To Whom It May Concern: I am writing in response to the online posting for a full-time occupational therapist position at Mott Children's Hospital- Milestone rehabilitation site through the University of Michigan Health System. It is of my highest desire and personal goal to obtain a position as a team member in an occupational therapy inpatient and/or outpatient pediatric setting within Mott Children's Hospital system since I was a student in 2009. I am confident that my skills and my passion for children in occupational therapy would be an asset and are a perfect match for a position on your rehabilitation team. I would bring to your company a broad range of skills, including: Personal desire to uphold high ethical standards including dedication to my job A personal commitment to consistency between what is professed and what is done Collaborate ideas amongst other team members The capacity to work with concerns from children's family members without being personally diminished A personal strive to effectively develop my skills as a therapist through a variety of resources available Personal Summary A hard working, articulate and well-organized individual who is flexible and able to adapt to challenges when they arise while remaining aware of professional roles and boundaries. Possessing a proven ability to devise treatment programs that increase the child's primary occupation to play, progress a child through the developmental sequence to an age-appropriate level, and increase independence with activities of daily living. Having experience of managing multiple caseloads prioritizing needs, and completing required administrative tasks required for insurance authorizations. Now looking to obtain a full-time and/or part-time position as a team member in an occupational therapy pediatric setting where I can gain further experience in advance skills, develop my professional skills as a therapist, and be a productive team member Enthusiastic occupational therapist dedicated to achieving superior patient outcomes while participating as a member of a multidisciplinary case-management team. Caring occupational therapist with strong interpersonal skills and proficiency in patient assessment, time management and therapy-program design and execution.
Feeding and oral motor therapy aptness
Skilled in patient relations
Trained in diagnostics and prognostics
Trained in motor and cognitive skills therapy
MVPT-3, VMI, BOT-2 proficiencies
Occupational Therapist02/2013 to Current Leaps and Bounds Therapy Services
Enhancement of skill set of evaluation and treatment of children with sensory integration dysfunction, S.I, and motor praxis/coordination difficulties.
Expanded skillet within the development of education to families regarding S.I.
and development of individualized sensory diets within a home exercise program.
Refined skill set within evaluation and treatment of the Picky Eater.
Continued growth within treatment activities to address visual difficulties.
Completed Crisis Prevention, CPI, training and trained in behavioral management techniques for the emotionally impaired, EI, population.
Continually collaborated with parents and teachers to achieve speech therapy goals.
Demonstrated clear written and oral communications skills when working with health care professionals, patients and caregivers.
Established positive rapport with patients.
Made necessary referrals for ancillary services available within the school system or hospital.
Occupational Therapist02/2013 to 08/2013 Leaps and Bounds Therapy Services
Evaluate and treat children with various oral motor/feeding difficulties Trained within the Beckman Oral Motor protocol Implement Kay Toomey SOS feeding approach with picky eaters/sensory integration dysfunction Trained in BAL-A-Vis-X treatment program for children with visual, praxis/motor planning, and coordination difficulties Advanced skillet with Kinseotaping to include but not limited to
Occupational Therapist01/2012 to 03/2012 City Kids, Inc CPR – Chicago, IL
Monitored and recorded patient progress in response to therapy.
Treatment of the Baby and Young Child
Beckman Oral Motor
Tools for Treating Feeding in the Medically Challenging Child October 2011 NDTA 2011 National Conference: Building Blocks of May 2011 Baby Treatment NDTA, Rye Brook NY Bracial Plexus: Therapist Education Day August 2010 U of M Bracial Plexus Clinic, Howell MI Five Days of NDT June 2010.
Children's Hospital of Michigan
Occupational Therapist03/2010 to 06/2011 Sparrow Health System – Lansing, MI
Outpatient Pediatrics Evaluate and developed a plan of care for a variety of diagnosis from birth to 18 years of age Proficient in the ability to select, administer, score, and document results of standardized and non-standardized test appropriate to the patient's age and diagnosis, to include but not limited to: Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency-2nd edition, Peadbody Developmental Motor Scales- 2nd edition, VMI, DVPT II, Sensory Observations, ROM, MMT, and Dynaomoter Testing.
Determines assistive technology/devices for optimal positioning, functional mobility, and activities of daily living for patients Utilizes appropriate strategies to prevent and manage contractures and deformities including but limited to adaptive equipment, splints, range of motion, stretching, active movement and strengthening Promotes constructive behavior and interaction with children through the use of various strategies including but not limited to positive reinforcement, encouragement, redir.
University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital – Ann Arbor, MI
Kaufman Children's Center
Mott Children's HospitalBriarwood Milestones- Outpatient Clinic: May 9, 2013University of Michigan-
Coursework in Rehabilitative Services and Physical Therapy
Masters of Occupational Therapy: December 2009Saginaw Valley State University, University-
Coursework in Rehabilitative Services and Physical Therapy
Licensed Occupational Therapist, State of Michigan
I would welcome the opportunity to further discuss this position with you. If you have questions or would like to schedule an interview, please contact me by phone at 248-921- 4022 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. I have enclosed my resume for your review, and I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Jenna L. Maxey