Physical Therapist Per Diem Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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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
Physical Therapist-Per Diem, 12/2005 to Current
Centers For Specialty Care GroupSchenectady, 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.

Physical Therapist, Senior and Per-diem, 10/1995 to 07/2003
Dean HealthMaryville, 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.

Physical Therapist, 11/1992 to 09/1995
Rehabilitation Hospital Of Rhode IslandCity, 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.

Physical Therapist, Wheelchair/Seating Clinic , 01/1991 to 11/1992
New England Sinai Hospital & Rehabilitation CenterCity, 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.

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

New York State, Physical Therapist

License Number: 011845-1 (3/2022)

Skill Development

BLS- American Heart Association (Renewal 10/2020)

AMC Annual Not Just Orthopedics Conference (2018, 2019)

Stroke Rehabilitation (2018)

Designing Interventions and Administering Outcomes for Patients with Lower Limb Amputation (2018)

Post-Operative Rehab. (2017)

Stroke Recovery (2017)

Joint Replacement Education (2014, 2015, 2016)

Management of Patients who "Push" (2013)

Clinical Geriatric Orthopedics (2012)

Geriatric Therapeutic Exercise (2011)

Management of Patients with Pulmonary Disease (2011)

Body Weight Supported Gait Training and Therapy (2009, 2010)

NDT- certificate 3 week Adult Training

Community Service

~Boy Scouts Committee Chairperson, Troop 1078, Loudonville, NY.

Lead and organize monthly committee meetings to support Troop, organize fundraising efforts,

responsible for yearly re-charter and adult compliance with mandatory training.

~St. Edward Church, Clifton Park, NY. Adult Youth Ministry Member. Participate and chaperone meetings, service trips, and retreats for high school youth.

~Friends of Music of Shenendehowa, member.

~PSA of Shenendehowa, member.

~Girl Scout Leader-retired (Brownies-Cadets)

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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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