occupational therapist resume example with 8+ years of experience

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

Skilled and seasoned occupational therapist with versatility in adapting to the diverse needs of clients and focused on developing targeted treatment plans to support individual needs. Well-trained 9 years of practice and 7 years of experience in the outpatient setting building personal confidence amongst clients suffering from a wide variety of neurological insults; orthopedic conditions and injuries; and rheumatic diseases. Rehabilitation specialist with deliberate planning and thoughtful organization for treatment and development of functional benchmarks for individuals based on personal goals.

  • Outpatient therapy experience for 7 years to current
  • Passion for neurological and orthopedic outpatient setting with adults and geriatrics
  • Direct exposure to wide variety of diagnoses within neurological and orthopedic setting
  • Abrupt on evidence-based practice in outpatient therapy interventions
  • Intervention planning
  • Building rapport and professional client/family relationship
  • Creative and function-based in treatment interventions and goals
  • Holistic in approach of treatment, including emotional, cognitive, and physical components
  • Driven and self-motivated
  • Detail-oriented and thorough
  • Prioritizes team-based approach with other therapists, physicians, surgeons, etc.
  • Quality mentor and instructor to students and other healthcare professionals
Work History
04/2014 to Current Occupational Therapist Blue Stone Therapy Solutions | Newton, IA,
  • Provide effective and compassionate care and treatment for clients in the outpatient setting following neurological events, as well as those following orthopedic injuries/surgeries and those suffering from chronic rheumatic conditions, through thorough evaluation and formulation of a plan of care based on client-centered goals and residual deficits that impede those goals.
  • Established specialty in the neurological setting, including evaluation and development of a treatment plan for those with residual deficits following a CVA, TBI, peripheral nerve injuries, and SCI, as well as those with progressive neurological disease, such as MS, Parkinson's disease, and ALS. Specialty includes treatment and management of the neurological shoulder, upper limb sensorimotor retraining, PWR! Moves to target cardinal deficits of Parkinson's disease, visual processing and perceptual retraining, driving rehabilitation, adaptive equipment, and home assessment and modifications to maximize safety and independence within the home.
  • Forte in the orthopedic setting includes evaluation and treatment of those suffering from injuries and surgeries that involve the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand, with a specific experience in and passion for conservative management of shoulder pain and impingement, as well as post-operative care of the elbow and wrist.
  • Strength in the rheumatic setting emphasizes long-term consideration for pain management, joint protection and mobility preservation, activity and environmental adaptations, and quality of life.
  • Managed up to 12 patients a day with evaluations and/or treatment sessions.
  • Worked in-hand with speech and physical therapists to optimize clients' recovery.
  • Created and coordinates weekly wellness exercise class over 5 years.
04/2014 to Current Occupational Therapist Blue Stone Therapy Solutions | Osage, IA,
  • Evaluate clients in the acute hospital setting and address residual deficits during hospitalization to promote return home at greater level of safety and independent or begin early rehabilitation following traumatic injury, acute illness, or post-surgical status, such as those who suffered from a CVA or SCI; encephalopathy; and those post-total hip, total knee, and total shoulder arthroplasty.
  • Training in adaptive equipment following surgical intervention, such as following total hip and total knee arthroplasty.
  • Currently on-call during select weekends each month for evaluation and treatment for acute CVAs and TIAs.
08/2012 to 04/2014 Occupational Therapist Blue Stone Therapy Solutions | Rochester, MN,
  • Evaluated and treated the geriatric population under inpatient, outpatient, and home-based needs in nursing facility, assisted living facility, and independent living facility.
  • Coordinated interventions with multidisciplinary treatment team, including collaboration and supervision of certified occupational therapy assistant.
Expected in 05/2012 to to Master of Science | Occupational Therapy University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, GPA:
Expected in 05/2009 to to Bachelor of Science | Physical Education With Emphasis in Kinesiology Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, GPA:
  • OTR / L - Occupational therapist licensed in the state of Mississippi and registered
  • PWR! Moves certified for treatment in Parkinson’s disease
  • BLS, CPR, and First Aid certified through the AHA

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School Attended

  • University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Mississippi State University

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