occupational therapist resume example with 18+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 9XXX5 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -
Professional Summary

Occupational therapist with strong background working with orthopedic patients, CVA patients and cardiac patients and planning and imparting care plans based on individual patients’ needs. Enjoys working with patients to train them on adaptive techniques, improve motor skills, and motivate them so they can return to their prior level of function.


Licensed Occupational therapist in Maryland

CPR Certified

Skill Highlights
  • Acute rehabilitation background
  • Team training and supervision
  • Geriatrics experience
  • Lead therapist
  • Gentle and skilled with therapy procedures
  • Empathetic and patient
  • Time management proficiency
Professional Experience
09/2012 to Current
Occupational Therapist Northwell Health Melville, NY,


  • Evaluations to assess ROM, cognition, strength, seating/positioning, splinting, mobility and activities of daily living.
  • Regularly evaluated effects of treatment and adjusted to achieve maximum benefit.
  • Treatment of Med A/B patients consists of ADL/adaptive equipment training, ROM/strengthening, neuromuscular education, positioning/splinting to prevent contractures, seating/positioning, ordering appropriate equipment to promote function,  use of PAMs to decrease pain or improve neuromuscular movement, home visits to assess safety, and family/caregiver training.
  • Writing daily treatment notes and biweekly progress notes.
  • Planned for discharges and communicated findings and progress in detailed reports.
  • Outpatient treatment for Independent Living residents which includes visiting residents home for family/resident training and having them come to the rehab gym for treatment.
  • Understanding of RUG levels to maintain productivity.
  • Acted as assistant to manager and attend care plans, stand up meetings, UR meetings, and help supervise staff.
2008 to 09/2012
Occupational Therapist Pacific Medical Centers Northridge, CA,
  • Evaluate and treat acute inpatients age 17- geriatric.
  • Patients with diagnosis of CVA, pneumonia, COPD, cellulitus, cancer, orthopedic surgeries such as knee replacement, shoulder replacement, hip replacement, cervical, and spinal fusions, orthopedic fractures (ankle, cervical, pelvic) and congestive heart failure.
  • Evaluations to assess ROM, cognition, strength, splinting/ positioning, mobility and activities of daily living.
  • Treatment consists of ADL/adaptive equipment training, range of motion/strengthening, neuromuscular education, cognitive training, positioning/splinting to prevent contractures, functional mobility and family training.
  • Write daily progress notes and recommendations for discharge plans.
  • Daily interaction with case managers and social workers to facilitate placement.
  • Trained and educate level two occupational therapy students.
  • Mentoring new graduate occupational therapist 
  • Setting up monthly in-services for PT/OT.
  • Scheduling patients for OT during the morning.
  • Assisting with training PT and OT on use of wireless POC to improve productivity.
  • Participating with rewriting OT evaluation and treatment form to improve productivity.
07/2003 to 2008
Occupational therapist Pacific Medical Centers Pacific Palisades, CA,

  • Evaluation and treat acute inpatients age 17 to geriatric.
  • Write daily progress notes and recommendations for discharge plans,
  • Facilitated ADLs and assisted patients with functional mobility to increase comfort and quality of life.
  • Daily interaction with doctors and case managers to facilitate placement of patients.
  • Participated in CVA education classes in order to educate new graduates/new hire nurses on occupational therapists role with CVA patients.
  • Promoted to senior therapist and in charge of orthopedic gym.
  • Trained on NDT methods to facilitate care for new CVA patients.
  • Developing a new evaluation form to improve evaluation methods with new CVA patients.
  • Trained and educated Occupational Therapy students.
  • In charge of scheduling for main department in the morning for occupational therapists to assist with improving productivity of the department.
  • Participated in studies to improve productivity for therapy department.
10/2002 to 05/2003
Occupational Therapist Pacific Medical Centers Shelton, WA,
  • Evaluate and treat acute inpatients (age 18-geriatric).
  • Diagnosis of knee and hip replacement, spinal fusion, rotator cuff repair, ankle fractures, cancer, COPD, upper extremity wounds, cellulitis, congestive heart failure, pneumonia and CVA.
  • Treatment consists of ADL/adaptive equipment training, ROM, cognitive training and functional mobility.
  • Write daily progress notes and recommendations for discharge plans.
  • Was the primary orthopedic occupational therapist.
  • Participated in weekly "Joint connections classes to educate preoperative joint replacement clients on role of occupational therapy before admission and what to expect after surgery.
  • Participated in arthritis seminars to educated community on joint protection and adaptive equipment use.
  • Started training in wound care for upper extremities.
  • Educated post-operative mastectomy patients on lymphedema precautions.
Education and Training
Expected in 2002 to to
Bachelor of Science: Occupational Therapy
Towson University - Towson, MD
Expected in 1998 to to
Associate of Science:
Greenville Technical College - Greenville, SC

Adaptive equipment, Seating and positioning,

NDT techniques, ADL training, prefab splinting

Professional Affiliations

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

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School Attended

  • Towson University
  • Greenville Technical College

Job Titles Held:

  • Occupational Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Occupational Therapist


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science

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