Licensed physical therapist with 12 years clinical experience providing outpatient rehabilitative services for adults, children and geriatric patient populations.
Graduate of a CAPTE-approved Master of Science in Physical Therapy (MSPT) program. Excellent typing and desktop publishing skills with the ability to positively
contribute to improving paper and electronic based documentation. My treatment approach emphasizes evidence-based interventions with careful attention to detail
and patient-first care. I am an advocate for healthcare reform which seeks to improve patient access to medically necessary rehabilitative, preventative and emergent
services and places the decision for necessary medical treatment and services back in the hands of licensed and/or certified healthcare professionals. I believe in the
need for organizational oversight to improve the quality of patient care that does not compromise the manner in which a clinician autonomously provides it under state
and federal law. My treatment philosophy is grounded in trying to recognize and be sensitive to individualizing rehabilitation based upon a patient's specific needs
Assessed patients' need for physical therapy services. Performed and documented physical therapy treatments and care provided
to patients using Re-Doc EHR system for patient documentation and billing. Utilized effective communication skills and
promoted positive interpersonal interactions with patients, families and referring physicians.
Position required oversight, supervision and delegation skills for a team of two additional clinicians while managing a caseload
of orthopedic, spine, sports-medicine, geriatric and worker's compensation patient populations. Became proficient in the use of
Athena EHR systems for electronic management of daily patient caseloads, workflow, documentation and billing.
Managed a hospital-based outpatient physical therapy clinic which provided rehabilitative services and supervised medical wellness. Duties
included oversight of monthly budget reports, supply inventory and web-based employee payroll time sheet submission for a four employee support staff.
Assisted with the transition of clinic's physical re-location and consistently increased monthly revenue reaching highest monthly total in facility's history.
Responsible for the daily operation and management of an outpatient private practice clinic in first two years of clinical practice. Supervised
a support staff consisting of two physical therapist assistants and an office receptionist. Successfully learned and implemented dictation
based documentation for recording all patient related care. Additional duties included formulation of exercise prescriptions, direction of treatment
programs, and modality administration for orthopedic, post-surgical, geriatric and worker’s compensation patient populations.
Under the close supervision of staff Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants, gained clinical experience in the following settings:
geriatric, acute and ICU care, outpatient orthopedics & orthopedic sports medicine. Assisted staff with patient ambulation and gait training, use of
assistive devices, application of orthopedic devices and instruction of home exercise and stretching programs. Additional duties included
general supervision of patients during exericse sessions, secretarial duties including desktop publishing, scheduling of patient caseloads, maintenance
and cleaning of patient treatment areas and exercise equipment at multiple sites.
Worked independently and under direct supervision of the Campus Networking Department Supervisor with the support, maintenance and operation of
Misericordia University's campus network. Provided phone or on site support to university students and staff for a campus of approximately 1,000 users.
Position required a knowledge of networking basics including: Ethernet protocols, wire scoping, deployment and basic maintenance of network switches
and cables, network troubleshooting related to internet, e-mail, database and printer access.
Provided help-desk technical support for physical, occupational, and speech therapy departments. Position required efficient troubleshooting skills,
assessment of users' needs, and a background knowledge of the operating systems, software applications, and desktop systems currently used in the medical
profession. Tasks performed included: data transfer, desktop publishing, dial-up internet access configurations, software installation, hardware deployment,
Provided user sensitive support, requiring recognition of problem situations and assessment of users' needs, while implementing a proactive approach
to problem solving. Position required proficeint knowledge of numerous software applications as well as the ability to fix minor hardware and printing
Excellent desktop publishing, HTML and code debugging skills which have positively contributed to improving
paper and electronic based patient documentation in previous positions. Proficient in the following: basic photo
editing and graphic design, Windows, & Macintosh operating systems, Microsoft Office, Internet, file transfer protocol,
e-mail access configurations and basic network troubleshooting.