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Home Health Therapist

Location:
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Posted:
October 21, 2018

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Karla K. Bullock

**** ***** ****

Mount Vernon, KY 40456

C: 606-***-****

E-mail: ac7gak@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

I am a dedicated licensed occupational therapist with an exceptional bedside manner and a strong heart for helping others. Outstanding ability to treat patients with a client-centered approach. Recognized by supervisors as a strong contributor to the team as a leader. A caring occupational therapist with 19 years of clinical experience. Displaying strong interpersonal skills and proficiency in patient assessment, time management in a fast-paced environment and therapy program design and execution. Enthusiastic team player, deeply committed to delivering quality of care as an occupational therapist.

OBJECTIVE

Obtain a position as an occupational therapist within a Skilled Nursing Facility which will provide me with an opportunity to utilize my experiences, acquire new skills, and advance professionally.

LICENSES

Licensed in Occupational Therapy in the state of Kentucky

NBCOT Certified

Certified in Deep Physical Agent Modalities (DPAMs)

Certified in BLS

Working on being Certified as a Brain Injury Specialist

PROFESSIONAL EXPREIENCE

Long Term Care Occupational Therapist/Travel/Contract Therapist September 10,2018 – Present

Centra Healthcare Solutions/Williamsburg Nursing & Rehabilitation Williamsburg, KY

Performed initial evaluations and standardized assessments as part of an interview with patients to establish realistic and measurable goals to promote restoration of functional activities

Worked with patients diagnosed with CHF, debility, CVAs, TKA, THA, multiple fractures, dementia, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, below knee amputation, Multiple Sclerosis, and other conditions

Designed occupational based and client centered interventions for a variety of diagnoses to improve quality of life consisting of therapeutic exercise and therapeutic activities, ADL re-training, cognitive skills re-training, and compensatory/adaptive approaches for specific deficits

Assisted with patient discharge planning using a multi-disciplinary approach to meet the patient’s needs resulting in a successful discharge to home at PLOF

Completed home assessment recommendations/modifications to ensure a safe living environment

Long Term Care Occupational Therapist July 1, 2017 – July 25, 2018

RehabCare/Somerwoods Nursing & Rehab. Somerset, KY

Performed initial evaluations and standardized assessments as part of an interview with patients to establish realistic and measurable goals to promote restoration of functional activities

Worked with patients diagnosed with CHF, debility, CVAs, TKA, THA, multiple fractures, dementia, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, below knee amputation, Multiple Sclerosis, and other conditions

Designed occupational based and client centered interventions for a variety of diagnoses to improve quality of life consisting of therapeutic exercise and therapeutic activities, ADL re-training, cognitive skills re-training, and compensatory/adaptive approaches for specific deficits

Assisted with patient discharge planning using a multi-disciplinary approach to meet the patient’s needs resulting in a successful discharge to home at PLOF

Completed home assessment recommendations/modifications to ensure a safe living environment

Directly supervised and educated COTAs and students in the skilled nursing facility setting to ensure occupational therapy standards and ethics are met

Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Occupational Therapist August 16, 2005 – April 12, 2017

Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital/HealthSouth Lexington, KY

Comfortably and competently treated as a float therapist across all inpatient and outpatient units including Home Health the severely medically and physically complexed patient

Worked on the General Rehabilitation Unit for 12.5 years with severely medically and physically complexed patients on mechanical ventilation with multiple life-saving lines and tubes

Worked on a fast paced, high stress unit with the need for the ability to multi-task and to possess excellent time management and organizational skills in order to be efficient

Trained in the use of Electronic Medical Record (EMR)

Served on many Quality Improvement Committees

Supervised observational students and COTAs and educated Level I & II occupational therapy students

Mentored to new employees

Taught at the University of Kentucky College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy Program

Taught courses to my fellow occupational therapy colleagues

Trained in the hi-tech world of rehab. including treating patients with a Deep Brain Stimulators or Upper/ Lower Extremity prosthetics

Experienced in the fabrication of both static and dynamic hand splints

Float Occupational Therapist – (LTC, HH, OP) June 2004 – August 2005

American Rehabilitation Group (ARG) Richmond, KY

Implemented occupational therapy services in multiple areas of service delivery across the lifespan

Managed the rehabilitation departments in long term care, home health, and outpatient

Fast-paced multi-tasking environment with excellent time management and organization skills in order to be efficient

Acute Care Occupational Therapist August 1, 2004 – August 17, 2004

Berea Hospital Berea, KY

Implemented occupational therapy services as an acute care occupational therapist to a variety of diagnoses

Educated patients on home programs, adaptive equipment, compensatory strategies, and orthotic use while increasing their functional I

Rehabilitation Director/LTC Occupational Therapist April 30, 2001 – November 10, 2004

Aegis Therapies/Terrace Nursing & Rehab. Berea, KY

Planned and scheduled therapy services for OT/PT/ST for residents in the SNF

Participated in team meetings and coordinated with nursing administrator, patients, and families to ensure the highest standard of care to all patients

Ensured team adherence to company policies and procedures

Identified staffing requirements and vacation coverage to ensure patient care needs were met

Provided first day orientation to all new rehab personnel

Monitored cost and resources to achieve optimal RUG utilization

Conducted weekly rehab. meetings with team to discuss patient progress, discharge planning, and patient’s plan of care

Completed payroll for rehab staff and end of month protocols

Worked closely with the MDS nurse to set assessments following Medicare guidelines

Duties included 50% managerial administration and 50% clinical services

Home Health Occupational Therapist January 16, 2001 – April 2001

Lifeline Home Health Care Somerset, KY

Administered OT initial evaluations and standardized assessments

Implemented a variety of client-centered therapeutic activities in order to increase their functional I

Taught patient’s compensatory strategies and use of adaptive equipment to increase their self-care I

Educated the patient and caregivers on the importance of follow-thru of their home programs

Provided in-services for staff to increase their knowledge of the Role of the Occupational Therapist in the Home Health setting

Acute Care Occupational Therapist January 4, 1999 – January 12, 2001

Rockcastle Regional Hospital and Respiratory Care Center Mount Vernon, KY

Extensive experience working in the ICU and Ventilator Units with patients that were severely medically and physically complexed on life-saving equipment

Experienced with the practice of occupational therapy services across the life-span and with patients on mechanical ventilation of all ages

Rehabilitation Technician June 22, 1998 – September 25, 1998

Rockcastle Regional Hospital and Respiratory Care Center Mount Vernon, KY

Worked under the supervision of a PT and/or PTA

Carried out Functional Maintenance Plans for LTC patients not receiving active rehabilitation services

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Eastern Kentucky University Magna Cum Laude Richmond, KY

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy December 1998

REFERENCES

Sara Salles, MD University of Kentucky/Cardinal Hill 859-***-****

Susan McDowell, MD University of Kentucky/Cardinal Hill 859-***-****

Barbara Lander Cardinal Hill 859-***-****

Kim Molter Cardinal Hill 859-***-****

Stephanie Dick Somerwoods Nursing & Rehab. 606-***-****



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