Compassionate and knowledgeable Physical Therapist with nineteen years of experience in educating, encouraging, and inspiring patients, increasing patient engagement in treatment plans both in and out of therapy sessions. Committed to meeting and advocating for patient and caregiver needs. Able to employ a variety of best practice and evidence based physical therapy assessment and treatment techniques to address patient pain and dysfunction.
Provided expert physical therapy services with a focus on increasing the functional mobility and independence of patients for safe transition to home. Trained and educated patients, caregivers, and staff members. Provided assessment, plan of care, treatment, and ongoing monitoring to patients with variety of diagnoses including but not limited to orthopedic, neurological, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and oncological diseases and disorders. Coordinated with outside vendors and gave recommendations regarding adaptive equipment, orthotic and prosthetic devices, home safety, and continuing care needs. Provided pain neuroscience education to patients for the management and prevention of acute and chronic pain. Worked closely with interdisciplinary team members to enhance the excellence of patient care and participated in daily staff meetings. Developed and presented 'The Pain Puzzle' in-service for rehab team members.
Saint Joseph Hospital-Inpatient Acute Rehab
Nashua, New Hampshire
5 week assignment: August-September 2017
19 week assignment: December 2017 -April 2018
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Maricopa Medical Center-County Hospital
13 week assignment: March 2017- June 2017
Employed as acute care physical therapist in teaching hospital serving a diverse community. Provided physical therapy care in hospital units specializing in trauma, pediatrics, post-operative, post-natal, and psychiatric care. Treated patients with a variety of physiological, neurological, and psychological conditions.
Performed agency admissions, physical therapy assessments, treatments, and case management services for patients in the home. Coordinated and collaborated with other healthcare providers. Supervised home health aide personnel. Established treatment goals. Developed and implemented treatment plans to maximize patient safety, mobility, and function. Initiated transfers of care and coordinated referrals to other providers and for durable medical equipment. Educated and advised patients and caregivers. Assessed clinical signs and symptoms to determine effectiveness and patient tolerance of treatment. Performed discharge planning. Discharged patient when maximum benefit reached or when patient no longer homebound. Provided accurate, timely documentation of physical therapy patient management. Participated in meetings and educational activities. Presented to team members. Took active role in performance improvement work group contributing to improved home health team work processes and efficiency. Volunteered for student clinical instructor duties.
Licensed Physical Therapist in State of California
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