Extensive and significant experience as an Occupational Therapist, of 26 years experience, working in a variety of settings and diagnoses. Pediatric populations - school-aged populations and early intervention groups and individuals in school systems/districts,clinics,homes, with experience and knowledge of the necessary/appropriate evaluations.
Geriatric populations - Nursing Homes, Assisted/Independent Living facilities,Hospitals and Skilled Nursing facilities with knowledge of and experience with hand splints/splinting, adaptive equipment and devices, including manual and power wheelchair training,fitting and positioning.
Additionally have experience working with and training OT students. EDUCATION
Graduated in 1993 with BSc. Occupational Therapy
University of Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
1993 - 1994 Easter Seals, Miami, Florida
Developmentally delayed children, adolescents and adults 1994 -1996 Northeast Missouri Rehab(NEMO),Kirksville,Missouri School System, Clinic setting (Early Intervention) Osteopathic Hospital and Group home for the disabled 1996 - 1997 Good Samaritan Nursing Home and Ottumwa School District,Ottumwa, Iowa
1997 -1998 Occupational Therapy Consultants (OTC),Northern NJ Public School Systems
1998 - 1999 Austill’s Rehab Services,Pennsylvania
Chester Upland School District and (DCIU) Delaware Cty Intermediate Unit
1999 - 2003 Pediatric Therapeutic Services, Pennsylvania Chester Upland School District (including Early Intervention) 2002 - 2005 PRN/Per Diem - Therapy Force,Sundance,Rehab Connections, General Healthcare Resources, Staffing Plus,Care One Manor Care,Weston Rehab,Select Rehab (SNF,Hospitals and School Systems)
2005 -2006 Gloucester Cty Spec.School Services District,NJ 2006 -2010 Sundance Rehab, Blackwood,NJ, (SNF)
Staff Therapist, Camden Cty Health Services Cnt.
2010-2012 Kennedy Health Care Rehab Center( Subacute/SNF) Washington Township, NJ (Full time at $46/Hour)
2013-2015 PRN/Per Diem with Healthpro (subacute/SNF@ $58/per Hour) 2013-June 2017 Providence Pediatric Medical Daycare ($62/Hour)
(0-5 y.o) servicing 4 centers in Camden, Berlin and AC. 2013-Present Tender Touch Rehab services (Per Diem/PRN @$58/Hour) LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS
NJ license - 46TR00276400
NJ State DOE, School Certified OT (lifetime - no expiration)