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Professional Summary
Physical Therapist with 25 years experience in healthcare. Skilled as a healthcare manager with 11 years of experience as a Director of Rehabilitation services. Direct hands on patient care daily for both sub acute rehab and long term patient care. Skilled in documentation review and assessment of skilled care needs to meet guidelines for insurance reimbursement. Provide medical consultingfor legal cases to ensure provision of customary and reasonable physical therapy treatment. Extensive experience with long term programming, falls management, quality improvement, medicare rehabilitation utilization groups and financial management of rehabilitation department. Strong clinical background in a variety of settings.
Work History
07/2017 to Current
Chief Operating Officer Arete Rehabilitation Salem, NH

Manage all aspects of business operations including direct patient care.

01/2015 to Current
Legal Physical Therapy Consultant Onpoint Legal Consulting 612 Cedar Lane, Villanova, PA 19085
  • Consultant, 30 hours total.
02/2007 to 08/2011
Therapy Program manager Sundance Rehabiltation 555 South Union Street, Lawrence, MA 01841

Worked 40 hours per week for a total of 9,120 hours.

06/2001 to 06/2006
Physical Therapist Holy Family Hospital 70 East Street, Methuen, MA 01844
20 hours a week for a total of 5,200 hours.
09/1994 to 06/2001
Physical Therapist/Rehabilitation Manager Mariner Health 480 Jackson Street Methuen, MA 01844
Hours ranged from 32-40 a week for a total of 13,920
09/1993 to 09/1994
Staff Physical Therapist Senior Physical Therapist Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital 1500 Lansdowne Avenue, Darby, PA 19023
  • 40 hours a week for a total of 2,080
05/1992 to 09/1993
Physical Therapist Veteran Administration Medical Center 3900 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104

40 hours week/2200 hours

Education
1992
Master of Physical Therapy: Physical Therapy
Hahnemann University - Philadelphia, PA
Physical Therapy Recipient of Eleanor J. CarlinScholarship
1989
Bachelor of Science: Biology
Colby College - Waterville, ME
Biology
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Professional Summary

Experienced Occupational Therapist having treated in a variety of practice settings for clients of all ages with empathetic and individualized patient-centered care as a primary focus.

Skills
  • Patient-focused occupational therapy evaluations and treatments
  • Certified in LSVT for treatment of Parkinson's Disease
  • Splinting for the upper extremities
  • Neurodynamic Tension Testing
  • Graston Technique specialized training
  • Kinesiotaping techniques training
  • Saebo Braces training
  • CPR Certified
Work History
Lead Occupational Therapist- Outpatient, Inpatient 10/2009 to Current
Southern Illinois Healthcare Herrin, IL
  • Provide functional training and safety education to patients and caregivers to promote highest level of independence. 
  • Educate patients and caregivers regarding diagnosis, injury prevention and therapeutic treatments.
  • Care for clientele ranging in age from 3 months to 105 years.
  • Evaluate, plan for and treat all severity levels of upper extremity injuries and post-surgical conditions with careful monitoring according to orders and protocols. 
  • Evaluate, plan for and treat a wide range of neurologic conditions, including chronic and acute functional deficits such as arthritis, MS, Parkinson's, stroke and neuropathies.
  • Assess children's developmental progress, specializing in perceptual/sensory motor skills, fine motor skills and activities of daily living.
  • Fabricate custom splints and teach clients and caregivers appropriate and safe uses of braces, splints, and prosthetic devices.
  •  Sensitive to details when documenting patient care to accomodate needs for follow-up treatments, insurance assessors and legal needs. 
  • Concerned for excellence in thorough communication with other care providers to ensure continuity of patient care.
  • Organize and secure clinical instructors for incoming OT fieldwork students, and have personally supervised many students of all levels.
  • Developed Student Fieldwork Manual that streamlines and guides the experience of OT and OTA students for multiple clinics.
  • Instructed course for CEUs for staff to train for effective fieldwork supervision. 
  • Instrumental in the training and orientation of new OT and OTA staff.
  • Member of Body Savers staff that created processes for improving safety and awareness within the entire hospital and continue implementing changes. 
Faculty Instructor- OTA Program 01/2014 to 05/2014
John A. Logan College/ Southern Illinois Collegiate Common M Carterville, IL
  • Taught semester of Physical Disabilities course to 1st year OTA students.
  • Developed syllabus, test materials, handouts, and outlines, assuring the most up-to-date resources were used with practical interventions taught.
  • Organized lectures and labs to include a wide variety of learning methods including guest patients, videos, and hands-on practice with techniques not previously used as tools in this program before.
  • Collaborated closely with the director and president of the programs to problem solve issues. 
Occupational Therapist, Outpatient/Inpatient 10/2003 to 09/2009
Southern Illinois Healthcare Carbondale, IL
  • Provided thorough and individualized evaluations and treatments while managing a schedule that included both inpatient and outpatient clients with a wide range of orthopedic, neurologic, and degenerative conditions.
  • Assessed, treated and completed thorough documentation for clients with acute injuries, post-surgical conditions and chronic disabilities and coordinated the care to promote best possible functional outcomes.
  • Supervised Occupational Therapy Assistants providing constructive analysis and feedback for coordination of care for clients.
Lead Occupational Therapist- Adult Day Program 01/2003 to 09/2003
Mountain Regional Services, Inc Evanston, Wyoming
  • Assessed and provided individualized treatment programs for clients in a Residential Day Program for adults with developmental and mental disabilities.
  • Monitored and recorded patient progress in response to therapy.
  • Developed and implemented group therapy sessions to promote ROM, strength, social skills development, coordination, cognitive and attention  skills. 
  • Trained front line staff skills for promoting safety and functional independence skills for their clients. 
Occupational Therapist- Acute Rehab, IP, SNF, Outpatient 02/1997 to 01/2003
Southern Illinois Healthcare, Herrin Hospital Herrin , Illinois
  • Developed an Occupational Therapy department for a hospital that had been without OT services for an extensive time period.
  • Performed evaluations and treatments for several facilities within the company depending upon need at the time including SNF, Inpatient , Acute Rehab, and Outpatient departments.  
  • Performed home safety evaluations for patients to provide personalized education to patients and caregivers in their own environments. 
  • Supervised and provided feedback to COTAs and rehab techs.
  • Promoted teamwork amongst all involved in the clients care by facilitating meetings with care team members.
     
Education
Master of Science: Occupational Therapy 1996 Washington University School of Medicine - St. Louis, MO
Bachelor of Arts: Occupational Therapy/Psychology 1996 Wartburg College - Waverly, IA
Certifications
  • First Aid/CPR Certified
  • LSVT Big Certified since 2006
  • Graston Technique
  • Saebo
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Professional Summary
Registered Behavior Technician with 6 years experiences in Special Education with 2 year in Applied Behavior Analysis. Successfully completing master's degree in Occupational Therapy.
Skills
  • Organized and detailed
  • Enthusiastic
  • Effective in time management 
  • Experience with developmental disabilities
Work History
06/2016 to Current
Registered Behavior Technician Children's Academy CT Stamford, CT
  • Deliver 1:1 ABA services to student at after school program and home 
  • Implement Behavior Support Plan 
  • Accurately record behavioral and discrete trial data 
  • Collaborate with BCBA, school team members and family 

01/2014 to 06/2016
Non Certified Behavior Therapist Samuel Staples Elementary School Easton, CT
  • Provided 1:1 support to students with developmental disabilities and emotional disturbance in classroom, related services and arts classes 
  • Implement Behavior Support Plans 
  • Effectively communicate with members of an interdisciplinary team 
  • Accurately record behavioral, discrete trial, and ABC data

01/2012 to 06/2013
Instructional Aide Cooperative Educational Services Trumbull, CT
  • Provided 1:1 support for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder 
  • Assisted classroom teacher in preparing and running group activities including arts and crafts, cooking and recreation 
  • Prepared instruction materials, including making copies, constructing bulletin boards and setting up work areas.


06/2013 to 08/2013
Occupational Therapy Aide Cooperative Educational Services Trumbull, CT
  • Assist registered occupational therapists in providing service to students with developmental disabilities. Duties included monitoring behavior, set up and clean up of equipment

Education
Current
Master of Science: Occupational Therapy
Mercy College - Dobbs Ferry, NY
  • 3.78 GPA
  • Coursework in Human Anatomy and Physiology with Cadaver 
  • Coursework in Pediatric Development in OT 
  • Coursework in Adolescence and Mental Health in OT 
  • Coursework in Physical Disabilities Rehabilitation in OT 
  • Coursework in Geriatrics in OT
  • Coursework in Management and Leadership in OT 
2015
Bachelor of Science: Health Sciences
Mercy College - Dobbs Ferry, NY
  • 3.47 GPA
  • Graduated Cum Laude 
2011
Bachelor of Arts: Liberal Studies: Psychology & Sociology
Southern Connecticut State University - New Haven, CT
Certifications
  • CPR Certified
  • Registered Behavior Technician: RBT-16-19222
Fieldwork Experiences
  • Pediatric Level I Placement: Daniel Warren Elementary School. Rye Neck, NY. September 2015-November 2015
  • Adolescent and Mental Health Level I Placement: Andrus. Yonkers, NY.  February 2016- March 2016 
  • Adult and Neurorehabilitation Level I Placement: New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell. NYC, NY. October 2016- November 2016
  • Geriatric Level I Placement: Atria Briarcliff. Briarcliff Manor, NY. February 2017- April 2017 
  • Pediatric Level II Placement: JCC MidWestester Towards Tomorrow Program. Scarsdale, NY. May 2017- August 2017
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Professional Summary
Experienced occupational therapy assistant licensed and certified in South Carolina with strong clinical and people skills with a desire to help individuals return or adapt to everyday life. 
Skills

Body Mechanics

Strong clinical judgement Computerized charting

Problem resolution

Medical terminology 

Patient positioning

Patient transfers

Organizational skills

Patient-focused care Interdisciplinary communication

Work History
Occupational Therapy Assistant, 06/2013
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Spartanburg, SC

Occupational Therapy Assistant, 10/2012 to 01/2015
Heritage Healthcare Greenville, SC

Occupational Therapy Assistant, 06/2009 to 09/2012
Functional Pathway Knoxville, TN

Education
Associate of Science: Occupational Therapy Assistant, 2008
Greenville Technical College - Greenville
Certifications
National Board of Certified Occupational Therapy