Dawn Reidy Resume, 2016

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Dawn Reidy

221 Salem St Wilmington, MA 01887 Phone: 978-604-1472 E-Mail: dawnreidy@verizon.net

ProfileRecent graduate of University of Massachusetts, Masters in Management of Aging Services program with several years of experience as a creative, determined, dedicated and caring healthcare professional with strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills, looking forward to new opportunities to serve the aging community. Education2013 2015Master of Science; Management of Aging Services; 2015Honors: Summa Cum Laude, Sigma Phi Omega

University of Massachusetts Lowell2008 2010Bachelor of Arts; Liberal Arts with Concentrations in English and Psychology; 2010Honors: Summa Cum Laude, Alpha Sigma Lambda

North Shore Community College1991 1994Associate of Science; Physical Therapy, 1994Honors: Cum Laude

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 sub-acute 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. Tests and measures patients strength, motor function, sensory perception, functional capacity and respiratory and circulatory efficiency.Recommends equipment and in-home modifications for patients ready for discharge home.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.

Director of Vendor Relations and Marketing, Wilmington Farmers Market2009-Present Collaborated with four community members to establish a successful 501(c) 4 non-profit farmers market in the town of Wilmington, Massachusetts Builds and maintains working relationships with vendors, nonprofit organizations and volunteers participating in the farmers market. Directs general operation of the market as on site manager, ensuring smooth interactions between vendors and patrons. Develops and oversees market volunteer program. Maintains records of all market business. Successfully coordinates and executes a publicity campaign using a variety of marketing strategies including social media and press releases, along with other media. Initiates and facilitates fundraising events including grant writing efforts.

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.Educated patients in the use of assistive devices such as walkers, canes and crutches, the application of devices such as walking boots and prosthetics, and pain management skills such as application of gentle heat, ice packs, and breathing techniques. Created and instructed patients in the implementation of home exercise programs.Developed and oversaw exercise programs with group home staff members, and instructed group home staff in proper transfer and mobility techniques for individual residents.Provided weekly updates on patient progress to evaluating physical therapists.

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.Developed educational enrichment programs for Wilmingtons public schools.

Parent Volunteer, Wilmington Public Schools 2000-2007 Independently created take home literacy packs for preschool children. Participated in MCAS preparation for elementary school students.Assisted elementary school teachers in providing English language instruction to children from Germany and Viet Nam. Assisted first grade teachers in literacy programs and developed education programs centered on climate change for elementary school children.Acted as a tutor in math, English, social studies, science and health.Volunteer Coordinator, Wildwood Early Childhood Center Library, Wilmington Public Schools 2001-2004Developed and directed volunteer library program including oversight of weekly story hour for preschool and kindergarten classes.Procured and processed books for circulation at the Wildwood Early Childhood Center Library.Created learning activities related to story hour books on a weekly basis.Organized, marketed and managed successful book fairs and bake sales for fundraising purposes.

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 sub-acute 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.

Physical Therapist Assistant, Aberjona Nursing Home1995-1999Directly supervised two Physical Therapy Aides and managed varying patient caseloads. Treated 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. 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.

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