VALERIE FINLEY, OTR ***** ROSEWOOD OVERLAND PARK, KS 66207
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Direct rehabilitation services to ensure patient satisfaction with the development and implementation of quality and cost effective clinical programs. Accountable for meeting business goals without sacrificing quality services. Accomplished facilitator and strong advocate to develop and continuously enhance processes, injecting creative ideas and generating action across all levels of an organization.
Extensive experience in the development, recovery, and improvement of individuals in their independent living and work environments to include basic motor functions and reasoning abilities and compensation for permanent loss of function. Skilled in mentally, physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabled clients.
Skilled in assessment, treatment planning, and intervention, co-working in multi-disciplinary teams in cooperation with professionals and caregivers.
Comprehensive background in consulting, wheelchair positioning, contracture management, and generating Medicare B caseload.
DIRECTOR OF REHABILITATION SERVICES
CARONDELET MANOR, KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI 2005 - PRESENT
Direct therapy program for 162 bed facility (40 postacute, 25 Alzheimer, 97 long-term care), developing new and innovative in-house therapy programs to benefit patients and residents. Supervise 12 therapist and administrative staff. Manage patient care and caseload, compliance and quality control, customer relations, business development, and staff recruitment. Oversee new program development and implementation and RUG management. Maintain budget.
Increased therapy revenue 66.2% within two years. Significant in achieving the RUG reimbursement rate of 448 (highest in company history).
New programs/protocols developed: Discharge Functional Outcomes to Home, Assisted Living and Long Term Care across Speech, Physical, and Occupational Therapy; Cognition/Dementia Protocol; Contracture Management; Parkinson Program; Lymphedemia Management; Wii Program; Med B Program; and Therapy Dog.
Doubled gym size, by identifying better utilization of building space and facilitating remodeling and capital equipment budget.
"Outstanding Therapist", award by Carondelet Health/Benedictine Health System, April 2010.
Won "Extreme Rehabilitation Makeover" competition between 4 divisions, developing model and presentation.
Initiated the replacement wheelchairs and improved wheelchair positioning for residents throughout facility.
LONG-TERM CARE REHABILITATION SPECIALIST
REHAB CHOICE, KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI 2003 - 2005
SELECT REHABILITATION, INC., LOUISBURG, KS (PRN) 2002 - 2004
Provide functional treatment, coordinate and manage schedules, and establish positive therapeutic relationships with clients. Supervise Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants.
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MEDICAL SALES CONSULTANT
COMPLETE MOBILITY SYSTEMS, LENEXA, KS 2000 - 2002
Represent products ranging from minivans, full-size van conversions, lifts, lift aids hand controls, scooters, and mobility seats to commercial and private clients for an accessible transportation company. Target market includes rehabilitation clinics, nursing facilities, distributors of durable medical goods, worker's compensation clinics, independent living centers, government agencies, public transportation organizations, and automotive industry.
Ranked #1 sales producer entire tenure, generating $250,000 in sales within 3 months for a startup company in a new market area. Identified market, developed new business leads, and cultivated consultative and business-to-business sales techniques for products ranging from $37,000 - $55,000.
Expanded client base to 348 within the Kansas City Metro, St. Joseph, Sedalia, Columbia, MO and Topeka, Lawrence, KS.
Client Representation: MAST, MTSI, The Metro, Johnson County Transportation
CONSULTING PRN/PRIVATE CLIENTELE, METROPOLITAN KANSAS CITY, MO 1998 - 2000
Conducted literature review and consulted with leaders in the field of Charcot-Marie Tooth Disease in order to develop occupational therapy treatment program and authored journal article concerning patient outcome, pending publication.
Designed study, analyzed data, and presented findings at a research seminar sponsored by the Medical College of Ohio.
Created 21 illustrations of Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology with accompanying text for each drawing for Graduate Neuroanatomy Course Textbook.
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THERAPY ASSOCIATES, LLC, OVERLAND PARK, KS 2002
Consulted in the planning and development of a long-term rehabilitation clinic. Designed and provided layout of facility. Researched and recommended equipment. Developed program and documentation. Created presentation to secure contracts.
MASTER OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (GPA 3.75) ROCKHURST UNIVERSITY, KANSAS CITY, MO
BACHELOR OF ARTS – EDUCATION (GPA 3.50) AVILA UNIVERSITY, KANSAS CITY, MO
CONTINUED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
Clinical: Post Operative Hip and Knee; Parkinson Care Services; Essentials Wheelchair Positioning;
Orthopedic Rehabilitation - Knee and Shoulder; Safety, Comfort & Function; Successful Rehabilitation - Lower Extremity; Beyond Balance: Evidence Based Practice; Maximizing Outcomes in Patients with Cognitive Impairments; Therapeutic Modalities: Evidence Based Approach; Pharmacology for Patient Care; Practical Seating and Positioning Solutions; Arthritis and Osteoporosis Care; Understanding Anxiety
Management: How To Become A Better Communicator; Excelling as a First-Time Manager or Supervisor