Licensed Occupational Therapist in state of Pennsylvania
Visiting Nurse Association of St. Luke's HospitalAugust 2014 to CurrentOccupational Therapist Bethlehem, PA
Provide home occupational therapy evaluation and treatment services to patients with conditions such as strokes, arthritis, fractures, and surgical procedures.
Recommend equipment and in-home modifications.
Consult with other direct-care staff and worked with caregivers to implement home programs that achieved occupational therapy goals.
SeniorLIFE Lehigh ValleyFebruary 2014 to July 2014Occupational Therapist Bethlehem, PA
Evaluated and assessed geriatric patients in a program of all-inclusive care for the elderly (PACE) by establishing measurable goals to promote restoration of functional abilities.
Facilitated ADLs and assisted patients with functional mobility to increase comfort and quality of life.
Recommended equipment and in-home modifications.
Pediatric Therapeutic ServicesMarch 2012 to April 2014Occupational Therapist Conshohocken, PA
Provided school-based pediatric occupational therapy evaluation and treatment services to children with developmental, neurological and genetic disorders.
Assisted in IEP goal development and gave professional input determining student progress.
Lehigh Valley Health NetworkDecember 2000 to January 2014Clinical Coordinator of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services Bethlehem, PA
Directly supervised staff of six COTA's, Level I and Level II occupational therapy students, and managed a caseload of 20 patients.
Implemented new programs and policies that directly resulted in improved customer service and regulatory compliance.
Provided group treatment focusing on psychoeducational processes to meet the needs of psychiatric patients.
Earned repeated commendations from supervisor and patients for providing high-quality, compassionate care.
Recruited new and reorganized existing staff assignments to improve productivity.
Education and Training
Misericordia University1998MS: Occupational TherapyDallas, PA, United States
East Stroudsburg University1994BS: BiologyEast Stroudsburg, PA, United States
Performed a quality improvement study: "Do the Combined Educational Strategies of Trauma Informed Care and Sensory Approaches Decrease Restraint & Seclusion Hours?" at Lehigh Valley Health Network from July 2009 to July 2010.Poster was presented at National Association for Healthcare Quality.
Participated in poster presentation: "Double the Outcomes: Employing Sensory Based Approaches to Improve the Quality of Care and Reduce the Use of Restraints on Inpatient Behavioral Health Units" at Lehigh Valley Health Network Scholarly Works.
Certified Occupational Therapist by NBCOT
Certified CPR and AED Healthcare Provider by the American Heart Association
Certified Psychological First Aid Responder by the American Red Cross