Leadership Skills: I possess the qualities
of a knowledgeable leader while maintaining a role as part of the team. Some of these qualities include: patience, calm natured, personable,
good listener, excellent communicator, knowledgeable, very good at resolving
complex issues and staff conflicts.
Team Collaborations: I enjoy working with patients. Patient care and rehab will always be my passion. I very much enjoy working with other therapists and nurses to resolve clinical problems by taking a hands-on approach and being directly involved in patient assessment and care, drawing on other resources and discussing options and developing plans as a team. Therapy staff training is another passion of mine; performing hands on one-on-one education, care conferencing with individual therapists, team conferencing, and acknowledgement of clinician and therapy team achievements.
Counseling Skills: I've become very good at counseling staff in areas that need improvement or reprimand. I enjoy helping team members improve their professional skills and the quality of the rehab team.
Care Coordination Skills: I coordinate regularly with all rehab team members on the POC, barriers to progress, family/caregiver involvement, and outcomes. I regularly clarify orders and update the MD, Management team and families on relevant issues.
Tailored Therapy Plans: I believe that every customer requires a different approach unique to their situation. I believe the most effective interventions start with listening and understanding the patients' needs at that time, and then tailoring the treatment to include their preferences and self judgement throughout the session; and in regards to their abilities, promoting better insight into their deficits, and understanding a resolution.
Bilingual: I am proficient in speaking, reading, writing, and understanding intermediate Spanish and able to effectively perform clinical treatments and caregiver education in Spanish.
Acute PT at a Trauma I Hospital and Barrows Neurological Institute.
Competent at PT care in Neuro ICU, Cardiothoracic ICU, Trauma, Ortho, Medical Surgical, Cardiopulmonary, telemetry and observation units.
Neuro Rehab PT on Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury teams.
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