Caring occupational therapist with strong interpersonal skills and proficiency in patient assessment, time management and therapy-program design and execution. Analytical and thorough with proven ability to treat patients from birth to adulthood.
Adaptive to changing environments
Focused on consistent, quality care
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Henry Ford HospitalDetroit, MIAcute Care, Level II FW04/2016 to 06/2016
Worked in the acute care setting of nationally recognized level I trauma center.
Participated in research regarding early mobility rehabilitation in the intensive care unit.
Worked within all hospital units including; orthopedics, neuro, trauma, cardiopulmonary, oncology, surgical intensive care unit, medical intensive care unit.
Conducted initial evaluations and treatment for adults with neurological, musculoskeletal, cardiac, and cancer diagnoses in and out of the intensive care units.
Educated patients and family members regarding diagnosis, injury prevention, therapeutic treatments, work simplification and energy conservation principles.
Planned and administered a range of treatments and therapeutic exercise programs involving active and passive ranges of motion and muscle reeducation.
Proficient in EPIC documentation system.
St. John HospitalDetroit, MIOutpatient (Hands), Outpatient Peds, Acute Care, Level II FW01/2016 to 03/2016
Worked within the adult and pediatric outpatient clinic, general outpatient acute care, neonatal intensive care unit, and pediatric intensive care unit, as well as a developmental pediatric clinic.
Utilized a variety of modalities including; e-stim, iontophoresis, ultrasound, fluidotherapy, superficial hot/cold, and kinesiotaping.
Adept with joint mobilization, splinting, and aggressive scar management techniques.Inspected physician referrals and determined appropriate evaluation procedures.
Interpreted results and proposed intervention plans, including short and long-range goals, frequency and duration.
Planned and administered a range of treatments and therapeutic exercise programs involving active and passive ranges of motion and muscle reeducation for children and adults.
Planned individually-designed treatment programs to restore, maintain and improve physical functioning, alleviate pain and prevent disability.
Proficient in E-Care electronic medical record system.
St. Luke New Life and Literacy CenterFlint, MIMental Health Placement, Level I FW04/2015 to 07/2015
Designed and implemented a four day stress management seminar for staff and literacy members to address psycho-social needs within a non-profit literacy center in the heart of inner city Flint.
Established positive rapport with clients.
Demonstrated clear written and oral communications skills when working with a diverse group of clientele.
Exhibited strong leadership skills.
St. John HospitalDetroit, MIInpatient Rehab, Level I FW10/2014 to 12/2014
Exposed to a large number of diverse physical dysfunctions including but not limited to bilateral LE amputations, total hip replacements, cardiac and pulmonary diagnoses, CVA, TBI, and spinal surgeries.
Educated patients and family members regarding diagnosis, injury prevention and therapeutic treatments.
PsychsystemsHarper Woods, MIAutism Technician07/2014 to 05/2015
Implemented highly structured, evidence-based Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy with children ages 2-6 years on the autism spectrum.
Applied discrete trial training, skills acquisition training, behavior treatment planning, and social skills training.
Trained in ABA strategies.
Beaumont HospitalRoyal Oak, MIOutpatient Pediatric Clinic, Level I FW01/2014 to 03/2014
Worked with diagnoses including but not limited to: cerebral palsy, down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, sensory dysfunction.
Exposed to several hours of feeding therapy.
Eisenhower CenterAnn Arbor, MIShift Supervisor10/2012 to 05/2014
Managed a high-volume caseload and organized the daily schedules of rehabilitation associates and patients.
Administered medications and vital signs.
Eisenhower CenterAnn Arbor, MIActivities Specialist10/2011 to 09/2012
Organized and implemented vocational activities for a physically and mentally diverse group of clients with brain and spinal cord injuries.
Ensured that each individual was part of an activity that challenged their unique skill level and was able to improve attention, concentration and orientation though functional activities.
Eisenhower CenterAnn Arbor, MIRehabilitation Associate04/2011 to 05/2014
Worked directly with clients on therapeutic exercises assigned by licensed therapists.
Guided clients in maintaining a functional and safe living environment.
Maintained a safe healthy community through ability to recognize and then de-escalate potentially harmful or disruptive behaviors.
Education and Training
Masters of Occupational TherapyJune 2016Baker Center, Flint, MI3.97 / 4.0
Bachelor of ScienceApril 2011University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MIMajor: Brain Behavior and Cognitive Science Minor: Gender and Health
Registered with National Board Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)