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Occupational Therapist

Piscataway, NJ
84000- 90000
April 20, 2020

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Kinnary Patel, MS, OTR/L

**** ***** **, ********** ********, NJ-08854; Contact No.: 732-***-****; Email:


Intend to build a career as an Occupational Therapist that will help me to explore my knowledge and skills, and realize my potential as well as use of my skills to enhance overall health, well-being, and quality of life for patient/client with disabilities.


Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Cumulative GPA: 3.72

Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL August 2015- May 2018

Masters of Science in Applied Physics Cumulative GPA: 3.88

The M.S. University of Baroda, Gujarat, India June 2003- May 2005

Bachelor of Science in Physics Cumulative GPA: 3.10

The M.S. University of Baroda, Gujarat, India June 2000-April 2003

Clinical Experience

Fieldwork- Level Two

Tallahassee Memorial Hospital (Acute care), Tallahassee, FL January, 2018- March, 2018

Provided direct patient care through occupational therapy evaluations, assessments, and goal based interventions for patients with variety of neurological, mental, and physical impairments. Assisted in discharge planning and after discharge recommendations. Co-treated patient with paraprofessionals. Attended therapist weekly journal clubs, and daily multidisciplinary team meetings. Created documentations such as daily progress notes, evaluation reports, discharge plans.

Created field work project include 14 cognition retraining activities, and presented during multidisciplinary Journal club. Observed, and assisted Occupational therapists who were specialized as lymphedema treatment, vision treatment.

Progressive Pediatric Developmental Center (Outpatient clinic, day care, learning disability center), Tallahassee, FL September, 2017-November, 2017

Implemented Occupational Therapy assessments, interventions to children ages birth to twenty one years with Autism, ADHD, moderate to severe intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, developmental delay, muscular dystrophy, learning disabilities, Down syndrome, and visual impairments. Co-treated clients with Speech therapist, Physical therapist, Behavioral therapist, Music therapists and special needs teachers. Created daily notes, evaluation report, progress notes. Aided clients discharge plan. Attended field trip at bowling lane with clients of cognitive, physical, and behavioral disabilities.

Created fieldwork site specific project “Quiet Book” for clients over two and half year through age twenty one years. This book includes graded activities of fine motor skills related to dressing, sensory integration skills.

Community Fieldwork

Turn About (Adolescence substance abuse) May, 2017- August, 2017

Conducted a community needs assessments and based on the assessment, developed, and ran a program for adolescence with substance abuse disorder, and evaluated the effectiveness of the program. Led closed group of adolescence with substance abuse disorder with 2 Occupational therapy student coleaders.

Fieldwork- Level One

Tallahassee Memorial Hospital (Acute care), Tallahassee, FL April 10-14, 2017

Assisted with patient occupational profile, screening, evaluation, intervention planning, and discharge planning. Wrote patient evaluation report, and discharge recommendation under the supervision of field work educator.

Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics, Jacksonville, FL November 14-18, 2016

Aided during initial interviews, assessments, intervention and goal planning. Implemented interventions and wrote client evaluation report and daily note in a SOAP note format under the supervision of field work educator.

Work Experience

Occupational Therapist September, 2019- Present

Mckinley Elementary School, Newark, NJ

Provides direct treatment to individuals and groups of children ages 4- 13years old. Implements evaluation, interventions to children with Autism, ADHD, developmental disability, learning disability, sensory integration disorders, fine motor and gross motor incoordination, and behavioral disorders. Prepare documents of daily notes, progress notes, IEP annual reports, and participating in students IEP annual review meetings with other disciplines.

EI Occupational Therapist

Compcare Therapeutics, Lakewood Township, NJ January, 2020 - Present

Providing early interventions to children ages birth- three years old with developmental delays, autism, sensory integration disorders, fine motor and gross motor incoordination. Performing evaluations through observations in their natural environment, and “The Early Learning Accomplishment Profile”. Doing documentation for daily notes, Form-25.

Occupational Therapist July, 2019- January, 2020

Rapha Wellness Center (Pediatric and Adult Outpatient), Bayonne, NJ

Provided direct patient care through occupational therapy screening, evaluation, intervention, discharge planning, and patient education. Treated patient ages > 3 years with physical, mental, developmental disabilities. Documented evaluation, reevaluation reports, daily progress notes, discharge notes. Collaborated patient treatments with a physical therapist, speech therapist, personal trainer, chiro practitioners, acupuncturist, and massage therapist.

EI Occupational Therapist June, 2019- September, 2019

Thera Care Inc., Clark, NJ

Provided early interventions and screening for developmentally delayed children from birth to three year old. Established treatment with caseload to provide individual and group therapy to children with, but not limited to, autism, developmental delay, muscular dystrophy, fine and gross motor delays, and sensory integration deficits in order to improve quality of life.

Graduate assistant for Division of Occupational therapy August, 2016- March, 2017

Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, FL

Assisted Occupational therapy instructor for finding and synthesizing evidence based research information. Performed administrative task including create data sheet to keep track of fieldwork student locations, performance information, and curriculum matrix. Provided assistance during Occupational Therapy department community event planning.

Taught one class of group dynamics for first year Master of Occupational Therapy students.

Occupational Therapy Aide May, 2016- July, 2017

Progressive Pediatric Development Center, Tallahassee, FL

Aided Occupational therapists and Occupational therapist assistant with treatment plan set up, keeping environment clean. Performed administrative tasks including making copies of Occupational therapy assessments, filing clients’ documents. Assisted, encouraged, and motivated clients during treatment plans.


Sason, S., Dietrich, N., Patel, K., & Oliveira, D. (2017). Quality of life among older drivers and nondrivers. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71(4). Published abstract. Retrieved from

Sason, S., Dietrich, N., Patel, K., & Oliveira, D. (2017, March 31). Quality of life among older drivers and non-drivers. Poster presentation. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Phile. PA.

Sason, S., Dietrich, N., Patel, K., & Oliveira, D. (2016, November 4). Quality of life among older drivers and nondrivers. Poster presentation. Florida Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL

Pratap, A., Lilly SHanker Rao, T., Patel, K. et al. Bull Mater Sci (2009) 32: 527. Published abstract of Kinetics of Crystallization of a Fe-based multicomponent amorphous alloy. Retrieved from


CPR, AED, first Aid certified June, 2019

NJ department of education- school occupational therapist certificate July, 2019

“Car Fit” Occupational Therapy Training October, 2016 & May, 2017 Alpha Eta and Epsilon Tau Sigma honor society member Spring- 2016 Student Occupational Therapy Organization (SOTA) member August, 2016- May, 2018 Certification in Sun System Administrator for Solaris 10 OS, Part 1 April, 2009

Master of Science in Physics (Department topper “Gold medal”) May, 2005

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