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Richard E. Temple, Jr. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
4524 Orchard Knoll Circle
Valdosta, GA 31602
EnduraCare Acute Rehabilitation, Mobile, AL 2007 - 2014
Physical Therapy Assistant
Practice at Brooks County Hospital Swing Bed Inpatient Program, Quitman, GA
Performs physical therapy and rehabilitation; patient scheduling for staff personnel. i.e. nursing, dietary, nurse manager and rehabilitation department
Makes recommendations for patient’s equipment, discharge planning with staff committee, evaluation therapist, family education; home education programs
Documentation progress notes for patient MD appointments, discharge summaries per Soarian computer systems
Monitors professional staff hygiene (hand washing) by identifier handout monthly
Monitors the accuracy of patient identification of staff personnel by identifier handout monthly
Performs outpatient therapy services and patient wound care per Physical Therapist, Rehab. Manager
Performs closely with Brooks County Hospital Director of Nursing in patient safety management
Patient mobility using Arjo Huntleigh equipment; Trainer to staff personnel ie nursing, physical therapy, family education for activities of daily living. Education &Training with DON, & Huntleigh Trainers.
Mentor, HOSA –Brooks County High School Health Occupation Students of America at Brooks County Hospital.
Recipient of numerous Thank You cards from Hospital Administrator for Excellent Patient Care.
Recipient of Physical Therapy Photograph Mural in the front lobby of Archbold Medical Center, Thomasville, Ga
Mobile Infirmary Medical Center, Acute & Outpatient P.T. Department, Mobile, AL 1991-2005
Physical Therapy Assistant/Clinical Instructor
Planned and implemented therapeutic and functional activities in a daily treatment program to progress/maximize the patient’s physical and lifestyle abilities
Planned the appropriate home therapeutic exercises as needed for family education & training, discharge home.
Documented progression on patient’s charts and collaborated with nursing staff, Medical Doctors, Family Clinical Rounds staffing concerning patient’s level of independence.
Participated in case management sessions via M.D. staffing rounds, clinical staffing meetings
Completed American Physical Therapy Association Clinical Instructor Education Credentialing Program
Twenty (22) years of Professional Practice in Physical Therapy, Acute and Outpatient Rehabilitation, Adult/Youth and Geriatric Patients.
Performed mandatory usage of Gait Belt (Patient Safety Management) Dialysis, Diabetes, Neurological, Orthopedic (CPM, Casting, Goniometer Measurements), Transfer Training, Amputees (Prosthesis/transfers/gait training) on level/unlevel surfaces, Balancing training, Assistive device measurements/fittings, Ordering of supplies( sliding boards to specifications, wheelchairs,, Uasage of the Arjo Patient Mobility Equipment, Specialized Home Exercise Programs, Family Member meetings/Consultations for Discharge Home, Activities of Daily Living, Parent teaching, and Education via Individual or group setting, Staff rounds with Medical Doctor/Nursing/Physical Therapy evaluations upon M.D. Scripts; Respiratory, Grand-Mal Seizure patients. Provided assistance to EMS when transferring Orthopedic related patients from bed to gurney.
Advocacy in Action for Public Health Conference, April 13-14, 2015
Georgia Public Health Association, Health Education & Promotion, March 2015
EnduraCare Acute Education Programs/Courses -2007- 2014
American Heart Association, Healthcare provider in CPR, AED, 2015-2017
Licensure, GA Board of Physical Therapy, 2015-2017; PTA000204
Master of Public Health Excellence Award,4.0 GPA
Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education
Outstanding Young Men of America Award
Public Speaking, Speaker of community events, education classes on patient mobility & safety management.
100 Men of Valdosta, Ga; Special Events Photographer
Boy Scouts of America, Scoutmaster Troop #1787, St. Paul AME Church
Volunteer for Community Health Fairs, March of Dimes-Relay for Life
MPH, Master of Public Health, Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, Ga, 2016
BS, Therapeutic Recreation/Leisure Services, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 1992
AS, Physical Therapist Assistant Program, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 1985 and rehabilitation department
100 Men of Valdosta, Ga; Special Events Photograph