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VALERY THAMM COTA/L
Objective FULL TIME OR PER DIEM COTA POSITION
**** ******** *** ***, **** Superior College, Duluth, MN NBCOT certified, licensed/certified in CA, FL and MN Work Experience 2004-present COTA/L - (CA employment) in and around San Diego county, La jolla, Del Mar, El Cajon, La mesa, Burbank SNFs and hospitals. Rehab/therapy dept in SNF and Hospital settings reported to DOR, OTR, team, followed POC, Medicare guidelines, RUG levels to increase patient’s independence in ADLs, functional mobility, reducing reliance on caregivers through therapeutic activity, therapeutic exercises, use of modalities, ADL retraining,, RNA/ patient/caregiver education in use of adaptive equipment, compensatory strategies, safety, energy conservation. Acted as liason between patients, families, doctors, nurses, assured accurate and timely documentation and billing as supervised by OTR, DOR. Ordered and maintained equipment, fitted wheelchairs, splints. Inservices for caregivers, staff.
1997-2004 (MN employment) 2007, 2013 San Diego and Chula Vista School District, HYVA and TBI, Duluth MN, Hammer Assisted living for adults with MR, MI, TBI, Wayzata MN, vocational training centers in Dundas MN and in St Paul MN as a state employee. House manager, supervised staff of 7-10, Wrote individual goals to assist clients in living in community, leisure and vocational settings. Administered medications ordered by Doctors, supervised by RN, scheduled appointments, planned menus according to individual’s needs, maintained house, documented quarterly goals, attended trainings and meetings, reported directly to owners. Rosemount district, Southern MN Schools, K-12 Reported to OTRs, worked with teachers, nurses, speech therapists, followed IEPs for students with autism, MR, Sensory deficits, ESL, ADD, ADHD to increase fine motor skills, attention span and communication in order to improve performance in social, academic and physical activities in classroom settings and to prepare students to thrive in the community CERTIFICATIONS:Certification in CA, National Certification NBCOT, licensed and certified in FL, Certified in MN, American Red cross CPR cert
LEISURE ACTIVITIES Include studies in languages and psychology, graphic arts, anthropology, shiatsu, myofascial release, travel in Europe, Mexico, Canada, U.S including Hawaii, yoga, physical fitness, tennis, rock climbing, hiking, art, hair cutting and styling and dog training. Currently studying mortuary science.
INTERNSHIPS 1997 -.Phys. Dis. internship in Tucson AZ at St. Joseph Carondolet hospital. Geri-Psych internship in Brainerd State hosp in MN