Occupational Therapist


• Experienced adult educator
• Achieva Healthcare award for Excellence in Occupational Therapy 2012
• Strong communication skills.
• Comfortable in both leadership and team environments - working well with all personalities.
• Very comfortable utilizing technology and proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Innovative thinker with strong ability to see the "big picture" and identify core problem issues quickly.
• Quick learner who thrives on being challenged and learning new skills.

Work History

Occupational Therapist (contract)

Revera Inc.

March 2012 - March 2012

under contract through Achieva Health

Occupational Therapist (contract)

Achieva Health

March 2012 - March 2012

Seating/mobility assessments
ADP authorization
Cognitive testing

Board of Directors

Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists (OSOT)

January 2011 - January 2011

Occupational Therapist (contract)

Lifemark Health Centre

November 2011 - May 2012

CBT/counselling to assist with return to work planning

Occupational Therapist

New Horizons Rehabilitation Services

March 2011 - January 2012

Varied caseload including complex ABI and orthopedic injuries.

Professional Associate

McMaster University, Department of Occupational Therapy

January 2010 - January 2010

Tutor ­ Term 1 & 2, Problem-based Learning Tutorial - Provided mentorship and guidance to M.Sc (OT) candidates in the development of professional behaviours and clinical reasoning skills.

Job Search Training Programme Instructor

Crawford Healthcare Management

January 2005 - February 2011

Provided one on one and group assistance with WSIB and LTD clients re-entering the workforce.

Assisted clients with resume and cover letter preparation.

Established resource library for students.

Updated and revised student workbook.

Crawford Healthcare & Rehab

January 2000 - January 2011

Therapist/Case Manager

Crawford Healthcare Management

January 2000 - February 2011

Developed and presented in-house basic ergonomics training programme for OT and Kin staff

Acted as case manager to coordinate services for clients injured in Auto vehicle accidents.

Coordinated services with outside rehabilitation professionals.

Liased with employers, treating professionals and physicians for the development and implementation of return to work plans for clients injured in motor vehicle accidents.

Completed Ergonomic assessments related to issues in the office and commercial environments.

Completed Physical Demands Assessments to assist developing a safe and early return to work plan.

Completed standardized Functional Evaluations using the ARCON system to assist with job placement, rehabilitation goal setting and return to work planning.

Assisted with development and implementation of Cognitive Demands Analysis to assist with return to work for clients with cognitive and emotional issues.

Completed Medical/Legal functional assessments and reports, utilizing the guidelines of the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule.

Implemented Functional Restoration Programs in the home.

Casual Faculty Member

Centennial College

January 1998 - January 2000

Developed and instructed inflammatory arthritis section of Nursing Foot Care programme.

Occupational Therapist/Primary Care Therapist

The Arthritis Society ­ Consultation

November 1994 - January 1999

Assessment and treatment of a wide variety of rheumatic diseases in a community setting.
Ran local arthritis splinting clinic with focus on hand splinting and foot orthotics.
Provided education and support for clients with chronic disease.
Linked clients with appropriate resources.
Taught "living with arthritis" course in small groups.
Provided lectures and information in community presentations.

Staff Occupational Therapist

St. Mary's General Hospital

July 1993 - October 1994

Provided splints and orthotics for in and outpatients.
Assisted with discharge planning and long term care placement decisions.
Completed standardized cognitive and mental status exams.
Maintained or improved the functional capabilities and or cognitive status of patients
awaiting placement in long term care facility, retirement home, or rehabilitation unit.
Established and performed neurological/physical rehabilitation programmes and

Achieva Healthcare

self employed

Qualifications & Certifications

BSc (OT)

University of Toronto

Honours Bachelor of Science

University of Waterloo

Canadian Martyrs

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