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Occupational Therapist

Auburndale, FL
January 15, 2020

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Barbara Jane Cheney 757-***-****

*** **** **** *****, **********, FL 33823 May 1996 M.S., Occupational Therapy, The Sage Colleges, Troy, NY. Magna Cum Laude. Dean's list 1991-1996. Master's Thesis: “Impact of Managed Care on Occupational Therapy” May 1979 B.S. Physical Education, SUNY Cortland, Cortland NY PROFESSIONAL AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Caseload Providing accurate and comprehensive assessment and documentation of ADL Management status, cognition, visual-perception, and motor skills. Assessing safety and judgment in acute, sub-acute and home settings. Selecting appropriate treatment activities by incorporating client interests and goals. Demonstrating awareness of medical precautions and emotional status. Timely completion of documentation. Communication Consulting and collaborating written and oral communication with staff and family members to coordinate treatment and discharge plans. Developing and presenting staff inservices. Conducting occupational therapy groups. Leadership Sole proprietor of a small business. Past President of a Hearing Loss of America (HLAA) Chapter. Created a national newsletter for young adults with hearing losses. Member of a task force in 1990 that created guidelines for hard of hearing as a result of the Americans with Disabilities Act. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

9/19- present Home Health Care - with Medical Services of America and Best Care Home In Polk County, Florida. Performing home health evals to determine appropriateness for OT services; providing rehabilitation; coordinating services with home health team, OTA, and plan of care physician; family teaching regarding accessibility issues; proper wheelchair positioning; home modifications; DME recommendations; safety training; contracture and edema management (via lymphatic drainage; Kinesio-taping (KT) and positioning); neuro-muscular education (utilizing PNF, KT; neuro-stim techniques). Pain reduction via cranio- sacral; KT; soft tissue massage; myofascial release. 9/2016 - 3/2018 Home Health Care – with Guardian Homecare. Providing home health services in Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia. 4/1998 – 9/2016 Home Health Care -with Sentara Healthcare. Provided home health services in Suffolk, Isle of Wight communities.

Barbara Jane Cheney 757-***-****

175 Golf View Drive, Auburndale, FL 33823 4/1998- 2014 Acute Care at Sentara Princess Anne and Leigh Memorial. Main duties: acute care evaluations; rehabilitation. Diagnosis experiences with: CVA, MI, COPD; ALS; MS; amputations, respiratory failure, sepsis; colostomy; joint replacements; renal failure; UE and hand injuries. Treatment protocols included: splinting; edema control; joint mobilizations; cranial sacral techniques; retrograde massage; DME recommendations; discharge planning; and transfer training. 7/1998 - 2/1999 Sub-acute Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Services: provided at Beth Shalom; Virginia Beach Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center and Windemere Nursing Home. Services provided: coordinate OT rehabilitation services with staff; complete sub-acute evaluations and treatments; oversee duties of a COTA; bed and wheelchair seating and positioning, fall risk assessments; and ADL and adaptive equipment training.

7/1997 - 7/1998 Sub-Acute and Skilled Nursing Service: provided via 13-week assignments for Healthcare Everywhere, Inc. Services provided at following locations: Keswick Nursing Home, Baltimore Maryland

Irvington Knolls, Catonsville, Maryland

Spa Creek, Annapolis, Maryland

Autumn Care of Norfolk, VA

7/1996 - 7/1997 Acute Care: Mental Health; Sub-Acute and Pediatric Rehabilitation: provided at Nanticoke Health Services, Seaford, DE. Acute Care- Nanticoke Memorial Hospital

Mental Health Services: provided on a 10-bed acute behavioral health unit. Duties included: evaluations; completing leisure profiles; establishing treatment goals; planning and implementing OT groups (group titles: time and stress management; communication skills; home and community skills). Diagnostic experiences: severe depression; substance abuse; anxiety disorders and schizophrenia.

Pediatric Services: provided on an outpatient basis. Duties included: developmental evaluations (Peabody Developmental Motor Scale) and visual perceptual skills testing and rehabilitation services. Primary experiences: Cerebral Palsy and developmental delays.

Sub-Acute Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Services: provided at Lifecare at Lofland Park, Seaford, DE. Duties included: Evals; short and long term rehabilitation and coordinating the services of 3 COTA's. Barbara Jane Cheney 757-***-****

175 Golf View Drive, Auburndale, FL 33823 Continuing Education

2018, 2019 Attendance at Florida Occupational Therapy Conference in Orlando, Fl.

2017, 2015, 2014, 2011 Attendance at American Occupational Therapy Association Conventions: 3/2017 & 4/2011 in Philadelphia; 4/2015 in Nashville, Tn.; 4/2014 in Baltimore

08/15/15 Kinesiology for Geriatrics

3/2015 OT SE District Meeting: Topic of Discussion:

“Continence Management –Evaluation and Intervention” 7/2012 OT SE District Meeting: Topic of Discussion:

“Exploring Vision and Vision Development”

11/13/2012 Sentara Rehab Network: “Heart Rehab at Home” 1/2012 OT SE District Meeting: Topic of Discussion: “Solutions to Shoulder Pain & Injury to Include: Rotator Cuff Repair, impingement syndrome, and total shoulder replacement”.

5/2011 OT SE District Meeting: Topic of Discussion: “Evidence Based Practice 2011: Updates and Refinements on Finding, Reading and Interpreting Evidence for Occupational Therapists”. 11/2011 OT SE District Meeting: Topic of Discussion: Pressure Garments: Types, Uses, and How to Measure”

11/2009 Management of Patients with Pulmonary Disease – Professional Therapy Seminars – Presenter Konrad J Dias PT, DPT, CCS Professional Affiliations:

American Occupational Therapy Association

Florida Occupational Therapy Association

Virginia Occupational Therapy Association

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