Skilled Occupational Therapist with exceptional grasp of healthcare compliance requirements and standard therapeutic procedures. Proficient in program leadership, team development and training. Over 25 years of experience working in multiple settings and with a variety of patients.
Provided evaluation and treatment to medically complex patients, including ventilator dependent, traumatic brain injuries, positive and recovered COVID19 residents, and a multitude of other serious conditions. Provided clinical supervision to both Level 1 and Level 2 clinical students. Act as a "resource person" for new graduates and staff in the area of protocol, treatments and other related professional skills.
Supervised both occupational therapy and activities staff. Provided therapy in a multitude of settings with in this health care system. This included inpatient, outpatient, home health, skilled nursing, ICU and swing bed services. Supervised and mentor employees. Demonstrated refined time management skills. Performed quality assurance studies, developing protocol to evaluate all activities and process-es and results for all areas of interaction utilized in hospital and home health settings. Participated in state inspections. Assisted with grant writing to gain financial resources to augment budget. Worked cohesively with occupational therapy department members, assisting each other to meet all corporate goals and objectives. Fieldwork coordinator level 1 and 2 students, supervised their internships. Conferred with physicians on a regular basis to streamline goals and objectives. Conferred with nursing, physical and occupational therapist as well as other staff and social workers. Member of the Barnes Kasson Utilization Review Committee. Provided yearly mandated in-servicing to Gracious Living Estates Personal Care Facility. Education provided on fall prevention for residents, patient transfers and back injury prevention for staff. Established contract, protocols and treatments for the occupational therapy program at Endless Mountains Health System.
First full time occupational therapist at this facility. Assisted in developing a grant to establish the development and expansion of occupational therapy at this health system. Supervised occupational therapy treatments, therapists, occupational therapy assistants and aides. Managed all aspects of therapy services in the clinical setting. In conjunction with occupational therapy staff provided occupational therapy in the settings of home health, outpatient, inpatient, skilled nursing, ICU and swing bed. Additional duties include establishing contracts, protocols and treatment procedures for special needs children in the Montrose and Susquehanna County School system for both occupational and physical therapy. As a team member under the direction of the CEO assisted in grant writing, quality assurance studies for various hospital and community health center projects.
Independent Contractor Occupational Therapy Services. Established and provided occupational therapy services both evaluation and treatment in several health care setting in Northeastern Pennsylvania which included skilled nursing facilities, home health, adult day care and personal care settings.
Masters of Science in Health Care Administration with a concentration in not for profit care. Marywood Professional Contribution topic was on Perspective Payment System and Resource Utilization Group categories and its effect on the treatment of the geriatric patient.
Geriatrics compressed semester study which provided a specialization in treatment of the geriatric client. Focus of the specialization included a wholistic approach to treatment of the client. Educational emphasis was on specific medical and psychological health of those individuals over 65 years of age.
First Aid/CPR Certified
Licensed and registered Occupational Therapist in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Geriatric Specialty Certification
Previous member Barnes Kasson County Home Health Division Board of Directors
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