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Occupational Therapist

Raleigh-Durham, NC


Occupational Therapist Position

Work Experience

Occupational Therapist

Five Star Quality Care, Inc, Burlington, NC

Jan 2012Current

PRN staff therapist at two senior care facilities within the Five Star Quality Care Network. Responsibilities include providing treatment and completing evaluations for older adults at an assisted living facility in Burlington and a memory care facility in Durham. Billing for Medicare using Casamba required.

Full-time School-based Occupational Therapist

Public Institution,

Aug 2012Apr 2013

Full-time therapist with a caseload of 34-44 students Pre-K, K-5 (including 3 self-contained classrooms), and High School students. Responsibilities included providing treatment primarily for students with Autism, learning and developmental disabilities (> 50% of students on caseload had a bi-weekly frequency), completing Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), collaborating with teachers to integrate on individual student goals, attending and reporting out at IEP meetings, completing daily progress notes, communicating with teachers and parents via telephone or in person regarding student progress, attending numerous meetings on a regular basis, completing standardized and informal assessments, completing evaluation reports (13) and interim and 9-week progress reports throughout the year. Position required some travel between 4 schools for approximately a month.

Occupational Therapist

Innovative Senior Care, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC

May 2011Jul 2011

Full-time clinician at assisted living facilities within the Brookdale Senior Living network. Provided care for up to 6 residents daily (in house home health and outpatient services); Completed screens, evaluations, updated plans of care, daily/weekly progress notes, 13-day/19th day reassessments, and discharge summaries; Communicated with family members regarding resident's care and progress; Point-of-Service documentation; Extensive travel required.

Occupational Therapist

TherapyPartners, LLC, McLeansville, NC

Oct 2010Jan 2011

Full-time clinician at a company providing contracted therapy services to residents admitted to 136-bed skilled nursing facility and rehab center for short-term or long-term care. Completed 4-6 hours of treatment daily, evaluations, updated plans of care, daily/weekly progress notes, and billing (using computerized documentation); Participation in patient care meetings required.

Occupational Therapy Student - Fieldwork Level II

Alamance-Burlington School System, Burlington, NC

Sep 2009Nov 2009

Collaborated with teachers to evaluate students in pre-kindergarten - 5th grade with cognitive/physical disabilities, and/or developmental delays; Completed treatment planning, implemented treatment, and recorded progress notes for students on caseload (10); Administered and scored assessments (i.e., Peabody Developmental Motor Scales, 2nd edition, Wide Range Visual Motor Assessment, etc., ); Completed evaluation reports; Presented findings of student evaluation at Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Team meetings.

Occupational Therapy Student - Fieldwork Level I

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, Chapel Hill, NC

Mar 2009May 2009

Assisted with and observed treatment provided to students in grades 1-5 with motor planning, visual, and psychosocial deficits; Completed an informal assessment (i.e., interview) and a mock re-evaluation report based on the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework (OTPF).

Occupational Therapy Student - Fieldwork Level I

University of North Carolina Hospitals - Acute Care, Chapel Hill, NC

Sep 2008Nov 2008

Observed and assisted with bed positioning, manual muscle testing, ambulation and transporting of patients.

Occupational Therapy Student - Fieldwork II

Alamance Regional Medical Center, Burlington, NC

Jun 2008Aug 2008

Completed new client evaluations; Planned and executed treatment interventions for clients with hand injuries using therapeutic exercise, physical agent modalities (e.g., paraffin, fluidotherapy, contrast baths, iontophoresis), scar massage, & desensitization techniques; Bandaged, performed skin care, weighed clients, and took measurements of extremities for clients in lymphedema/edema management program; Completed SOAP notes, certifications, re-certifications, and discharge summaries.

Occupational Therapy Student - Fieldwork Level I

Charles House Adult Day Program, Carrboro, NC

Mar 2008May 2008

Assisted, observed, and participated with adults at various stages of dementia as they engaged in daily routines within a social model (i.e., singing, exercising, reading, decorating, and mealtime).

Occupational Therapy Student - Fieldwork Level I

University of North Carolina - Inpatient Psychiatry, Chapel Hill, NC

Sep 2007Nov 2007

Observed and assisted with planning and implementation of group interventions involving life and stress management; Recorded daily progress notes; Attended team meetings of professionals involved in patient care.

Clinical Aide/Student Intern

WakeMed Outpatient Rehabilitation, Raleigh, NC

Jun 2007Aug 2007

Assisted occupational and physical therapists working with clients with traumatic brain injury, stroke, and spinal cord injuries; Researched and prepared rough draft of a funding proposal for the Lokomat, a robotic gait training system; Maintained equipment and treatment areas.

Exceptional Children Assistant

Alamance-Burlington School System, Burlington, NC

2006 2007

Assisted teachers in the E.M. Yoder Elementary Autism Program; Daily responsibilities included teaching, monitoring the behavior of, and assisting 13 students with developmental disabilities.

Duke Visiting Observer

Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC

Jul 2006Dec 2006

Shadowed licensed occupational therapists in acute care (40 hours).

Externship Coordinator

The New York Law School, New York, NY

1993 1995

Assistant to the Director of Externship Programs; Sought and secured externship placements for law school students; Frequent contact with students, law clerks, judges and professors.

Customer Service Representative

The Bank of New York, Inc, New York, NY

1991 1992

Answered between 60-100 telephone inquiries and 6-12 written inquiries per day from investors, attorneys, and brokers regarding investments in municipal bonds.

Benefits Assistant

The Bank of New York, New York, NY

1989 1991

New York, NY 
Provided administrative support to the President, Assistant Vice President and benefits administrators of Employee Benefit Services.

Benefits Assistant

Gibbs & Cox, Inc, New York, NY

1988 1989

Provided administrative support to the Personnel Director by completing reports and retirement pension calculations; Reviewed resumes and scheduled interviews for prospective employees.


M.S. in Occupational Therapy

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC


Alamance Community College, Graham, NC


B.A. in English

New York University, New York, NY


Additional Information

CEUs/Training include: Handwriting Without Tears, CPI Training 
Interests include the following: hand therapy, occupations of children, research in occupational deprivation and occupational justice
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