Tasha Champagne

Work History

Work History
Mar 2013 - Present

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Trinity Washington University
  • Coordinated with multiple clinical sites to coordinate fieldwork placements for Occupational Therapy Assistant students.
  • Developed student learning experiences throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area.
  • Provided leadership and direction regarding ACOTE Accreditation fieldwork requirements.
  • Monitored students' completion of fieldwork expectations for graduation.
  • Established and maintained relationships with fieldwork educators.
  • Maintained currency of fieldwork contracts and certificates of insurance with hospitals, clinics, schools, and emerging practice sites.
  • Documented student learning outcome assessment data
  • Conducted fieldwork site visits
  • Collaborated with fieldwork educators to establish fieldwork parameters.
  • Responsible for teaching Professional Issues II and Movement in Everyday Activities at the University.
Sep 2005 - Present

Senior Occupational Therapist

Adventist Rehabilitation of Maryland

Clinical

  • Performed treatments, assessments and interpreted age-specific data and issues of adult and geriatric patients in their plan of care.
  • Provided ongoing evaluations of patients and goals; modified treatment programs for timely progression.
  • Determined appropriate FIM scores and established appropriate treatment goals and programs.
  • Provided written documentation in a timely, accurate, concise, professional manner using departmental format and guidelines.
  • Developed comprehensive and progressive home programs with instruction to patients, families and assistive personnel as appropriate.
  • Prepared for patient discharge which included equipment and recommendation of continuum of care.
  • Preceptor for new grad occupational therapists.

Healthcare Management

  • Conducted monthly chart reviews of occupational therapists.
  • Assisted with planning of daily schedule and identifying departmental needs.
  • Student Coordinator for in-patient and out-patient facilities.
  • Participated in critical decision making of PRN staff, rehab techs and therapy staff.
  • Coordinated and provided orientation for new employees.
  • Participated in disciplinary actions of employees.
  • Interpreted policies to be practiced by staff.
  • Analyzed data to improve hospital outcomes.
  • Supervised and directed the patient care activities of rehab techs.
  • Participated in behavioral interviewing and hiring of new staff
  • Assisted with developing yearly competency tools for employees.
2000 - 2005

Community Assistant

University of Maryland
  • Responsible for distribution of keys and packages and providing information to students, staff and visitors.
  • Provided assistance to students, staff and visitors during emergency situations. 
  • Provided training for new employees.
2002 - 2003

Fitness Insrtructor

National Institutes of Health

  • Provided exercise routines for customers using techniques learned from undergraduate courses.
  • Created and maintained customers’ memberships.
  • Maintained the general cleanliness and orderliness of the supplies, equipment and exercise space.

Professional Awards & Memberships

  • Awarded "Outstanding Practice Award" by the Maryland Occupational Therapy Association, November 5, 2010
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, 2004-present
  • Maryland Occupational  Therapy Association, 2004-present

Professional Presentations

  • Sexton, T. “Functional Outcomes for Patients Recovering from Spinal Cord Injuries”. Presented to in-patient and out-patient therapist on July 7, 2008
  • Schwarz, N. & Sexton, T.  “Temple Health Connection: Connection Children to a Healthy Future”.  Bridging The Gaps Poster Presentation on October 1, 2004.

Education

Education
Jun 2003 - Aug 2005

Master of Occupational Therapy

Temple University

Master of Occupational Therapy degree August 2005.  Awarded the Certificate of Interdisciplinary Competency (2005); Research Assistant and Presenter for Dr. Moya Kinnealey’s research on Social Skills Treatment for Children in the Autistic Spectrum (Fall 2004); Volunteered in Bridging The Gaps program and presented poster, “Temple Health Connection: Connecting Children to a Healthy Future (2004); Member of the Student Occupational Therapy Association (2003-2005)

Aug 1998 - Dec 2002

Bachelor of Science

University of Maryland

Researched and presented senior thesis on “The Effects of Participating in Sports at a Young Age on College Students”; Historian, Alpha Phi Omega Co-Ed Service Fraternity (Fall 2002); Dean’s List (Fall 2001-Fall 2002).

Certifications

Certifications

Bioness Ness H200

Bioness

Credentialed in Physical Agent Modalities

CPAM

Certified Brain Injury Specialist

CBIS