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Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

Location:
Missouri, United States
Posted:
May 02, 2019

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DESSA PETTIFORD

***** ******* ***, ********* **, 64030 913-***-**** ac897k@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY

Highly motivated Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, seeking continued professional growth that will allow opportunities to assist and enable individuals to improve their quality of life, and progress towards independent living.

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

Have a 90% success rate with helping the patients reach their goals by assisting with the development and implementation of individualized treatment plans under the supervision of the Occupational Therapist.

Facilitates improved functional performance, and reduces burden of care with (instrumental) activities of daily living skills/functional transfers and balance; 90% success in facilitating independence in task performance, proficient in education on home modifications for safety awareness.

Handles clerical duties such as collecting data, documenting health insurance billings, and maintain medical records to ensure accuracy and confidentiality, while adhering to HIPPA regulations.

Coordinates with other team disciplines to develop activities that are consistent with the requirement, and capabilities of the patient.

Provides treatment in accordance with established standards of practice, and procedures of the health care center.

Understands principles and procedures of diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation of physical dysfunction, and techniques of treating human injuries, and deformities.

Provides highest customer service to patients/care givers, effective communicator with good organizational skills, works independently, and handles multiple tasks at one time.

Trains, educates, on techniques for safety awareness, and fall prevention, how to utilize proper joint protection, body mechanics, energy conservation work simplification principles, health and wellness training, adaptation skills, and adaptive equipment/device training. CREDENTIALS

Licensed COTA in the state of Kansas/Missouri; nationally certified by the NBCOT.

CPR certification.

Member of KOTA.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Legacy Healthcare ALF/ILF, MO 2017- present

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, PRN

Reliant Rehab SNF, KS 2016- present

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, PRN

Select Rehab SNF, KS 2015- 2016

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Full-time Synertx Rehabilitation, MO 2014- present

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, PRN

Eclipse Healthcare, MO 2012- 2016

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, PRN

SERC Physical and Hand Therapy, MO 2011- 2013

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, PRN

Key Rehab, KS 2011- 2013

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, PRN

Spectrum Home Healthcare, KS 2011- 2012

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, PRN

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Supplemental, KS 2011- 2011

Hoeger House, Olathe, KS 2010- 2010

EDUCATION

Brown Mackie College, Lenexa, KS 2009- 2010

Associate of Applied Science, Occupational Therapy Assistant Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO 1995- 1999 Bachelor of Science, Therapeutic Recreation

Internship: Fairview Developmental Center, Costa Mesa. CA

Planned activities, outings, engaged residents in therapeutic activities PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Continuous education in creating greater balance during functional activities/transfers, understanding Kinesiology taping and understanding upper extremity contractures.

Continuous education in Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes.

Continuous education in Meta-cognitive Strategies, and Physical Agent Modalities.

Use of therapy and wellness techniques to provide lifestyle enhancements to patients. HONORS/ACHIEVEMENTS

Member of Phi Theta Kappa, International Honor Society

President’s Honor Roll, Dean’s List/Magna Cum Laude graduate level

Received several company awards for outstanding work performance. PETTIFORD, p2



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