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COTA

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Warwick, RI

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Seeking full time position as a Licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant in RI.

Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience

COTA

CharterCare Health Partners
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Providence, RI
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March 2014 to Present

Responsibilities 
Treated patients according to the treatment plan prescribed by the OT. Specialty in seating and positioning. 
 
Accomplishments 
Great rapport with the patients and staff alike. Seating and positioning.

COTA/L

Therapy Resource Management
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Coventry, RI
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June 2012 to January 2014

- Covering several rehab and long term care facilities throughout RI 
- Providing treatment for patients with a variety of diagnoses and conditions associated with neurological, orthopedic, respiratory and cardiac management and recovery 
- Specialize in seating & positioning 
- Have established a great rapport with staff and patients alike

COTA/L

COTA, RI Hospital
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Providence, RI
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January 2011 to June 2012

- Transitioned from pediatric to adult setting due to staffing needs 
- Worked in acute, adult, inpatient rehabilitation 
- Treatment of various conditions and diagnoses associated with trauma, cardiac, orthopedic injury, respiratory, psychiatric and hematology / oncology on many different units of the hospital

COTA/L

COTA, Sun Healthcare / Pawtuxet Village Nursing & Rehabilitation
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Warwick, RI
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February 2004 to March 2012

- Worked Part Timefor one year, remaining Per Diem when left to work full time at HCH 
- Seating & positioning specialty 
- Subacute and long term care facility 
- Assessment and treatment of various diagnoses associated with neurological, orthopedic, cardiac, respiratory and psychiatric management and recovery 
- Helping people regain purposeful function and independence through implementation of OT plans of care

COTA/L

COTA, Hasbro Children's Hospital
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Providence, RI
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December 2005 to December 2010

Worked in the pediatric rehab setting 
- Primarily worked in outpatient setting, covering inpatient as needed 
- Transitioned into adult inpatient near the end of 2010 
- Assisted with re-establishing the Hasbro Children's Hospital Adaptive Equipment Clinic, given my past experience 
- During my employment with HCH, passed the national RESNA (Rehab & Engineering Society of North America) exam to become a certified Assistive Technology Professional (ATP)

Assistive Technology Consultant / Sales / Service

Vanguard Home Medical Equipment
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Warwick, RI
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January 2002 to November 2004

Rehab Seating & Positioning 
- Evaluated adult and pediatric clients for specialized equipment needs as part of an interdisciplinary team

Rehab Consultant

Majors Medical Supply
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Johnston, RI
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1999 to 2002

Rehab Seating & Positioning 
- Evaluated adult clients for specialized equipment needs as part of an interdisciplinary team

COTA/L

Sundance Rehabilitation Corp
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Warwick, RI
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1997 to 1999

First position as COTA 
- Placement in several subacute and long term care facilities with rehab contracts

Education

Associate in Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant

Bay State College
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Boston, MA

1995 to 2007

Additional Information

SKILLS PROFILE 
- Associate in Applied Science for OTA from Bay State College, Boston, MA 1995 - 1997 
- Reliable and productive 
- 16 years of therapeutic work experience in a variety of settings 
- Excellent interpersonal skills 
- Proficient with manual therapy techniques 
- Highly proficient with seating & positioning