occupational therapy assistant resume example with 14+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary

Knowledgeable healthcare professional skilled at utilizing a holistic approach in personalizing intervention plans to take advantage of individual client strengths as well as provide educational support and training. Passionate in helping people manage and prevent chronic diseases in order to fully engage in meaningful activities at home, work and in the community.

  • Patient Management
  • Intervention planning/implementation
  • Documentation skills
  • Staff/pt/caregiver education and training
  • Administering assessments
  • Project organization
  • Gathering and reporting data
  • Collaboration/Communication
  • Problem resolution
  • Learning new skills
Work History
05/2010 to 08/2020
Occupational Therapy Assistant Careone Whippany, NJ,
  • Implement treatment interventions/programs at inpatient rehab facility for short/long-term patients with neurological disorders, functional decline and/or physical dysfunction in order to support individualized goals in daily living, work and community life.
  • Collaborate with the OT in the development and implementation of the Plan of Care and in the ongoing evaluation of necessary modifications.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with interdisciplinary team such as the Medical Director, Director of Rehab, PT, PTA, OT, nursing staff, dietary and Social Worker.
  • Administer assessment data collection instruments to determine measurable outcomes and to evaluate the need of modifications to the current plan of care.
  • Monitor and record patient's progress in response to therapeutic interventions.
  • Document detailed and timely daily and weekly progress reports utilizing Therapute documentation software.
  • Educate patients, family members and care givers on therapeutic treatment programs, home exercise programs, health information/awareness, home and lifestyle modifications and medical equipment.
  • Educate/train nursing staff on transitional techniques to be used with patients depending on physical dysfunctions.
  • Analyze patient's medical history, diagnosis, comorbidities, medications and possible side-effects, current lab/testing results and treat accordingly.
  • Determine, monitor and report baseline vitals, vitals during varied levels of exertion and rest, postural changes and medication schedules including blood pressure, blood oxygen level, respirations and heart rate.
  • Screen long-term care residents for the possible need of occupational therapy services based on functional ,cognitive or physical decline.
  • Develop exercise maintenance programs for long-term care residents and provide training for correct execution of restorative staff.
  • Maintain current knowledge of evidence-based research in the field and in general health information.
12/2011 to 03/2015
Occupational Therapy Assistant Careone New Milford, NJ,
  • Implement treatment interventions/ programs at inpatient rehab facility for long-term patients of varying ages with neurological disorders, functional decline and/or physical dysfunction in order to support individualized goals in daily living, work and community life.
  • Evaluated patient conditions, histories and goals.
  • Coordinated interventions with multidisciplinary treatment team.
  • Assisted patients with completing basic daily tasks such as grooming, dressing, toileting
  • Consulted with direct-care staff to implement best methods to achieve therapy goals, optimize safety and reduce fall risk.
  • Educated patients and families on conditions, treatments and home exercises.
02/2007 to 08/2009
Employment Coordinator City Of Augusta Ga Augusta, GA,
  • Promote and arrange job placement and retention for people with developmental disabilities.
  • Recruit volunteer employers, plan and conduct training for clients.
  • Develop action plans for client work entry.
  • Maintain monthly data reports.
  • Interview and evaluate client's interests and skills.
  • Meet with and educate potential employers within the community.
  • Perform employer job analysis to personalize placement in order to promote job retention.
  • Use word processing software to create, format, edit and print a variety of reports, letters and assessment data.
  • Conduct jobsite training sessions.
  • Administer assessments and follow-up on client progress.
  • Participate in the development of action plans with an interdisciplinary team such as the Director, case workers and social worker.
  • Provide basic counseling services to clients served.
11/2003 to 08/2005
Bereavement Coordinator Curo Health Services Saint Paul, MN,
  • Plan, organize, implement and monitor the bereavement program.
  • Develop bereavement plan of care for hospice families.
  • Document and review bereavement treatment programs and assessments.
  • Organize and facilitate bereavement counseling support group.
  • Assist in conducting community educational workshops.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with the interdisciplinary team such as Administrator, nursing staff, and social workers to conduct treatment programs for families, groups and individuals needing assistance after the loss of a loved one.
  • Provide basic counseling services to families.
  • Identify appropriate referral resources for families.
Expected in 12/2010 to to
Associate of Science: Occupational Therapy Assistant
Middle Georgia State University - Macon, GA
Expected in 03/2008 to to
Technical Certificate: Direct Support Professional
Central George Technical College - Macon, GA,
Expected in 08/2003 to to
Bachelor of Science: Psychology
Toccoa Falls College - Toccoa Falls, GA
Expected in to to
Transfer: Pre-Nursing 1998-2000
Middle Georgia State University - Macon, GA

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School Attended

  • Middle Georgia State University
  • Central George Technical College
  • Toccoa Falls College
  • Middle Georgia State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Employment Coordinator
  • Bereavement Coordinator


  • Associate of Science
  • Technical Certificate
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Transfer

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