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Professional Summary
I am a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant licensed in Michigan and nationally certified by the NBCOT with strong clinical and people skills. I have over three years of experience in a short term and long term care SNF of 138 beds. My student clinical experience included pediatric, acute care, geriatric, and outpatient hand and upper extremity therapy. I have also been a practicing massage therapist for over 16 years which has enhanced my abilities as a COTA. I am very excited to expand my experience in a variety of therapeutic settings and locations. I consider myself to be proficient in many areas, but strive to continue to learn. I work with a wonderful team of 30 other therapists including OT, PT, and SLP. I believe knowledge in other disciplines is crucial to provide the most effective care to our patients.
Skills
  • Patient-focused therapy
  • Trained in motor and cognitive skills therapy
  • CPR/First Aid certified
  • Dementia and Alzheimer's experience and knowledge
  • Efficient and reliable team player
  • Proficient in time management
  • Proficient in ADL retrain


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  • Palliative care awareness
  •  Proficient in use of PAM's (E-stim, ultrasound, hot packs, diathermy, fluidotherapy)
  •  Proficient in use of adaptive equipment
  • Competent in CVA rehabilitation
  •  Proficient in creating and updating short term and long term goals
  • Proficient in myofascial release and soft tissue modalities
Work History
COTA, 12/2013 to Current
Select RehabilitationThe Regency of Grand Blanc
  • Monitored and recorded patient progress in response to therapy.
  • Educated patients and family members regarding diagnosis, injury/fall prevention and therapeutic treatments.
  • Planned and administered a range of treatments and therapeutic exercise programs involving active and passive ranges of motion and muscle reeducation.
  • Recorded detailed prognosis, treatment, responses and progress notes in patient charts.
  • Contributed to team meetings and collaborated with management in the decision-making process.
  • Consistently exhibited courtesy, compassion and respect to patients, families, caregivers, visitors, physicians, administrators and co-workers.
  • Interpreted results and proposed intervention plans, including short and long-range goals, frequency and duration.
  • Treated each patient according to a written plan of care to meet predetermined goals.
  • Established trust and positive rapport with patients.
  • Attended care planning conferences with patients, families, and IDT to review progress and discharge planning.​



Certified Massage Therapist, 04/2009 to 05/2013
Anderson Hamo ChiropracticGrand Blanc, MI

  • Administered massage and soft tissue manipulation techniques to relieve pain, improve comfort levels and decrease or prevent dysfunction.
  • Evaluated and treated a wide range of conditions, including chronic and acute pain, disc dysfunctions, decreased ROM, sports injuries, arthritis, Parkinson's, fibromyalgia and neuropathies.
  • Planned individually-designed treatment programs to restore, maintain and improve physical functioning, alleviate pain and prevent disability.
  • Established trust and positive rapport with clientele.
  • Conducted precise assessments of patient condition and functional abilities.
  • Communicated effectively with other care providers to provide for continuity of patient care.

Education
Associate of Applied Science: Occupational Therapy Assistant, 2013
Charles Mott Community College - Flint, MI
Certified Massage Therapist: Massage Therapy and Bodywork, 2000
Health Enrichment Center, Inc. - Lapeer, MI

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Summary
Highly motivated, Certified Professional Coder with over ten years experience in the medical field. Vast medical knowledge and open to new opportunities and challenges.
Skills
  • Medical coding knowledge of  ICD10, CPT, HCPCS
  • Strong medical ethic
  • Extensive medical terminology knowledge
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • HIPAA and PHI awareness
  • Medical documentation skillfulness
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Problem resolution ability
  • Successful treatment and knowledge  of conditions
  • Clinical training
  • Practiced inpatient and outpatient caregiver
  • Patient/family focused
  • Acute and rehabilitative care

Accomplishments
  • AAPC Apprentice Status Removed  CPC Jan 2018 
  • AAPC National Certification  CPC-A  March 2017
  • AAPC Member
  • Documented patient information obtained from intake interviews.
  • Ensured charting accuracy through precise documentation.
  • Maintained compliance with regulatory standards
  • Patient Care
    • Delivered compassionate care that exceeded SNF requirements.
    • Successfully provided quality care in a 200 plus bed nursing facility
  • Also have worked (May 2008-Aug.2015) as an Educational Assistant that included student education and supervision as well as maintaining organization of classroom and grading system
Relevant Professional Experience
Multispecialty Professional Fee Claims 07/2017 to 12/2017 Practicum AAPC Remote, CO Completion of 600 patient charts and 3 module assessments.Including ICD 10, CPT and HCPCS codes. Also achieved Apprentice status removal. 
COTA - Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant 02/1994 to 07/2000 Symphony / Rehab Works -Elmshaven Care Center Thornton, CO Primary COTA for 200 bed facility. Responsible for all aspects of patient rehabilitation and care. Performed all documentation and attended all care plan meetings and participated in discharge planning as needed.  Also responsible for all departmental scheduling of staff and patients
COTA - Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant 01/1992 to 01/1994 Nova Care Inc. Denver Metro, CO Traveling COTA to various Nursing facilities providing all aspects of patient rehabilitation and documentation
COTA - Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant 07/1991 to 01/1992 Cheyenne Mountain Nursing Center Colorado Springs, CO Primary on staff COTA with contract OTR's. Performed all aspects of Occupational Therapy services following detailed treatment plans and documented progress and functional improvements for OTR review.
Education and Training
Medical Coding 2016 Allied Professional Healthcare School Laguna Hills, CA, Distance Learning
Associate of Applied Science: Occupational Therapy 1991 Pueblo Community College Pueblo, CO

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Professional Summary
Licensed and board-certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with 6 years of experience well-versed in both pediatric and geriatric populations. An enthusiastic team player committed to helping geriatric clients improve their occupational performance with a track record of high accolades for patient care.
Highlighted Skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Good clinical judgment
  • Adaptive to changing environments
  • Experienced in CASAMBA documentation
  • Skilled in patient relations
  • Dementia and Alzheimer\'s knowledge
  • Professional Experience
    Occupational Therapy Assistant, COTA-PRN 06/2017 to 10/2017
    Legacy Healthcare Services, Gabriel Manor ALF Clayton, NC
    • Facilitated ADL retraining, therapeutic exercises, and assisted patients with functional mobility and home management to increase comfort and quality of life within an ALF setting.
    • Assisted with planning for discharges and communicated findings and progress in detailed reports.
    • Provided modifications and adaption to ALF memory care unit with patients with Alzheimer\'s and Dementia.
    • Consulted with other direct-care staff and worked with caregivers to implement programs that achieved occupational therapy goals.
    Occupational Therapy Assistant, COTA 08/2016 to 08/2017
    Kinetic Physical Therapy and Wellness, Johnston County Public Schools Smithfield, NC
    • Provided occupational therapy treatment services to children with mild to moderate developmental, neurological and genetic disorders.
    • Consulted with other direct-care staff and worked with teachers to implement school programs that achieved occupational therapy goals.
    • Assisted with discharges and communicated findings and progress in detailed reports.
    • Assisted in IEP goal development and gave professional input determining student progress during annual meetings.
    Occupational Therapy Assistant, COTA 09/2014 to 08/2016
    Kinetic Physical Therapy and Wellness, Smithfield Manor SNF Smithfield, NC

    • Compassionately treated patients with debilitating conditions such as neurological, physical, and cognitivedeficits.
    • Assisted OTR with planning for discharges and communicated findings and progress in detailed reports.
    • Taught patients how to live within the limits of their capabilities and celebrated their successes.
    • Planned and administered an array of treatment plans to restore, maintain, and improve physical functioning, alleviate pain and prevent disability.
    • Communicated effectively with other care providers (physicians, nurses, business office, and medical records) to provide for continuity of patient care.
    Occupational Therapy Assistant, COTA 08/2011 to 08/2014
    Halifax County Public Schools South Boston, VA
    • Under the supervision of an OTR, treated school-age children along with early intervention children with but not limited to: Sensory Integration Dysfunction, Developmental Delay, Autism, ADHD, Specific Learning Disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, physical disabilities, and Down Syndrome.
    • Managed a caseload of 50-65 students between preschool, elementary, and secondary schools.
    • Assisted in IEP goal development and gave professional input determining student progress.
    • Overseen occupational therapy department with restructuring management and therapeutic classroom interventions.
    Occupational Therapy Assistant 06/2011 to 12/2012
    Center for Pediatric Therapies South Boston, VA
    • Provided a variety of methods and programs such as but not limited to Handwriting Without Tears, ADL training, Developmental Hand Skills, Sensory Integration, Therapeutic exercises, and Visual motor/perceptual training.
    • Maintained the clinical records of patients in accordance with the standards of the clinic.
    • Provided treatment services to children diagnosed with developmental, neurological, physical, and genetic disorders.
    Education
    Associate of Applied Science: Occupational Therapy Assistant 2011 Jefferson College of Health Sciences - Roanoke, VA
    Certifications
    • NBCOT Certified, #289419-3/31/2020
    • Licensed COTA, State of Virgina, #018-3/31/2018
    • Licensed COTA, State of North Carolina, #8955-6/30/2018
    • American Occupational Therapy Association- Membership #00000

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    Professional Summary
    Caring certified occupational therapy assistant with strong interpersonal skills and proficiency in patient assessment, time management and therapy-program design and execution.
    Skills

    Adaptive to changing environments to meet client goals

    Patient-focused therapy

    Pediatrics knowledge

    Organization and prioritization skills

    Time management

    BLS CPR certified (American Heart Association)

    Maintains safe environment

    Advocate for the profession of occupational therapy


    Work History
    Scribe, 04/2015 to Current
    ScribeAmerica Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    Take notes for the physicians and keep track of laboratory and radiology results. I keep communication open between the physician and the nurses. I print out and give discharge instructions to the patients. 


    COTA, 01/2016 to 03/2016
    Open Door Therapy Pediatrics Cypress, Texas

      Assessed children's developmental progress, specializing in perceptual/sensory motor skills, fine motor skills and activities of daily living. Contributed to team meetings and collaborated with management in the decision-making process. Inspected physician referrals and determined appropriate evaluation procedures. Interpreted results and proposed intervention plans, including short and long-range goals, frequency and duration. Treated each patient according to a written plan of care to meet predetermined goals.


    COTA, 03/2016 to 05/2016
    Grace Care Northpointe Tomball, Texas
      Tested and measured patients' strength, motor development and function, sensory perception, functional capacity and respiratory and circulatory efficiency. treatment plan process. Observed and discussed goals in place, provided and observed implementation of the interventions. Aided and counseled patients adjusting to permanent physical disabilities.


    COTA, 08/2016 to 08/2016
    Creekside Huntsville, Texas

      Observed the planning and administration a range of treatments and therapeutic exercise programs involving active and passive ranges of motion, muscle reeducation, ADL's-such as toileting, feeding, showering, IADL's and PAMS. I was trained and oriented by new occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants.


    Volunteer Counselor, 05/2016 to 05/2016
    Camp For All Burton, Texas
    Helped camper who has multiple sclerosis with ADL's such as transfers, showering and meal prep and encouraged her while trying new activities. 
    Education
    Associate of Science: Occupational Therapy Assistant, Current
    Lone Star College - Tomball, Texas
    Bachelor of Science: Exercise and Sports Science, 2014
    Texas Tech University - Lubbock
    Accomplishments

    Passed NBCOT in 2017.

    Made the President's List in 2016.

    Elected to be secretary for the Students of Occupational Therapy Association.

    Affiliations

    Students of Occupational Therapy

    Texas Occupational Therapy Association

    American Occupational Therapy Association

    Certifications

    CPR-BLS

    COTA