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Occupational Therapy Program Manager

Roseville, CA
October 22, 2023

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John Mueggenburg - Occupational Therapist and Rehabilitation Leader


John Mueggenburg is a highly experienced healthcare professional with a profound commitment to rehabilitative care. With over three decades in the Occupational Therapy field, he has cultivated expertise that extends across various facets of healthcare. John's educational journey began as a rehab aid and advanced to an Associate of Science degree in Occupational Therapy Assistance from Sacramento City College in 1992. This served as his entry point into the professional healthcare arena. Later, he pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University, completing his education in 2002.

For nearly two decades, John has been a dedicated Rehabilitation Program Manager at Eskaton Care Center Fair Oaks in Fair Oaks, CA. Here, his leadership has led to a remarkable reduction in workplace incidents through the implementation of innovative employee training programs aimed at enhancing safety for both staff and patients. Remarkably, John's commitment to quality care extends to entrusting the care of his own family members to Eskaton Fair Oaks.

One of John's proudest achievements has been his leadership in creating an unheard-of dedicated core team of clinicians, consisting of over 10 employees, which he has maintained for over 15 years. This accomplishment is unparalleled in the skilled nursing facility setting and underscores John's exceptional ability to foster a work environment where clinicians thrive and remain committed to their profession and the well-being of their patients.

Beyond his workplace as he actively participates in community outreach, advocating for awareness of rehabilitation program services including guest lecturing at Sacramento City College. He has also successfully managed a diverse rehabilitation team comprising physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, rehabilitation aids and department administrator. This team consistently achieves outstanding patient outcomes and is renowned for its therapeutic approach.

Beyond clinical expertise, John possesses a deep understanding of compliance needs around billing and coding, including MCA, MCB, and HMO processes. John's attention to detail is evident in his pivotal role in compliance monitoring and auditing to ensure Eskaton Care Center Fair Oaks meets agency and state requirements. John's dedication to improving healthcare environments extended outside the rehabilitation duties when he consulted in the development of ADA compliance standards for new senior living centers and homes, promoting safety and accessibility for senior adults. Continuing that standard, He has also designed and delivered training sessions for staff, both within and outside his home-based organization.

John's commitment to excellence is evident by his ability to maintain high levels of customer satisfaction and lead his team to receive annual Kaiser recognition awards and certificates. He actively participates in quarterly meetings with department heads and medical directors, advocating for data-driven decision-making and the continuous improvement of rehabilitation services. Furthermore, John has served as a sought-after third-party auditor, assisting in identifying financial losses in non-Eskaton rehabilitation departments.

In summary, John Mueggenburg's career in occupational therapy and rehabilitation management, with a special focus on senior services, demonstrates his unwavering commitment to improving patient and staff safety. His wealth of experience, leadership, and dedication position him as a trusted authority and consultant in the healthcare community. John's ongoing mission to enhance client services ensures a safer and brighter future for those he serves.

John Mueggenburg

Email: Phone: 916-***-****

Address: Roseville, CA 95661


Dedicated and experienced Occupational Therapist with a strong background as a Rehabilitation Manager specializing in senior services. Over 30 years in the field, with expertise in project management, compliance management, insurance billing, and community program development. Seeking to leverage extensive experience to contribute as an asset to health organizations committed to expanding client services.


Project Management

Internal and External Committee Participation (Quality Assurance)

Audit and Compliance Management (Including Contracted Therapy Companies)

Insurance Billing and Coding (MCA, MCB, HMO)

Multidisciplinary Scheduling

Management of large and highly skilled team

Community Program Development

ADA Consultant and Train the Trainer for Assisted Living Facilities

Education And Training:

Bachelor Of Science: Occupational Therapy

San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

June 2002

Associate Of Science: Occupational Therapy Assistant

Sacramento City College, Sacramento, CA

June 1992


Eskaton Care Center Fair Oaks - Rehabilitation Program Manager

Fair Oaks, CA September 2004 - Present

Spearheaded community outreach efforts to raise awareness of rehabilitation program services.

Established referral and admission tracking processes, improving efficiency.

Coordinated seamless integration of services with other departments for rehabilitation program patients.

Conducted compliance monitoring and auditing to meet agency and state requirements.

Managed a rehabilitation team, including PT, OT, and ST, achieving excellent patient outcomes and therapeutic approaches recognized within healthcare communities.

Produced complex reports for managed care organizations and insurance companies.

Consulted on program development and ADA compliance for new senior living centers and buildings.

Designed, delivered, and presented training sessions for staff, both in-house and external.

Provided body mechanics training to ALF employees, resulting in a decline in workers' compensation claims.

Additional Accomplishments:

Maintained consistently high customer satisfaction ratings.

Led the team to receive Kaiser recognition awards and certificates.

Attended quarterly meetings with department heads and medical directors, providing rehabilitation statistics.

Evaluated and assisted in planning safety components in newly constructed ESKATON homes.

Conducted third-party audits for non-ESKATON rehabilitation departments to identify financial loss.

Assisted in marketing newly constructed ADA Roseville homes through participation in a photoshoot.

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