics with a variety of diagnoses.  Collaborated with supervising therapist for treatment progression. Provided patient education in their diagnosis and provided home exercise instruction.  Served as quality assurance designate and educated staff on HIPPA and OSHA regulations.
Joyner Sportsmedicine Physical Therapist Assistant | Altoona, PA 12/1997 to 04/2004 Provided treatment within scope of practice as defined by state law.  Educated patients about their treatments and diagnoses.  Worked as part of team to execute proper care of body mechanics and safety of patient.   Supervised aquatic therapy programs and maintained pool chemicals and equipment.
Hillview Health and Rehabilitation Center Physical Therapist Assistant | Altoona, PA 09/1997 to 12/1997 Provided treatment within scope of practice as defined by state law in a skilled nursing facility.  Educated patients  and their families about their treatments.
Keystone Rehabilitation Systems Physical Therapist Assistant | Altoona, PA 08/1993 to 08/1997 Worked as part of team to execute proper care of body mechanics and safety of patient in an outpatient setting. Educated patients about their treatments and diagnoses.   Documented daily notes on patient progress and consulted with supervising physical therapist on patient progression and discharge planning.
Community Service
I volunteer with the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. I have also volunteered for Habitat for Humanity.  I enjoy volunteering at local races to give back to the running community.

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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.

Professional Summary

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.

Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Post-Master's Certificate
Grand Canyon University
Phoenix, AZ
Nursing-Emphasis Public Health
Master of Science in Nursing
Howard University
Washington, DC
Bachelor of Science
Florida International University
Miami, FL
Health Services Administration
Bachelor of Arts
Professional Licensure and Certifications
  • Advance Practice Registered Nurse, Florida, License #APRN11002526 Exp. 04/21
  • Registered Nurse, Florida, License #RN Exp. 07/20
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC), ANCC # Date 05/19
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR & AED Certification 06/19
  • Pediatric Life Support (PALS) Certification 02/19
  • Emergency Nurses Association Provider Course Certificate 09/22
  • PNCB Certified Pediatric Nurse since 2007
Professional Experience
September 2015 to Current
Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Hollywood, FL Pediatric Emergency Staff Nurse

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.

August 2014 to August 2015
Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Hospital Rockville, MD Pediatric Emergency Staff Nurse

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. 

August 2012 to July 2014
Children's National Health System Washington, DC Infection Control Practitioner

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.

December 2010 to August 2012
Children's National Health System Washington, DC Acute Care Float RNII

Floated to all the acute care units and on-site clinics (Hematology, Gastroenterology, Medical Specialties, and Dermatology).

August 2009 to November 2010
Children's Hospital Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA Float Pool Clinical Nurse II

Floated to all the general medical surgical units, including Bone Marrow Transplant unit, Emergency department, and Neonatal Intensive Care unit.

March 2008 to February 2010
Phoenix Children's Hospital Phoenix, AZ Housewide Flex Team Clinical Nurse II (Per diem)

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.

September 2005 to March 2008
Phoenix Children's Hospital Phoenix, AZ Clinical Nurse Level III

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.

August 2005 to May 2006
Scottsdale Healthcare Shae Scottsdale, AZ Clinical Nurse (Per Diem)

Provided general pediatric medical care. Crossed trained & floated to NICU and Couplet care.

June 2004 to August 2005
Children National Medical Center Washington, DC Registered Nurse I

Demonstrated competency in recognizing variance from normal. Delegated tasks appropriately to PCT. Organized & prioritized assignments and demonstrated flexibility and willingness to change.

Post-Master's Student Clinical Rotations

Pediatrics/Adolescents Care January 2018 - April 2018

180 hours, Pediatric Emergency Department, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital

  • Worked under direct supervision of a License Certified Social Worker providing psychiatric mental health assessments for patients who presented in mental health crisis, Baker Acted, or Marchman Acted
  • Interviewed patients and parents, reported suggestions to ER medical doctor, updated family and provided community referrals for outpatient psychiatric care
  • Attended meetings on alternative placement for ADHD kids and treatment team meetings for adolescence in the inpatient psychiatric unit that discussed plan of care and treatment options

Adolescents/Adults/Geriatrics May 2018 - July 2018

45 hours, Reflections Wellness Center, LLC

  • Facilitated group therapy that focused on psychoeducational topics for clients with addiction and mental illness disorders to reduce maladaptive behaviors
  • Observed Psychiatrist do initial psychiatric evaluations, follow-up assessments, and medication management
  • Reviewed and discussed with Psychiatrist medications, mental health diagnosis, recommendations, charting and documentation

Adolescents/Adults/Geriatrics June 2018 - November 2018

375 hours, Psychiatric Assessment Emergency Center, Memorial Regional Hospital

  • Worked under direct supervision with APRN, PMHNP-BC performing mental status examinations, reviewing and interpreting laboratory results, crisis interventions, suicide screening/safe environment, and utilized my DSM-5 to determine diagnosis, and prescribing appropriate mediations
  • Utilized mental health screening tools and monitored for change in patient status that presented with alcohol or substance abuse additions
  • Collaborated with APRN, Psychiatrist and other health care team members on patient status and recommended treatment plans
  • Reviewed, educated, and administered antipsychotic injectable medications to patient with severe mental illness participating in the Long-Acting Therapy Clinic
Skill Highlights
  • Excellent teamwork and Interprofessional collaboration
  • Skilled in conducting physical and mental health examinations
  • Familiar with DSM as dated and psychopharmacology management
  • Trained in in- and out-patient care settings
  • Patient/Family Education
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Psychiatric population familiarity
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Resourceful and quick problem solving
  • Trained in emergency/safety response
  • Suicide risk assessments
  • Energetic and organized
  • Attention to Detail
  • Accurate documentation and organizational skills
  • Individual and Group therapy familiarity
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Maintain confidentiality and protecting sensitive data
  • Psychological support
  • American Nurses Association
  • American Psychiatric Nurses Associations

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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.
  • 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.


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.


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.


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. 
Bachelor of Science: Physical Therapy, Northwestern University Medical School - Chicago, Illinois

Bachelor of Arts: Biology and Psychology, Augustana College - Rock Island, Illinois
  • 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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Professional Summary
Knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and passionate teaching professional seeking an elementary physical education teaching position
  • Effective communication skills
  • Excellent classroom management
  • Innovative lesson planning
  • Attentive
  • Personable
  • Motivating
Skokie School District 69 August 2017 to Current Physical Education Teacher
Skokie, IL
Plan, instruct, and engage students in physical education and health lessons. Assess progress, adjust lessons, and provide feedback to improve success. Manage class procedures and student behavior to ensure a safe and optimal learning environment. Attentive to the physical, emotional, academic, and social needs of each student.
Glenbrook High Schools District 225 June 2017 to June 2017 Summer School Teacher
Glenview, IL
Taught Physical and Nutritional Fitness, covering concepts of lifetime fitness, nutrition, and wellness. Prepared lessons, assignments, and assessments. Led a variety of aerobic, muscular strength, endurance, flexibility, and nutrition activities.
Glenbrook High Schools District 225 August 2016 to August 2017 Special Education Instructional Assistant
Glenview, IL
Assisted special education teachers and students with individual and small group instruction and evaluation. Supervised students. Managed behavior. Fostered a positive, productive, and encouraging environment.
Glenview School District 34 January 2015 to August 2016 Special Education Associate
Glenview, IL
Implemented the curriculum and provided appropriate learning and behavior management techniques for students with learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, and autism. Created daily schedules. Supervised and assisted students during lunch, fine arts, and physical education. Responsible for proctoring, grading, and entering scores of weekly curriculum-based measurement tests.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2012 Bachelor of Science, Honors: Kinesiology Champaign, IL Student-taught P.E. and health classes at Stevenson High School (Lincolnshire, IL - District 125) and Sheridan Elementary School (Lake Forest, IL - District 67)
Professional Educator License (PEL) - Physical Education (K-12) and Health Education (9-12)