Top Occupational Therapist Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for an Occupational Therapist. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Occupational Therapist resumes they appeared on. For example, 16.0% of Occupational Therapist resumes contained Physical Therapy as a skill. Let's find out what skills an Occupational Therapist actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Occupational Therapist resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Physical Therapy

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Here's how Physical Therapy is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Participate as an active member of a multidisciplinary team including nursing, physical therapy, speech and language pathology and psychology.
  • Collaborated closely with physical therapy and speech therapy in order to maximize patient outcomes and provide a team approach to rehabilitation.
  • Collaborate with physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, nursing staff, and families to facilitate optimal therapeutic resident outcomes.
  • Collaborated with patients/caregivers/family, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy professionals, nurses, and the nurse-practitioner.
  • Participate as an active member of a multidisciplinary therapy team including physical therapy, speech therapy and rehabilitation techs.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary team including physical therapy, speech therapy, skilled nursing and activities director.
  • Assist in occupational therapy and physical therapy groups providing therapeutic exercise and functional activities.
  • Developed and implemented research study on Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Co- treatment issues.
  • Collaborated with Physical Therapy to complete home evaluations and community outings.
  • Lead occupational therapy and physical therapy groups and one-on-one therapy sessions.
  • Served as acting head of combined Occupational/Physical Therapy Dept.
  • Conducted co-treatment with physical therapy and speech therapy
  • Maintain communication with physical therapy as needed.
  • Collaborated with speech therapy and physical therapy.
  • Presented Findings at National Physical Therapy Combined Sections
  • Collaborate with other disciplines (psychiatry, physical therapy, speech therapy and nursing) and family/care givers regarding patient care.
  • Created individual plans of care collaborating with other disciplines of therapy such as physical therapy, and speech and language pathology.
  • Collaborated with nursing, social work, physical therapy, and speech therapy in order to provide exceptional patient care.
  • Completed all evaluations, treatment plans, dismissals, and co-treatment with Physical therapy and Speech and Language.
  • Collaborated with physical therapy, speech language pathology, and nursing professionals to deliver optimal care to patients.

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2. Occupational Therapy Services

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Here's how Occupational Therapy Services is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Provide treatment of occupational therapy services in a pediatric outpatient rehabilitation program for children with developmental delays, sensory processing disorder.
  • Provide direct Occupational Therapy services and indirect consultative services to students with disabilities in grades K-12 in ESC contracted special education programs
  • Provide occupational therapy services to individuals in group home and supported living environments with intellectual, cognitive, and physical impairments.
  • Supplied adult clients in a skilled nursing facility with cardiopulmonary, neurological, and orthopedic conditions with high-quality occupational therapy services.
  • Bridge to Wellness Solely responsible for all occupational therapy services provided to the outpatient population, including group facilitation and documentation.
  • Rendered occupational therapy services including evaluation, treatment planning, implementation and documentation for patients in Acute and In-Patient Rehab.
  • Provision of direct occupational therapy services for patients with neurological and orthopedic conditions in a post-acute, skilled nursing setting.
  • Provided occupational therapy services to a variety of special education students from kindergarten through 4th grade on an itinerant basis.
  • Provided occupational therapy services in the natural home setting and developed patient-centered therapy schedules with treatment goals in mind.
  • Complete annual and triennial reevaluation for children referred for occupational therapy services using established evaluation procedures and standardized assessments.
  • Document occupational therapy services to ensure accountability of services and to meet standards for reimbursement of services as appropriate.
  • Provided pediatric occupational therapy services in school and home-based settings for a variety of physical and developmental disabilities.
  • Evaluated clients as they entered the extended care facility to assess whether direct occupational therapy services were warranted.
  • Provide Occupational Therapy services for inpatient rehabilitation unit including diagnoses of orthopedic, neurological, and medical.
  • Provided Occupational Therapy services for patients/clients with cognitive impairment, physical disabilities or developmental challenges and limitations.
  • Provision of occupational therapy services to developmentally delayed children and adults at a not for profit agency.
  • Delivered skilled occupational therapy services at a Skilled Nursing Facility, including evaluating and developing treatment plans.
  • School-based occupational therapy services provided to enhance students' educational experience in the classroom and school environment.
  • Provided comprehensive occupational therapy services for individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries in a semi-independent living setting.
  • Provided occupational therapy services for evaluation, intervention, and discharge at a skilled nursing facility.

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3. Treatment Plans

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Here's how Treatment Plans is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Evaluate potential rehab patients, develop and implement tailored treatment plans, oversee rehab/restorative dining, participate in interdisciplinary discharge planning.
  • Completed assessments, treatment plans, and therapeutic interventions while developing multiple exercise programs and completing daily paperwork from multiple facilities.
  • Performed numerous evaluations and interventions, and successfully established collaborative goals and treatment plans with patients and the interdisciplinary team.
  • Develop client centered treatment plans for maximizing patient's independence with activities of daily living and participation in meaningful activities.
  • Participate in team meetings to develop and discuss individualized treatment plans geared towards assisting students in meeting their academic goals.
  • Collaborated with other disciplines to ensure continuity of care in order to deliver individualized treatment plans for each patient.
  • Developed a system of staff communication and training that ensured proper implementation of treatment plans and comprehensive patient care.
  • Complete comprehensive pediatric evaluations and treatment plans for pediatric clients with a variety of developmental disorders and behavioral challenges.
  • Supported and collaborated with assistants on a regular basis to ensure successful and functionally-based treatment plans and strategies.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary team to complete evaluations, treatment plans and discharges of geriatric inpatient and outpatient clients.
  • Performed functional assessments, developed treatment plans and facilitated group therapy for individuals in an acute psychiatric setting
  • Developed treatment plans using the latest practices proven in peer-reviewed literature and participated in weekly educational rounds.
  • Implemented and assisted occupational therapists with implementing, treatment plans designed to help clients function independently.
  • Screened and evaluated patients; developed and implemented treatment plans; provided patient and family education.
  • Provided written documentation of treatment plans and outcomes for medical professionals, parents and insurance providers.
  • Designed treatment plans to meet patient objectives for reintegration to military or civilian occupational roles/functions.
  • Followed individual treatment plans, monitored patients to ensure correct performance while providing positive encouragement.
  • Evaluated patients and established effective treatment plans based on individual needs and functional status.
  • Evaluated, developed and implemented orthopedic treatment plans for adults with upper extremity diagnoses.
  • Developed and implemented individually designed treatment plans for both short-term and long-term residents.

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4. Patient Care

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Here's how Patient Care is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Participate in performance improvement activities designed to identify and resolve problems affecting patient care outcome and to improve quality of care.
  • Conducted Occupational Therapy evaluations, determined individualized patient goals and implemented patient care to adult/geriatric population in a skilled nursing facility.
  • Delivered occupational therapy services on a 25 bed inpatient unit and outpatient care programs for adult and adolescent psychiatric patients.
  • Provide occupational therapy treatment and patient care according to hospital, state, professional and federal regulations and guidelines.
  • Participated in committees designed to improve patient care, staff awareness, interdisciplinary relations and orientation of new employees.
  • Participated in interdisciplinary team meetings and patient care conferences regarding patient progress, discharge planning, and home recommendations.
  • Documented treatment in accordance to facility procedures and communicated daily with members of interdisciplinary team about patient care.
  • Collaborated with Mercy Hospital and Medical Center Hand Specialists and therapy team members regarding patient care.
  • Coordinate patient care and rehabilitation services in collaboration with a multidisciplinary care team within the hospital.
  • Complete all pertinent documentation related to patient care adhering to reimbursement guidelines and legal/ethical practices.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary staff and attended all on site in-services to provide optimal patient care.
  • Assessed and provide occupational therapy services in adult inpatient acute and psoriasis inpatient care setting.
  • Provided evidence-based therapy, prescribed home programs and educated family members regarding patient care.
  • Communicate with all Interdisciplinary Team members regarding patient care and rehabilitation for optimum outcomes.
  • Participated in care conference meetings with other agency clinicians to coordinate quality patient care.
  • Provided top-quality patient care as Clinical Lead Therapist and supervised occupational therapy assistants.
  • Represented rehab in facility directed meetings to increase quality measures for patient care.
  • Supervised newly graduated Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant to ensure safe patient care.
  • Managed satellite clinic and independently provided patient care at the same facility.
  • Provided objective, analytic documentation of patient care, and patient/family education.

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5. Inpatient Rehabilitation

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Here's how Inpatient Rehabilitation is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Provided inpatient rehabilitation coverage as needed
  • Provided therapy services in an inpatient rehabilitation setting, skilled nursing unit, acute, outpatient, and outpatient cardiopulmonary setting.
  • Test and evaluate patients' physical and mental abilities and analyze medical data to determine realistic inpatient rehabilitation goals for patients.
  • Treated patients as an occupational therapist in acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation, outpatient, and home health settings
  • Staff therapist in a fast paced, acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital serving adults with various physical and neurological impairments.
  • Administered skilled occupational therapy evaluation, intervention, and discharge planning for patients admitted to the inpatient rehabilitation unit.
  • Observed and assisted occupational therapist with evaluation and treatment of clients on spinal cord injury unit in inpatient rehabilitation setting
  • Evaluated and treated a diverse client population at an inpatient rehabilitation unit attached to Mobile Infirmary Hospital.
  • Trained and implementation of programs for Inpatient Rehabilitation, Day Rehabilitation, and the Outpatient Neurological Program.
  • Designed and implemented new format of occupational therapy procedures and scheduling in inpatient rehabilitation and home health.
  • Completed evaluations, treatment and discharge planning with adult population in acute and inpatient rehabilitation areas.
  • Provided regular weekend coverage at a nationally ranked comprehensive acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital.
  • Managed a caseload of twenty acute care and inpatient rehabilitation occupational therapy patients.
  • Experience includes Acute and Inpatient Rehabilitation for Neurological and Orthopedic patients, including children
  • Provide skilled occupational therapy to residents of skilled nursing unit and inpatient rehabilitation unit
  • Provide comprehensive Occupational Therapy services for individuals admitted to the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit.
  • Evaluate and provide treatment for adults in an outpatient clinic and inpatient rehabilitation unit
  • Provided therapy and supervision in outpatient, contract, and inpatient rehabilitation settings.
  • Collaborate with team and serve as patient advocate to inpatient rehabilitation population.
  • Perform patient care in both an acute care hospital and inpatient rehabilitation settings

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6. Cota

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Here's how Cota is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Provide supervision of COTA including treatments and documentation ensuring said items follows state guidelines.
  • Managed rehabilitation therapy team which consisted of Physical therapist/assistant, Speech therapist and COTA.
  • Provided COTA supervision with treatments and documentation in skilled nursing facilities.
  • Home health occupational therapist completing evaluations, treatment and supervising COTA.
  • Supervised and collaborated with COTA's and multidisciplinary team.
  • Supervised one COTA and administered home safety evaluations.
  • Worked closely with COTA particularly to wheelchair management.
  • Supervised COTA; instructed in Medicare documentation.
  • Learn the inner workings of what a COTA does on a day to day basis, and maintain an assigned caseload.
  • Staff Occupational therapist with 2 COTA's, evaluations, screens and home assessments along with educator of staff and family members
  • Coordinate 3-month/8-week affiliation to provide clinical, education, and observational requirements mandated by AOTA for both COTA and OTR students.
  • Provided school based services to Bradford Public Schools, with a caseload of 30 students, supervised 3 COTA's.
  • Provided direct supervision to a COTA for five years and indirect supervision/mentoring to a new graduate for two years.
  • Provided therapy and supervised COTA in 60 bed Long Term Acute Care Hospital treating patients with complex medical conditions.
  • Supervised 4 COTA's, attended and reported patient progress at team meetings, completed all necessary documentation.
  • Collaborate with doctors, nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and COTA's for interventions and implementation.
  • Direct orientation and supervision of new OTR's, COTA's and Level I and II Fieldwork students.
  • Mentor new OTR/L, COTA/L and students in patient care, documentation, and hand on treatment approaches.
  • Collaborate with patient, family, COTA's and other team members to adjust treatment plan as needed.
  • Completed job duties in a long term acute care setting with duties also including supervision of COTA's.

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7. Traumatic Brain Injury

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Here's how Traumatic Brain Injury is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Evaluated and treated mostly inpatient rehabilitation patients on the traumatic brain injury, adult oncology and pediatric units.
  • Implemented daily skilled occupational therapy individual and/or group treatment to clients with traumatic brain injury.
  • Experienced how dual diagnoses can complicate rehabilitation efforts following traumatic brain injury.
  • Implement appropriate daily treatment interventions for the traumatic brain injury population.
  • Perform Cognitive Training/ stimulation management for Traumatic Brain Injury Population.
  • Provide therapeutic intervention in sub-acute Traumatic Brain Injury unit.
  • Assisted in creation of an interdisciplinary in-service for the entire staff on traumatic brain injury treatment, therapeutic recommendations & protocols.
  • Developed and implemented mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) research identifying people who sustain long-term post-concussive syndrome for improved services.
  • Evaluate, assess, and carry out inpatient rehabilitation treatment plans for orthopedic, stroke, and traumatic brain injury clients.
  • Worked one-on-one with a 51 year old traumatic brain injury (TBI) patient and assisted peers with patients.
  • Evaluated and treated traumatic brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, amputee, orthopedic and burn units.
  • Observed and assisted the occupational therapist during group therapy sessions for adults with stroke and traumatic brain injury.
  • Evaluated and treated patients with stroke, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury.
  • Provided assessment and treatment to wounded warriors and dependents with a diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Treat and evaluate patients with diagnoses from traumatic brain injury to orthopedic.
  • Presented and In-Service on Traumatic Brain Injury.
  • Provided outpatient, in-home and community based rehabilitation to individuals with traumatic brain injury and other neurologic impairments.
  • Provided neurodevelopmental re-education for both pediatrics and patients with neurological vision deficits resultant from traumatic brain injury.
  • Evaluate people with different neurological conditions such as Traumatic Brain Injury, Cerebrovascular Accident, Hip or Knee.
  • Perform BADLs and IADLs training for Traumatic Brain Injury Population.

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8. ADL

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Here's how ADL is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Provided occupational therapy treatment including ADL strengthening, family and patient education, and equipment ordering in conjunction with team members.
  • Researched and developed evidence-based intervention techniques such as therapeutic activities, ADL retraining, cognitive skill development, and functional rehabilitation.
  • Develop and implement treatment plans focusing on increasing functional ADL performance, reducing overall deficits, and providing compensatory strategies.
  • Focused on ADL retraining, and modification/adaptation of equipment to promote independence and quality of life.
  • Performed evaluations/designed treatment programs for independence with ADL s and safe return to functional dynamic activities.
  • Maximize patient independence through rehabilitative exercise and ADL modification with goal of returning patient to PLOF.
  • Direct skilled services included: Evaluation using ACL cognitive assessment and objective/subjective measures of ADL/IADL performance.
  • Provided treatments to patients with emphasized focus on ADL retraining, functional activities/transfers and Neuro-Re-ed.
  • Completed specialized assessments when indicated, including cognitive, safety and ADL assessments.
  • Performed daily bedside ADL assessments and formulated intervention plans with functional outcomes.
  • Educated residents, family members and caregivers regarding deficits and ADL modification.
  • Used patient-specific, age-appropriate sensory integrative approaches during ADL/IADL reeducation.
  • Conducted individual therapy/ADL sessions for clients with various physical disabilities.
  • Provided adaptive equipment recommendations to increase independence with ADL.
  • Performed ADL sessions with neurologically impaired clients.
  • Collaborated with family members, caregivers, and other medical staff for ADL support, safety awareness, and environmental modification.
  • Observed, assessed, evaluated and provided individual treatment addressing ADL and IADL's for members with a variety of diagnoses.
  • Complete inpatient orthopedic evaluations, treatments, and plans of care for post-operative joint replacement surgeries with primarily an ADL focus.
  • Focused on helping patients regain their skills after returning home to maximize their independence with ADL's and safe functional transfers.
  • Assessed use of adaptive equipment for completion of dressing tasks and self-feeding tasks for increased independence with completion of ADL tasks.

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9. Sensory Profile

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Here's how Sensory Profile is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Administered a variety of assessments including DTVP-3, VMI, BOT-2, Sensory Profile, ETCH, HELP, Peabody etc.
  • Administered evaluation tools (Peabody Developmental Motor Scales Second Edition), Sensory Profile, Day C evaluation tool.
  • Utilized the Peabody Motor Developmental Skills 2nd edition, Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency and the Sensory Profile.
  • Performed evaluations including BOT-2, HELP, Sensory Profile, Sensory Processing Measure, and the Beery VMI.
  • Evaluated and delivered findings to ECSE team related to sensory profiles, clinical observations and parent interviews.
  • Conducted Vocational evaluations/screenings (BADS, Contextual Memory, Sensory Profile, Interest Checklist, etc.)
  • Administered assessments using the Sensory Profile 2 and Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI).
  • Completed daily SOAP notes as well as evaluations using the Peabody, BOT-2, and Sensory Profile
  • Perform referrals, weekly screening and evaluations using PDMS II and Sensory Profile.
  • Conducted evaluations using standardized tools including the PDMS-2 and Sensory Profile and VMI.
  • Used DTVP-A, Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile and KELS as needed.
  • Complete assessments (BOT 2, TVRPS, Sensory Profile, Beery VMI, and Peabody).
  • Administer evaluations, including the Battelle Developmental Inventory and Sensory Profile, to determine self-help, motor, and sensory deficits.
  • Completed evaluations for children utilizing appropriate assessment tools, Peabody, Bruininks, Visual Motor Integration, and Sensory Profile.
  • Completed standardized assessments including the Sensory Profile, SPM, BOT2, PDMS-2, WRAVMA, and the Print Tool.
  • Gained experience with: MMT, PROM/AROM, AAROM, Sensory Profile, and Occupational Profile, Unified Clinics
  • Complete SOAP notes, IEPs, sensory profiles, clinical observations, and parent reports.
  • Perform and write up evaluations such as COPM, Sensory Profile, BOT-2, PDMS-2, HELP Checklist.

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10. Caseload

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Here's how Caseload is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Identified patients in need of rehabilitation and developed customized intervention programs to meet the individual needs of patients on caseload.
  • Supervised Therapy Assistants and provided occupational therapy to a diversified caseload of inpatients in this skilled nursing rehab facility.
  • Organized orthopedic and neurological caseload of 8-12 patients for the purpose of enhancing and maximizing patient performance and satisfaction.
  • Provided evaluation and treatment to a variety of diagnoses, majority of caseload consisting of orthopedic and neurological diagnoses.
  • Provided Occupational Therapy services in sub-acute and skilled nursing facilities during temporary 3 month work contracts, varied caseloads
  • Developed innovative programs for dementia residents that increased caseload and reduced the use of chemical and physical restraints.
  • Supervised and managed therapy caseload for a Certified Occupational therapy assistant according to state regulation and best practice
  • Designed occupational therapy marketing tools to increase personal client caseload and augment the OT department's profitability.
  • Managed a challenging, highly diversified caseload by providing family-centered early intervention, and educationally relevant services.
  • Provided specialized evaluations and treatment interventions to a diverse patient caseload in an acute rehab inpatient setting.
  • Managed a high-volume caseload including the completion of evaluation, daily and weekly documentation and discharge planning.
  • Provided occupational therapy services to a full caseload of students as outlined in their Individualized Education Program.
  • Treated a full caseload in a short term rehabilitation setting, primarily consisting of orthopedic disorders.
  • Collaborated with staff and various Rehab Managers to determine appropriate patient caseload and population for treatment.
  • Worked independently and began supervising assistants with carry over of treatment planning of patient caseload.
  • Provided home-based therapy as part of job description initially until hospital caseload grew too busy.
  • Manage and maintain caseload with patients with varying diagnoses including Orthopedic, neurological and cardiopulmonary.
  • Managed a high-volume caseload and organized the daily schedules of occupational therapy assistants and patients.
  • Managed caseload of approximately 60 Tiny-K and school-age students for approximately 10 area school districts.
  • Supervised Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant and ensured appropriate treatments and documentation within their caseload.

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11. Adaptive Equipment

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Here's how Adaptive Equipment is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Complete comprehensive Occupational Therapy and home evaluation including identification of safety issues and recommendation of any required adaptive equipment and supplies.
  • Performed Home Visits targeted at preventing environmental hazards and adaptive equipment recommendations to increase safety and reduce risk of falls.
  • Educate patient and caregivers/families in safety awareness; including back protection, use of adaptive equipment, and energy conservation.
  • Splint fabrication, wheelchair evaluations/selection, adaptive equipment selection/fabrication and some sensory integration activities were among my related job duties.
  • Provided home assessment and recommended adaptive equipment and/or home modification needs to maximize safety of patients in their own environment.
  • Instructed patients on the effective use Adaptive equipment and energy conservation techniques ensuring safe management during activities of daily living.
  • Demonstrate functional need for purchase of adaptive equipment and ordered test protocols and equipment for students per departmental approval.
  • Execute home safety assessments and provide recommendations for durable medical equipment and adaptive equipment appropriate for individual and environment.
  • Completed home evaluations; established preventative and restorative programs; experienced in wheelchair seating systems and adaptive equipment.
  • Perform comprehensive home evaluations with thorough recommendations regarding adaptive equipment and modifications to increase patient access and safety.
  • Conducted home evaluations, assessed durable medical equipment, and recommended necessary adaptive equipment for safe discharge home.
  • Performed environmental assessments and determine in-home modifications and adaptive equipment for optimum functional independence of self-care tasks.
  • Provide splinting, durable medical equipment, adaptive equipment recommendations and design patient specific home exercise programs.
  • Evaluated and developed personalized nutrition plans which included adaptive equipment, eating/feeding strategies, and diet consistency.
  • Help patients accomplish treatment plan and secures necessary supplies and adaptive equipment for patients to facilitate independence.
  • Participate in team conferences, patient/family/caregiver training, adaptive equipment education, home modifications and discharge planning.
  • Recommended and ordered durable medical equipment/adaptive equipment for maximizing patient safety and increasing independence in daily tasks.
  • Completed evaluations, therapeutic interventions, patient and family education, adaptive equipment training, and discharge planning
  • Educated clients and caregivers on compensation techniques, therapeutic exercises and proper use of adaptive equipment.
  • Assessed home environments and determine appropriate modifications and/or adaptive equipment to optimize client and caregiver safety.

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12. IEP

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Here's how IEP is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Presented evaluations at IEP meetings, and provided an in-service lecture on evidence-based handwriting interventions and burst therapy.
  • Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively on IEP multidisciplinary teams to meet student's developmental and educational goals.
  • Provide a comprehensive occupational therapy evaluation based on Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Team orders.
  • Provided timely quarterly report card information and annual IEP documentation which included triennial assessments where necessary.
  • Attended regular IEP meetings to address educational concerns related to occupational therapy.
  • Contributed to IEP meetings and collaborated with management in the decision-making process.
  • Provided direct patient treatment in addition to IEP planning and implementation
  • Completed standardized evaluations, recommendations, IEP s and attended
  • Worked and communicated with parents and IEP multidisciplinary teams.
  • Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively on IEP multidisciplinary team.
  • Prepare and actively participate in IEP meetings accordingly.
  • Observed IEP meetings with interdisciplinary team and caretaker.
  • Provided leadership and consistent involvement during IEP/IFSP meetings.
  • Participated in interdisciplinary team and IEP meetings.
  • Evaluate, develop and carry out IEP programs for students who, for medical reasons, cannot attend traditional school.
  • Create and structure therapeutic interventions to meet the IEP goals of children with developmental and intellectual disabilities within a school setting.
  • Performed evaluations, established treatment plans, provided treatment, completed IEP reports, completed progress reports and attended IEP meetings.
  • Evaluated and developed Individualized Education Plans (IEP's) for students aged 3-21 years district-wide with developmental and physical disabilities.
  • Facilitate collaborative programming during IEP development, document students' progress, evaluation of students' performance in the nonacademic areas.
  • Attended IEP meetings with related family members and professionals to update on student progress, and continuation of services as needed.

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13. Developmental Disabilities

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Here's how Developmental Disabilities is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Evaluated, developed, and implemented individualized treatments for teen and adult clients with developmental disabilities in a community based setting.
  • Developed, implemented, and modified as needed appropriate individual and group treatment/intervention programs as related to adults with developmental disabilities.
  • Specialized in the treatment of students with learning disabilities, sensory integrative disabilities, developmental disabilities, and spectrum disorders.
  • Balanced caseload of individuals with Developmental Disabilities with the necessary written documentation and attendance at designated staff meetings.
  • Provided recommendations and strategies for students with developmental disabilities to facilitate job skills and transitional placement.
  • Provided training, wheelchair evaluations and consultation services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their caregivers.
  • Provided home-based occupational therapy services to children ages 18 months to high school with developmental disabilities.
  • Provided direct and consultative services in pediatric, adult developmental disabilities, and geriatric settings.
  • Treated patients with physical disabilities, sensory issues, developmental disabilities and mental illnesses.
  • Perform therapeutic evaluations and treatments for individuals with developmental disabilities and physical disabilities.
  • Created and implemented treatment protocols for children with mild to severe developmental disabilities.
  • Provide sensory integration therapy services to children of all ages and developmental disabilities.
  • Conducted functional assessments and evaluations of patients with developmental disabilities and mental illness.
  • Provided OT services to children with variety of developmental disabilities, birth-adolescents.
  • Provided evaluation and treatment to patients with developmental disabilities and head injury.
  • Provide case management and facilitate group-therapy with students with various developmental disabilities.
  • Provided quality therapeutic intervention to patients with various physical and developmental disabilities.
  • School based OT-programming for children with developmental disabilities for Whitehall school district.
  • Completed assessments for adults with multiple developmental disabilities in residential treatment centers.
  • Delivered consultative services to adults with developmental disabilities in the community.

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14. Independent Living

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Here's how Independent Living is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Provided occupational therapy services in a sensory clinical setting to pediatric clients with various diagnoses to improve academic functioning and independent living
  • Composed and completed integrative group therapy and sensory retraining activities for a geriatric population in an independent living facility.
  • Complete evaluations and develop treatment plans for individual patients assisting with restoration of independent living through improved function.
  • Home Safety liaison to assist clientele in transition from skilled nursing to assisted and/or independent living disposition.
  • Focused on safety awareness and development of living skills necessary for independent living in the community.
  • Provide training in adaptations and modifications to improve patients' independent living skills across environments
  • Developed and initiated Urinary Incontinence program within Skilled Nursing Facility and Independent Living Facilities.
  • Provided home assessments to residents of the facility to facilitate return to independent living.
  • Provided inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation for senior citizens in an independent living facility.
  • Provided energy conservation techniques, activity and environmental modification to enable independent living.
  • Presented informational seminars to residents of independent living centers on various wellness topics.
  • Suggested adaptations and home modifications to assist patients with independent living.
  • Administer exercise programs and implement restorative programs to maximize independent living.
  • Assessed for appropriateness of assisted living and/or independent living.
  • Provision of home evaluations to promote patients independent living.
  • Interfaced with management of independent living facility daily.
  • Assessed and provided treatment to promote independent living within the home environment to children with mental, physical or social disabilities.
  • Evaluated patients in a variety of clinical settings including long-term care, skilled nursing, assisted living, and independent living.
  • Design and implement treatment plans in a geriatric setting ;assess clients independent living skills and home environment in preparation for discharge
  • Provide a variety of treatment interventions for clients residing in assisted living, independent living and single family living environments.

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15. CVA

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Here's how CVA is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Evaluated, treated, and facilitated rehabilitation of patients with TBI, SCI, CVA, MS, and orthopedic issues.
  • Evaluated and treated patients with medical diagnoses of CVA, CABG, hip fractures, and pneumonia in the inpatient setting.
  • Assess patient's rehabilitative needs as they pertain to various diagnoses: dementia, cardiac, COPD, CVA and orthopedic.
  • Evaluate and treat patients with wide range of diagnoses such as, TBI, CVA, SCI, and orthopedic complications.
  • Treat patients with varied diagnoses including CVA, TBI, fractures, COPD, CHF, amputations and after surgery.
  • Worked with various diagnoses, such as: burns, CVA, brain injury, cardiac, orthopedic, amputation.
  • Provided occupational therapy as part of a comprehensive day program for brain injured adults, CVA and neurologically impaired adults.
  • Evaluated and treated patients with a multitude of diagnoses including CVA, orthopedic injuries, traumatic brain injury and amputations.
  • Concentrated areas of treatment experience include: CVA, orthopedic conditions, general debility diagnoses, Alzheimer's/Dementia, and amputations.
  • Evaluated and treated patients with Stroke/CVA, Traumatic Brain Injury, Orthopedic, General Medical and Surgical Conditions, Amputations.
  • Evaluated and treated both orthopedic and neurological (TBI, CVA, Brain Tumors) patients on the Acute Rehabilitation Unit
  • Implemented plans of care for clients recovering from orthopedic and cardiac surgical procedures, cardiopulmonary conditions, and CVA.
  • Provided inpatient and outpatient occupational therapy evaluations and treatment for patients with TBI, CVA, and various orthopedic conditions
  • Range of disabilities includes CVA, decreased endurance, orthopedic surgeries/replacements, and disability due to multiple medical problems.
  • Evaluate and treat patients in an acute rehabilitation setting including: SCI, CVA, TBI and orthopedic injuries.
  • Complete evaluation and treatment of patients with spinal cord injury, CVA, TBI, cardiopulmonary or other orthopedic diagnoses
  • Conducted evaluation and provided treatment for individuals in an outpatient setting with primary diagnoses of CVA and TBI.
  • Major diagnosis included: CVA, Arthritis, Parkinson's disease, Dementia, Orthopedic injuries and fractures.
  • Experience with wide variety of diagnosis including CVA, Cardiac, Dementia, Orthopedic, and Mental Health.
  • Gained experience with evaluation and treatment for individuals at an acute care level and working with CVA patients.

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16. SNF

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Here's how SNF is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Worked in a SNF setting providing individualized OT evaluation/ treatment intervention using a variety of specialized approaches.
  • Provide Occupational Therapy evaluation and treatment per physician orders at SNF geriatric population
  • Contracted services, in interdisciplinary team for the North County Inland geographic area including SNF's and daycare centers and home health
  • Provided skilled occupational therapy services to geriatric rehabilitation residents as well as long term care residents in a 180 bed SNF.
  • Provide Occupational Therapy in the outpatient setting, SNF, and home health setting under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist.
  • Out pt/Med-Surg/SNF OT-9/2012 to Present Evaluation, POC /Goal development, for patients in specific settings on the hospital campus.
  • Worked well with staff of the SNF, to positively impact residents progress in therapy, moving residents towards independence.
  • Evaluate, set plan of care and treat patients with a variety of diagnosis in a SNF and LTC setting.
  • Experience in Skilled Nursing facilities (SNF) as a staff occupational therapist, working with post acute rehabilitation patients.
  • Provide evaluations and treatment per physician orders at SNF geriatric population for medicare/Medicaid short term patient and long term patients.
  • Managed all OT services for both the education and residential services of multiply handicapped children in a pediatric SNF.
  • Worked primarily in Inpatient Rehab Unit with experience in Outpatient, Pediatric SNF, Acute Care, Psychiatric Units.
  • Provided contract inpatient OT evaluation and treatment services in a 120 bed SNF with a large sub-acute rehabilitation unit.
  • Evaluate, Discharge and provide treatments to a vast majority of elderly patients in a SNF, ECF and AL
  • Job requirements included assessment/evaluation and developing plan of care for SNF/rehab patients for long term and short term residents.
  • Treated patients in acute hospital setting, OP, and SNF that require therapy for improve health and wellness.
  • Provide assessment, therapy, and discharge recommendations for residents in a SNF, ALF, and ILF setting.
  • Evaluate and treat residents in the SNF unit and assisted living facility -Develop restorative and maintenance programs for residents
  • Provided assessment and treatment of physical and functional impairments with adult and geriatric patients in a SNF setting.
  • Worked in two dynamic SNF settings (Miller's Merry Manor in Portage & Hobart, IN).

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17. Cerebral Palsy

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Here's how Cerebral Palsy is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Provided evaluations and treatment for children diagnosed with cerebral palsy, mental retardation and genetic anomalies in an educational setting.
  • Planned and implemented treatment for diagnoses consisting of Cerebral Palsy, handwriting difficulties, sensory modulation dysfunction, Learning Disabilities.
  • Assessed patients with stroke and cerebral palsy using both functional and standardized evaluation to obtain baseline information for treatment.
  • Provided occupational therapy for children with various diagnoses such as cerebral palsy, emotionally disturbed, and mental retardation.
  • Provided intervention for children with neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy, developmental disabilities, pervasive developmental disorder.
  • Subcontracted with United Cerebral Palsy Association / Adult Division, providing general evaluation and treatment.
  • Treated children with developmental delays, autism and Cerebral palsy
  • Worked with clients with a variety of diagnosis such as ASD, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental delays and other physical disability.
  • Treated students ages 5-20 with a range of diagnoses including autism, emotional disturbance, developmental delay and cerebral palsy.
  • Provided occupational therapy services for children with autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy and Down Syndrome in a school-based setting.
  • Worked with many levels of learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, and other physical disabilities throughout the school district.
  • Provide service for children with developmental delays, behavioral issues, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and Intellectual Disability.
  • Provided intervention to students with multiple disabilities, including autism, cerebral palsy, ADD/ADHD and other health impairments.
  • Evaluated and treated children with PDD, cerebral palsy, sensory integrative dysfunction, developmental delay and autism.
  • Designed, implemented, and graded therapeutic activities for four children with cerebral palsy and/or Down syndrome.
  • Treated children with cerebral palsy, autism, and developmental delays in self contained and integrated classrooms.
  • Treated students diagnosed with Autism, PDD, Cerebral Palsy, multiple disabilities, and intellectual disabilities.
  • Treated children ages 3-21 with varying diagnoses including Cerebral Palsy, Genetic Disorders and Seizure Disorders.
  • Assessed, planned and implemented treatment programs for children with Cerebral Palsy, Poliomyelitis, extra
  • Serviced students with autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, and developmental delays.

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18. Dementia

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Here's how Dementia is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Developed specialty rehab programs and trained other occupational therapists to implement programs designed to maximize function and minimize progress of dementia.
  • Attended four continuing education seminars during tenure on therapeutic breathing, yoga, documentation and geriatric/dementia functional rehab.
  • Facilitated groups to promote sensory awareness and purposeful activities in dementia population to decrease self-injurious behaviors.
  • Experienced using Cognitive Disabilities Model and performing cognitive assessments for treating patients with dementia.
  • Monitored, Identified, Resolved Behavioral Problems Associated with Dual Diagnosis of Dementia/Psychosis.
  • Delivered direct rehabilitative and dementia capable care to residents with varied diagnoses.
  • Establish dementia management program through staff education of Allen Cognitive Assessment.
  • Designed and implemented interdisciplinary dementia program.
  • Implemented and educated staff in organized program to promote self-soothing and decrease harmful behaviors on ward with patients with advanced dementia.
  • Staff therapist responsible for evaluations and treatments for residents with orthopedic, neurological, cardiac, dementia, muscular skeletal impairments.
  • Worked largely with a population diagnosed with dementia or other cognitive impairments, generalized weakness, osteoarthritis, and diabetes.
  • Performed evaluations and treatments with neurological, orthopedic, cardiac and dementia patients for skilled sub-acute and long term care.
  • Received formal training in the person-centered care approach for dementia management, and was in turn able to teach others.
  • Care for between 11 and 13 patients primarily with dementia, fractures, joint replacement, cardiac conditions or strokes.
  • Delivered home care OT services with geriatric clientele, including specialized populations of dementia, cognitive disabilities and hospice clientele.
  • Created a sensory and dining program for residents in the dementia unit to enhance stimulation and participation in daily activities.
  • Assessed the effects of lighting, sound levels, and labeling for people with dementia's access to their living environment
  • Evaluated and treated clients in sub-acute care, long-term care, and outpatient rehabilitation while specializing in geriatric dementia-care.
  • Provided unit-wide training on motivational interviewing, team building, combating burn-out and working with the dementia population.
  • Educated and trained caregivers on sensory strategies to improve quality of life for patients with dementia.

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19. Durable Medical Equipment

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Here's how Durable Medical Equipment is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Promoted therapeutic services to area hospitals obtaining referrals while promoting a variety of durable medical equipment to a diverse patient population.
  • Coordinated most successful turnout of residents for community open house to publicize and provide education about durable medical equipment use.
  • Planned and executed treatments and activities to facilitate improved mobility and independence and determine need for durable medical equipment.
  • Facilitated the ordering of necessary durable medical equipment through collaboration with doctors, medical supply companies and insurance agencies.
  • Evaluate homes for safety, efficiency, energy conservation and make recommendations for adaptations and needed durable medical equipment
  • Recommend adaptive equipment, environmental adaptations, and durable medical equipment to clients and caregivers as indicated.
  • Participated in team meetings, durable medical equipment use and family education sessions upon resident discharge.
  • Provided patients with adaptive or durable medical equipment and/or compensatory techniques when needed.
  • Performed home visits, power mobility assessments, and recommended durable medical equipment.
  • Establish relationship with durable medical equipment vendors and update knowledge on latest technology.
  • Participated in multiple home evaluations and provided recommendation for appropriate durable medical equipment.
  • Recommend the appropriate durable medical equipment to promote independence and safety.
  • Experience fitting and managing durable medical equipment and adaptive equipment.
  • Managed the ordering and distribution of durable medical equipment.
  • Discharge training, and durable medical equipment recommendation.
  • Recommended and ordered appropriate Durable Medical Equipment.
  • Worked with outside vendors in obtaining (custom W/Cs, durable medical equipment, bedside commodes, walkers, etc.)
  • Assist in the evaluation of need, obtaining, and training with use of durable medical equipment and mobility aids.
  • Complete evaluations and treatment in patient's home, and recommendations for durable medical equipment and home modifications.
  • Trained patients in use of durable medical equipment; completed related Medicare and Medicaid forms.

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20. Crisis Intervention

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Here's how Crisis Intervention is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Conducted outreach, advocacy and rehabilitative services for regular cases and crisis intervention.
  • Performed functional needs assessments, motor proficiency tests, and crisis intervention strategies.
  • Assist with crisis interventions 6.

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21. Level II

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Here's how Level II is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Level II trauma center, provided therapy in both acute care and inpatient rehabilitation settings to primarily adult and elderly populations
  • Experienced clinical educator, supervising Occupational Therapy students in their Level I and Level II fieldwork education.
  • Supervised Level I and Level II occupational therapy students completing their fieldwork placements at our facility.
  • Supervised occupational therapy students during level I and level II fieldwork affiliations.
  • Supervised occupational therapy assistants and level II students in therapeutic intervention.
  • Mentored numerous graduate Occupational Therapy graduate students throughout their Level II Fieldwork
  • Supervised Level II students with emphasis on clinical reasoning and documentation.
  • Level II clinical rotation: elementary and early education settings.
  • Supervised and mentored level II Occupational Therapy students.
  • Mentored multiple level II Occupational therapy students.
  • Supervised Level II Occupational Therapy student/intern.
  • Served as a preceptor of a Level I COTA student and a designated CI for any upcoming Level II OT student.
  • Worked as CCCE Student Coordinator for Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU and supervised two Level II fieldwork students.
  • Conduct research and perform as a Fieldwork Educator for Level II Occupational Therapy students at PHASD with Baker College.
  • Instructed and supervised 2 level II OT students practicing evaluation and treatment planning for 3 months for each student.
  • Enjoy clinically-based teaching and have supervised 15+ Level I and Level II Occupational Therapy students as well as volunteers.
  • Mentored occupational therapists new to the school system setting, as well as a Fieldwork Level II OT student.
  • Completed my first of two level II fieldwork affiliations at Washington Hospital Center in the acute care setting.
  • Lead clinical instructor for Level I and Level II occupational therapy students at Pine Center satellite.
  • Serve as a Clinical Instructor for level II OTR students to foster personal and professional development.

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22. Student Learning

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Here's how Student Learning is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Educate school staff on effective techniques to promote a successful classroom environment for optimal student learning.
  • Plan and implement appropriate treatment to meet individual student learning objectives.
  • Collaborated with pre-K to fifth-grade teachers to support student learning.
  • Facilitated occupational therapy student learning during open lab time.
  • Modify classroom environments to improve student learning.

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23. Group Therapy Sessions

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Here's how Group Therapy Sessions is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Observed individual and group therapy sessions of children of various different physical and cognitive levels* Assisted in individual and group therapy sessions
  • Encouraged social interaction among patients with group therapy sessions to promote psycho-social wellness for improved participation in therapeutic interventions.
  • Provided therapy in individual sessions and group therapy sessions.
  • Treated 8-12 patients/day; facilitated group therapy sessions
  • Organized and conducted various group therapy sessions, Alcohol Anonymous sessions, stress management and counseling sessions.
  • Design, coordinate and run group therapy sessions in our inpatient behavioral health units.
  • Evaluated, re-evaluated, planed and implemented 1:1 and group therapy sessions with students.
  • Established treatment programs and carried out individual and group therapy sessions.
  • Observed and co-lead adult mental health group therapy sessions.
  • Group therapy sessions were designed and performed with patients.
  • Provide supervision to COTAs, administered evaluations, conducted individual and group therapy sessions in skilled nursing facility.
  • Deliver individual and group therapy sessions Attend meetings, such as faculty meetings, special education meetings and parent-teacher conferences.
  • Fall Session/97 Goodwill Senior Center Milwaukee, WI Level I Fieldwork (Psychosocial) Planned and implemented group therapy sessions.
  • Coordinated & assisted with group therapy sessions (ie.

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24. Parkinson

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Here's how Parkinson is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Assessed and treated home-bound patients with a variety of disorders (hip-replacements, dementia, Parkinson's disease).
  • Functioned as staff and registry Occupational Therapist for evaluation and treatment of patients in Parkinson Outreach Program.
  • Specialize in Parkinson's Disease and am certified in PWR (Parkinson's Wellness Recovery).
  • Star certified (cancer rehabilitation) and BIG certified (Parkinson's rehabilitation).
  • Specialize in Parkinson's Disease (certified in PWR).
  • Specialized in providing care to patients with Parkinson's disease.
  • Trained in LSVT BIG program for Parkinson's patients
  • Provided comprehensive care to patients with Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Fibromyalgia, Parkinson's disease and Tourette syndrome.

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25. OTR

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Here's how OTR is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Assisted senior OTR/L in rehabilitative treatment in outpatient acute care specializing in hand and upper extremity pathology.
  • Reviewed available resident information of evaluation performed by OTR & the impact of this information on the assessment and treatment process.
  • Supervised OTR and COTA fieldwork students (Level 1 and 2) from various national and local occupational therapy programs.
  • Served as a Clinical Instructor (CI) for both COTA and OTR student(s) to foster self-development.
  • Carried a full case load (on a provisional license prior to taking boards) under supervision of an OTR.
  • Lead therapist to a staff of four OTR's and provided school-based OT services to students age five through 26.
  • Help with the activities the OTR planned to help the individuals and/or the individual's families achieve their goals.
  • Modified the occupational therapy treatment plan and goals according to the patient ability/response as directed by the supervising OTR.
  • Worked with children completing evaluations, treatment plans, discharges, and early intervention under the supervision of an OTR
  • Completed evaluations, treatment plans, discharges, equipment evaluations, home evaluations under the supervision of an OTR
  • Assisted in gathering of evaluation data and in formulating a care plan under the supervision of an OTR.
  • Supervised numerous occupational therapy students, high school students, and college students as an OTR.
  • Provide therapeutic treatments to patients with in the care plan under the supervision of an OTR.
  • Supervised COTA's, mentored less experienced staff, and supervised many level 2 COTA/OTR students.
  • Assumed full responsibility of an inpatient case load under the supervision of an OTR/L,.
  • Performed all evaluations, re-certifications and weekly visits as the only OTR in the facility.
  • Contract OTR/L provided skilled OT for children K-12 in three schools within the district.
  • Monitored client's response to intervention and consulted with OTR if modifications were necessary.
  • Worked collaboratively with PT, as the primary OTR/L on the sub-acute floor.
  • Assisted the OTR with getting participation from the individuals in the session.

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26. Functional Mobility

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Here's how Functional Mobility is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Incorporated treatment activities of daily living skills, functional mobility, therapeutic activities, and leisure skills with interdisciplinary team members.
  • Collaborate with other disciplines to promote maximum functional potential with activities of daily living and functional mobility for the patients.
  • Evaluated a diverse spectrum of geriatric patients in skilled nursing setting to increase safety and independence in ADLS/functional mobility/IADLS.
  • Provided therapeutic interventions that focus on self care management, functional mobility, therapeutic activities and preparatory exercises.
  • Evaluate and initiate skilled occupational therapy intervention in order to facilitate improved ADL functional mobility performance.
  • Assisted patients with functional mobility training and conditioning exercises to promote functional independence.
  • Perform Functional Mobility Evaluation and prescribe electric wheelchair components.
  • Evaluate patients to gather a baseline level of functioning in ADL tasks and functional mobility in order to develop short-term goals.
  • Implemented various treatments towards functional goals, including practice of task modification techniques, with self-care tasks and functional mobility
  • Teach patients proper body mechanics, for functional mobility, core strength and stabilization for balance during ADL's.
  • Provided ADL training, HEP instruction, ROM/strengthening, post-stroke rehabilitation, transfer/functional mobility training, and adaptive equipment.
  • Implement treatment strategies to improve resident independence in ADL s, IADL s, and functional mobility.
  • Assisted patients with physical movements and functional mobility to help restore function and lessen pain and disability.
  • Make recommendations on appropriate adaptive equipment to increase ADL's and allow for safe functional mobility.
  • Participated in client- centered treatment intervention with focus on ADL/ IADL retraining and functional mobility.
  • Work with patients to achieve maximum independence in activities of daily living and functional mobility.
  • Help patients increase their functional mobility in order to increase independence during ADL's.
  • Performed home safety, functional mobility, and access assessments.
  • Provide ADL, IADL, and functional mobility training.
  • Complete treatment sessions addressing goals through ADL tasks, therapeutic exercises, therapeutic activity, neuromuscular reeducation, and functional mobility.

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27. Speech Therapy

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Here's how Speech Therapy is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Developed developmentally appropriate physical, occupational, and speech therapy plans of care.
  • Improved efficiency and time management of monthly paperwork for the OT/PT/Speech therapy departments
  • Coordinated and performed co-treatment with physical and speech therapy.
  • Co-treated and worked closely with physical and speech therapy to maximize patient performance.
  • Implemented a Restorative Dining Program with Nursing, Dietary and Speech Therapy.
  • Retain Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy staff for facility.
  • Assisted speech therapy in forming new therapeutic meal group as well as training to implement safe environment for patients.

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28. Initial Evaluations

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Here's how Initial Evaluations is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Completed documentation including initial evaluations and treatment notes for outpatient caseload utilizing the Computerized Patient Record documentation system (CPRS).
  • Perform occupational therapy based initial evaluations, re-evaluations, treatment planning for various conditions and diseases, discharge planning for patients.
  • Implemented initial evaluations alongside the occupational therapist to patients under observation to determine the need for skilled services.
  • Engaged in initial evaluations using standardized and non-standardized assessments to determine the need for Occupational therapy services.
  • Reviewed referrals and records, performed and documented initial evaluations, and determined appropriate treatment course.
  • Administered initial evaluations of new patients and provided sufficient treatment goals based on individual results.
  • Performed initial evaluations and re-evaluations using a variety of standardized and non-standardized testing methods.
  • Conduct bimonthly initial evaluations and develop relevant goals and objectives for qualifying students.
  • Performed individual initial evaluations, charted progress and assisted in discharge summaries.
  • Performed initial evaluations, re-evaluations and discharge planning for the geriatric population.
  • Assisted during initial evaluations and discharges in addition to everyday therapy.
  • Completed initial evaluations, triennial evaluations, screening and observations.
  • Performed initial evaluations, developed goals and implemented treatment plans.
  • Performed initial evaluations and assessments of patients with various diagnoses.
  • Performed initial evaluations and screened potential candidates for inpatient rehab.
  • Performed and documented initial evaluations and determined appropriate diagnoses.
  • Completed initial evaluations and other needed documentation for guidelines.
  • Complete initial evaluations, re-certifications and discharge summaries.
  • Completed initial evaluations and annual reviews.
  • Gained experience and effectively utilized ATI RDS documentation system for scheduling, initial evaluations, progress notes, and discharge notes.

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29. Program Development

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Here's how Program Development is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Evaluated, developed treatment and discharge plans, positioning and program development for patients with neurological, orthopedic and circulatory diagnoses.
  • Worked closely with the Director of Rehabilitation providing ground level program development for a newly opening post acute rehabilitation center.
  • Ensured continuity of quality assessments and program development to improve rehab services and to maximize operational and clinical functions.
  • Collaborate in a multidisciplinary environment and with family members to work toward client centered goals and program development.
  • Involved in program development of department including development of policies and procedures to carryout screenings and evaluations.
  • Assumed supervisory position with responsibility for scheduling staff and patients, directing OT services and program development.
  • Assisted with program development within the rehabilitation department based on population diagnosis and needs within the facility.
  • Participated in interdisciplinary team meetings, program development and assisted in conversion to electronic record keeping.
  • Participated in multidisciplinary meetings, participated in program development, assisted in managing the PPS system.
  • Contribute to program development, quality improvement, and productivity enhancement, including staff in-services.
  • Participate in clinical and facility program development, including community public relations, professional in-services.
  • Supervised three staff therapists and directed the process of addressing customer-focused program development needs.
  • Assisted in program development with a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.
  • Program Development-Program development and implementation for the occupational therapy outpatient program.
  • Collaborate with direct supervisor regarding weekend staffing and program development.
  • Participated in program development and clinic design for new facility.
  • Supported program development by supervising Level I Occupational Therapy students.
  • Involved in program development within the Occupational Therapy Department.
  • Implemented infant-driven feeding and other program development on unit.
  • Participated in SNF Quality Assurance Committee for Program Development.

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30. Copd

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Here's how Copd is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Performed home health evaluations and treatments for patients with Alzheimer's, orthopedic impairments, COPD, and CHF.
  • Provided coverage in outpatient setting, treating mostly COPD patients.
  • General Medical patients - COPD, cardiac, debility.
  • Treated patients with general deconditioning, COPD, hip replacements, cancer, leg amputations, stroke and neurological deficits.
  • Worked on rehab unit evaluating and treating pts post stroke, TKA, THA, general debilitation and COPD.
  • Work with neurological, orthopedic, cardiac, CHF, COPD.

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31. Assistive Devices

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Here's how Assistive Devices is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Participated in discharge planning including procurement of appropriate assistive devices and equipment for safe transition to home or alternative living facilities.
  • Established and coordinated clinic to provide clients with seating and positioning needs and technological assistive devices.
  • Provide referral information to various agencies for proper discharge from skilled facility regarding assistive devices.
  • Prescribed and ordered adaptive equipment and assistive devices for patients and facility.
  • Recommended, dispensed or fabricated adaptive and assistive devices as appropriate.
  • Recommended assistive devices and or durable medical equipment.
  • Educated staff on assistive devices/splints through in-services.
  • Experience with assessing and modifying environments, grading activities, as well as train in the use of adaptive assistive devices.
  • Home visits to assess, recommend and educate patient and family on home remodeling and use of assistive devices/adaptive equipment.
  • Educated patients and caregivers on safety, ADL retraining, therapeutic exercise, durable medical equipment, and assistive devices.
  • Conduct home safety evaluations within the community and recommend appropriate assistive devices and services to ensure safe return to homes.
  • Educate clients on home exercise programs and assistive devices throughout therapy treatment to facilitate a smooth transition upon discharge.
  • Recommended helpful assistive devices and durable medical equipment to make the patient's home environment more accessible and safe.
  • Determine the need for and fabricate or provides assistive devices and/or splints to enhance patients' functional independence.
  • Educated patients and their families about appropriate assistive devices and equipment for optimum recovery and safe discharge planning.
  • Place necessary equipment orders for assistive devices and equipment for each patient one week prior to discharge.
  • Educated staff on proper positioning techniques and assistive devices to improve quality of life for long-term patients.
  • Design, fabricate, or repair assistive devices or make adaptive changes to equipment or environments.
  • Provide assessment and recommendation of home modification, DME and assistive devices appropriate for the patient.
  • Provide resident training in use of assistive devices during self-care tasks and ADL performance.

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32. Adhd

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Here's how Adhd is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Developed Handwriting program and Interactive Metronome program for children with ADD/ADHD/Sensory Integration challenges.
  • Experience treating children with Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, ADHD, Speech-Language Impairments, Autism, Other Health-related Issues
  • Observed and worked with children with autism and ADHD on gross and fine motor skills and sensory integration
  • Designed and implemented treatment plans for students with anxiety, ADHD, Autism and learning disorders.
  • Utilized a sensory integrative approach in conditions such as ADD, ADHD, developmental delays,.
  • Worked with Learning disabilities, slow learners and ADHD.
  • Treated children with PDD, ADD, ADHD, ODD, SPD, downs syndrome, specific learning and developmental delays.
  • Evaluated and treated children with various diagnoses, including autism, hypotonia, ADHD, and developmental delays.
  • Evaluate & treat pediatric patients Diagnoses included: CP, ASD, ADD/ADHD, Developmental Delays, SID
  • Attended continuing education courses on sensory processing disorders and autism, ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome.
  • Worked with individuals with mental retardation, autism, ADHD, and Asperger's Syndrome.
  • Assisted OT with youth and adult with disabilities Gained knowledge of the different disabilities (Autism, ADHD, Spinal stenosis)

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33. Social Workers

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Here's how Social Workers is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Coordinated with social workers/case managers providing equipment and continuum of care recommendations upon patient discharge.
  • Worked directly with physicians, social workers, and nurses to perform discharge planning and establish appropriate placement with community agencies.
  • Collaborated with other therapist, doctors, nurses and social workers to improve the quality of life for geriatric patients.
  • Participated in interdisciplinary collaboration with physicians, surgeons, nurses, physical therapists, case managers, and social workers.
  • Completed discharge summaries through consultation with physicians, nurses, social workers and assures the implementation of home exercise plans.
  • Participated in interdisciplinary meetings with physicians, physical therapist, speech language pathologists, nurses, and social workers.
  • Worked closely with a team of doctors, social workers, and families to provide the best level of care
  • Participated in weekly interdisciplinary meetings involving doctors, nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists, and social workers.
  • Involved in a team approach collaborating with doctors, surgeons, nurses, therapists, social workers and caregivers.
  • Collaborated with nursing, therapy staff, doctors, and social workers to provide patient with optimal services.
  • Attended family meetings involving social workers, the patient, and family members to discuss discharge planning.
  • Collaborate with patients and their families, PT and ST, social workers, and nursing.
  • Attended interdisciplinary meetings with nurses, physicians, social workers, dietary and other therapeutic staff.
  • Participate in daily rounds alongside physicians, pharmacists, RN's, and social workers.
  • Attended team conferences weekly, collaborated with Physical Therapists, MD's, Social Workers.
  • Communicated with Social Workers and Physicians regarding appropriate D/C plan.
  • Presented patient information and recommendations to medical staff Worked with insurance and social workers to maintain payments for ongoing care
  • Collaborated productively with physiatrists, nursing staff, physical therapists, and social workers in accomplishing common goals.
  • Translated for NP, nursing, and social workers for Korean speaking patients and their families.
  • Participated in interdisciplinary meetings with physicians, nurses, PTs, and social workers.

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34. Special Needs

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Here's how Special Needs is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Implemented Occupational Therapy evaluations and services to children with special needs including autism, development disabilities, and emotional disorders.
  • Designed an initial Occupational Therapy program for a facility that provided educational services for special needs children aged 5-21.
  • Provide occupational therapy services to special needs children in their natural environment through the Georgia early intervention program.
  • Collaborate and push in with elementary school teachers and teacher aides with regards to children in their classroom with special needs.
  • Worked in one-on-one and group activities as an occupational therapist handling children with special needs in performing their daily activities.
  • Lead Occupational Therapist, evaluated patients as referred to school services for assessment and evaluation of delays and special needs.
  • Provide therapy services in the child's natural environment as well as outpatient clinic for developmentally delayed/special needs children.
  • Developed home programs and provided resources for families and teachers to assist with a child's special needs.
  • Provide occupational therapy services for students with special needs and other health impairments in public and therapeutic schools.
  • Assisted special needs students in developing, recovering, and improving skills needed for daily living and working.
  • Evaluate and provide treatment for special needs students in the school system; grades Pre-K through 8th grade.
  • Performed evaluations and designed treatment plans for children, aged birth to three, with special needs.
  • Provide treatments for children with special needs in both pediatric outpatient and public school settings.
  • Experienced with managing multiple patient lines and various special needs of long term acute setting.
  • Evaluated and treated children with special needs and behavioral disorders within the school system.
  • Supervised one on one, dyadic and group activities for kids with special needs.
  • Evaluated and Implemented plan of care through individual educational program for special needs children.
  • Completed treatment sessions with child patients with a variety of special needs and diagnoses.
  • Act as Shadow teacher for children with special needs in the inclusion program.
  • Provided occupational therapy services to students with special needs in the public schools.

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35. ICU

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Here's how ICU is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Participated collaboratively and articulately with multidisciplinary teams and parents.
  • Participated in IEP (Individual Educational Plan) meetings and provided recommendations necessary for the child to access his/her educational curriculum.
  • Collaborated with students, families, teachers, administrators, and paraprofessionals to deliver child-centered and curriculum-based care and support.
  • Facilitated individual instruction and enrichment program for children with behavioral, learning and handwriting difficulties.
  • Involved in functional curriculum planning with resource staff including cooking groups and vocational activities.
  • Assisted in developing multiple disciplined early mobilization program and staff education in ICU equipment.
  • Travel Occupational Therapist in Stamford, Connecticut for sub-acute rehabilitation facility
  • Utilized Handwriting without Tears curriculum to assist children with handwriting difficulties
  • Supervised college interns and developed pediatric and adolescent curriculum.
  • Provided integrative approach for children with sensory processing difficulties.
  • Consulted with NICU follow-up clinic and multidisciplinary feeding clinic.
  • Implemented and coordinated Educational assessment and curriculum planning programs
  • Provide adaptations to curriculum and environment as needed.
  • Developed a special interest in treating difficult neurological cases
  • Interviewed patients and identifying their particular needs.
  • Participate in program planning and curriculum design.
  • Introduced horticulture activities to patient regimen
  • Conducted after school extracurricular programming.
  • Ensured the education of family and staff on the purpose and importance of a sensory integration program with this particular population.
  • Performed a wide range of COTA roles in the rehabilitation and acute care and ICU sections of a tertiary care hospital.

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36. Orthopedics

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Here's how Orthopedics is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Work collaboratively with orthopedics, family practice, pediatrics, and physical therapy to provide inter-disciplinary treatment.
  • Have completed rotations in cardiac/pulmonary, orthopedics, and spinal cord injury
  • Worked closely with Orthopedics for post-surgical upper extremity/hand patient treatment.
  • Observed and assisted occupational and physical therapy colleagues in a variety of inpatient ward settings, including stroke and orthopedics.
  • Provide therapeutic intervention for short-term rehabilitation, orthopedics, acute care, swing bed, and outpatients with various diagnoses.
  • Worked with patients in inpatient and outpatient medicine, surgery, plastics, burns, and orthopedics clinical areas.
  • Attended multiple conferences/courses in orthopedics to keep up to date with current trends and technology relative to profession.
  • Completed rotations in the following departments: Pediatrics, Orthopedics, Neurology, Cardiology and Psychology.
  • Evaluate patients for occupational therapy and create treatment plans for acute care setting focusing on orthopedics.
  • Care with emphasis in geriatrics, orthopedics, neurological and a variety of diagnosis.
  • Evaluated and Treated patients in outpatient setting for head injuries and upper extremity orthopedics.
  • Covered Orthopedics, Neurology, PMU, Acute care and Pediatrics.
  • Skilled in pediatrics, spinal cord & orthopedics.
  • Direct treatment of orthopedics and hand therapy.
  • Create individualized treatment plans for variety of diagnosis: orthopedics, general deconditioning, neurological, respiratory failure, etc.
  • skilled Nursing Facility servicing in-patient and out patient adults, primary focus orthopedics and multiple medical diagnoses.
  • Experience in Med Surg, Orthopedics/Trauma, Neurology, Cardiac, and Critical Care; including SCI, TBI and CVA.
  • worked as an OT in variety settings including acute care, outpatient orthopedics & geriatrics, burn care and pediatrics.
  • Worked in all areas within the hospital setting including rehab, acute care, outpatient orthopedics and bedside pediatrics.
  • Worked in the areas of neuro rehabilitation, hand therapy, orthopedics.

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37. Alzheimer

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Here's how Alzheimer is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Provided caregiver education for Alzheimer's/dementia care.
  • Evaluated and treated patients/residents with a variety of diagnoses including, orthopedic and neurological injuries as well as Alzheimer's Disease.
  • Experience with various medical conditions including Parkinson's, Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer, Alzheimer's, and Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Conducted community awareness programs on Alzheimer's Dementia, Safety in the Home, and the Prevention of Falls.
  • Evaluated and treated patients affected by Stroke, TBI, Dementia, Alzheimer, Parkinson disease etc.
  • Conducted several home visits to the patients with stroke, Alzheimer s and Parkinson s.
  • Worked with individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer=s, other cognitive impairments, and various mental illnesses.
  • Treated short-term Rehab patients as well as Alzheimer long-term residents.
  • Received Alzheimer's Association Excellence in Care giving award.
  • Focus: Mental Health and Alzheimer's Patients
  • Advanced education and experience with Dementia/Alzheimer's and Allen Cognitive Subtests.

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38. Down Syndrome

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Here's how Down Syndrome is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Worked with 3 students once a week; conditions included behavioral disorders, developmental delays, Down Syndrome, among others.
  • Provided occupational therapy services to outpatient pediatric population for children with cleft palate, Down syndrome and autism.
  • Worked with diagnosis of Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, Genesis and Down Syndrome, Autims and Sensory Disorders.
  • Experience with Autism, Mental Retardation, Developmental Delay, Down Syndrome, and Asperger's.
  • Worked with patients diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome and intellectual difficulties.
  • Direct treatment to diverse diagnosis, including CP, Autism, Down Syndrome, SI Impaired, Seizure Disorders, etc.

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39. Orthopedic Conditions

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Here's how Orthopedic Conditions is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Utilized specialized training to enhance functionally based treatment of patients and to share techniques for neurological and orthopedic conditions.
  • Provided outpatient occupational therapy evaluation and treatment services to pediatric clients with a variety of neurological and orthopedic conditions.
  • Experience included evaluation and treatment of individuals with a variety of neurological, psychological, and/or orthopedic conditions.
  • Provided clinical assessment and treatment of adults with a wide variety of neurological and orthopedic conditions.
  • Evaluate and treat patients with orthopedic conditions
  • Treated a variety of upper extremity orthopedic conditions, including fractures, tendon and nerve repairs, and cumulative trauma disorders.
  • Implemented various treatment methods for clients with neurological, pulmonary, cardiac, and orthopedic conditions, amputations, and cancer.
  • Experience with patients with neurological, cardiac, surgical orthopedic conditions, in acute care and rehabilitation settings.
  • Evaluate and treat patients with a wide range of neurological and orthopedic conditions across four clinics.
  • Conducted outpatient and inpatient therapy with patients with burns, sports injuries and other orthopedic conditions.
  • Worked with various diagnoses including, generalized weakness, orthopedic conditions, cancers, and trauma.
  • Treated patients with neurological, medical, and orthopedic conditions from young adulthood to seniors.
  • Evaluated and planned treatment for patients with a variety of orthopedic conditions.
  • Fabricated custom splints for patients with arthritis and orthopedic conditions or injuries.
  • Evaluate and treat medically complex patients including cardiac, respiratory, neurological, oncology, bariatric and orthopedic conditions.
  • Evaluated and Treated individuals with physical dysfunction due to neurologic and orthopedic conditions.
  • Conducted screening and evaluation for geriatric patients having various neurologic and orthopedic conditions.
  • Conduct thorough and comprehensive evaluations of neurologic and orthopedic conditions.
  • Utilized modalities at beginners level for neurological and orthopedic conditions
  • Evaluated and treated patients with neurologic and orthopedic conditions in a rehab and home health setting.

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40. Neurological Disorders

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Here's how Neurological Disorders is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Facilitated Occupational Therapy treatment with adult, child, and infants with developmental or neurological disorders.
  • Gained experience with orthopedic joint rehabilitation, general medical complications, and neurological disorders.
  • Operated in outpatient motor recovery program for neurological disorders.
  • Treated patients across all neurological diagnoses, including Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke and Neurological Disorders.
  • Worked with adults with emphasis on neurological disorders such as strokes, head injuries and spinal cord injuries
  • Contract Occupational Therapist for Little Tesoros Therapy Services treating children with neurological disorders.
  • Render superior healthcare services, treating a variety of orthopedic and neurological disorders.
  • Treated awide variety of orthopedic and neurological disorders.

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41. MDS

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Here's how MDS is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Executed management of PPS/budget by collaborating with MDS coordinator.
  • Completed Medicare/MDS documentation daily on all patients/treatment sessions.
  • Assist in developing Occupational Therapy plans for individual residents in coordination and conjunction with the resident assessment (MDS).
  • Utilized MDS 3.0 (Minimum Data Set) to implement standardized assessment and to facilitate care management in nursing homes.
  • Completed quarterly screens and MDS documentation, as well as participated in interdisciplinary meetings for ~ 70 residents.
  • Ensured patients acquired Minimum Data Set [MDS] skills required by federal and state guidelines.
  • Document care plans and information needed for the MDS as deemed necessary by the facility.
  • Completed all necessary documentation including care plans, progress notes, MDS+/CCP and discharge summaries.
  • Attended MDS 3.0 Training and MDS Documentation Training and performed role of Director of Rehabilitation.
  • Attended all morning meeting, MDS meetings, care plans and area manager meeting.
  • Compiled MDS information and assured compliance of all therapies with treatment times and standards.
  • Provided PPS planning for each patient and completed MDS files for therapy related areas.
  • Developed a superb knowledge of RUG levels as well as MDS 3.0.
  • Coordinated MDS minutes for patient's level of function and scheduled accordingly.
  • Managed therapy RUGS daily in collaboration with MDS department for reimbursement.
  • Participated in care planning for patients/residents, including completion of MDS.
  • Acquired and implemented and collaborated knowledge of MDS with MDS coordinator.
  • Assisted with PPS and MDS documentation for therapy patients in the facility
  • Complete department daily scheduling, knowledgeable with PPS and MDS.
  • Completed MDS sections and tracked PPS minutes for the O.T.

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42. NDT

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Here's how NDT is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Experienced with utilizing NDT techniques to facilitate coordinated movement patterns.
  • Assisted in evaluation, goal setting and treatment of children with developmental disorders based on SI, NDT and BrainGym.
  • Completed NDT training, wheelchair sitting and positioning, driving evaluations, low vision and aquatic treatments.
  • Utilized functional intervention approaches, such as PNF, Developmental, Sensory integration, NDT, etc.
  • Skilled in feeding, positioning and adaptive equipment, NDT, and home safety evaluations.
  • Hand therapy and NDT for adults and SI for children with neurological and sensory issues.
  • Provided treatments including MFR/CST and LDT along with NDT, balance and graded therapeutic exercises
  • Gained proficiency in methods of screening and assessment techniques commonly employed in NDT treatment.
  • Utilized treatment techniques of PNF techniques, sensory integration, and NDT.
  • Trained in NDT here through Baylor's continuing education program.
  • Skilled in stroke rehab and NDT principles.
  • Received NDT certification for adults.
  • Completed 3 week NDT training.
  • Mentor fellow OT's and PT on various NDT techniques.
  • Staff training on NDT and IRF/PAI use.
  • Execute innovative, evidenced-based therapy sessions incorporating multiple models of practice including Floortime, Sensory Integration, and NDT.
  • Specialize in patients with neurologic conditions using skills from NDT certification and specialized training.
  • Experience in Acute care hospital providing Occupational Therapy Evaluations andtreatment as indicated.
  • Worked with several modalities including sensory integration and NDT techniques.
  • Completed NDT certification for adult hemiplegia.

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43. Family Training

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Here's how Family Training is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Provide family training and education to ensure carryover of therapeutic activities, safety and transition upon discharge.
  • Administered formal vision and cognitive assessments, completed home evaluations, community reintegration training, family training.
  • Completed regular staff and family training including home equipment recommendations and discharge services.
  • Provided family training and instruction to members of multidisciplinary team to maximize patient care
  • Provided family training and education regarding community re-entry as per patient discharge.
  • Performed family training and home safety evaluations to maximize patient outcomes.
  • Worked with family training and comprehensive discharge planning including home assessments.
  • Provided patient/family training in DME, compensatory techniques, post-surgical protocol/precautions.
  • Provide staff and family training and supervision of entry-level therapist and students
  • Develop individualized home exercise programs and conduct family training sessions.
  • Carry out individualized treatment plans and provide family training as necessary
  • Completed home evaluations, community reintegration and family training.
  • Participated in family training and interdisciplinary discharge planning.
  • Conducted patient home evaluations and family training.
  • Performed home safety assessments and family training.
  • Perform family training, discuss progress in meetings, reassess and reevaluate to determine new goals/outcomes and modify plan of care.
  • Participated in ADL training, wheelchair evaluations and provision of new seating equipment, discharge planning, and family training.
  • Offer education and family training to patient and/or patient's family and caregiver to ensure appropriate transition from hospital setting.
  • Executed assessments and evaluation of patients from neonate to geriatric of various diagnosis within multiple settings, patient and family training
  • Completed home care evaluations, family training for transfers and exercise regimens, and home care modifications and adaptations.

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44. Caregiver Education

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Here's how Caregiver Education is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Provide caregiver education on dementia care and home health aide training/supervision in order to maximize carry- over and patient recovery.
  • Complete environmental modifications, patient/caregiver education, and development of HEP to allow for safe return home and community integration.
  • Completed home evaluations as indicated and collaborated with families to provide caregiver education and training resulting in safe discharge plans.
  • Provided children, family, and/or caregiver education and resources on occupational therapy techniques related to specific diagnoses.
  • Developed comprehensive plans for immediate and long-term occupational therapy, patient and caregiver education/training and community reintegration.
  • Provided patient/caregiver education training, implemented and monitored home programs, and referred additional services deemed.
  • Facilitate discharge planning along with patient and caregiver education to support safety during functional transitions.
  • Home safety evaluations, treatment sessions with patient and caregiver education in independent setting.
  • Completed evaluations, treatment, caregiver education, and completed continuing education hours.
  • Provided patent and caregiver education to assist recovery and improve care-giving techniques.
  • Provide ongoing patient/caregiver education and establish home exercise programs as deemed necessary.
  • Provide family/caregiver education regarding diagnoses, prevention, and therapeutic interventions.
  • Provide patient education and caregiver education and training as needed.
  • Provide patient and caregiver education to promote safe living environment.
  • Provided caregiver education to improve function of patient upon discharge.
  • Discharge planning and ongoing nursing and caregiver education.
  • Provided patient and caregiver education on fall prevention.
  • Provided patient and caregiver education for optimum safety.
  • Provided patient and caregiver education.
  • Assess DME needs and coordinate patient needs for w/c mobility, ADL retraining, provide patient and caregiver education and training.

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45. Multiple Sclerosis

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Here's how Multiple Sclerosis is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Educated staff on current treatment for multiple sclerosis and created handouts for neurologically impaired clients.

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46. UE

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Here's how UE is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Established therapeutic progression of individualized interventions for remediation of skills and/or adaptation techniques, adhering to post-operative MD protocols when appropriate.
  • Group techniques emphasized on function with regards to social interaction, understanding sensory regulation/modulation, and transitioning to middle school activities.
  • Developed and implemented treatment tracking system to ensure patients stayed within frequencies and the facility was operating within appropriate financial brackets
  • Trained and educated parents and caregivers on techniques to further progress skills and functional independence, recommending adaptations as needed.
  • Consulted with teachers and para-professionals to provide accommodations for students and facilitate implementation of treatment techniques within the classroom setting.
  • Provided one on one child specific Occupational Therapy strategies, techniques and interventions as recommended by the interdisciplinary team.
  • Provided daily and weekly progress notes, recommending and implementing modifications and compensatory techniques for improvement of functional independence.
  • Work with physical and speech therapists to develop unique and individualized treatment for patients who require a multidisciplinary approach.
  • Formulated questions based on data collected from therapy session to ask Occupational Therapist at our designated times.
  • Supervised and trained occupational therapy students in current assessment and treatment techniques, professionalism, and teamwork.
  • Attended Individualized Education Plan meetings to establish students' goals and frequency of treatment with interdisciplinary team.
  • Initiated individual client treatments and implemented clinical therapy, utilizing standard disability interventions and physical management techniques.
  • Evaluated patients' improvement by providing weekly progress notes, recommending and implementing modifications and compensatory techniques.
  • Provided training and supervision in therapy techniques and objectives for certified occupational therapist assistants and students.
  • Incorporate and educate individuals and multidisciplinary team on sensory modulation to assist patients with self-regulation techniques.
  • Worked individually with children and adolescents using sensory integration techniques to improve fine/gross motor skills.
  • Worked closely with families of children with pervasive mental disorders to implement behavior modification techniques.
  • Educated hospital staff regarding back safety at work and assessed their understanding/demonstration of techniques.
  • Educated caregivers on safety techniques for transferring patients and assisting patients in daily routines.
  • Interviewed a potential reconstruction recipient to determine safety, occupational need and accessibility issues.

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47. Medicaid

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Here's how Medicaid is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Skilled Medicare-certified and Wisconsin Medicaid-certified occupational therapy service provision.
  • Collaborated with physicians and insurance companies, including Medicare and Medicaid, regarding treatment and medical equipment needs.
  • Maintain accurate daily progress notes, timely written evaluation reports, and computerized Medicaid billing.
  • Provided Occupational therapy services for a fast paced Medicare/Medicaid certified skilled nursing facility.
  • Completed electronic documentation on a daily basis for Medicare and Medicaid patients.
  • Evaluate and acquire seating and positioning equipment through Medicaid or facility resources.
  • Managed electronic documentation in accordance with Medicare/Medicaid policies and procedures.
  • Submitted required documentation for Medicare/Medicaid billing for wheelchair/seating systems.
  • Completed necessary documentation and accurate billing information for Medicaid.
  • Complete all necessary paperwork to include Medicare/ Medicaid forms.
  • Provide daily medicaid/medicare notes and billing
  • Gained experience with protocol for Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance policies, SCL waiver, and EPSDT.
  • Worked with various insurance providers, such as, Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance carriers.
  • Draft daily progress notes and monthly re-assessments for Medicare, Medicaid, and insurance patients.
  • Adhere to policies, pertaining to Medicare and Medicaid related to home health services.
  • Complete daily notes for all students seen and complete billing for students with Medicaid.
  • Maintain all documentation, as required by Medicare, Medicaid and third-party payers.
  • Assist with implementing article 16 and article 28 compliance with Medicaid guidelines.
  • Complete documentation, charting and billing for Medicaid and private insurances.
  • Complete computer billing for Medicare, Medicaid, and Insurance patients.

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48. Joint Replacements

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Here's how Joint Replacements is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Weekend Coverage Evaluate and treat primarily individuals with closed head injuries, spinal cord injuries, strokes and joint replacements.
  • Gained experience with treatment of spinal surgeries, wound infections, orthopedic joint replacements, and neurological disorders.
  • Provide comprehensive acute care for patients with fractures, joint replacements, and traumas.
  • Experience with assessment and treatments for people suffering from: Cardiac, general deconditioning, neurological dysfunction, joint replacements.

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49. SLP

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Here's how SLP is used in Occupational Therapist jobs:
  • Worked in collaboration with SLP to develop and lead a 10- week feeding group designed for elementary aged children.
  • Collaborate with teacher, SLP, PT and parents in order to facilitate carry-over and maximize benefits of treatment.
  • Co-treated as necessary with other team members including PT, SLP, CNA, RN, etc.
  • Consult with PT, SLP, teacher, aides, other professionals and parents.
  • Worked closely with PT's, SLP's, and teachers during treatment sessions.
  • Consult with the team of both PT and SLP regarding goals for mutual patients.
  • Communicate and collaborate with OT, PT, SLP, SW and families
  • Worked closely with nursing/PT/SLP staff to improve patient outcomes and satisfaction.
  • Presented training for regions OT and SLP staff.
  • Organized restorative dining program in conjunction with SLP team
  • Complete co-visits with disciplines such as SLP, PT, and EIA.
  • Worked closely with Nurses, PT, SLP and other OT staff.
  • Work with PT and SLP.
  • Trained team members (teachers, SLP, PT) in sensory processing and pre-handwriting strategies.
  • Collaborate with home care team RN, PT, SLP and homecare agency.
  • Worked closely with a team of SLPs, teachers, and developmental interventionists.
  • Coordinated a staff of 15 therapists - OT,PT, SLP.
  • Presented relevant and precise information concerning patients' progress to nursing, SLPs and PTs, and collaborated with M.D.
  • Collaborate with all team members including MD, nursing staff, PTs, and SLPs to ensure best practices.
  • Participated in co-treatments with PTs and SLPs, team rounds and interdisciplinary communication for all aspects of discharge planning.

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20 Most Common Skill for an Occupational Therapist

Physical Therapy18.7%
Occupational Therapy Services18.6%
Treatment Plans11.5%
Patient Care8.5%
Inpatient Rehabilitation5.3%
Cota5.2%
Traumatic Brain Injury3.5%
ADL3.5%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For An Occupational Therapist

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy
16%
16%
2
2
Occupational Therapy Services
Occupational Therapy Services
15.9%
15.9%
3
3
Treatment Plans
Treatment Plans
9.9%
9.9%
4
4
Patient Care
Patient Care
7.2%
7.2%
5
5
Inpatient Rehabilitation
Inpatient Rehabilitation
4.5%
4.5%
6
6
Cota
Cota
4.5%
4.5%
7
7
Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury
3%
3%
8
8
ADL
ADL
3%
3%
9
9
Sensory Profile
Sensory Profile
3%
3%
10
10
Caseload
Caseload
2.9%
2.9%
11
11
Adaptive Equipment
Adaptive Equipment
2.3%
2.3%
12
12
IEP
IEP
2.2%
2.2%
13
13
Developmental Disabilities
Developmental Disabilities
2%
2%
14
14
Independent Living
Independent Living
1.8%
1.8%
15
15
CVA
CVA
1.7%
1.7%
16
16
SNF
SNF
1.2%
1.2%
17
17
Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy
1.2%
1.2%
18
18
Dementia
Dementia
1.2%
1.2%
19
19
Durable Medical Equipment
Durable Medical Equipment
1.1%
1.1%
20
20
Crisis Intervention
Crisis Intervention
1%
1%
21
21
Level II
Level II
0.9%
0.9%
22
22
Student Learning
Student Learning
0.9%
0.9%
23
23
Group Therapy Sessions
Group Therapy Sessions
0.8%
0.8%
24
24
Parkinson
Parkinson
0.7%
0.7%
25
25
OTR
OTR
0.7%
0.7%
26
26
Functional Mobility
Functional Mobility
0.7%
0.7%
27
27
Speech Therapy
Speech Therapy
0.6%
0.6%
28
28
Initial Evaluations
Initial Evaluations
0.6%
0.6%
29
29
Program Development
Program Development
0.6%
0.6%
30
30
Copd
Copd
0.5%
0.5%
31
31
Assistive Devices
Assistive Devices
0.5%
0.5%
32
32
Adhd
Adhd
0.5%
0.5%
33
33
Social Workers
Social Workers
0.5%
0.5%
34
34
Special Needs
Special Needs
0.5%
0.5%
35
35
ICU
ICU
0.5%
0.5%
36
36
Orthopedics
Orthopedics
0.4%
0.4%
37
37
Alzheimer
Alzheimer
0.4%
0.4%
38
38
Down Syndrome
Down Syndrome
0.4%
0.4%
39
39
Orthopedic Conditions
Orthopedic Conditions
0.4%
0.4%
40
40
Neurological Disorders
Neurological Disorders
0.4%
0.4%
41
41
MDS
MDS
0.4%
0.4%
42
42
NDT
NDT
0.4%
0.4%
43
43
Family Training
Family Training
0.4%
0.4%
44
44
Caregiver Education
Caregiver Education
0.3%
0.3%
45
45
Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis
0.3%
0.3%
46
46
UE
UE
0.3%
0.3%
47
47
Medicaid
Medicaid
0.3%
0.3%
48
48
Joint Replacements
Joint Replacements
0.3%
0.3%
49
49
SLP
SLP
0.3%
0.3%

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