Proficient team player skilled in promoting improvements to physical strength and abilities to enhance patient life at home, in school or at the workplace. Strong planning, problem-solving and relationship-building skills. Effective at patient assessments, treatment planning and progress updates. Well-versed in electronic charting, healthcare team collaboration, and documentation of resultsfor patients working through Occupational Therapy protocols. Texas-licensed Occupational Therapist (TX lic. 109604) who's background includes working with adult and geriatric patients to improve/educate with self-care, adaptive techniques, orthotics, prosthetics, seating/positioning for mobilility, transfer/mobility safety, psychosocial skills, and overall overall quality of life. Results-focused Health professional with strength in achieving patient goals, working in a team, and respecting all gender, ethnic, and cultural diversities. Proactive leader with strengths in communication and collaboration. Proficient in leveraging skills of all team members and managing concurrent objectives to promote efficiency and influence positive outcomes. After first working my way up through the ranks of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Scotts Foods, and PepsiCo Corporation (age 15-20), I enlisted in the United States Army. I quickly advanced from the rank of E-1 to E-4 within 12 months; however, in 1991 I was injured in a helicopter accident. I received one surgery in Landstuhl Germany and was discharged directly to the Dallas VA hospital, where I was to receive the first of numerous surgeries. After receiving two years of inpatient and outpatient OT and PT Rehabilitation, I decided to go back to school and become an Occupational Therapist. After my injuries on active duty and being an Army Reservist, the military agreed to pay for me to go back to school, so long as it was an advanced degree. So, I decided to go to Texas Women's University in Denton to obtain my Master's of Occupational Therapy. Several years ago, I decided to return to Texas Women's University to obtain my PhD and I am currently in good standing with two more classes and my dissertation remaining. My PhD program is an “in residence fly-in” program. I was privilated and honored g to serve over 20 years as an enlisted man and as an officer on active duty, in the reserves, and in the state guard. Serving in many military capacities over 20 years, I was required to , and was responsible for the safety and welfare of all of my soldiers as the executive officer of a 130 person military police company. After many deployments, reserve/guard activations, and medical mission trips,
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