(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary

Highly skilled Certified Physical Therapist Assistant and Credentialed Clinical Instructor, with over nineteen years acute care experience. Professional clinician committed to delivering quality care, excelling in interpersonal relationships, leadership, customer service, physician and patient satisfaction. Designer/ facilitator of patient pre-op class, group physical therapy treatments, discharge class, coach program contributing to decreased length of stays. Possesses strong critical thinking skills, untitled department leader. Confident therapy provider capable of managing medically complex patients. Driven to achieve exceptional patient outcomes as a key member of the orthopedic physical therapy team.

Skill Highlights
  • Dependable, patient, observant, empathetic
  • Skilled at conflict resolution
  • Driven to excellence
  • Critical thinker, natural influencer
  • Dedicated to collaboration
  • Time management proficiency
  • Talented extrovert with positive, can-do attitude
  • Microsoft Office Suite, Cerner
Education and Training
MaricopaNursing/Arizona State University Phoenix, AZ Expected in 2018 RN-BSN : Nursing - GPA :

Associate-Baccalaureate Concurrent Enrollment Program

anticipated graduation 2018

GateWay Community College Phoenix, AZ Expected in Associate of Applied Science : Physical Therapist Assisting - GPA :

Presidential Scholar Award


Certified Physical Therapist Assistant

American Physical Therapy Association Credentialed Clinical Instructor

BLS and CPR Certified

Professional Experience
Choctaw Nation Of Oklahoma - Physical Therapist Assistant
Bennington, OK, 01/2011 - Current
  • Formulates customized physical therapy treatment plans to assist in illness and recovery, allowing patients to achieve personal goals of restoring functional mobility, wellness.
  • Routinely exceeds departmental productivity standard.
  • Valued key member of total joint replacement, hip fracture care team.
  • Coordinates, leads skilled group physical therapy sessions, maximizing utilization of staffing, facility resources that enhances a timely, smooth patient discharge.
  • Collaborates closely with total joint program coordinator to develop/implement professional, preoperative patient education materials including printed pamphlets, power point and video presentations, journals, home exercise programs distributed to all joint replacement and hip fracture patients, increasing patient/family knowledge, participation of their care
  • Assisted with disease-specific certification process.
  • Facilitates, teaches weekly joint replacement pre-op class.
  • Supports orthopedic quality measures, designing patient discharge class, progressing coach program, tracking patient participation.
  • Assists in marketing, planning, hosting annual total joint replacement reunion.
  • Created transporter competency training to ensure patient safety.
  • Conducted mobility skills training, educating nursing staff in the safe, effective transfer techniques for orthopedic patients.
  • Earns repeated written/verbal commendations from patients, peers, managers, executive leadership. Recognized for excellence.
  • Recipient of Golden Thread Award, nominated for Collaboration Values in Action Award.
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation - Adjunct Faculty
Bellevue, WA, 07/2012 - 11/2012
  • Invited by Program Director to serve as adjunct faculty.
  • Developed, implemented creative lesson plans reaching diverse student audience, taught Musculoskeletal Assessment Techniques in both classroom, clinical laboratory settings.
Choctaw Nation Of Oklahoma - Physical Therapist Assistant
Heavener, OK, 2002 - 07/2011
  • Provided world-class patient care to diverse patient population.
  • Valued team member of orthopedic service line, tracked Duramorph usage resulting in decreased post-op nausea, length of stay.
  • Designed, facilitated total joint replacement patient pre-op class.
  • Recipient of frequent patient, peer, physician recognition.
Exos - Physical Therapist Assistant
Washington, PA, 09/1997 - 2002
  • Provided skilled therapy interventions to orthopedic, neurological, trauma patients.
  • Routinely performed wound care, whirlpool treatments, pulse lavage, debridement.
  • Supported team rounding, improving physician and discharge planning.
Exos - Physical Therapist Assistant
Tampa, FL, 05/1996 - 1998
  • Provided skilled physical therapy interventions to patients in the sub-acute rehab setting.
  • Implemented group exercise programs for residents, promoted increased flexibility/strength to support increased functional independence, safe mobility.
Community Service
  • Elected President of CampoVerde High School Choir Booster Board, which provides financial support of the Fine Arts department with multiple fund-raisers. Steering committee member for annual Holiday Dinner event, hosting over 400 people annually. Offered community service opportunities to students. Recruited other parents to serve, solicited local business for support.
  • Elected Children's Ministry Director at Epiphany Lutheran Church of Chandler's, increased children's choir participation from 15 to 40 members, Christmas Nativity program participation from 26 to 45.
  • Served as Sunday School teacher, Music and Children's Worship leader, Vacation Bible School Teacher at Epiphany Lutheran Church of Chandler, Arizona.

Quality, excellence, skilled, safety, problem solver, critical thinker, Physical Therapist Assistant, Physical Therapy, collaboration, leader, CPR, customer service, instructor, performance, marketing, Excel, Power Point, Microsoft Word.

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  • GateWay Community College

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