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Assistant Physical Therapist

Location:
Memphis, TN
Posted:
February 25, 2020

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Juliann Poyner

**** **** ******* ***, ******** TN 38135: 731-***-****(cell): adbzqn@r.postjobfree.com

Professional Summary

Competent and caring Physical Therapist Assistant with 12 years dedicated career experience in diverse medical settings including outpatient medical office, inpatient hospital, home care and skilled nursing facility settings. Currently employeed full time with a home health agency but seeking a job opportunity to help futher enhance skills. Certified Clinical Instructor with the APTA since 2012 supervising, instructing, mentoring and completing clinical performace evaluations for multiple students from Concorde and Southwest College.

Licenses

Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant (license number 4405)

Certified Clinical Instructor

oSupervision of PTA clinical students including evaluating performance

Southwest 2012-2015

Concorde 2014-2016

Skill Highlights

Scheduling patients and EMR knowledge

Outpatient therapy/medical office background

Time management proficiency

Verbal and written communication skills

CPR Training

Patient/customer service

Geriatrics experience

Daily billing and documention (CPT and ICD-10 knowledge)

Skilled with therapy procedures

Kinesiotaping

Professional Experience

Baptist Trinity Home Care and Hospice October 2019 – Present Physical Therapist Assistant

Calling and scheduling patient appointments daily. Treat patients returning home from the hospital or rehab that are recovering from injuries and/or illnesses to regain strength, balance, safety and functional mobility. Assesses, reports and records patient’s status and progress to the family members, physicians, healthcare team members and staff in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner. Participates in and provides information for rehabilitation team conferences regarding patient progress, problems or needs.

Your Wellness Choice November 2018 – Present Physical Therapist Assistant

Work with federal workmens comp/DOL patients and OA patients. Create exercise programs per DOL guidelines for workmens comp patients to help restore function, mobility, decrease pain and return to work with proper knowledge of body mechanics to decrease further injury per POC regulated by supervising PT. Developed programs of OA knee patients to help increase strength, flexibility, normalize gait patterns and decrease pain. Able to work with multiple patients at a time while maintaining work flow and organization within a small area. Lead and motivate patients with exercise programs to work toward the accomplishment of goals set per POC. Communicate verbally with fellow employees, management, patients and direct healthcare physicians/nurses in regards to POC and goals.

Functional Pathways- Trezevant Manor (PRN) December 2017- Present Physical Therapist Assistant

Work with patients in a skilled care setting with diverse diagnosis. Assisted in guiding patients through exercises to help increase muscle strength and overall functional mobility. Working on weekends as needed. Progress and motivate patients with exercise programs to work toward the accomplishment of goals set per POC. Provid the highest quality of care to patients and their families while maintaining patient confidentiality according to HIPAA rules and guidelines

Memphis Spine and Rehab (Spinal Heath Care Associates) January 2011 – October 2019 Physical Therapist Assistant Cordova, TN

Guided patients in safe exercise, taking into account individualized physical limitations. Created individualized home exercise programs for outpatient therapy clients to improve health and wellness. Worked and communicated well with supervising PT regarding patients POC, goals and progressing through patients treatment plan. Assisted patients with physical movements to help restore function and lessen pain and disability. Instructed patients in the safe and effective use of pulleys, weights, inclined surfaces and other equipment. Instruct patients in range of motion exercises and gait training including use of assistive devices such as walkers, cane and crutches. Identified and properly documented patient goals, evaluated progress and planned reevaluation. Regularly evaluated effects of treatment and adjusted to achieve maximum benefit. Consulted with other direct-care staff and worked with caregivers to implement home programs that achieved physical therapy goals. Administered heat, ultrasound, ice, electrical stimulation and light stimulation as part of therapeutic programs. Provided the highest quality of care to patients and their families while maintaining patient confidentiality according to HIPAA rules and guidelines. Trained and educated multiple PTA students from Concorde Community College and Southwest Community College. Helped manage schedules for patients for future appointments as well as filing/retriving of medical records. Supervised other PT techs and personal as required.

Baptist Memorial Healthcare May 2009–January 2011 Physical Therapist Assistant Memphis, TN

Facilitated ADLs and assisted patients with functional mobility to increase comfort and quality of life. Provided the highest quality of care to patients and their families. Assisted patients with physical movements to help restore function and lessen pain. Compassionately assisted patients with conditions such as back pain, fractures, stroke, amputations, and head trauma . Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses, including COPD and asthma.

PT Company July 2008 – May 2009 Physical Therapist Assistant Camden, TN and Alamo, TN

Assisted patients with physical movements to help restore function and lessen pain and disability. Instructed patients in the safe and effective use of pulleys, weights, inclined surfaces and other equipment. Customized conventional physical therapy techniques to meet the specific needs of individual patients. Regularly evaluated effects of treatment and adjusted to achieve maximum benefits. Compassionately assisted patients with conditions such as back pain, arthritis, fractures, stroke, head injuries and total joint replacements. Created individualized home exercise programs for outpatient therapy clients to improve health and wellness. Provided the highest quality of care to patients and their families while maintaining patient confidentiality according to HIPAA rules and guidelines Supervised two Physical Therapy Aides and managed a caseload of 15-20 patients.

Education and Training

Jackson State Community College 2008 Associate of Applied Science: Physical Therapist Assistant Jackson, TN Graduated Cum Laude

University of Tennessee, Martin 2004 Bachelor of Science: University Studies Martin, TN



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