Dedicated Physical Therapist Assistant focused on cultivating positive patient relationships. Knowledgeable in rehabilitation and caseload management. Background knowledge in a wide variety of types of patients, rehabilitation, needs and assessments. Compassionate professional skilled in therapeutic exercises and successful patient outcomes. Experience working with patients recovering from traumatic brain injuries and cerebrovascular accidents, as well as post operative patients. Enthusiastic and eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent communication skills. Motivated to learn, grow and excel in the field of Physical therapy.
Starting as an aide, I grew confident in this role that was admittedly intimidating at first. After a few months of assisting individuals with disabilities in their daily living, I was promoted to medical supervisor, where I scheduled, provided transportation to, and attended all medical appointments for eleven clients, including physical therapy appointments, where I first witnessed the effectiveness of PT. I relayed important patient information to fellow staff, including; medications/ changes, information from doctors, and daily range of motion exercises. I then was promoted to manager of a different department. There, I managed scheduling, oversaw staff members, and handled all meetings with patients and their teams, keeping track of various paperwork for patient information. While I felt a sense of pride, being promoted to manager, I missed working more directly with clients, which I didn't get to do as often. Upon returning from maternity leave, I provided four weeks notice, trained my replacement, and stepped down from the management position. I returned to working as an aide in clients' homes, which I loved. My reason for leaving Opportunity Resources was to go to school and obtain a degree, to enhance my education and pursue a career.
Was awarded academic scholarship for GPA of 3.8. Enjoyed obtaining valuable knowledge about the field I love. I found learning Pathophysiology and neurology especially interesting.
In Missoula I enjoyed volunteering at the food bank and the animal shelter. More recently, being quite occupied with raising a toddler, being a full-time student and working part-time, I was happy to volunteer for special olympics, by educating participants and athletes in nutrition and making healthy choices. I loved being part of the special olympics in Missoula, as well, working with the clients in preparing for the event.
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