A registered and licensed Occupational Therapist (OTR/L), Tri-lingual and enthusiastic & flexible team player, committed to delivering quality care. Driven to achieve exceptional patient outcomes as a key member of a multidisciplinary team.
Board Certified by NBCOT since 1996.
State of IL License by The Dept of Financial & Professional Regulation since 1996.
Working with patients in a Skilled Nursing facility. Responsibilities include, but not limited to: Initial Evaluation of new patients, providing excellent patient care, starting a new P.O.C or executing and existing P.O.C, communicating with other team members, communicating with MD regarding patients and requesting new orders, ADL's, Discharge planning, family education, patient education, supervising COTAs, and documentation.
Evaluated and treated patients in their home. Traveled to patients' homes, completed initial evaluations, provided OT intervention in patients' homes, documentation, communication with RNs, doctors, and other team members regarding the patient. ADL training, IADL training, educating patients in completing personalized home exercise program, family education.
Worked in an inpatient acute setting. Job responsibilities included, but not limited to: Initial evaluation, providing excellent patient care, discharge planning, close communication with social services and doctors regarding discharge planning, positioning patients, transfers, ADL's, IADL's, supervising COTAs, documentation, updating P.O.C as needed, rotating between different Hospital floors for patient care including: Orthopedic unit, surgical unit, IMCU, ICU, Medical unit and Cardiac unit.
Evaluating and treating patients, 0-5 years old, having variety of disabling diagnosis, including: Autism, cognitive impairment, cognitive delay, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental delay and Down Syndrome.
Worked as a school based OTR/L in the Plainfield and Lock port school districts> Worked with elementary school age children and preschoolers.
Worked with Med A & Med B patients in a Nursing Home and sub-Acute settings. Job responsibilities included: Initial evaluation, ADL's, positioning, patient and family education, supervising COTAs, communicating with team members and discharge planning.
Providing a full range of treatment including coma stimulation, TBI, neurological and orthopedic rehabilitation, outpatient upper extremity trauma & dysfunction. Patient caseload varied: children, adults and geriatrics. Utilized MDS outcomes.
Supervisory role in 1998 as Acting O.T Dept supervisor.
Evaluation and rehabilitation treatment of medically complex sub-acute rehabilitation patients, focusing on ADL's, IADL's and home assessments.
Developed group activities focusing on interaction, orientation, socialization for patients with chronic psychiatric and degenerative mental illnesses.
June 1995 - August 1995
Daily sub-acute treatment of inpatient neurological (MS, brain tumor, CVA) and orthopedic patients, focusing on return to home and community activities.
Children's Development Center -- February 1995 - April 1995
Daily focused treatment utilizing Neuro-Developmental Training (NDT) and sensory integration (S.I.) treatments of outpatient children, 0 to 5 years old, with diagnosis of cognitive impairment, sensory integration dysfunction, Down Syndrome, mental delays, encephalopathy, and Cerebral Palsy.
Work resulted in a case study report with spastic hemiparesis due to cerebral palsy.
January 1994 to February 1994
Treatment of inpatient psychiatric patients in an open ward. Activities included individual patient and group treatments utilizing crafts.
August 1994 to October 1994
Acute inpatient rehabilitation of patients having neurological and orthopedic diagnosis. Utilized Bobath techniques with goals to return home and community level function.
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