Chaya G. Polirer
Baltimore, MD 21208 email@example.com
Objective: Seeking a position as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Certification: Licensed as a COTA/L in the State of Maryland, and nationally certified by the NBCOT (License Number A01722)
Education: Macomb Community College Clinton Township, MI
Associates of Applied Science: Occupational Therapy Assistant
July 2006-May 2008
Oakland Community College Royal Oak, MI
Associates of Liberal Arts
August 2003-May 2006
Ateres Bnos Yerushalayim Jerusalem, Israel
August 2002-June 2003
Employment: Occupational Therapist Assistant
Assisted Rehab April 2019-current
Providing occupational therapy for the geriatric population in long term, short term, assisted living and independent living. Documenting on patient’s progress both on a daily, weekly basis. Retraining clients in their apartment as well as assist them toward meeting their goals so they can return home. Productivity staying in the 90% range regulary. Opportunities to write orders in the chart.
June 2015-April 2019
Genesis Healthcare Lutherville, MD
Providing rehabilitative services to patients 18+ with mental, emotional, physical or developmental conditions in a short term setting. Documenting on patient’s progress and billing daily for patients on caseload utilizing electronic documentation via Ipad. Retraining client on ADLs as well as IADLs in preparation for discharge. Educating clients on necessary adaptive equipment for use at home. Provided home exercise programs to maintain progress made in facility. Maintaining good productivity and completing point of service documentation.
October 2010-April 2015
RehabCare Group, Inc. Catonsville, MD
Provided rehabilitative services to patients with mental, emotional, physical or developmental conditions. Attends meetings to discuss the patient’s discharge plan with family members and social workers. Documented on patient progress and billed daily for patients on caseload utilizing electronic documentation via Ipod touch and then switched over to iPad mini. Retrained clients on ADLs, and taught IADL skills including home assessments and community outings such as grocery shopping. Evaluated resident occupational needs and taught safe use of adaptive equipment and devices. Used adaptive equipment and assistive technology to improve client independence. Made home visits also in independent living focusing on functional ADLs.
September 2008-August 2010
HCR ManorCare Towson, MD
Provided rehabilitative services to patients with mental, emotional, physical or developmental conditions. Attended meetings to discuss the patient’s discharge plan with family members and social workers. Documented on patient progress and billed daily for patients on caseload. Retrained clients on ADLs, and taught IADL skills. Evaluated resident occupational needs and taught safe use of adaptive equipment and devices. Used adaptive equipment and assistive technology to improve client independence.
Billing Specialist July 2003-December 2008
Parkview Company, LLC Substance Abuse Clinic Detroit, MI
Prepared, processed and reviewed health insurance claims. Compiled print materials for day-to-day office operations as needed.
Internships: Level II: Physical Dysfunction March-April 2008
Kennedy Krieger Institute Baltimore, MD
Observed, planned, provided, and documented therapeutic interventions for school-age children for individuals and in group settings. Adapted pipework activity to allow children to grow. Researched Williams Syndrome and developed a case study for staff members. Researched Fragile X Syndrome and compiled a pamphlet for high school students.
Level II: Physical Dysfunction January-March 2008
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore Baltimore, MD
Observed, provided, and documented therapeutic interventions for patients on caseload. Reported in weekly care conferences with medical staff. Participated in treatment planning for caseload of up to eight patients. Observed in various settings including knee surgery, outpatient therapy, a Traumatic Brain Injury unit. Created and facilitated a game, “Are You Smarter Than a Therapist?” for group sessions.
Level I: Physical Dysfunction August-October 2007
The Lakeland Center Southfield, MI
Conducted client interviews on patients with physical dysfunction. Observed the Occupational Therapist (perhaps the COTA) provide the appropriate care to these patients. Documented with the assistance of the Therapist, the care provided.
Level I: Mental Health January-March 2007
Botsford Continuing Health Care Farmington Hills, MI
Facilitated group activities for patients with mental illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia in a nursing home. Practiced interviewing patient’s with these mental illnesses, and provided documentation and communicated with the paid staff.
Volunteer Work: Advisor/Counselor January 2008 – May 2011
NCSY Atlantic Seaboard Region Baltimore, MD
Work with the regional staff to facilitate three annual weekend retreats for high school students. On the local level, assist the Baltimore Program Coordinator in weekly “Latte Learning” programs and events such as barbeques, dinners, and sports activities. Provide one-on-one mentoring to local participants.
OT Assistant Student July-August 2007
Kids on the Go St. Clair Shores, MI
Prepared curriculum for Kindergarten aged program participants. Worked one-on-one with children to improve their handwriting skills and prepare for the upcoming school year.
Sumer Camp Counselor June-July 2007
Camp Simcha Special/Chai Lifeline Glen Spey, NY
Cared for a 16 year-old girl with mild Cerebral Palsy (ataxia) in a summer camp setting. Assisted her in attending and participating in the summer camps programs and activities.
Professional Affiliations: Macomb Community College OTA Club, Treasurer, 2006-2008
Accomplishments: Dean’s List: Winter Semester, 2007; Fall Semester, 2007; Winter Semester, 2008