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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary

Focused Geriatric, Orthopedic and Pediatric Physical Therapist committed to helping patients manage pain and injuries. Skilled in monitoring results and prescribing exercises for long-term health. Proficient in collaborating with practitioners and adhering to treatment instructions. Enthusiastic team player, deeply committed to delivering quality care as physical therapist for geriatric and orthopedic patients. Special expertise working with patients suffering from chronic and acute pain, post orthopedic surgeries, neurologic, cardiopulmonary and complex medical conditions to provide effective rehabilitation services. Doctor of Physical therapy and licensed in Indiana.

Skills
  • Pediatrics knowledge
  • Patient-focused therapy
  • Home health care expertise
  • Trained in diagnostics and prognostics
  • Skilled in patient relations
  • Orthopedics specialist
  • Trained in motor and cognitive skills therapy
  • Experienced in CASAMBA documentation
  • Case Management
  • Patient assessment expert
  • Work related injuries and return to work assessment and management
  • Staff education and training
  • Head Start familiarity
  • Focused on consistent, quality care
  • Direct Patient Care
  • IEP familiarity
  • Bilingual in Filipino and English
Work History
03/2010 to Current Physical Therapist Fairview Health Services | Stillwater, MN,
  • Supervised clinical students and support staff, including certified and licensed assistants, technicians and volunteers.
  • Planned and efficiently supervised operations of 35 patient per week outpatient clinic and home health.
  • Exhibited courtesy, compassion and respect to patients, families, caregivers, visitors, physicians, administrators and co-workers.
  • Evaluated and treated wide range of conditions, including chronic and acute pain, whiplash, dislocations, arthritis, post orthopedic surgeries such as TKR, THR and RTR, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Parkinson's, stroke and neuropathies.
  • Demonstrated clear written and oral communications skills when working with health care professionals, patients and caregivers.
  • Taught patients how to live within limits of capabilities and celebrated successes.
  • Supported patients' ability to maintain progress and physical health by prescribing and demonstrating at-home exercises.
  • Educated patients and family members regarding diagnosis, injury prevention and therapeutic treatments.
  • Recorded detailed prognosis, treatment, responses and progress notes in patient charts.
  • Observed and recorded patients' responses to therapies and exercises to report to practitioners and recommend adjustments to treatment plans.
  • Administered therapeutic treatments including manual therapy, Kinesiotaping and thermal modalities to ease patients' pain and facilitate healing of injuries.
  • Managed acute and chronic conditions with full understanding regarding complex therapy needs.
  • Used Casamba, Homecare Homebased, to chart patients' progress and update departmental records with data according to healthcare documentation regulation.
  • Conducted clinical assessment and evaluation to determine patient needs.
  • Monitored and recorded patient progress in response to therapy.
  • Taught patients uses of wheelchairs, braces, canes, crutches and prosthetic devices.
  • Delivered home care physical therapy to home - bound patients.
  • Communicated pertinent results, progress, or challenges to target and restore mobility for patients.
  • Interpreted results and proposed intervention plans, including short and long-range goals, frequency and duration.
  • Planned and administered range of treatments and therapeutic exercise programs involving active and passive ranges of motion and muscle reeducation.
  • Researched and stayed abreast of current treatment modalities by attending professional development opportunities.
  • Collaborated closely with other healthcare providers to develop comprehensive care plans.
01/200 to 03/201 Pediatric Physical Therapist Phoenix Children's Hospital | Mesa, AZ,
  • Taught patients how to live within limits of capabilities and celebrated successes.
  • Demonstrated clear written and oral communications skills when working with health care professionals, patients and caregivers.
  • Exhibited courtesy, compassion and respect to patients, families, caregivers, visitors, physicians, administrators and co-workers.
  • Evaluated and treated wide range of conditions, including cerebral palsy, Downs Syndrome, Gross motor Developmental Delays, Autism Spectrum, congenital brain anomalies such as ACC, hydrocephaly, torticollis, club feet.
  • Supervised clinical students and support staff, including certified and licensed assistants, technicians and volunteers.
  • Tested and measured patients' strength, motor development and function, sensory perception, functional capacity and respiratory and circulatory efficiency.
  • Contributed to team meetings and collaborated with management in patient recovery program decision-making process.
  • Taught patients uses of wheelchairs, braces, canes, crutches and prosthetic devices.
  • Administered therapeutic treatments including neurodevelopmental treatment, manual therapy, and provision of appropriate assistive devices and orthotics to ease patients' pain and facilitate healing of injuries and return to function.
  • Treated each patient according to written plan of care to meet predetermined goals.
  • Communicated pertinent results, progress, or challenges to target and restore mobility for patients.
  • Researched and stayed abreast of current treatment modalities by attending professional development opportunities.
  • Trained and oriented new physical therapists and physical therapy assistants.
  • Planned and administered range of treatments and therapeutic exercise programs involving active and passive ranges of motion and muscle reeducation.
  • Educated patients and family members regarding diagnosis, injury prevention and therapeutic treatments.
  • Delivered home care pediatric therapy to home bound and long-term care patients.
  • Collaborated closely with other healthcare providers to develop comprehensive care plans.
09/199 to 01/200 Traveling Physical Therapist CompHealth Medical Staffing | City, STATE,
  • Exhibited courtesy, compassion and respect to patients, families, caregivers, visitors, physicians, administrators and co-workers.
  • Taught patients how to live within limits of capabilities and celebrated successes.
  • Evaluated and treated wide range of conditions, including chronic and acute pain, disc prolapse, whiplash, dislocations, arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, stroke and neuropathies.
  • Supervised clinical students and support staff, including certified and licensed assistants, technicians and volunteers.
  • Demonstrated clear written and oral communications skills when working with health care professionals, patients and caregivers.
  • Monitored and recorded patient progress in response to therapy.
  • Treated each patient according to written plan of care to meet predetermined goals.
  • Recorded detailed prognosis, treatment, responses and progress notes in patient charts.
  • Diligently observed patient safety, risk management and infection control policies and procedures at all times.
  • Contributed to team meetings and collaborated with management in patient recovery program decision-making process.
  • Communicated effectively with other care providers (physicians, nurses, business office, and medical records) to provide for continuity of patient care.
  • Taught patients uses of wheelchairs, braces, canes, crutches and prosthetic devices.
  • Implemented policies and procedures with utmost working ethics while communicating effectively to team members.
  • Communicated pertinent results, progress, or challenges to target and restore mobility for patients.
Education
Expected in 05/2016 to to Doctorate | Physical Therapy Utica College, Utica, NY GPA:
Expected in 05/1995 to to Bachelor of Science | Physical Therapy De La Salle University College of Physical Therapy, Dasmarinas Cavite Philippines, GPA:
Affiliations
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Certifications

Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner since 2001

Certified Neurodevelopmental Treatment Therapist since 2006

Certified Vestibular Rehabilitation Practitioner 2021

Languages
English:
Native or Bilingual
Negotiated:
Filipino:
Native or Bilingual
Negotiated:

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Utica College
  • De La Salle University College of Physical Therapy

Job Titles Held:

  • Physical Therapist
  • Pediatric Physical Therapist
  • Traveling Physical Therapist

Degrees

  • Doctorate
  • Bachelor of Science

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