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Evelyn Howard
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Summary
Physical Therapist with 26 years clinical experience in healthcare. Skilled in providing Physical Therapy services in various setting primarily Acute inpatient, Inpatient Rehabilitation, Outpatient Clinic setting, Homehealth setting, Skilled Nursing Facility, Aquatic therapy, Woundcare.
 Ensures high standards of culturally competent care for a wide variety of patient with diverse needs. 
Skills

Physical Therapy Evaluation and treatment of patient from age of childhood to Geriatric population. Trained in Vestibular Rehab

Trained in Medicare payment PPS system. Trained in Mulligan concepts of movement.

Trained in Strategic and Orthopedics spine system by Angelo Dimaggio

Trained in Feldenkrais Freedom of Movement. Trained in Myofascial Trigger point therapy.

Strong Wound care background Trained in cognitive and motor skills therapy.

Trained in NIH hip and kn score intakes Competent in  Medicare G code billing

Competent in Redoc and CERNER documentation. Certified Clinical Instructor

Bilingual ( English and Tagalog) Registered Physical Therapist in the state of MI and IN

CPR certification. Team Player.

APTA member IN chapter

Experience
Physical Therapist Oct 1999Present IU Health La Porte Hospital La Porte, IN
  • Primary Physical Therapist in acute inpatient setting:Elective orthopedic surgery, Med surgery, ICU, IMCU, Telemetry, Cub unit, ED, same day surgery.
  • Evaluated patient and establish patient POC and treatment plan base on patient diagnosis / medical status and functional status.
  • Provide treatment and physical therapy skilled services.
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews, chart review and reports from other ancillary staff.
  • Assessed patients and documented their medical histories.
  • Experience with various medical/ Geriatric/ Neurological conditions including Parkinson's, GBS, Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer, Alzheimer's, CVA, amputation, woundcare.
  • Collaborates with patient, family, case managers, nursing and MD to facilitate patient discharge planning.
  • Participate in daily patient rounding with Hospitalist, Intensivist, Pharmacist, Respiratory therapist, Case managers, chaplain, nursing, Diabetic educator and nutritionist.
  • Supervise Physical therapy Assistant in the carry over of POC and treatment of patients.
  • Daily documentation on CERNER program  in Inpatient setting and Redoc program in Outpt Rehab setting.
  • Daily billing entry for services rendered.
  • Maintain and upkeep of Rehab treatment areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate outstanding healthcare teams.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation.
  • Conduct Home evaluation and community re-entry assessment.
  • Woundvac application, unna boot application, wound debridement and treatment.
  • Initiated hospital-wide study to identify areas for process improvement.
  • Followed infection control procedures.
  • Monitored and recorded patient progress in response to therapy.
  • Evaluated and treated a wide range of conditions, including chronic and acute pain, disc prolapse, whiplash, dislocations, arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, stroke and neuropathies.
  • Educated patients and family members regarding diagnosis, injury prevention and therapeutic treatments.
  • Planned and administered a range of treatments and therapeutic exercise programs involving active and passive ranges of motion and muscle reeducation.
  • Taught patients uses of wheelchairs, braces, canes, crutches and prosthetic devices.
  • Managed a high-volume caseload and organized the daily schedules of physical therapy assistants and patients.
  • Taught patients how to live within the limits of their capabilities and celebrated their successes.
  • Planned individually-designed treatment programs to restore, maintain and improve physical functioning, alleviate pain and prevent disability.
  • Recorded detailed prognosis, treatment, responses and progress notes in patient charts
  • Tested and measured patients' strength, motor development and function, sensory perception, functional capacity and respiratory and circulatory efficiency.
  • Facilitated outpatient physical therapy for patients with knee and hip replacements, chronic pain and balance disorders.
  • Aided and counseled patients adjusting to permanent physical disabilities.
  • Trained and oriented new physical therapists and physical therapy assistants.
  • Conducted precise assessments of patient condition and functional abilities.
  • Diligently observed patient safety, risk management and infection control policies and procedures at all times.
  • Decreased waste and promoted cost effectiveness while maintaining patient safety and quality of care.
  • Communicated effectively with other care providers (physicians, nurses, business office, and medical records) to provide for continuity of patient care.
  • Contributed to team meetings and collaborated with management in the decision-making process.
  • Consistently exhibited courtesy, compassion and respect to patients, families, caregivers, visitors, physicians, administrators and co-workers.
  • Inspected physician referrals and determined appropriate evaluation procedures.
  • Interpreted results and proposed intervention plans, including short and long-range goals, frequency and duration.
  • Collaborated closely with other healthcare providers.
  • Treated each patient according to a written plan of care to meet predetermined goals.
  • Directly supervised clinical students and support staff, including certified and licensed assistants, technicians and volunteers.
  • Made necessary referrals for ancillary services available within hospital.
  • Established positive rapport with patients.
  • Managed a caseload of 10 -22 inpatient per day.
  • Performed diagnostic evaluations of patients'  with vestibular dysfunction.
Physical Therapist Jan 1997Jul 2000 Service Master Rehabilitation ­ Michigan City HealthCare Michigan City, Indiana
  • Evaluated and treated a wide range of conditions, including chronic and acute pain, disc prolapse, whiplash, dislocations, arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, stroke and neuropathies.
  • Educated patients and family members regarding diagnosis, injury prevention and therapeutic treatments.
  • Planned individually-designed treatment programs to restore, maintain and improve physical functioning, alleviate pain and prevent disability.
  • Trained in the newly implemented Medicare PPS payment system.
  • Aided and counseled patients adjusting to permanent physical disabilities.
  • Trained and oriented new physical therapists and physical therapy assistants.
  • Diligently observed patient safety, risk management and infection control policies and procedures at all times.
  • Decreased waste and promoted cost effectiveness while maintaining patient safety and quality of care.
  • Communicated effectively with other care providers (physicians, nurses, business office, and medical records) to provide for continuity of patient care
  • Inspected physician referrals and determined appropriate evaluation procedures.
  • Treated wounds gently and thoroughly
  • Collaborated closely with other healthcare providers
  • Directly supervised clinical students and support staff, including certified and licensed assistants, technicians and volunteers.
  • Established positive rapport with patients.
Travelling Physical Therapist Aug 1995Dec 1996 Health Tour ­ Lowell, MA


Physical Therapist Jul 1992Aug 1995 Lakeland HealthCare St. Joseph, Michigan


Junior Physiotherapist Jun 1989Jul 1992 John F. Cotton Hospital ­ Meralco Center Pasig City, Ph


Education
Bachelor of Science : Physical Therapy Mar 1989 Emilio Aguinaldo College Manila, Philippines Physical Therapy
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Previous Companies:

  • IU Health La Porte Hospital
  • Service Master Rehabilitation Michigan City HealthCare
  • Health Tour

Previous Job Positions:

  • Physical Therapist
  • Travelling Physical Therapist
  • Junior Physiotherapist

Schools:

  • Emilio Aguinaldo College

Level of Education:

  • Bachelor of Science

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