Jessica Claire
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Associate of Science: Physical Therapy Assistant , Expected in 05/2014
Pennsylvania State University - Hazleton, PA,
  • License number : TEI004543 State: Pennsylvania
  • Certifications: SFMA, CPR and Professional Rescuer
  • Awards: Dean’s List Fall/Spring 2013, Fall/Spring/Summer 2014, Alpha Sigma
  • National APTA Combined Sections Meeting-Honorary Speaker and Board Member; Las Vegas, NV
  • Currently Enrolled at PSU World Campus and PSU Hazleton working toward a Bachelors in Rehabilitation and Human Services
Professional Summary

Highly motivated and driven, with a strong passion for teaching and the educational process. Patient and student dedicated, making outcomes and learning objectives top priority. Seven years of clinical experience in all physical therapy settings including rehabilitation, outpatient, acute care, skilled nursing facility, school-based pediatrics, and home health. Diverse and potent skill-set developed from experience in each setting including functional tests and measures such as TUG, Tinetti, and Berg, manual therapy such as IASTM and ART, SFMA (athletic screening assessment), wound assessment and debridement, lymphatic wrapping, lymphatic massage, and working with Mackenzie certified PT, implementing Mackenzie specific treatment plans. Extensive communication skills developed from multiple per diem jobs, all of which possess numerous points of contact and require constant communication for continuity of care and scheduling updates. Organizational and time management skills developed in a leadership role implementing employee evaluations, creating employee smart goals, and scheduling periodic employee reviews.

Work History
Lab Assistant/ACCE Assistant , 12/2019 - Current
Buckner International Longview, TX,
  • Assisted Program Director/Interim ACCE with more than 50 student placements, facilitated new contracts, and created systems for data collection.
  • Contacted Clinical Instructors to ensure appropriate progression and grading of student's clinical experience, and amended student issues or conflicts while on clinical rotation.
  • Collaborated with office manager to create electronic data collection of student and CI information along with improving techniques for clinical placement procedures.
  • Incorporated CAPTE regulations and guidelines throughout the clinical placement process.
  • Presented two-hour lecture on Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization with hands-on learning objective included.
  • Evaluated lesson plans and course content to facilitate student-centered learning while assisting in labs.
  • Graded and evaluated practical examinations abiding by strict rubric and precise grading processes.
  • Assisted struggling students to maintain progress levels by providing tutoring, focused on areas for improvement.
Physical Therapist Assistant, 08/2018 - Current
Buckner International Beaumont, TX,
  • Per Diem Physical Therapy Assistant working in outpatient setting treating patients with an orthopedic and neurological diagnosis.
  • Treatment includes therapeutic exercise, manual stretching techniques, administering modalities such as ultrasound, TENS, E-Stim, cervical and lumbar mechanical traction, Biodex balance system, Biodex multi-joint system.
  • Communicate with PTs and PTA's in each clinic to solidify continuity of care. Keeping open communication and weekly visits to each site to stay up to date with clinic changes.
  • Assess treatment plans and adjust as needed for maximum benefits.
  • Follow post-operative surgeon specific protocol for rotator cuff repair, labrum repair, total knee arthroplasty, total hip arthroplasty,
  • Communicate with physicians to provide updates on patient care.
  • Remove staples from post-operative incisions sites and redress area.
Physical Therapist Assistant, 10/2020 - Current
Buckner International San Angelo, TX,
  • School-based physical therapy administered to pediatric patients with diagnoses including autism, cerebral palsy, Spina Bifida, and ADHD.
  • Assess treatment plans and adjust as needed for maximum benefits.
  • Progress plan of care while incorporating functional exercise via creative games and activities keeping young patients engaged.
  • Communicate with parents, caregivers, TSS workers, and nurses to update patient status and discuss potential issues.
Physical Therapist Assistant, 08/2018 - Current
Buckner International Austin, TX,
  • Provide physical therapy in a home health setting to patients with varying comorbidities and conditions under the indirect supervision of a physical therapist.
  • Treatment to include therapeutic exercise, functional mobility training, safety training, monitoring vitals, manual therapy, and medical equipment adjustments and training.
  • Extensive documentation adhering to strict qualitative and quantitative data collection including tests and measurements performed with patients.
  • Frequent communication with numerous physical therapists dependent on caseload to ensure the accurate plan of care and treatment.
Physical Therapist Assistant , 11/2018 - 04/2020
Buckner International Burnet, TX,
  • Provided skilled therapy to patients with comorbidities including but not limited to myocardial infarction, cerebral vascular accident, COPD, traumatic brain injuries, amputees, neurological, and general traumatic injuries.
  • Restored function for patients following disease or profound injury.
  • Closely monitored patient vitals throughout treatment to prevent a drop in patient oxygen saturation and blood pressure.
  • Completed discharge-specific treatments with discharge data collection forms.
  • Used interpreter via hospital interpreter system for non-English speaking patients.
Physical Therapist Assistant, 02/2015 - 05/2018
Elite Spine And Sports City, STATE,
  • Provided physical therapy in an outpatient setting to patients with varying orthopedic and neurologic diagnoses.
  • Treatment included therapeutic exercise, IASTM via Graston Technique, soft tissue mobilization, Active Release Technique, and modality applications including electrical stimulation, ultrasound, traction, TENS, cryotherapy, and hot packs.
  • Promoted to fitness/clinic manager with responsibilities to include scheduling, inventory, interviewing, training of new PT and fitness employees, managing employee reviews and assessment, overseeing gym membership financials of over 250 members, creating and conducting sales process with new clients, conducted annual staff training of WebPT and Mindbody software, and creating accountability/reward program for gym members.
  • Contracted Internet, Alltel phone system, cleaning services, scheduling/payment software, snow plowing service, and any maintenance of clinic/gym including modality calibration and equipment repairs.
  • Attended multiple business conferences and mentorship program via Results Fitness, California to improve gym processes.
  • Physical Therapist Assistant Licensure: October 2014
  • Indirect Physical Therapist Assistant Licensure: July 2016
  • Dean’s List: Fall/Spring 2013; Fall/Spring/Summer 2014
  • Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society Inductee: February 2014
  • Academic achievement award for maintaining a GPA of 3.7 and above
  • National APTA Combined Sections Meeting: honorary speaker and board member; Las Vegas, NV
  • Strong desire to progress and continue education
  • Entrepreneurial skillset
  • Computer/Technology proficient
  • Superior organizational skills, able to multitask without compromising work quality, efficient with time management and deadlines, detail-oriented
  • Social/emotional intelligence, excels in team environments, strong communication skills
Certifications and Training
  • APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program Level 1
  • CPR professional rescuer
  • Select Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) certified
  • Castle Branch and Bridges Training
  • CAPTE Self Study Accreditation Workshop

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