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Physical Therapist Assistant

Location:
Denver, CO
Salary:
33.00 per hour
Posted:
September 30, 2018

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April D. DeVilbiss

*** ******* *****, ******* ** 81101 303-***-****

ac68hk@r.postjobfree.com

PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT

Self-motivated PTA with 13 years of clinical experience in skilled nursing facilities working with geriatric and outpatient population. Dedicated professional with outstanding technical knowledge and skills who establishes excellent rapport with patients, therapists and medical professionals/interdisciplinary team in order to create strong rehabilitation and working relationships.

QUALIFICATIONS

Extensive knowledge of physical therapy techniques and designing patient-appropriate physical therapy session

Comprehensive knowledge in balance re-education, cardiovascular endurance exercises, orthopedic exercises, mobility aids, strength and range of motion exercises, neurologic rehabilitation, manual therapy techniques and joint mobilizations

Physically fit to handle all sizes of patients and transfers, excellent agility and manual dexterity to perform tasks safely and efficiently

Experienced in modalities including electrical stimulation, ultrasound, diathermy, heat, cryotherapy

Sound knowledge of diagnosis, identifying areas of pain and providing appropriate therapeutic interventions

Ensure safety of patients using extensive knowledge of procedures and protocols

Strong communication skills with interdisciplinary team and medical professionals

Prioritizes and handles multiple tasks simultaneously

Maintain high productivity standards 80% per company requirements

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES

PTA license

CPR/BLS

EDUCATION

San Juan College Farmington, NM

Associate of Applied Science - Physical Therapist Assistant

President’s Honor Roll, Every Semester

EXPERIENCE

2012 - Present

Life Care Centers of America San Luis Care Center/Evergreen Nursing

Home Alamosa, CO

Physical Therapist Assistant / Assistant Director of Rehab

Independently implement plan of care as developed by supervising physical therapist.

Emphasis on functionally-based exercises, transfers, gait training, cardiovascular endurance, balance reeducation, home evaluations and community re-entry in order to assist patients in reaching prior level of function before safely returning to home environment.

Received promotion to Assistant Director of Rehab.

Assist Rehab Director with scheduling, attending interdisciplinary team meetings, patient care plans, discharge planning meetings and decision making related to continuum of care.

Assist Rehab Director with managing RUG levels according to reimbursement guidelines and patient appropriateness.

Educate nursing staff in safety and transfer training and ensure staff compliance with safety protocol.

Focus on patient-centered program development within facility.

Completed screening process of long term care residents to determine appropriateness of skilled therapy interventions.

Attended continuing education courses in Tai Chi and Yoga therapeutic approaches to improve strength and mobility in geriatric population.

Received recognition for outstanding resident care.

2007-2012

Life Care Centers of America Hallmark Nursing Center Denver, CO

Physical Therapist Assistant

Independently implemented plan of care as developed by supervising physical therapist.

Provided treatments for patients with orthopedic, neurologic, and wound care involvement including transfer training, gait training, bed mobility, staff education, therapeutic exercise, cardiovascular endurance, fall prevention.

Specialized in post-operative care and follow up with medical professionals.

Specialized in providing aquatic therapy/pool therapy interventions.

Responsible for conducting patient home evaluations and providing recommendations for discharge and continuum of care.

Completed screening process of long term care residents to determine appropriateness of skilled therapy interventions.

Worked with Restorative Therapy staff to develop patient-centered exercise programs.

Attended patient care plans and discharge planning with interdisciplinary team.

Provided patient and family education at time of discharge from facility and provided recommendations for continuation of therapy.

Received recognition for outstanding resident care.

2005-2007

Life Care Centers of America Life Care Center of Evergreen Evergreen, CO

Physical Therapist Assistant

Independently implemented plan of care as developed by supervising physical therapist.

Provided skilled therapy treatments for patients with orthopedic, neurologic, post-operative, cardiovascular and wound care involvement.

Emphasis on gait training, transfer training, mobility devices, bed mobility, fall prevention, application of modalities and manual therapy interventions.

Educated nursing staff in safety and transfer techniques to ensure staff compliance with safety protocol.

Attended patient care plans and discharge planning with interdisciplinary team.

Provided patient and family education and training at time of discharge from facility and provided recommendations for continuation of therapy services

Attended continuing education course in manual therapy techniques and strain/counterstrain interventions for pain management.



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