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Alison Furman

Occupational Therapy Doctoral Candidate 

Summary

Self directed and highly motivated occupational therapy student seeking entry level position in an rehabilitation setting.  Alison is an effective speaker,  coordinates tasks and works well with others.  Alison has specialized interest in hand therapy and is developing and implementing an advanced hand therapy course as her capstone project. 

Work experience

Aug 2014Present

Teaching Fellow 

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia 

Teaching assistant for Movement Analysis course at University of the Sciences.  Alison is responsible for assisting with teaching and learning strategies, assisting with practical and teaching material to graduate occupational therapy students  

Jun 2015Aug 2015

Student Occupational Therapist 

Genesis Rehab Services 

Completion of Level II fieldwork at Genesis affiliated skilled nursing facility, the New Jersey Veteran Memorial Home.  Responsibilities included screening, evaluations, treatment planning, ADL training, falls prevention and seating and positioning. 

Mar 2015May 2015

Student Occupational Therapist 

Novacare Rehabilitation 

Completion of a Level II fieldwork in Yardley, PA in specialized practice area of hand therapy.  Student was responsibly for evaluation, treatment planning, splint creation and specialized treatment.  Alison was trained in concepts of nerve gliding, kinesiotape, mobilizations, massage techniques and work ergonomics. 

Sep 2013Dec 2013

Student Occupational Therapist 

Genesis Rehab Services 

Completion of Level I fieldwork at Millville Sub Acute Rehabilitation center.  

Mar 2013Mar 2013

Student Occupational Therapist 

HealthSouth Rehabilitation 

Completion of Level I fieldwork at Vineland acute inpatient rehab

May 2010Present

Pharmacy Technician

CVS Pharmacy

Education

Jan 2014May 2016

Doctorate in Occupational Therapy 

University of the Sciences 

Minor in Exercise Science and Wellness Management 

Sep 2008Dec 2013

Bachelors in Health Science 

University of the Sciences