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Work experience

Mar 2013Present

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 2005Present

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.
20002005

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.
20022003

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

Jun 2003Aug 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 1998Dec 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

Bioness Ness H200

Bioness

Credentialed in Physical Agent Modalities

CPAM

Certified Brain Injury Specialist

CBIS