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Occupational Therapist

Location:
Davis, California, United States
Posted:
February 24, 2018

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Bhupinder Kaur

ac4ll2@r.postjobfree.com Davis, CA, 510-***-****

OBJECTIVE

To acquire a clinical position in the field of Occupational Therapy emphasizing inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative services.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Sacramento Post-Acute, Sacramento, CA, Per-Diem, Inpatient Rehab (August 2017 – till date)

Danville Post-Acute Rehab, Danville, CA, Per-Diem, Inpatient Rehab (June 2012 – May 2017)

Valley Care Medical Center Per-Diem, Inpatient Rehab (June 2012 – August 2013) Pleasanton & Livermore, CA, Outpatient Hand Therapy (June 2012 – August 2013)

Challenger School, Newark, CA, Preschool Teacher, (March 2004-August 2005)

NHUSD, Union City, CA, Substitute Teacher (2001- 2004)

Institute of Home Economics, University of Delhi, Lecturer, (January 1995 – May 1996) New Delhi, India,

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FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE

Danville Post-Acute Rehab, Danville, CA (Level II, 3 months, 6 semester units).

Inpatient (Adults), Supervised by Lynn Hanks (OTR/L), and Monica Navarro(OTR/L).

Patient Evaluations, ADL Training, Transfer Training, Exercise, PAM’s, and other duties as requested.

Designed innovative assistive tools customized to patient needs to promote independence with ADL’s/IADL’s when the commercially available assistive devices did not serve patient requirements.

Project promoting functional and safe cooking activities with the use of modified cooking techniques as this facility did not have a kitchen available for teaching these skills to patients.

Prepared justification reports for insurance companies to obtain recommended DME.

Valley Care Medical Center, Livermore, CA (Level II, 3 months, 6 semester units, Hand Therapy)

Outpatient, (Adults & Children) Supervised by Denise Neilson (OTR/L, CHT), and Jen Macintire (OTR/L, CHT)

Patient Evaluations, Manual Therapy, Exercise, PAM’s, Splinting, Ergonomic Modifications, Energy Conservation, Work Simplification Techniques, Transfer Training, Post-Stroke Rehab and other duties as required for patient care.

Introduced the Patient Rated Wrist Hand Evaluation (PRWHE) tool to the hand therapy department. Presented a brown bag comparing the DASH v/s PRWHE including evidence-based research and feedback from a sample client population from within the clinic for recommendations on each tool use. The use of PRWHE decreased time spent on documentation & increased scheduled time for therapeutic interventions.

Energy Conservation & Work Simplification training for clients enrolled in Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab.

Samuel Merritt Outpatient Clinic, Adults, Advanced Clinical Practice (4 semester units), Oakland, CA.

Samuel Merritt Outpatient Clinic, Pediatrics, Advanced Clinical Practice (4 semester units), Oakland, CA.

Bayberry Care Center: SNF, Concord, CA (Level I, 60 hrs.)

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center: Acute Psych Unit, Martinez, CA (Level I, 60 hrs.)

The Learning Fountain: Pediatric Clinic, San Ramon, CA (Level I, 40 hrs.) VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Washington Hospital Outpatient Hand therapy, Fremont, CA (2008).

San Ramon Regional Medical Center Outpatient Clinic, San Ramon, CA (2009).

Valley Care Hospital, Livermore & Pleasanton Hand Therapy clinics, CA (2012, post MOT). EDUCATION

2011, MS in Occupational Therapy, Samuel Merritt University, Oakland, CA.

1994, MS in Home Economics, Institute of Home Economics, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India. ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

Nominated by Samuel Merritt faculty for outstanding student, class of 2011.

Presented a poster on patient adherence to home programs as a part of a SMU research team at the National AOTA conference in 2012. This research was conducted at Samuel Merritt University under the leadership of Donna Breger Stanton (OTR/L, CHT, FAOTA) and Rolando Lazzaro (DPT, PhD).

Awarded Outstanding Graduate Student by Institute of Home Economics. LICENSURE, CERTIFICATIONS, PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Licensed to practice in CA

BLS certified

Member OTAC

Proficient in Hindi & Punjabi Languages



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