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Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Location:
Sicklerville, New Jersey, 08081, United States
Posted:
February 06, 2018

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Objective: To obtain a position as a certified occupational therapy assistant that will allow me to utilize my skills and work with diverse patient populations while continuing to develop my clinical expertise.

CERTIFICATION:

NBCOT (National Boards of Certification in Occupational Therapy), COTA

EDUCATION

Eastwick College Ramsey, NJ August 2017

Associates in Applies Science, Occupational Therapy Assistant

William Paterson University Wayne, NJ

Bachelors of Arts Language and Culture May 2011

Fieldwork HISTORY

Level 2B Sensory Playground, Morganville, NJ 6/24/17-8/17/17

Taught self-care skills, including feeding, dressing and grooming.

Encouraged improved muscle coordination while performing vestibular, proprioceptive, linear movements.

Initiated games and other enjoyable activities to encourage participation and maintain patient interest throughout each therapy session.

Performed hand strengthening and coordination skills in younger patients through activities; cutting with safety scissors, putting together puzzles and playing with specially designed toys and games

Diagnoses Include: Sensory intergration disorders, ASD, ADHD, ADD

Level 2A Regency Park Nursing Rehabilitation Center, Hazlet, NJ 5/1/17-6/23/17

Under supervision of OTR provided and documented goal directed functional activities to help patients develop and improve daily living skills.

Taught energy conservation and joint protection techniques and performed transfers.

Followed individual treatment plans monitored patient activities to ensure correct performance and provided encouragement.

Documented progress, daily notes, updated short-term goals.

Diagnoses Include: M.S, brachial plexus injury, stroke, dementia, total hip arthroplasty, osteoarthritis, CABG, pneumonia.

Level 1C Cornerstone Family Programs, Morristown, NJ 12/15/17-1/19/17

•Adult daycare center providing cognitive stimulation activities, memory training activities and educational programs

•Provide supervision for residents with mental health with various levels of functioning

•Encourage residents’ participation in recreational and life skills activities.

•Notify mental health professionals of any changes in resident’s behavior.

Level 1B Sensory Playground, Morganville, NJ 8/6/16-9/24/16

•Sensory gym servicing children with special needs to develop their sensory, communication and motor skills.

•Aided in in sensory integrations treatment for vestibular, proprioceptive input; multilayer swing, obstacle courses, Snoezelen room for calming.

•Observed Astronaut Training: a program designed to directly impact the vestibular system, visual system and auditory system

•Practiced writing treatment plans and notes

Level 1A Marlton Rehab Hospital, Marlton, NJ 7/11/16-7/15/16

•Rehab facility servicing patients with Lymphedema, SCI, TBI, CVA, orthopedic conditions, cardiopulmonary diseases, limb amputation, and general deconditioning.

•Aided with ROM using a goniometer, and MMT assessments.

•Assisted with bed mobility, transfers and wheelchair management

•Gained awareness of factors related to the fitting of prosthetics.

experience

TRANQUIL AND QUEST, BRADLEY BEACH, NJ September 2015-May 2017

Mental Health Tech/ Addiction Center

Support clients in their efforts to manage their addictions through abstaining from use of alcohol, illicit drugs, and non-prescribed medications. Help clients to make informed, healthy choices that support their physical and emotional well-being.

Work one on one with clients to set goals towards achieving positive change as they define it for themselves, help assess progress in achieving personal goals, and assist clients redefine goals as indicated. Work with clients to remove barriers to achieving positive change.

CENTRASTATE MEDICAL CENTER, Freehold, NJ Feb 2015-Aug 2015

Patient Care Technician ICU

Collaborates with a registered nurse on developing a patients care plan

Maintains the safety of patients who have been identified as risk for preventable injury by the implementation of nursing safety interventions or the use of protective devices/equipment under the supervision of the registered nurse

Reports all patient activity to the registered nurse in a timely manner.

OCEAN MEDICAL CENTER, Brick, NJ August 2011- Jan 2015

Patient Care Assistant Med-Surge

Take vital signs and collected specimens

Assist with personal cleanliness, nutrition, elimination and activity

Set up apparatus and ongoing monitoring of patients with equipment

Abided by HIPAA guidelines and up-keep of clients personal information

Volunteer:

CASA of Middlesex County April 2013-2016

(Court Appointed Special Advocate)

Appointed by judges to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court system and other settings.



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