Occupational Therapist resume example with 9+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Skilled Occupational Therapist with exceptional grasp of healthcare compliance requirements and standard therapeutic procedures. Proficient in program leadership, team development and training. Over 9 years of clinical experience working with the geriatric population within skilled nursing facilities. Enthusiastic team player who is driven to achieve exceptional patient outcomes. Eager to learn, grow and excel as a Pre-Service Coordinator at naviHealth and be part of the solution reducing patient re-admissions and overall healthcare costs.

  • Patient management
  • Goal setting expertise
  • Strategic intervention planning
  • Excellent work ethic/reliable - Used 2 sick days in past 9+ years
  • Excellent and timely documentation skills
  • ICD-10 coding and billing
  • Basic CMS and InterQual Guidelines education
  • Flexible & adaptable
  • Conflict resolution
  • Computer proficiency
  • Proficient & confident oral & written communication
  • Self disciplined critical thinker
  • Strong patient advocate for appropriate services
  • Exceptional documentation skills
Saginaw Valley State University University Center, MI, Expected in 12/2011 Master of Science : Occupational Therapy - GPA :
  • Dean's List
Alpena Community College Alpena, MI Expected in 05/2008 Associate of Science : - GPA :
  • NBCOT Certified (National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy)
  • Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs - Occupational Therapist License
Work History
New Story Schools - Occupational Therapist
Bakerstown, PA, 04/2021 - Current
  • Worked as sole OTRL responsible for 100% of SNF OT patient caseload, documentation and discharge planning.
  • Proven excellent documentation skills as evidenced by 95% passing score on most recent Audit Summary Report
  • Prioritize daily work load ensuring timely completion of all documentation and treatments while maintaining 85% - 87% productivity standards 100% of the time.
  • Precisely perform standardized testing to maximize patient outcomes and determine progress towards goals.
  • Establish compassionate and caring relationships with patients and family members/caregivers
  • Meticulously review records and referrals to determine and implement best treatment methods.
  • Deliver exceptional level of service to each patient by listening to concerns and answering questions.
  • Use critical thinking to break down problems, evaluate solutions and make decisions.
  • Established a working relationship with facility physician to positively engage with physician and staff to optimize discharge planning.
Northwell Health - Therapy Program Manager Back Up & OTRL
Southampton, NY, 11/2012 - 03/2021
  • Worked directly with patients to deliver quality therapy for various medical conditions primarily to geriatric populations.
  • Coordinated staff schedules for optimal coverage of patient demands.
  • Submitted authorization requests and claims and resolved any billing or claim issues.
  • Efficiently educated facility staff, patients and patient caregivers regarding discharge notifications.
  • Increased OT patient caseload by 75% as full time OTRL.
  • Traveled between facilities as necessary and performed evaluations, program planning and specific treatments to maximize resource utilization.
  • Created customized care plans, coordinating with patients, facility staff and families to access and meet individual patient needs and optimize patient recovery
  • Attended department head meetings as needed and worked closely with MDS coordinator in regards to payment sources and qualifications.
Genesis Rehabilitation - Occupational Therapist
City, STATE, 03/2012 - 12/2019
  • Worked 7 years in long term care and SNF setting at the same campus
  • Trained & mentored new therapists to optimize clinical knowledge & performance; I received multiple compliments from new staff thanking me for my leadership and guidance.
  • Supervised COTA’s ensuring appropriate interventions, case management & reviewed all written documentation timely and efficiently
  • Managed a caseload of 12-25 patients, completing written documentation on time 100% of the time.
  • Consulted with direct-care staff and patient and caregivers to implement best methods to achieve therapy goals.
  • Customized standard plans to meet individual abilities and needs as evidenced by successful discharge rates from SNF to home.
  • Performed Vitality Program – Home based occupational therapy upon discharge from SNF to home to reduce re-admission rates

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School Attended

  • Saginaw Valley State University
  • Alpena Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Occupational Therapist
  • Therapy Program Manager Back Up & OTRL
  • Occupational Therapist


  • Master of Science
  • Associate of Science

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