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Manager Home Health

Location:
DeSoto, Texas, 75115, United States
Posted:
May 17, 2018

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PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

Experienced and dedicated rehabilitation supervisor with education in public health at Master’s level offering more than thirty years of management and treatment experience; history of work experience with geriatrics, Veteran’s, Military Medicine, adults, pediatrics, mental health, intellectual disabilities, home healthcare, traumatic brain injury, patient education, staff training, and other areas. Substantial knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid regulations, as well as working knowledge of third party payers, and billing.

Well-versed in functions of all rehabilitation professionals, and the interplay of the healthcare professionals and other managers operating as a cohesive team. Enthusiastic team leader, with the primary focus on supporting staff to allow providing superior care to patients as a standard of care. Seeking a health care position that will allow my talents to be used on a broader scale to safeguard quality patient care within the Veteran’s, Military, or consumer health care system.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

Registered/Licensed Occupational Therapist

2017, Senior Rehab Solutions, North Texas

Provide Occupational Therapy services in assigned skilled nursing facilities to patients, both in and out patient. Follow regulatory requirements, and provide leadership to other team members. Screen, evaluate, and treat assigned patients. Use exemplary judgement in decision making and time management. Take advantage of learning opportunities. Provide supervision to occupational therapy assistants in multiple buildings. Demonstrate extreme flexibility to provide exemplary care to the patients. Enjoy maintaining up to date Medicare regulations. Pride self on excellent patient skills and repartee. Team player. Competent with ACP, Casamba, and Rehab Optima.

Contract Travel Occupational Therapist

2010-2016-Multiple Locations

Provided Occupational Therapy services as both staff and Director of Rehab in School System, Outpatient, Swing Bed, Acute Hospital, and Residential School for Autism Services/Intellectual Disabilities, Skilled Nursing Facility, Home Health Agency. Assisted in startup of new contract services. Followed direction of program director and assisted in PPS management in skilled nursing facilities. Evaluated patients and students per needs, and used necessary software programs to complete necessary documentation as required. Participated in treatment plan meetings/IEP meetings with families and other team members. Communicated with other team members, families, Medicare nurses, surveyors, and physicians. Completed necessary paperwork in a timely manner. Coordinated with outside vendors as needed. Trained CNA students as well as professional students. Attended Medicare trainings.

Minor Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) Occupational (Outpatient) Therapist

2009-2010, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC.

Provided occupational therapy services to soldiers returning from Operation Afghani Freedom (OAF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) with minor traumatic brain injuries (mTBI), primarily from blast injuries. Utilized the outpatient software systems, and provided reports to the LTC regarding effectiveness of treatment, and outcomes. Supervised occupational therapist assistant students completing clinical affiliations.

Director of Occupational Therapy

2009, Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill, Smyrna, DE.

Provided occupational therapy services in this chronic hospital, primarily on a consultative basis. Provided regular reports to the administrator regarding the rehabilitation department statistics. Re-established wheelchair clinic and assessed patients for most appropriate seating and positioning. Established maintenance programs for patients; instructed restorative aides in same. Supervised multiple staff members.

Site Coordinator

2000-2003, Shore Health System, Easton, MD

Point person at 120 bed skilled nursing facility. Screened, evaluated, and treated residents in need of occupational therapy services. Performed home health services concurrently. Completed home safety evaluations. Developed policies, procedures, and protocols for feeding and positioning programs. Participated in multi-disciplinary treatment planning and wound care teams. Provided coverage for outpatient facility and acute care facility as needed. Provided training and education to GNA students. Worked on team for implementation of “Falling Leaf” to reduce restraints and prevent falls in the acute care setting.

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Coordinator/Occupational Therapist/Case Manager

1999-2000, Delmarva Family Resources, Easton, MD

Provided outreach services, occupational therapy, psychiatric rehabilitation, and case management to adults and children with mental illness/co-occurring disorders, including timely documentation and billing, either home or clinic based. Assisted clients in accessing entitlements; provided support for educational pursuits, vocational, leisure, school activities, and legal issues. Conducted a vast variety of educational groups on psychosocial and basic life skills, as well as individual assistance as warranted. Provided case management services as needed.

Therapy Program Manager/Regional Resource Therapist

1996-1999, SunDance Rehabilitation, Elkton, MD

Provided day-to-day management of a twenty-member rehabilitation department within a one hundred sixty-five bed skilled nursing facility. Managed transition to PPS from traditional Medicare model. Initiated regional company newsletter. Coordinated student occupational therapy programs for the region, including guest lecturing at Delaware Tech Wilmington on Medicare, Sexuality, and PPS. Was consequently invited to speak at the Delaware OT Association yearly meeting as a break out speaker on sexuality. Marketed rehabilitation/SunDance programs to outside agencies, doctor’s offices and other potential referral sources.

Director of Occupational Therapy

1993-1996, Shore Care Rehab, Easton, MD

Was responsible for all occupational therapy services in five long-term care facilities, plus public school system contracts. Evaluated and treated patients in five long-term care facilities, including home evaluations/visits. Provided developmentally based/IEP driven services to children in the public schools. Participated in treatment teams/IEP committees as required. Clinically coordinated and supervised occupational therapy staff and students including orientation, training, and development of training materials. Performed home health care visits.

Area Manager

1991-1993, The Rehab People, Langhorne, PA

Oversaw the day-to-day operations of all therapy services in ten long-term care facilities in Central Pennsylvania, including sixty-five employees, and a multi-million-dollar budget. Completed interviews of potential staff, new employee orientation, student contracts, employee performance reviews, and quality assurance reviews. Independently managed all the Medicare appeals process for all ten sites. Maintained a high standard of client satisfaction through regular interaction with facility administrators, residents, families, and directors of nursing. Developed and initiated new programs as needed, working with facility staff and intermediaries. Monitored individual therapist’s productivity and caseload management. Watched individual therapist metrics, and compiled statistics weekly, monthly, and annually. Provided direct clinical support for occupational therapy staff. Assisted in facility and program development.

Regional Occupational Therapist

1989-1991, Team Rehab, Kennett Square, PA

Oversaw occupational therapy assistants in nursing facilities and contract sites in Maryland and Delaware. Supervised occupational therapy assistants in skilled nursing facilities. Completed initial evaluations and other needed documentation for guidelines. Conducted in servicing for facility staff. Prepared budgets requests and equipment needs.

Day Treatment Coordinator/Case Manager/Occupational Therapist

1988-1989, Community Rehabilitation Services of Annapolis, Annapolis, MD

Program Coordinator for a day treatment program servicing brain injured adults. Provided occupational therapy services including client scheduling and program planning. Outside service liaison for the facility administrator. Arranged prevocational and vocational services, patient education, case management, and support as needed. Conducted team meetings with families, insurers, and multidisciplinary staff. Marketed programs to local agencies, aftercare placements, and job sites. Cofounder of Annapolis Head Injury Support Group. Developed support group for the brain injured survivor and their loved ones. Recruited members, arranged for public service announcements, planned and conducted meetings, and created an ongoing fundraising program.

Program Supervisor/Occupational Therapist Activity Therapy Department

1984-1988, Eastern Shore Hospital Center, Cambridge, MD

Program Supervisor for 13 employees Activity Therapy Department in 120 bed State Psychiatric Hospital. Responsible for developing and implementing all aspects of activity therapy and occupational therapy programming for psychiatric and gero-psychiatric inpatients. Developed and implemented therapeutic horticulture and Geropsychiatric Intensive Treatment Unit programming for inpatients. Responsible for patient education coordination, including booking lecturers for patients, and developing calendar. Was member of various committees including JCAHO Accreditation, Utilization Review, Nutrition Committee, Patient Education, and Medical Library Committee.

Occupational Therapist

1983-1984, Mid-Shore Special Education Consortium, Centreville, MD

Only occupational therapist in four county area on Maryland’s mid-shore. Evaluated and treated children in four county area. Completed necessary documentation and participated in ARD committees.

EDUCATION:

Towson University, Towson, MD - Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, 1983

Capella University, Minneapolis, MN - Thirty-six Graduate Credits towards Masters in Public Health

Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD – Nine Graduate Credits (Education)

REGISTRATIONS:

TX Occupational Therapy License: #117756 Expires 02/28/2019

NBCOT Certification Expires #AA467753 Expires 03/31/2018

Member AOTA #467753 member since 1981

Member TOTA

PERTINENT VOLUNTEER ACTIVITY:

SOAZ Special Olympics Arizona-Head of Delegation-Class A Volunteer-Bocce Coach 2015-2016

Blackhat Humane Society, Durango, CO - Rescue Organization for animals on the Navajo Reservation

Foster Parent and Rescue Volunteer 2015-2016

Volunteer, Auxiliary Services/Requard Regional Cancer Center- Easton, MD

Provided over 1000 hours - 2004-2009

Provided volunteer support to patients, families, and staff the Requard Regional Radiation Oncology Center at Shore Health System. Assisted social work with assisted equipment recommendations. Greeted patients, families, and visitors on arrival to center. Provided patients with needed educational information. Gave support and referred to appropriate staff as needed.



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