Dawn Reidy Resume, 2016

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<p>Dawn Reidy </p> <p>221 Salem St Wilmington, MA 01887 Phone: 978-604-1472 E-Mail: dawnreidy@verizon.net </p> <p>ProfileNew graduate of University of Massachusetts, Masters in Management of Aging Services program with several years of experience as a caring healthcare professional with strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills, and proficiency in time management in fast paced environments. ExperiencePhysical Therapist Assistant, Woodbriar of WilmingtonApril, 2013 - PresentTreats a wide range of conditions including orthopedics, cardiopulmonary, arthritis, Parkinsons, stroke, and chronic pain in a fast paced subacute and long term care setting, using a patient centered approach.Creates individualized home exercise programs for therapy clients ready for discharge to improve health and wellness.Educates patients and families about diagnosis, injury prevention and therapeutic treatments.Establishes restorative nursing programs for long-term care residents who are ready for discharge from physical therapy treatment. Teaches patients appropriate and safe use of braces and prosthetics. Assists patients with pain management techniques including relaxation techniques and application of modalities such as gentle heat, and ice packs. Compassionately assist patients with debilitating conditions such as back pain, arthritis, fractures, amputations and strokes.Communicates effectively with other staff members, physicians, and patient families. Per Diem Physical Therapist Assistant, Alternative Home CareSeptember, 2012-April, 2013Treated a wide range of conditions including orthopedics, cardiopulmonary, arthritis, Parkinsons, and chronic pain in patient homes.Taught patients use of assistive devices such as walkers, canes and crutches, and the application of devices such as walking boots and prosthetics.Taught patients pain management skills such as application of gentle heat, ice packs, and breathing techniques. Create and instructs patients in the implementation of home exercise programs.Coordinate exercise programs with group home staff members.Instruct group home staff in proper transfer and mobility techniques for individual residents.Provide weekly updates on patient progress to evaluating physical therapists.</p> <p>Physical Therapist Assistant, Woburn Nursing Center2002-2003Treated a wide range of conditions including orthopedics, cardiopulmonary, arthritis, Parkinsons, stroke, and chronic pain in a fast paced subacute and long term care setting, using a patient centered approach.Created individualized home exercise programs for therapy clients ready for discharge to improve health and wellness.Taught patients appropriate and safe use of braces and prosthetics.Compassionately assisted patients with debilitating conditions such as back pain, arthritis, fractures, amputations and strokes.Communicated effectively with staff members from other departments, physicians, and patient families. Physical Therapist Assistant, Pine Knoll Nursing Home2000-2001Treated a wide range of conditions including orthopedics, cardiopulmonary, chronic pain, arthritis, Parkinsons and stroke.Created individualized home exercise programs for therapy clients ready for discharge to improve health and wellness.Assisted in developing optimal positioning options and schedule for a resident with quadriplegia.Compassionately assisted patients with debilitating conditions such as back pain, arthritis, fractures, amputations and strokes.</p> <p>Physical Therapist Assistant, Aberjona Nursing Home1995-1999Treated a wide range of conditions including orthopedics, cardiopulmonary problems, chronic pain, arthritis, Parkinsons and stroke.Created individualized home exercise programs for therapy clients ready for discharge to improve health and wellness.Educated patients and family members about diagnoses, injury prevention and therapeutic treatments.Directly supervised two Physical Therapy Aides and managed varying patient caseloads. Worked with supervising Physical Therapist to customize conventional physical therapy techniques to suit the specific needs of individual patients. Tested and measured patients strength, motor function, sensory perception, functional capacity and respiratory and circulatory efficiency.Recommended equipment and in-home modifications for patients ready for discharge home.Participated in and helped to plan in-service programs designed to educate staff members about a variety of topics including ergonomics and proper patient transfer techniques.</p> <p>Community ServiceFounding Member, Board of Directors, Wilmington Farmers Market2009-PresentCollaborated with four community members to create a successful farmers market in the town of Wilmington, MassachusettsWorked with local officials to procure licensing for the establishment of a farmers market. Recruits vendors and nonprofit organizations to participate in a local farmers market. Manages general operation of the market, ensuring smooth interactions between vendors and patrons, and assigning tasks to volunteers. Creates weekly market map. Maintains records of all Board of Directors meetings, public meetings, licensing documentations and interactions with town officials.Initiates and facilitates fundraising events. Grant writing. Coordinates and executes marketing campaigns utilizing a variety of media including brochures, press releases and social media.</p> <p>Secretary, Northside Parent Advisory Council2008-2009Maintained records of all public meetings. Collaborated with other PAC members to create and run fundraising events to benefit Wilmingtons public schools.Coordinated bake sales and other fundraising events.Worked with other council members to provide enrichment programs to Wilmingtons public schools.</p> <p>Parent Volunteer, Wilmington Public Schools 2000-2007Volunteered in classrooms in Wilmington public schools preschool through grade five. Independently created take home literacy packs for preschool children. Participated in MCAS preparation for elementary school students.Assisted a third grade teacher in teaching English to a student from Germany. Assisted a fourth grade teacher in teaching English to a student from Vietnam. Assisted first grade teachers in literacy programs. Worked with third grade teachers to create education programs centered on climate change.Tutored elementary school children in math, English, social studies, science and health.</p> <p>Volunteer Coordinator, Wildwood Early Childhood Center Library, Wilmington Public Schools 2001-2004Procured and processed books for circulation at the Wildwood Early Childhood Center Library.Organized and ran weekly story hour for kindergarten and preschool classes. Selected age appropriate books for weekly story hour.Created learning activities related to story hour books on a weekly basis. Scheduled and supervised parent volunteers.Organized, marketed and managed successful book fairs and bake sales for fundraising purposes.EducationUniversity of Massachusetts Boston2013 2015Master of Science; Management of Aging Services; 2015University of Massachusetts Lowell2008 2010Bachelor of Arts; Liberal Arts with Concentrations in English and Psychology; 2010North Shore Community College1991 1994Associate of Science; Physical Therapy, 1994</p> <p>HonorsAlpha Sigma Lambda2010 PresentNational Honor Society for Adult Learners in Continuing Higher Education.</p> <p>Sigma Phi Omega2013- PresentNational Academic Honor and Professional Society in Gerontology.</p> <p>2</p>