An entry level occupational therapist with experience in training, patient care, project management, and personnel management. I have exceptional knowledge of therapy principles, theory, methods and their application. I am a organized problem solver who easily adapts and swiftly handles changing caseloads and therapy related duties.
Certified Occupational Therapist
HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS
Gentle and skilled with therapy procedures
Pain management techniques
Outpatient therapy background
Completed a three month field work experience in a school setting. Participated in intervention and treatment planning for age groups 5-14 years old. .Worked with patients diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, Mental Retardation and Learning Disorders. Assisted in IEP goal development and gave professional input determining student progress.
Completed a three month field work experience in a Outpatient Rehab Setting. Compassionately assisted patients with debilitating conditions such as back pain, arthritis, fractures, sports injuries, head injuries, and strokes. Facilitated ADLs and assisted patients with functional mobility to increase comfort and quality of life. Created individualized home exercise programs for outpatient therapy clients to improve health and wellness. Assisted patients with physical movements to help restore function and lessen pain and disability. Instructed patients in the safe and effective use of pulleys, weights, inclined surfaces and other equipment. Performed and documented initial exams and determined appropriate intervention plan. Provided the highest quality of care to patients and their families.
Facilitated ADLs and assisted patients with functional mobility to increase comfort and quality of life. Instruct caregivers and/or patients in use of adapted equipment. Evaluated home environment for barriers to functional mobility and safety. Identified and properly documented patient goals and evaluated progress.
Master of Science (M.S.), Occupational Therapy- A.T. Still University, Mesa, AZ 2012-Present
Recreational AIde- Georgia Regional Hospital, Savannah, GA, 2011
Health Aide- Winn Army Community Hospital, Fort Stewart, GA, 2011
U.S. Air force Reserves, Luke AFB, AZ Dental Assistant -Assists dental officer with patient treatment. Receives patient, examines dental record, and prepares patient for treatment. Takes and records blood pressure. Assists in managing emergency procedures. Retracts tissues and maintains clear operating field. Prepares syringe for injection of anesthetics. Prepares materials for making impressions and restoring defective teeth. Performs oral prophylaxis and scaling procedures using dental hand instruments and oral hygiene aids.
U.S. Air Force Reserves
Arizona Occupational Therapy Association
Pediatric, Disability, Documentation, Regulatory Compliance, Training, CPR, Healthcare, Problem Solving, Proficient in MS word, excel, outlook, and powerpoint.
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