occupational therapist resume example with 14+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Accomplished Occupational Therapist with over 28 years of experience in homecare, long term and sub-acute skilled nursing facilities, hospital inpatient and outpatient services, adult day health, assistive living, and acute rehabilitation hospitals. Hardworking and knowledgeable with clinical expertise to treat a wide range of diagnosis's in diverse populations. Caring and compassionate occupational therapist with strong interpersonal skills and proficient in patient assessment, time management, therapy program design and execution. Experienced complex problem-solving and critical thinker . Organized, dependable and successful at managing multiple priorities and multitasking with a positive attitude. Clear understanding of healthcare standards, procedures, and best practices , Currently seeking a per diem or part time employment

  • Computer proficient, EMR / EHR
  • Patient Management/multidisciplinary collaboration/teamwork
  • Patient evaluation, intervention planning and goal setting experience
  • Strong Interpersonal (oral and written) communication skill
  • Flexible and Adaptable
  • Strong clinical judgment, critical and creative thinking skills
  • Patient and staff educator
  • Clinical mentor, team training, and supervisory skills
  • Progress assessments
Work History
Occupational Therapist, 10/2012 to 07/2019
U.S. Physical TherapyHermitage, TN,
    • Evaluated and examined individuals in home-care setting with various impairments (including and not limited to neurological, musculoskeletal, orthopedic, cardiovascular, cardiopulmonary, cognitive limitations, visual impairments, developmental impairments and psychosocial impairments) which limits person's level of independence at home with safety.
    • Develop individualized care planes with achievable goals aimed at reaching individual's highest level of safe and functional independence.
    • Performed assessments during treatment to determine progress according to goals.
    • Coordinated interventions with multidisciplinary treatment team, medical staff, patient and family
    • Educated and implemented standardized testing for objective outcome measurements ( 2 minute step test, modified Borg test, Functional reach test, TUG standard, manual, cognitive test, Strength test ( hand held dynamometer, 30 second chair stand test, MMT) joint ROM goniometer, Mini Mental test, MoCA test, SLUM's and visual testing)).
    • Performed medication management and consolidation throughout treatment.
    • Meticulously reviewed records and referrals to determine and implement best treatment methods.
    • Recommended equipment to use in-home to maximize opportunities for wellness.
    • Performed wheelchair assessment and positioning assessment, collaborated with physician and vendor and performed needed documentation necessary for reimbursement for insurance provider.
    • Assessed and acquired needed orthotics, prosthetics and splinting for positioning to decrease risk for deformity.
    • Expertise in neuro-motor retraining techniques, visual-perceptual retraining, cognitive rehabilitation and dementia management, therapeutic exercise and manual muscle techniques, myofascial release techniques, orthopedic hand disorder and injury intervention, fine motor dexterity and hand strengthening techniques, vestibular and balance retraining and ADL/(I)ADL retraining.
    • Developed strong clinical skills through professional seminars, competency modules, self-education and collaborating with other team members and executing various treatment technique.
Home-care Occupational Therapist, 04/2008 to 04/2012
Trinity Health CorporationPlymouth, IN,
    • Provided high level expertise while executing and implementing all qualifications and performance areas noted in most recent employment history stated above (VNA Care)
    • Evaluated and examined individuals in home-care setting with various impairments which limits person's level of safe independence in their home
    • Coordinated interventions with multidisciplinary treatment team.
    • Established compassionate and caring relationships with patients.
    • Adherer's to organizational and departmental policies and procedures
    • Advocate for all patient's health, safety and right
    • Educated and integrated Oasis documentation for reimbursement in homecare setting.
    • Educated and integrated computer EMR Encore then NDOC program
    • Managed caseload of 12 to 18 patients weekly with daily fluctuating schedules while maintaining productivity quota.
    • Developed and implemented performance improvement strategies and plans to promote continuous improvement.
Homecare Occupational Therapist, 04/2006 to 12/2008
Taylorville Memorial HospitalSpringfield, IL,
  • Provided a high level expertise while executing and implementing all qualifications and performance areas noted in the most recent employment history stated above (VNA Care and UMassMemorial Homecare)
  • Conducted physical, academic, vocational, mental and other types of evaluations to identify clients' needs and devise rehabilitation plans.
  • Evaluated patient conditions, histories and goals.
  • Recommended equipment to use in-home to maximize opportunities for wellness.
  • Collaborates and communicates well in multi- disciplinary team for establishing and execution patient's POC, treatment modalities and goal attainment
  • Established compassionate and caring relationships with patients.
  • Worked as the only occupational therapist in northeast corner of Connecticut, covering 30 miles radius, achieved high level of independence, flexibility and multitasking skills.
  • Educated and integrated PTCT EMR computer program.
  • Experienced in physical modalities (laser therapy, electric stimulation/tens unit, hydrotherapy, moist heat, cryotherapy, paraffin bath, manual massage) to decrease pain and debility
Staff Occupational Therapist, 04/2004 to 04/2006
Genesis Rehabilitation ServicesCity, STATE,
  • Screen, examine and evaluate individuals in Skilled Nursing facilities (sub acute and long term care setting, Assistive Living and Adult Day Health facilities) with various impairments and conditions that limits patient's functional ability
  • Delivered occupational therapy services to comply with prescribed physician orders.
  • Performed evaluations and assessments to recommend best treatment for individual patients
  • Establish Plan of care with monitoring every treatment so to progress patients towards and achieve optimal independent status.
  • Adept at restorative nursing program development
  • Knowledgeable in geriatric population and intervention strategies
  • Performed staff education to individualized patient programs inclusive on appropriate transfer/mobility techniques and mobility transfer equipment, individualized ADL programs and appropriate use of adaptive self-care equipment, self-feeding and adaptive feeding equipment and dementia strategies to assist staff with daily interactions
  • Utilized PPS/Medicare reimbursement program and Medicare B billing and appropriate documentation and deadlines
  • Successful in treating caseload of 6 to 8 patient's daily and group therapy
: Business Administration And Management, Expected in to Nichols College - Dudley, MA

55 credits earned in the day division, associated degree only offered in evening division

Bachelor of Science: Occupational Therapy, Expected in 06/1992 to Worcester State University - Worcester, MA
  • Dean's List throughout college enrollment
  • Member of Occupational Therapy Honor society
  • Graduated cum laude,Graduated with 3.7 GPA
  • Graduated in Top 25% of Class
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts Occupational Therapist Registered/licensed # 3672
  • Connecticut Occupational Therapist Registered/licensed #001167

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School Attended

  • Nichols College
  • Worcester State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Occupational Therapist
  • Home-care Occupational Therapist
  • Homecare Occupational Therapist
  • Staff Occupational Therapist


  • Some College (No Degree)
  • Bachelor of Science

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