Recent graduate with previous hands-on work as a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant for 16 years. Eagerly seeking a role as an entry level Occupational Therapist.
Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant
Level II fieldwork experience in the Neurorehabilitation Day Program with some experience in Outpatient and Acute Care. Facilitated ADLs and assisted patients with functional mobility to increase comfort and quality of life. Identified and properly documented patient goals, evaluated progress and planned reevaluation. Reviewed physician referrals and patient medical records to formulate an accurate diagnosis and best course of treatment.
Level II fieldwork experience in a pediatric setting. Routinely performed standardized exams to evaluate cognitive and functional abilities. Performed and documented initial exams and determined need for therapy services. Advocated for and strove to protect the health, safety and rights of the patient. Planned for discharges and communicated findings and progress in detailed reports. Worked with patients diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, and Mental Retardation. Assisted in IEP goal development and gave professional input determining student progress.
Rehabilitation Technician Supervisor from 2003-2011. Directly supervised 10 Therapy Aides and managed a caseload of 8-10 patients. Facilitated ADLs and assisted patients with functional mobility to increase comfort and quality of life. Created individualized home exercise programs for therapy clients to improve health and wellness. Instructed patients in the safe and effective use of pulleys, weights, inclined surfaces and other equipment. Received “Clinician of the Year” award in 2005 for excellent patient care and customer service. Compassionately assisted patients with debilitating conditions such as back pain, arthritis, fractures, sports injuries, head injuries, strokes and cerebral palsy. Consulted with other direct-care staff and worked with caregivers to implement home programs that achieved occupational therapy goals. Provided the highest quality of care to patients and their families. Actively engaged in and supported department quality assurance programs, education and customer service programs. Maintained organized documentation and patient files.
Coursework in Kinesiology
Coursework in Pediatric Development
Coursework in Research
Coursework in Assistive Technology
Class Representative 2012-2013
Member of SOTA Club
Coursework in Pediatrics
Coursework in Geriatrics
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