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Full Time Supervisor

Lebam, Washington, 98577, United States
August 31, 2017

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Karen Chabot, COTML

P.O. Box ***

Lebam, Washington 98554 Telephone: 530-***-****



COTAIL, Brighton Rehabilitation September 2015 February 24, 2017

1100 Jackson Ave Full time/overtime SNF Raymond, Washington

Raymond, Washington 98577

Geriatric rehabilitation services in accordance with OTR/L's established short and long-term goals with daily documentation using Casamba internet-based program.

COTA/L, Orthopedic & Neurologic Rehabilitation, Inc. November 201 1 December 2012

1101 S. Capital of Texas Hwy. Full time/overtime SNF's Grass Valley, CA

Austin, Texas 78746

Geriatric rehabilitation services similar to as described below, paragraph 1 through 3.

COTA/L, Rosebud Holdings, LLC May 2011 - January 2012

DBA Western Slope Health Care Center

3280 Washington Street

Placerville, California 95667 Full time/overtime SNF's Placerville, CA

Geriatric rehabilitation services in accordance with OTR/L's established short and long term goals including: Therapeutic training in Activities of Daily Living (ADL) to maximize a patient's independence with selffeeding; bathing, dressing, hygiene and grooming. Trained patients in safe body dynamics with all mobility, and hygiene tasks, transfers in and out of bed, to the toilet, shower and sink areas, as well as kitchen mobility and safety with cooking tasks.

Integrated correct posture, body mechanics, and breath-control into treatment sessions. Adaptive equipment training provided to patients and families to maximize carry-over and set-up prior to patient discharge. Taught work simplification, energy conservation, upper extremity therapeutic exercise, edema control, therapeutic positioning, splint wear and care, and provided staff and family education and training.

Provided individual, group, and co-treatments as indicated per patient's needs and rehab requirements. Coordinated with other rehab staff, nurses and family members, in relation to each patient's progress and treatment goals. Completed patient treatment notes, weekly summaries, discharge summaries and attended weekly staff-meetings, and discharge meetings.

Assisted a middle-aged woman return safely to her home environment after being discharged. Provided guidance with personal safety in the use of a bedside commode chair, functional transfers, bed mobility with a hospital bed and hanging trapeze, safety with shower task; utilizing a wheelchair, full shower chair, and a longhandled shower. Also guided patient in ADL functional mobility using a wheelchair and a walker both in her bedroom and her kitchen. Please see letter of recommendation, dated May 4, 2012.

COTA/L, Rehab Care June 2010 - April 2011

7733 Forsyth Blvd. Suite 2300 Full time; various SNF's Grass Valley/Auburn,


St. Louis Missouri, 63105

Geriatric rehabilitation services similar to as described above, paragraph 1 through 3.

COTA/L, Medical Staffing Force, LLC April May 2010

1255 Treat Blvd. Full time, travel, SNF's Grass Valley, CA

Walnut Creek, California, 94597

Geriatric rehabilitation services similar to as described above, paragraph 1 through 3.

Home Schooling Educator and Resource Tutor: September 2000 June 2009 Fiddletown, California Credentialed Teacher: Nonnie Muehlenhaupt MCT

Prepared yearly lesson plans and detailed daily lesson activities for up to four of my own children in grades Kindergarten through Seven. Superviesed, coordinated and evaluated children's daily activities and lesson plans in "Open Air Life Skills Learning Academy" a self-styled un-schooling or "Nature School" integrating much sensory exploration and creativity.

Animal Care Assistant, Foothill Equestrian Center February 2007 2010

Fiddletown, California Owner: Ann Soule

Clean, fed and cared for horses at an equestrian center on a weekly basis. Reported problems and concerns with individual animals to Center Manager. Observed horse lessons my children were involved in, i_ncluding behavior modification, and gentle horsemanship with a master level trainer. Exchanged my labor for horse boarding to enable my children to participate in 4-H horsemanship. Both myself and my children learned a lot about how intense sensory-integration is on a horse.

COTA/L, On-Can Therapists, Inc. November 1998 February 2001 Oakland, California per-diem

Provided all-inclusive various geriatric rehabilitation services to various skilled nursing and geriatric rehabilitation facilities.

COTML, Hacienda Care Center July 1995 February 1997

Livermore, California Full-time, Supervisor: Ossie Watkins, OTWL

Provided one-on-one treatment to geriatric population in accordance with OTR/L established short and longterm goals focused on increasing safety and functional independence. Treatments included: Activity of Daily Living (ADL) skills and use of adaptive equipment during bathing, dressing, hygiene and grooming, self, feeding, and functional mobility. Treatments included training in energy conservation and breath control.

Taught handwriting and hand-dominance re-training, perceptual motor, gross and fine motor coordination skills, upper extremity (UE) range of motion (active, active-assistive and passive), UB strengthening, contracture intervention, and splinting.

Provided staff and family re-education and training to develop carry-over of skills and techniques used, as well as use and care of adaptive equipment and/or splints. Documented daily treatment and weekly progress notes. Attended weekly interdisciplinary staff meetings. Co-treated with Physical Therapists to address functional mobility and safety needs. Performed functional ADL assessments and reported findings to OTR/L.

COTA/L, Therapists Unlimited July 1994 - July 22 1995

(San Francisco Division) Emeryville, California per-diem

Provided all-inclusive various geriatric rehabilitation services to various skilled nursing and geriatric rehabilitation facilities.

COTA/L, Westgate Manor Convalescent Home October 1993 January 1994

Madera, California (Beverly Enterprise) Contract, Supervisor: Alanna Suprenant, OTR

Geriatric rehabilitation services similar to as described above, Hacienda Care Center, paragraph 1 through 3.

Adapted shirts with Velcro fasteners for a resident who had no family support. Performed functional ADL assessments and reported findings to OTR/L.

COTAIL, Fir Lane Terrace Convalescent Center May 1992 December 1992

Shelton, Washington (Nova Care)Contract, Supervisor: Margaret Reynolds, OTR/L

COTA/L, Highwatch (New Medico) May 1990 - June 1991

Ossippe, New Hampshire Full-time, Supervisor: Susan Warren, OTR/L

Worked at various levels of traumatic brain injury (TBD rehabilitation. Treatments included: working one-onone, leading groups, and co-leading interdisciplinary community re-integration outings with adolescents, young and older adults. Group and one-on-one community re-integration activities included: menu-planning and grocery shopping, banking and money management, personal needs planning and shopping, relaxation and leisure activities, and functional mobility within the community.

Used a wheel-chair van during group outings, and used privately owned vehicle during one-on-one outings. Activity of Daily Living (ADL) training included bathing and showering, dressing, hygiene and grooming, cognitive re-education, handwriting, cooking, cleaning, household safety, and physical mobility. Made adaptive equipment recommendations, ordered equipment, and provided training in use, care and safety of equipment needed. Developed and implemented various ADL data collection sheets based on time needed, number of cues required, and appropriateness of task follow-through.

Trained staff to assist with data collection and ensure proper documentation. Used ADL programs in conjunction with Behavior Management Programs, which included a point and reward implementation system. Used data collected from Occupational Therapy ADL programs during monthly interdisciplinary staff conferences and teleconferences to show measurability of progress.

Provided family and staff re-education and training to develop appropriate carry over of learned skills and techniques, equipment safety, use and maintenance.

OTA Student, Laconia School System Elementary March 1990 - May 1990 Laconia, New Hampshire Supervisor: Ginny Bouchard, OTR]L

Worked with elementary aged children with learning disabilities. Treatment sessions included sensory integration, perceptual motor coordination, eye-hand coordination, and gross and fine motor skills development. Received guidance and training from a Registered Occupational Therapist and two COTA's.

OTA, Student, Valley Regional Hospital January 1990 March 1990

Claremont, New Hampshire Supervisor: Priscilla Hull, OTR/L

Gained experience with Occupational Therapy methods of treatment and practice for patients having psychiatric disorders. Treatments included; cooking groups and use of adaptive equipment, arts and crafts, movement therapy and group exercise, social activities, and morning Activities of Daily Living (ADL).

OTA, Student, Ascutney Rehabilitation Hospital September 1989 December 1989 Ascutney, Vermont Volunteer

Participated in weekly cooking group and observed individual Occupational Therapy treatment sessions.

OTA, Student, Concord Hospital June 1989 July 1989 Concord, New Hampshire

Instructed patients in the use of adaptive equipment, relaxation techniques, stress management, range of motion (ROM) exercise, proper positioning, body mechanics, and energy conservation. Attended daily Occupational Therapy morning rounds, and weekly staff meetings.


New Hampshire Technical College, Claremont, New Hampshire.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant Program 1989/1990

New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, New Hampshire.

Human Services/Mental Health Program 1988

United States Air Force Technical Training School, San Angelo, Texas.

Electronic Intelligence Operations Training 1985/1986

University of New England, Biddeford, Maine

Occupational Therapy Program 1984/1985

New Hampshire Technical College, Claremont, New Hampshire Occupational Therapy Assistant Program 1983/1984


Collaborate & work together with therapy disciplines and nursing staff as needed. Demonstrate, develop, and facilitate proper body mechanics, diaphragmatic breathing skills and therapeutic exercise programs, as well as daily ADL's to include the safe use of bathrooms & BSC's & showers. I am a liaison in support of functional safety throughout all areas of life with modifications & adaptations made & monitored as indicated.

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