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Daniel Northcutt

Occupational Therapist

Mount Vernon, IL

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Work Experience

Occupational Therapist

Jackson Therapy Partners
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Orlando, FL
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June 2012 to September 2012

32817 
. Providing occupational therapy services to geriatric patients in 460 bed local rehab 
. healthcare center. 
. Providing patient care-giver training/education for return home. 
. Performing assessments for adaptive equipment and wheelchairs 

Occupational Therapist / Director of Rehabilitation & Fitness /

Director of Marketing / Branch Manager of Fatality Preparedness

Pinckneyville Community Hospital
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Pinckneyville, IL
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1999 to 2012

Assessing needs and making requests for additional staff and interviewing applicants 
. Scheduling of physical therapists, PTAs, occupational therapists, COTAs, speech/ language pathologists, fitness staff, receptionist (approximately 14 full/part-time employees) 
. Supervising of staff and operations of fitness center (serving approximately 1,200 sign-in 
users per month) 
Maintaining of facility and therapy/fitness equipment and purchase of supplies 
Preparing annual budgets for the purchase of new equipment 
Participating in hospital ergonomics analyses, discharge planning for inpatients, utilization review meetings, emergency preparedness, loss prevention committee, annual safety inservice, safety committee 
Overseeing staff for quality assurance 
Writing of policies and procedures for occupational therapy and emergency preparedness 
Liaising between contractual home health, inpatient and outpatient rehab for other area 
hospitals 
Intermediating communications between staff and doctors, nurses, other administrators 
Communicating with other agencies to obtain hospital contracts for OT, PT, and speech/ 
language pathologists 
Working with area newspapers, radios, TV stations for advertising layouts for the hospital and approving weekly ads for four area papers and Yellow Pages ads 
Conducting of hospital health fairs and supervising of informational booths at local festivals/events 
Occupational therapy treating of hospital acute care and swing bed patients in ADLs and strengthening to perform as independently as possible prior to discharge and meeting with families regarding safety and care 
Treating outpatient orthopedic patients for pre- and postoperative elbow tendonitis, cubital tunnel, ulnar nerve transposition, trigger finger, dupuytren's contractures, dequervain's tenosynovitis, epicondylitis shoulder repairs, upper extremity fractures/wounds, tendon lacerations, tendonitis, carpal tunnel, scar massage, stroke rehab, peripheral neuropathy, guillain barre syndrome, bells palsy, fabrication of upper extremity splints, etc. 
Treating home health patients for physical disabilities, ADLs, strengthening, adaptive equipment, environmental safety, wheelchair fittings, adaptive equipment needs, etc.

Staff Occupational Therapist

Pinckneyville Community Hospital
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Pinckneyville, IL
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1997 to 1999

Occupational therapy treating of hospital acute care and swing bed patients in ADLs and strengthening to perform as independently as possible prior to discharge and meeting with families regarding safety and care 
Treating outpatient orthopedic patients for pre- and postoperative elbow tendonitis, cubital tunnel, ulnar nerve transposition, trigger finger, dupuytren's contractures, dequervain's tenosynovitis, epicondylitis shoulder repairs, upper extremity fractures/wounds, tendon lacerations, tendonitis, carpal tunnel, scar massage, stroke rehab, peripheral neuropathy, guillain barre syndrome, bells palsy, fabrication of upper extremity splints, etc. 
Treating home health patients for physical disabilities, ADLs, strengthening, adaptive equipment, environmental safety, wheelchair fittings, adaptive equipment needs, etc. 
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Occupational Therapy Supervisor

Therapy Resource Associates
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Mount Vernon, IL
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1994 to 1997

Supervised and scheduled contractual occupational therapy staff, two therapists and two COTAs, for approximately twelve counties in Southern Illinois and treated patients.

Occupational Therapist

Therapy Resource Associates
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Mount Vernon, IL
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1993 to 1993

Performed occupational therapy services for Veterans Administration Hospital in Marion, IL; Murray Center in Centralia; Choate Mental Health facility, Anna; Saline County Mental Health Center, Harrisburg; Energy Developmental Center, Energy; 
Provided contractual home health services for Harrisburg Memorial Hospital, Tri-County Health Department, Salem Community Hospital and various nursing homes in Southern Illinois. 
Provided orthopedic treatment for Physical Rehab Works in Benton, Mt. Vernon and Marion (work hardening, work conditioning)

Education

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy

Washington University School of Medicine -
St. Louis, MO

Bachelor of Science in Funeral Service Counseling

Southern Illinois University -
Carbondale, IL

Associates of Arts in Mortuary Science

Southern Illinois University -
Carbondale, IL