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Physical Therapist Assistant

Location:
Mansfield, AR
Salary:
55,000
Posted:
October 17, 2021

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April Mccurry

***** ******* **

Mansfield, AR *2944

Phone: 479-***-****

E-Mail: ado2k1@r.postjobfree.com

Skills

Physical Therapy - I have enjoyed all of the various jobs as a Physical Therapist Assistant being able to continually learn from all of my experiences have helped me succeed in providing optimal care for all patients I come in contact with.

Medicare And Medicaid- with each position I have been able to learn more about Medicare & Medicaid rules and regulations regarding billing and services coverage.

Goals And Objectives-As a Physical Therapist Assistant I am constantly assessing the objectives set by the Physical Therapist and each visit working to progress towards goals set by Physical Therapist. Keeping in common with the Physical Therapist for assessment and changing goals & objectives as needed for optimal outcomes for the patients

Written And Verbal Communication- my entire 30 years this is the most important part of providing physical therapy services for the important fact “if it wasn't written in progress note, it did not happen”. This can effect reimbursement to the company and the care by nursing, case management & doctors.

Safety Procedures- I take pride for following all of the safety rules and regulations while providing therapy services and also part of my therapy is teaching safety to all the patients in all situations.

Patient Care- I love helping patients with their weaknesses and seeing the progress they make under my instruction. Seeing patients succeed and overcome obstacles with providing compensatory strategies is so rewarding to me

Home Care- providing therapy services in patients home is my favorite job of my career. Working with patients in their own space is so important to actually see their everyday obstacles and what we actually need to work on to return to living independently.

Orthotic Devices-Working in the long term care facilities I was able to work closely with DME companies to provide orthotic devices for contractures and bed sores. Also working with amputees & residual limbs and braces for legs and arms with adults and pediatrics have given me experience with orthotic devices.

Therapeutic Treatment- I excel in providing Therapeutic Treatments with each session to slowly progress each patient based on their individual needs and goals

Customer Service- I take pride of constantly providing optimal customer service with each therapy session to make sure I communicate with patients and families, Doctors and nursing and answering questions the best of my ability and asking someone if I don't know the answer. While always doing what I say I am going to do and Treating all patients with kindness and respect.

Education

May 1989 Houston Community College Houston, TX

Associate of Applied Science Physical Therapist Assistant

I was accepted in the Physical Therapist Assistant program and was able to take pre required classes at night and summer sessions while take the PTA program classes during the day.

Held the Secretary Treasurer office for our class and planned and paid for our pins, pinning ceremony and celebration.

Professional Summary

Dedicated and passionate Physical Therapist Assistant with thirty years of experience promoting quality care and exceptional patient outcomes. Excels in building professional relationships, customer service, and physician and patient satisfaction. Manages medically complex patients, provides quality physical therapy interventions, and promotes health and function. Takes pride in assisting with discharge planning to assess and recommend appropriate DME and assistive devices to assist caregivers and provide optimal function for patient to be as independent as possible.

Skilled team player with strong background in a variety of environments. Works well independently to handle assignments and always ready to go beyond basics assignments. Quick learner with good computer abilities.

Experience

February 2019 to Current

Area Agency on Aging Fort Smith, AR

Physical Therapist Assistant

Under the supervision of Physical Therapists working in patients homes to provide instruction to improve functional mobility by instructing strengthening exercises, transfer training, gait training, balance exercise and pain management.

Assisted in making decisions for proper DME, assisted devices and safety equipment needed to assure quality care of the patients.

Assessed patients vitals each visit and documented all areas and goals worked on and progress made. Kept close communication with nursing, Physical Therapist and Dr's with any issues, decline, increased pain, and falls.

January 2017 to February 2019

Mercy Home Health Fort Smith, AR

Physical Therapist Assistant

Under the supervision of Physical Therapists working in patients homes to provide instruction to improve functional mobility by instructing strengthening exercises, transfer training, gait training, balance exercise and pain management.

Assisted in making decisions for proper DME, assisted devices and safety equipment needed to assure quality care of the patients.

Assessed patients vitals each visit and documented all areas and goals worked on and progress made. Kept close communication with nursing, Physical Therapist and Dr's with any issues, decline, increased pain, and falls.

January 2012 to January 2017

Mercy Acute Hospital Fort Smith, AR

Physical Therapist Assistant

Providing physical therapy services under supervision of Physical Therapists in patients hospital room to improve strength, balance, bed mobility skills, transfer skills and gait skills by instructing strengthening exercises, transfer training, gait training and bed mobility training.

Documenting progress and areas worked on daily to assist case managers and doctors plan on proper placement upon discharge from the hospital.

Assisted in evaluating for proper DME equipment needed upon discharge from the hospital.

Was able to provide these services to patients in all categories such as Cardiac Unit, Cancer Unit, Orthopedic Surgical Unit, General, ICU, NICU and Pediatric Unit

January 2011 to January 2012

National Staffing Enid, OK

Physical Therapist Assistant

Worked as a Travel Therapist in various cities in Oklahoma in 3 month stents at various Long Term Care Facilities.

Under the supervision of a Physical Therapist provided therapy to long term care patients under Medicare part B that have declined in function.

Provided therapy for patients in the Rehabilitation wings that are planning to return home.

Instruction of strengthening exercises, transfer training, bed mobility training, balance training, pain management.

Worked closely with Case Management for patients returning home to assist in determining proper DME and assistive devices for proper care and safety of patients at home.

Provided documentation daily of goals worked on and progress made.

October 2000 to January 2011

Incite, ONR -Oak Manor Boondocks, AR

Physical Therapist Assistant

Held the Rehab Manager position and provided Physical Therapist Assistant duties in this long term care facility.

Under the supervision of a Physical Therapist provided therapy to long term care patients under Medicare part B that have declined in function.

Provided therapy for patients in the Rehabilitation wings that are planning to return home.

Instruction of strengthening exercises, transfer training, bed mobility training, balance training, pain management.

Performing Home Evaluations before patients discharge home.

Worked closely with Case Management for patients returning home to assist in determining proper DME and assistive devices for proper care and safety of patients at home.

Provided documentation daily of goals worked on and progress made.

Managed Rehab minutes to provide the best possible outcomes for the patients and provide the facility the highest reimbursement rate.

Participated in weekly meetings with Administrative staff, Director of Nursing and Social Worker for communication regarding all patients in rehab and problem solve any issues.



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