Physical Therapist Per Diem resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

Senior Physical Therapist with 29 years of experience in acute rehabilitation with a broad range of knowledge in assessing, treating and using varied modalities for maximizing patient function and mitigating disability. Eager to be part of a dynamic healthcare team that provides and seeks the best care for all patients, using clinical expertise, evidence based research, newest rehabilitation technologies and education. Passionate about learning latest treatment techniques, tools to enhance patient recovery.

Skill Set
  • Acute rehabilitation background
  • Gentle and skilled with therapy procedures
  • Strong communication skills
  • Empathetic and patient
  • Leadership experience
  • Enthusiastic learner
  • Creative thinker
  • Experience with rehabilitation technologies
12/2005 to Current Physical Therapist-Per Diem Centers For Specialty Care Group | Schenectady, NY,

~Evaluates, treats, reassesses and develops integrated and comprehensive care plans for patients on all inpatient units (medical/surgical, cardio/pulmonary, neurological, brain injury) using evidence based tools and clinical experience to establish measurable goals and maximize patient's functional outcomes.

~Educates patients and families in functional mobility techniques and individualized exercise programs to facilitate safe and timely discharges.

~Communicates, documents and advocates effectively with team members, management and vendors to insure best practices, patient care and reimbursement for patient and facility, including reporting in biweekly Team Rounds.

~Teaches and updates materials for pre-surgical joint education (hip and knee) classes at St. Peter's Hospital, Albany, (90% highly satisfied rating by participants).

~Participates in monthly Total Joint PIT Meetings at SPH with administrators, surgeons and team members involved in care of total joint patients from pre-admission testing to follow up therapy after discharge from acute setting.

~Demonstrates flexibility in dynamic health environment by covering various roles when asked: skilled nursing-Eddy Memorial Geriatric Center, sub-acute- Heritage House, Total Joint Day Program- Sunnyview, Community Outreach- Pre-Surgical Total Joint Education

at Capital Region Orthopedics, Nathan Littauer Hospital and St. Peter's.

~Experience with rehabilitation technologies: Xcite FES, RT300 iFES, LiteGait, Chest Vest, Mechanical Lifts.

10/1995 to 07/2003 Physical Therapist, Senior and Per-diem Dean Health | Maryville, IL,

~Developed and implemented an outpatient program, "Good Moves",
for MS patients focusing on group exercise and education on health issues specific to MS. Also trained as a facilitator for MS Society Group Exercise Program.

~Worked closely with team members to organize daily patient schedules, support staff education with co-treats and in-services, helped with therapy staff compliance to facility policies and procedures and additional supervisory responsibilities as needed.

~Evaluated, treated, educated, reassessed and developed treatment plans with an interdisciplinary inpatient team for various patient diagnostic populations.

~Clinical student educator-up to 2 students/year with 1-1 model.

~Board Member of Rhode Island MS Society.

11/1992 to 09/1995 Physical Therapist Rehabilitation Hospital Of Rhode Island | City, STATE,

~Provided acute inpatient rehabilitation therapy services including evaluations, treatments, education, and equipment needs to clients with medical/surgical, cardio/pulmonary, and neurological diagnoses.

~Clinical student educator-up to 2 students/year with 1-1 model.

01/1991 to 11/1992 Physical Therapist, Wheelchair/Seating Clinic New England Sinai Hospital & Rehabilitation Center | City, STATE,

~Evaluated, reassessed, treated inpatients in both acute and long term rehabilitation with varying diagnoses. Participated in serial casting for tone management.

~Coordinated and lead weekly Wheelchair and Seating clinic for both inpatients and outpatients including evaluations, equipment trials, formulating letters of necessity, vendor relations, training, and education for staff and medical residents.

Expected in 07/1990 Bachelor of Science | Physical Therapy Russell Sage College, Troy, NY, GPA:
Expected in 05/1987 Bachelor of Science | Biology Siena College, Albany, NY GPA:

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School Attended

  • Russell Sage College
  • Siena College

Job Titles Held:

  • Physical Therapist-Per Diem
  • Physical Therapist, Senior and Per-diem
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapist, Wheelchair/Seating Clinic


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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