occupational therapist resume example with 11+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Healthcare professional with education and over 11 years experience in clinical operations and service delivery. Strong communicator skilled in forging relationships with key team members including medical directors, physicians, clinical liaisons, and the entire interdisciplinary team. Empathetic practitioner with ability to anticipate patient needs and understand expectations. Diverse background in a variety of healthcare settings including inpatient rehab, sub acute rehab, and acute care. Dependable, serving needs of patients through responsive engagement with healthcare services and policymakers. Skilled at analyzing records and compiling medical history to determine appropriate care and effectively utilize resources. Maintains highest standards of ethics, professionalism and regulatory compliance to ease common stressors and de-escalate potential conflicts.

  • Case management
  • Experienced in anatomy and physiology
  • Medical record review
  • Advocacy
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Technology experience
  • Calm and Effective Under Pressure
  • Patient Needs Assessment and Referral
  • Organized and Efficient
  • Clinical educator
  • Training and development
Work History
Occupational Therapist , 03/2014 - Current
Lehigh Valley Hospital & Health Easton, PA,
  • Perform all duties of OTR including evaluation of patient condition, development of realistic goals and meaningful plan of care through collaboration with patient and family members/caregivers, case management, and implementation of occupation based intervention with constant reassessment and adjustment to meet patient needs
  • Educate health care professionals; including physicians, nurses, therapists and other ancillary staff on ways to improve experiences and streamline delivery of services.
  • Extensive experience in orthopedic care
  • Ability to thrive in highly productive environment by managing high-volume caseload with appropriate delegation to support staff
  • Relationship development with multiple colleges and universities as a means for staffing growth and recruitment to student program
  • Collaboration with research department to implement assessment tool for data collection on functional outcomes to demonstrate progress through the continuum of care
  • Assist in managerial duties including staff and patient scheduling, providing patient updates to insurers to optimize service delivery, verifying accuracy of admission information (insurer, ICD10)
  • Document clinical services provided and updated comprehensive tracking systems for health records and billing.
  • Inaugural class of the Mary Free Bed Leadership Pathways mentor program
  • Strong knowledge of medical terminology to better understand services and procedures
  • Experienced clinical instructor
  • Ability to remain calm during high-stress, critical situations, demonstrating sustained focus and problem-solving in real-time.
Occupational Therapist, 10/2013 - 03/2014
Lehigh Valley Hospital & Health Dickson City, PA,
  • Demonstrated excellent time management and organization skills while serving as primary OTR for three sub-acute rehabilitation facilities
  • Established and maintained professional relationships with multiple interdisciplinary teams at multiple facilities
  • Participated in care plan meetings with interdisciplinary team, family members and patients to effectively communicate therapy plans of care and address needs prior to discharge.
  • Supervised team of occupational therapy assistants delivering care under direction from the OTR
Occupational Therapist, 08/2011 - 09/2013
Lehigh Valley Hospital & Health Lehighton, PA,
  • Occupational therapist at CARF accredited facility with specialty designations in stroke and brain injury
  • Contributing member of stroke team and brain injury team, balancing clinical quality initiatives with key performance indicators such as FIM gain, LOS reduction, and D/C to community improvements
  • Participated in weekly rounding meetings with interdisciplinary team and medical director
Master of Science: Occupational Therapist, Expected in 2011
Florida Gulf Coast Univerrsity - Fort Myers, FL,
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Bachelor of Science: Airport Science And Administration , Expected in 2006
Western Michigan Univeristy - Kalamazoo, MI,
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Licenses & Certifications
  • Occupational Therapist Registered • NBCOT
  • Licensed Occupational Therapist • State of Michigan
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist • Academy of Lymphatic Studies
Additional Training

NDT/Bobath Certificate Course in Management of Adults with Stroke and Brain Injury • MOTEC Fieldwork Educator Days (2017) • Bioness H200 training and certificate • American Spinal Injury Association – International Standards for Classification of SCI

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  • Florida Gulf Coast Univerrsity
  • Western Michigan Univeristy

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