Motivated Physical Therapist committed to providing individualized, patient centered care in order to uphold the VA mission. I am seeking this opportunity to participate and collaborate with other professionals in order to ensure that the VA excels in the standard level of care provided to our nation's Veterans.
Strong clinical and ethical judgement
Collaboration among disciplines
Patient centered approach
Use of evidence based practices
Use of objective data for justification for services
Motivation to take on tasks beyond daily work requirements
Commitment to VA mission
+Perform comprehensive evaluations of orthopedic, neurologic, amputee, and chronic pain diagnoses of various levels of complexity to identify deficits and to develop individualized treatment plans.
+Serve as Acting Chief for PMRS department in event of Service Line Chief absence.
+Participation in clinic management in assisting with scheduling and provider call offs to ensure the needs of patients are met.
+Department leader among therapists providing insight and assistance for patient management, handling high risk patients, and coordinating necessary care with other departments such as behavioral health or primary care.
+Representative of Butler VA at monthly VISN 4 rehab supervisor call in which there is opportunity for collaboration amongst facilities within the VISN.
+Assist with program design for interdisciplinary chronic pain management team as part of national mandate standards, which included education for Veterans, physical evaluation, and collaborative case management meetings. Assisted with establishing stakeholders, contributing to setup for clinics and billing.
+Participate in Western Market initiative of implementing cardiac rehabilitation program at Butler VA to increase access for Veterans to services within the VA. Assisting with process of procurement for telemetry monitoring equipment for cardiac rehab program.
+Graduate of LDI program in 2019 to further develop leadership skills and gain knowns of administrative processes such a system redesign and AIB training.
+LDI facility project of aligning pain management strategies with whole health programming at Butler VA to optimize interdisciplinary services within our facility.
+Serve as liaison and point of contact for CBOC staff and specialty care services such as Cardiology and Orthopedics in reference to rehab needs.
+Coordinating necessary training with vendors for PMRS staff members. Collaborating and assisting with facilitation of training for alpha stim for CBH staff as well.
+Serve as a clinical instruction for physical therapy students on clinic affiliations. Providing direct supervision in clinic and appropriate reviews of skill and documentation.
+Assist with rating SRU Doctor of Physical Therapy students' performance in their competencies/skills assessment for courses including Physical Modalities and Musculoskeletal as needed.
+Served as a guest lecturer for labs for SRU DPT Physical Modalities course as needed.
+Perform evaluations in the acute care setting to identify deficits to develop appropriate plans of care and to assist with discharge planning.
+Provide treatment to address functional deficits to patients at various levels of medical need: ICU, CCU, PCU, Med/Surg, Ortho, Oncology, ER, Adult and Geriatric Psych.
+Work as part of an interdisciplinary team including OT, Speech, and Social Workers to determine appropriate discharge recommendations.
+Serve as a clinical instructor for physical therapy students on clinic affiliations. Duties including review of skills through direct supervision as well as review of documentation.
Teaching assistant for Therapeutic Modalities courses in the DPT program.
Minor in Gerontology
+2019 LDI Graduate
+Alpha Stim SOP Best Practice: served as PT lead for collaborative development of SOP which included the formation of alpha stim review committee.
+2015 F.E.B. silver award winner: for development and implementation of custom knee brace measuring to be performed in house to avoid costs associated with having vendors perform measurements.
National Telemetry Associate Certification
Alpha Stim Certification
Mediven Elverex Certification
+STORM committee: Interdisciplinary committee to review and provide insight and serve as a PT subject matter expert to make recommendations for risk mitigation for patients at high risk for adverse events
+Pain committee: Interdisciplinary committee for which I also serve as PT representative and subject matter expert to ensure that the Butler VA is upholding all national mandates related to pain, reports on Dashboard measures related to pain, and continues to build collaborative approaches for pain management within our facility
+Whole Health committee: I serve as a representative of PT for this interdisciplinary, collaborative committee that ensures that mandates and offerings of complimentary health services are offered within the facility in ways that empower Veterans at our facility.
+Employee Whole Health committee: I serve as the PT representative to provide insight and to help to grow employee whole health activities to maintain a positive work environment for our facility.
+Alpha Stim Review committee: PMRS based committee that performs chart reviews and assessments to screen and triage consults for consideration of Alpha Stim trials. This committee has helped to offset scheduling patients for assessments by Physiatry, which has increased clinic availability.
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