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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, 17257, United States
March 13, 2018

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Shena Byram

**** ********* *****, ************, ** 17201


Occupational Therapy Assistant

To provide therapy at a therapeutic level to help assist others in achieving their independence with activities of daily living, or to the best of the individuals ability. To provide them with skills and safety techniques to continue their growth and meeting their goals.


●NBCOT Certification ●CPR Certified (adult/child/infant)

●AED Certified

●First Aid Certified

Professional Experience

Pennknoll Village, Everett PA August 2017-October 2017

Internship duties included:

Assisted the OTA in activities of daily living with residents, assisted with IADLs, created goals, created safe discharge plans, completed a home evaluation, discussed care plans with family members before discharge, attended multi-disciplinary meetings, discussed as a group the best program for each individual, became independent with performing therapy needs with the residents according to the structure of the residents needs/goals.

Meritus Medical Center- inpatient facility, Hagerstown MD November 2017-December 2017

Internship duties included:

Assisted the OTA in leading group sessions with mentally ill individuals that range in age from 18 to 85, assisted with diverse individuals that have: schizophrenia, bi-polar, depression, suicidal tendencies. Worked with individuals on coping skills, communication skills, exercises, achieving daily tasks on a day-to-day basis. Attended staff meetings regarding individual goal setting. Completed this task at an independent level.


United States Navy May 2007 – April 2013

Aviation Ordnanceman

Duties included:

Upload and download bombs, missiles and pyrotechnics, built adaptors for weapons, maintained maintenance on guns, hazmat petty officer, tool Petty Officer, maintained records for check out and check in of equipment.


Chambersburg Area Senior High School, Chambersburg, PA

High school diploma June 2006

Pennsylvania State University

Associate Degree/Occupational Therapy Assistant August 2015 – May 2017

Pennsylvania State University

Associate Degree/Letters, Arts and Science August 2013 – May 2015

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