Nashville, Tn *****
General Information: I am a licensed PTA in the state of Tennessee and have practiced in this state for 29 years. SNF’s are the setting that have the most experience in, but I also have practiced in Outpatient and Homecare settings. I have extensive continuing education in Geriatrics, Orthopedics, McKenzie and Myofascial Release techniques. I am an easy going person and a team player with supervisory, clerical and interpersonal skills who delivers quality physical therapy in an efficient manner.
08-2019 to present: Caring for parents and family. This included caring for my father after hospital stay due to CHF and mother after CVA.
2012-2019 NHC SNF’s and Homecare in Tennessee
During my years with this company I worked in several centers, homecare and treated patients in the outpatient setting. I utilized state of the art medical equipment and software to complete my duties assisting several staff Physical Therapist. I provided patient care, completed all documentation in a timely manner and was a clinical instructor for PTA students.
2005-2011 Signature Health Care of Fentress County, Jamestown, TN
At this facility, I worked as a PTA providing one on one and group therapy to patients while coordinating with rehabilitation team of occupational, physical, and speech therapies. The team experienced growth from 4 therapists to 11 in six years which allowed me to develop improved interpersonal skills. I trained local high school students as well as nursing/therapy students in local community college in therapy procedures completed in this setting. I also assisted with MDS completion and coordinated activities between Activities and Therapy departments.
1999-2005 Allied Medical Center/ Gateway Chiropractic Center, Crossville, TN
I treated patients in this outpatient clinic for a variety of spina issues such as scoliosis, bulging disc, and pinched nerves. Other disabilities treated here included shoulder dislocations/ rehabilitation after surgical procedures, total knee replacements, gait disturbances and balance problems. Modalities used included electrical stimulation, ultrasound, massage and traction.
1998-1999 Sundance Rehabilitation Corporation, Fentress County Rehabilitation Center, Jamestown, TN\
I worked at this SNF providing quality one on one and group therapy to geriatric residents utilizing state of the art modalities for direct patient care. I contributed to completing MDS and Care Plans for all residents of this 140 bed facility.
1997-1998 Functional Pathways of Tennessee, Byrdstown TN
While employed with this company, I worked one on one with geriatric residents utilizing modalities such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound, diathermy and exercise to complete their rehabilitation. I was responsible for completing MDS and Care Plans pertaining to therapy and entering data in the computer.
1990-1997 Professional Health Services (NHC) at Springfield, TN for 6 years and Floater position in middle TN for 1 year.
While working here I provided quality care in SNF’s, Home Health and industrial companies such as Frigidaire. After completing two years as a staff PTA, I was promoted to co-department manager supervising two technicians under direct supervision of PT. I then worked as a traveling therapist for this company in many facilities in Tennessee. I also participated in the Care Plan meetings and was chairperson of the safety committee for one year.
A.A.S. Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, TN. Graduated in May of 1990.
Kristen Fairchild, DOR
812 N. Charlotte St.
Dickson, TN 37055
Signature Health Care of Fentress County
Crystal Bilbrey, DOR
208 Duncan St.
Jamestown, TN 38556
Michael Ellis, D.C.
1020 N. Main St.
Crossville, TN 38555
105 Rader Dr.
Antioch, TN 37013
526 Dill Ln.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
403 Maggart Rd.
Elmwood, TN 38560
Thank you for considering me for the available position with your company.