Raleigh, NC 27603
As a registered and board certified Occupational Therapist in good standing, with 30 years experience, i am able to independently and creatively problem-solve, manage job duties and responsibilities, and provide high quality therapy across a variety of settings. My experience as a business owner, occupational therapist, independent contractor, and pediatric SME course content writer has allowed me to coordinate personnel, manage resources, develop course content for providers, and establish innovative treatment approaches. My enthusiastic approach, strong interpersonal skills, and proficient writing abilities make me a strong asset to interdisciplinary teams and an excellent clinician.
Administrator and Supervisor
Proficient documentation skills
Proficient communicator and collaborator
Skilled in Word, Excell, and Power-point use
Content creation and editing
Superior writer and editor
Strong Research skills
Quality projects to meet deadlines
Assistant to web developer for visual content
CONTENT SME WRITER 01/2020 to Current
Grow N Learn Pediatric Therapy, INC - Raleigh, NC
Developed and composed pediatric SME course content for multiple projects designed for continuing education e-learning specifically for physical and occupational therapists.
Revised and added course content to existing projects with added course content and updated references.
Collaborated with team members to develop additional course content titles based on preferences of the client.
Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
Provided still shots and video demonstrations to web design team for implementation of final products.
Provided course content based on pediatric diagnosis, assessment tools, and treatment approaches.
OWNER/OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST 05/1995 to Current
Grow N Learn Pediatric Therapy, INC - Raleigh, NC
Manage operations of the company
Enhanced operational performance by developing effective business development strategies, systems and procedures.
Assessed, optimized and elevated operations to target current and expected demands.
Worked collaboratively with independent contractors, other professionals, clients, and families within school and clinic based settings, daycare/PreK facilities, homes, and through teletherapy service platforms.
Established, enforced and updated policies keeping business agile and responsive to changing market conditions.
Assist in designing and developing website and marketing materials for company to drive business success and maintain budgetary guidelines.
Provided educationally relevant services within contract-based school assignments (public, private, and charter).
Demonstrated comprehensive understanding and implementation of school based model under the Exceptional Children's department and trained independent contractors for this model of service delivery.
Evaluated children with numerous diagnoses using standardized and non-standardized assessment tools and clinical judgement.
Skillfully determined appropriate therapy goals and interventions to meet optimal functional skill levels.
Implement, evaluate the effectiveness of, and modify therapy services as needed to best meet the needs of the client.
Actively expand knowledge base and competencies by attending continuing education course and seminars regularly to meet or exceed the licensure requirement of NCBOT annually.
Document student progress via various EMR platforms for Medicaid billing.
DIRECTOR OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 09/1992 to 05/1995
Matthews Rehabilitation Services - Rocky Mount, NC
Supervised OT staff and OT fieldwork students both I and II.
Attended departmental meetings, providing feedback to enhance future performance.
Established and Assisted owner in developing hand therapy program for the clinic in collaboration with board certified plastic surgeon.
Treated and fabricated both static and dynamic splinting for hand therapy and post surgical patients seen in the clinic.
Established outpatient pediatric therapy program for preschool and school age children in surrounding school districts.
Consulted with teachers and school administrators through IEP meetings to develop plans of care for school children as well as modifications /adaptations for the classroom.
STAFF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST 01/1991 to 08/1992
NC Baptist Hospital - Winston-Salem, NC
Developed and implemented a restorative feeding and dysphagia program for the Acute Rehabilitation Unit.
Assessed and provided skilled therapy services that respected and considered the medical needs of clients in the Acute-Rehabilitation Unit, Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Acute Pediatric Unit, and Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU).
Personalized treatment plans to complement specific abilities and recovery goals of each patient.
Fabricated static splinting from various materails for both Stroke and TBI patients.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
East Carolina University - Greenville, NC
Bachelor of Science
Occupational Therapy, 12/1990
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATIONS
North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy/Licensure
March 1991-Current. License number : 1032
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy/Certification
February 1991-Curent. Certification number: 977028
California Board of Occupational Therapy/Licensure
December 2019-Current. License number: OT 20744 (Teletherapy)