EXPERIENCE, HEALTH - PRE HEALTH CARE

SUMMARY


Resourceful and creative “hands on” rehabilitative service professional has extensive experience, proficiency and leadership record in all application phases of treatment system techniques and modalities. Highly effective team builder, able to develop and execute innovative programs and strategies, resulting in organization-wide patient impact. Personable, diplomatic coalition builder with extensive experience forging alliances and coordinating customized patient care program development among multiple staff professional. Fully conversant with administration, operations and record keeping in compliance with all aspects of patient rehabilitative care.

Strengths include innovation, problem- solving and ability to understand, develop and strategically implement all aspects of patient holistic care. Dedicated self- starter, able to quickly diagnose problems, assess needs and concerns and recommend viable solutions and alternatives.

EXPERIENCE


November 1996- Present Physical Therapy Contractor/ Consultant

October 2006- Present
Albany, Oregon- Staff physical therapist at Albany General Hospital
Provided physical therapy services to local residents in 70% Outpatient setting and 30%Inpatients in (ICU, Medical Recovery Floor, Emergency Department, Inpatient Surgical Recovery Room, Outpatient Surgical Recovery Room.)

June 2005- Sept. 2006
Stayton, Oregon- Staff physical therapist of Marion Estates
Provided physical therapy services to local residents in Outpatient setting and Inpatients in Sub-acute and ICF Care setting. Responsible for:
· Diagnosis confirmation, initiating and coordinating application of ongoing physical therapy care to a diverse patient population.
· Visiting Physical Therapist to 8 Consonus Rehab facilities in the Oregon.

Nov. 2004- June 2005
Sweet Home, Oregon- Rehabilitation Manager of Twin Oaks Care Center
Provided physical therapy services to local residents in Outpatient setting and Inpatients in Sub-acute and ICF Care setting. Responsible for:
· Diagnosis confirmation, initiating and coordinating application of ongoing therapy care of the different disciplines to a diverse patient population.
· Managing the rehabilitation team’s timed visits and selecting a3a dates to maximize reimbursement from the Medicare System.
· Various Outreach- marketing, sales meetings and lectures for Infinity Rehab.
· Visiting Physical Therapist to 5 Infinity Rehab facilities in the Southern Oregon Region.
· Weekend Manager for Southern Oregon Region coordinating patient admissions and rehabilitation treatments.

January 2001- November 2004
Lombard, Illinois - Independent Contractor and Consultant
Provided massage/ physical therapy services to local residents, college faculty, staff and student body. Responsible for:
· Diagnosis confirmation, initiating and coordinating application of On-going therapy care to diverse patient population.
· Teaching chiropractic students about physical therapy techniques in my capacity as a teaching assistant to Chiropractic Department, National University of Health Sciences. During this period- conduct seminars covering therapy topics, to include:
· Knee and shoulder biomechanics - assess, treat and mobilize
· Shoulder and hand arthrokinematics – diagnose and treat
· Soft tissue massage – myofacial techniques
· Clinical assessment, treatment and mobilization techniques
· Providing massage and therapy services to golf pro (ranked 3rd nationally) and club members of Butler National Golf Course.
· Rusk Institute, NYC, NY – As visiting therapist, requested by private party to provide specialized patient care

May 2000- November 2000
Cook Islands, South Pacific – Physical Therapy Consultant
As an independent contractor provided diverse services to island residents, who had previously had no access to rehabilitative services. As a volunteer for the Cook Island Red Cross Disaster Relief Program, provided pro-bono services for those injured as a result of storm and monsoon damage.

Nov. 1993- May 2000
New York City and Long Island – Physical Therapy Contractor/ Consultant
Over this seven year period, built up independent patient clientele while providing ongoing consulting services as Director of Physical Therapy & Therapy Home Care, Sound to Sea Healthcare – managed staff of 4, responsible for over 500 patients; Director of Physical Therapy of Northern Pain Management Clinic, a chiropractic – orthopedic rehabilitation group with a patient base of over 700; as Director of Physical Therapy, served as an Interim Therapy Service Placement with Clinic type entities, e.g., orthopedic, chiropractic, rehab and sports clinics. Began professional therapy career as Head, Physical Therapy Technician – Cybex Coordinator, Performance Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Levittown, NY.

PRIOR EXPERIENCE (UNRELATED)
Tokey Hill- World Champion Karate Center, Inc.,Great Neck, NY.
Manager and Head Instructor – worked with students of all ages, instilling them with basic skills. Prepared contestants for national and international competition. Served as Assistant Coach to a US National Karate Team. Also served as Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and TV Consultant for Today’s Martial Arts, Personal Trainer