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PT, Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Holland, Michigan, 49423, United States
October 31, 2016

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Bradley J. Kuipers

*** ******* ****** **.-*******, Michigan 49424


Compassionate, Dedicated and Service Directed Physical Therapist Over 20 years of experience including clinical excellence, staffing, staff development and management of seven outpatient clinics ranging from orthopedic, aquatic, geriatric, and general physical therapy to address the long range goals of functional rehabilitation and maximizing patient outcomes. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Brookdale/Freedom Village

Health Services Manger April 2015-January 2016

Provided staff oversight for Home Care and Outpatient therapy Set up Lymphedema therapy to geriatric population in the SNF, Assisted Living and Independent Living facilities within Freedom Village. Hired new staff for PRN positions to help with patient load Performed Insurance Verifications for all Insurance Providers Performed screens on resident populations following a qualifying event Set up Health Services Talks with area Physicians

Set up marketing events to provide informtion regarding the continuum of care offered at Freedom Village

Put together a flyer that highlighted staff, experience and levels of expertise, which served as a great marketing tool and helped to improve overall patient referrals Holland Hospital Holland, MI

Staff physical therapist Jan. 1997-March 2015

Manager of Outpatient Rehab Services

Worked as staff physical therapist and was instrumental in developing: a. Lymphedema Program- I was educated in 2001 and now the Hospital has 12-14 certified Lymphedema Therapists from Inpatient-Home Care- Outpatient b. Started High School Athletic Training program, now we cover 4 area high schools c. Started BIG/LOUD Therapy at local Geriatric Center for the Parkinson's Group. d. Participated on Breast Leadership Team and implemented the L-Dex testing for Breast Care Patients, Holland Hospital, UofM and Beaumont are the only facilities in Michigan that offer this service.

e. Participated on Joint Quarterly Team to implement Outpatient Joint Care for area Orthopedics Total Hip and Total Knee Patients

f. Started two Aquatic Therapy Programs for Holland Hospital at two local facilities, Holland Aquatic Center and Evergreen Commons.

g. Work closely with Shoreline Orthopedic Surgeons, helped to develop patient booklets for Total Knee and Total Hip Patients for Home Exercises h. Developed Breast Care Booklet for the Rehabilitation Section i. Managed seven outpatient therapy clinics, staffed the clinics, worked with HR in the hiring and termination of employees

j. Worked closely with finance team to work on Dashboards for Units, FTE's, and Expense/Revenue reports on a monthly basis

Agility Health-Resthaven Holland, MI

PRN Physical Therapist Sept 2010-Sept 2014

Worked as weekend/holiday coverage PT at Resthaven Skilled Nursing Facility Provided skilled PT services to adult geriatric population Dumont Masonic Nursing Home New Rochelle, NY

Dirctor of Rehabilitation June 1995-May 1996

Staff physical therapist

Provided geriatric care in a large 300 bed long-term care facility, worked on wheelchair fitting for residents and provided daily treatment for residents as we worked to implement RUGS Promoted to Director of Rehabilitation after working for 3 months and implemented pet therapy with the activities director which facilitated better resident participation. Crystal Lake Nursing Home Crystal Lake, IL

Staff physical therapist Oct 1994-May 1995

Provided general physical therapy in a long term facility to address the needs of the residents from through initial evaluation and implementation of geriatric physical therapy.

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