certified occupational therapy assistant resume example with 4+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Dedicated new graduate registered nurse with 5 years of experience as an occupational therapy assistant, showcasing exemplary professional conduct characterized by self-responsibility, a strong work ethic, a profound commitment to compassionate care, and cultural competence in serving diverse populations from babies to seniors. Seeking a challenging position as a registered nurse to utilize my skills in delivering high-quality patient care and contributing to positive patient outcomes.

  • Demonstrates various clinical procedures, such as medication administration, wound care, IV therapy, and patient assessment.
  • Assess complex situations, make sound judgments, and prioritize patient care effectively including clinical reasoning, problem-solving, and decision-making.
  • Provide compassionate care, maintain patient safety, and promote patient well-being such as patient advocacy, patient education, and bedside manner.
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills, including effective verbal and written communication with patients, families, and healthcare team members
  • Prioritize tasks, manage workload efficiently, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced healthcare environment
  • Showcases ability to work collaboratively in interdisciplinary teams, effectively communicate with colleagues, and contribute to a positive work environment
  • Demonstrate ability to connect with patients on an emotional level, provide emotional support, and display empathy towards their needs.
  • Culturally competent care experience
  • In providing culturally sensitive care to patients from diverse backgrounds
  • Easily establishes rapport with patients
  • Energetic and highly motivated
  • Quick learner with exceptional multitasking abilities.
07/2019 to Current Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Unitypoint Health | Grinnell, IA,
  • Assist Patients with rehabilitative activities and exercises outlined in a treatment plan developed in collaboration with an Occupational Therapist
  • Aid in the provision of rehabilitative services for people suffering from mental, physical, emotional or developmental impairments
  • Monitor patients activities, record progress with daily and weekly notes
  • Educated patients and family members regarding diagnosis, injury prevention and therapeutic treatments
  • Treated a wide range of conditions, including CHF, AF, COPD, Stroke, Orthopedic, Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s and Amputation patients.
  • Implemented a range of treatments and therapeutic exercise programs involving active and passive ranges of motions and muscle reeducation.
10/2018 to 06/2019 Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Unitypoint Health | Urbandale, IA,
  • Performed occupational therapy interventions in rehabilitation and skilled nursing settings.
  • Helped patients learn to perform basic tasks such as eating, grooming and dressing.
  • Utilized various treatment modalities and developed individualized therapeutic exercise programs.
09/2018 to 04/2019 Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Unitypoint Health | Muscatine, IA,
  • Established daily routines that are easy for the children to follow.
  • Successfully improved student participation in the classroom through integration of creative role-playing and fine motor and gross motor tasks.
  • Continually collaborated with parents to achieve goals.
  • Facilitated patients in functioning adequately in home, community and school environments.
Education and Training
Expected in 08/2023 to to Associate of Applied Science | Professional Nursing Program Austin Community College, Austin, TX GPA:

Clinical Experiences

  • Level I, St. David's Medical Center, Orthopedic and Neuro Unit
  • Level II, Seton Medical Center at UT, Neuro and Oncology and seizure Unit
  • Level III, Seton Medical Center, OB Unit
  • Level III, Dell Children's hospital, Pediatric Unit
Expected in 08/2018 to to Associate of Applied Science | Occupational Therapy Assistance Austin Community College, Austin, TX GPA:

Clinical experience

  • Level I, First Leap, Pediatric outpatient
  • Level II, Trinity Care, Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Level III, Brookdale Westlake Hills, Skilled nursing facility and outpatient in Assisted living facility
  • Level III, Park Valley Inn, Skilled Nursing Facility
Expected in 02/2007 to to Bachelor Degree of Education | Korea National Open University, Seoul, South Korea, GPA:

Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Activities and Honors

America Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) member

Texas Occupational Therapy Association (TOTA) member


Volunteer experiences

  • Round Rock Area Serving Center ( Round Rock, TX) Sep 2022-Current - Assist to organize food bank, distribute food and support individuals serving human needs in the City of Round Rock & surrounding areas.
  • Austin Humane Society (Austin, TX) 2018-2020 Support homeless animals by cleaning the facility, dog walking and assisting adoption process.
  • Poverty Simulation (Austin, TX) Feb 2018 - Participated in poverty simulation project to appreciate what it may be like to live in poverty and to re-think difficulties that individuals face daily due to economic disparities.
  • Austin Club House (Austin, TX) Nov 2017 - Volunteered to assist cleaning up for and serving Thanksgiving Luncheon for Austin Club House members and their families.
  • TOTA Conference (Austin, TX) Nov 2017 - Volunteered to assist in on-site coordination of the TOTA Conference in Austin
  • NAMIWalks Austin in 2017 (Austin, TX) Sept2017 – Joined walk to increase awareness of mental illness and raise funds
  • Cadence Therapy (Manor, TX) Jan-Mar 2015 Volunteered as a side-walker to walk alongside the rider during Hippotherapy and to be responsible for the rider's safety
  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) ( Expired 2/2025)
  • Basic Life Support ( Expired 6/2024)
Full Professional
Full Professional
Native/ Bilingual

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School Attended

  • Austin Community College
  • Austin Community College
  • Korea National Open University

Job Titles Held:

  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant


  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Bachelor Degree of Education

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