Licensed Occupational Therapist with experience in skilled nursing rehabilitation with exercise science background seeking full-time position in a professional setting with focus on restoring physical function and promoting client independence and participation in activities of daily living. Integrity and a positive attitude in combination with strong knowledge basis of assessment/evaluation and function based treatment approaches to ensure client needs are effectively met.
Certified Occupational Therapist by NBCOT.
MS in Occupational Therapy from the University of Indianapolis (2011).
Initial evaluation/assessment and interview with clients to establish realistic and measurable goals and promote restoration of functional abilities. Worked with clients diagnosed with CHF, debility, CVA, TKA, THA, fractures, dementia, Parkinson's, Huntington's, below knee amputation, Multiple Sclerosis, and other conditions. Designed occupation based and client centered interventions for a variety of diagnoses to improve quality of life consisting of therapeutic exercise and therapeutic activities, ADL re-training, cognitive skills re-training, and compensatory/adaptive approaches for specific deficits. Assisted with client discharge planning using a multi-disciplinary approach to meet client needs resulting in successful discharge to home at PLOF. Home assessment recommendation/modifications to ensure safe living environment. Directly supervised and educated COTAs and students in skilled nursing facility setting to ensure occupational therapy standards and ethics are met resulting in positive written student evaluation of supervisor.
PRN Occupational Therapist for skilled nursing facilities in Indianapolis and surrounding areas and home health services through Allied Home Health.
Administered personal fitness evaluations and exercise programs for members, pace leader for mini marathon training group, group fitness instructor, and assistance of daily fitness center tasks.
Secretary of Student Occupational Therapy Association.
Master Thesis: Factors influencing the occupational therapy discharge planning process in skilled nursing facilities.
Member of AOTA.
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