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Cynthia Maria DiBiasio

Address: Cleveland, OH 44111
Telephone: 2162108367

Military veteran with 100% service connected rating, 10-point vet preference eligible, and former Dod employee seeks Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA/L) position within the Department of Veteran's Affairs medical division as a federal employee in the Cleveland, Ohio metropolitan area.

I am a very motivated, dependable therapist. Experienced as a leader by my military career. I am a mature therapist and an astute team player. I am licensed in the state of Ohio #04339, and NBCOT certification #255094 all credentials are current.

I aspire to be the best COTA I can be and deliver optimal therapy interventions to the patients I serve, and the company I represent.

Experience

Saber Healthcare Group


Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant - January 2012 - Present

  • Observe and record patients' progress, attitudes, and behavior, and maintain this information in client records.
  • Maintain and promote a positive attitude toward clients and their treatment programs.
  • Monitor patients' performance in therapy activities, providing encouragement.
  • Select therapy activities to fit patients' needs and capabilities.
  • Instruct, or assist in instructing, patients and families in home programs, basic living skills, and the care and use of adaptive equipment.
  • Evaluate the daily living skills and capacities of physically, developmentally or emotionally disabled clients.
  • Aid patients in dressing and grooming themselves.
  • Implement, or assist occupational therapists with implementing, treatment plans designed to help clients function independently.
  • Report to supervisors, verbally or in writing, on patients' progress, attitudes and behavior.
  • Alter treatment programs to obtain better results if treatment is not having the intended effect.
  • Work under the direction of occupational therapists to plan, implement and administer educational, vocational, and recreational programs that restore and enhance performance in individuals with functional impairments.
  • Design, fabricate, and repair assistive devices and make adaptive changes to equipment and environments.
  • Assemble, clean, and maintain equipment and materials for patient use.
  • Teach patients how to deal constructively with their emotions.
  • Perform clerical duties such as scheduling appointments, collecting data, and documenting health insurance billings.
  • Transport patients to and from the occupational therapy work area.
  • Demonstrate therapy techniques such as manual and creative arts, or games.
  • Order any needed educational or treatment supplies.
  • Assist educational specialists or clinical psychologists in administering situational or diagnostic tests to measure client's abilities or progress.

Arbor Rehabilitation Healthcare Services


Occupational Therapy Assistant - March 2011 - January 2012

  • Observe and record patients' progress, attitudes, and behavior, and maintain this information in client records.
  • Maintain and promote a positive attitude toward clients and their treatment programs.
  • Monitor patients' performance in therapy activities, providing encouragement.
  • Select therapy activities to fit patients' needs and capabilities.
  • Instruct, or assist in instructing, patients and families in home programs, basic living skills, and the care and use of adaptive equipment.
  • Evaluate the daily living skills and capacities of physically, developmentally or emotionally disabled clients.
  • Aid patients in dressing and grooming themselves.
  • Implement, or assist occupational therapists with implementing, treatment plans designed to help clients function independently.
  • Report to supervisors, verbally or in writing, on patients' progress, attitudes and behavior.
  • Alter treatment programs to obtain better results if treatment is not having the intended effect.
  • Work under the direction of occupational therapists to plan, implement and administer educational, vocational, and recreational programs that restore and enhance performance in individuals with functional impairments.
  • Design, fabricate, and repair assistive devices and make adaptive changes to equipment and environments.
  • Assemble, clean, and maintain equipment and materials for patient use.
  • Teach patients how to deal constructively with their emotions.
  • Perform clerical duties such as scheduling appointments, collecting data, and documenting health insurance billings.
  • Transport patients to and from the occupational therapy work area.
  • Demonstrate therapy techniques such as manual and creative arts, or games.
  • Order any needed educational or treatment supplies.
  • Assist educational specialists or clinical psychologists in administering situational or diagnostic tests to measure client's abilities or progress.

Encore Rehabilitation Services


Occupational Therapy Assistant - September 2010 - Present

  • Observe and record patients' progress, attitudes, and behavior, and maintain this information in client records.
  • Maintain and promote a positive attitude toward clients and their treatment programs.
  • Monitor patients' performance in therapy activities, providing encouragement.
  • Select therapy activities to fit patients' needs and capabilities.
  • Instruct, or assist in instructing, patients and families in home programs, basic living skills, and the care and use of adaptive equipment.
  • Evaluate the daily living skills and capacities of physically, developmentally or emotionally disabled clients.
  • Aid patients in dressing and grooming themselves.
  • Implement, or assist occupational therapists with implementing, treatment plans designed to help clients function independently.
  • Report to supervisors, verbally or in writing, on patients' progress, attitudes and behavior.
  • Alter treatment programs to obtain better results if treatment is not having the intended effect.
  • Work under the direction of occupational therapists to plan, implement and administer educational, vocational, and recreational programs that restore and enhance performance in individuals with functional impairments.
  • Design, fabricate, and repair assistive devices and make adaptive changes to equipment and environments.
  • Assemble, clean, and maintain equipment and materials for patient use.
  • Teach patients how to deal constructively with their emotions.
  • Perform clerical duties such as scheduling appointments, collecting data, and documenting health insurance billings.
  • Transport patients to and from the occupational therapy work area.
  • Demonstrate therapy techniques such as manual and creative arts, or games.
  • Order any needed educational or treatment supplies.
  • Assist educational specialists or clinical psychologists in administering situational or diagnostic tests to measure client's abilities or progress.

Therapy Partners of Ohio


Occupational Therapy Assistant - February 2010 - September 2010

  • Observe and record patients' progress, attitudes, and behavior, and maintain this information in client records.
  • Maintain and promote a positive attitude toward clients and their treatment programs.
  • Monitor patients' performance in therapy activities, providing encouragement.
  • Select therapy activities to fit patients' needs and capabilities.
  • Instruct, or assist in instructing, patients and families in home programs, basic living skills, and the care and use of adaptive equipment.
  • Evaluate the daily living skills and capacities of physically, developmentally or emotionally disabled clients.
  • Aid patients in dressing and grooming themselves.
  • Implement, or assist occupational therapists with implementing, treatment plans designed to help clients function independently.
  • Report to supervisors, verbally or in writing, on patients' progress, attitudes and behavior.
  • Alter treatment programs to obtain better results if treatment is not having the intended effect.
  • Work under the direction of occupational therapists to plan, implement and administer educational, vocational, and recreational programs that restore and enhance performance in individuals with functional impairments.
  • Design, fabricate, and repair assistive devices and make adaptive changes to equipment and environments.
  • Assemble, clean, and maintain equipment and materials for patient use.
  • Teach patients how to deal constructively with their emotions.
  • Perform clerical duties such as scheduling appointments, collecting data, and documenting health insurance billings.
  • Transport patients to and from the occupational therapy work area.
  • Demonstrate therapy techniques such as manual and creative arts, or games.
  • Order any needed educational or treatment supplies.
  • Assist educational specialists or clinical psychologists in administering situational or diagnostic tests to measure client's abilities or progress.

Genesis Rehabilitation Services


Rehab Technician - January 2008 - December 2009

  • Encourage patients and attend to their physical needs to facilitate the attainment of therapeutic goals.
  • Report to supervisors or therapists, verbally or in writing, on patients' progress, attitudes, attendance, and accomplishments.
  • Observe patients' attendance, progress, attitudes, and accomplishments and record and maintain information in client records.
  • Manage intradepartmental infection control and equipment security.
  • Evaluate the living skills and capacities of physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabled clients.
  • Prepare and maintain work area, materials, and equipment and maintain inventory of treatment and educational supplies.
  • Instruct patients and families in work, social, and living skills, the care and use of adaptive equipment, and other skills to facilitate home and work adjustment to disability.
  • Supervise patients in choosing and completing work assignments or arts and crafts projects.
  • Assist occupational therapists in planning, implementing, and administering therapy programs to restore, reinforce, and enhance performance, using selected activities and special equipment.
  • Perform clerical, administrative, and secretarial duties, such as answering phones, restocking and ordering supplies, filling out paperwork, and scheduling appointments.
  • Demonstrate therapy techniques, such as manual and creative arts and games.
  • Transport patients to and from the occupational therapy work area.
  • Adjust and repair assistive devices and make adaptive changes to other equipment and to environments.
  • Assist educational specialists or clinical psychologists in administering situational or diagnostic tests to measure client's abilities or progress.
  • Accompany patients on outings, providing transportation when necessary.

OT Level II Internship


Occupational Therapy Intern Level II - April 2003 - Present

  • April 2003 - August 2003
  • UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS - PAIN MANAGEMENT REHAB, Cleveland, OH
  • St. JOHN WESTSHORE HOSPITAL - SNF PHYSICAL REHAB, Westlake, OH
  • Encourage patients and attend to their physical needs to facilitate the attainment of therapeutic goals.
  • Report to supervisors or therapists, verbally or in writing, on patients' progress, attitudes, attendance, and accomplishments.
  • Observe patients' attendance, progress, attitudes, and accomplishments and record and maintain information in client records.
  • Evaluate the living skills and capacities of physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabled clients.
  • Instruct patients and families in work, social, and living skills, the care and use of adaptive equipment, and other skills to facilitate home and work adjustment to disability.
  • Supervise patients in choosing and completing work assignments or arts and crafts projects.
  • Assist occupational therapists in planning, implementing, and administering therapy programs to restore, reinforce, and enhance performance, using selected activities and special equipment.
  • Demonstrate therapy techniques, such as manual and creative arts and games.
  • Adjust and repair assistive devices and make adaptive changes to other equipment and to environments.
  • Assist educational specialists or clinical psychologists in administering situational or diagnostic tests to measure client's abilities or progress.
  • Accompany patients on outings, providing transportation when necessary.

OT Level I Internship


Occupational Therapy Level I Internship -

  • January - April 2003
  • LUTHERAN MEDICAL CTR - PHYSICAL REHAB, SKILLED AND SURGICAL, Cleveland, OH
  • HISPANIC CULTURAL COMMUNITY CENTER - MENTAL HEALTH ROTATION, Cleveland, OH
  • VALLEY FORGE HIGH SCHOOL - PEDIATRIC VOCATIONAL EDUCATION, Parma, OH
  • Observe patients' attendance, progress, attitudes, and accomplishments and record and maintain information in client records.
  • Manage intradepartmental infection control and equipment security.
  • Evaluate the living skills and capacities of physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabled clients.
  • Instruct patients and families in work, social, and living skills, the care and use of adaptive equipment, and other skills to facilitate home and work adjustment to disability.
  • Supervise patients in choosing and completing work assignments or arts and crafts projects.
  • Assist occupational therapists in planning, implementing, and administering therapy programs to restore, reinforce, and enhance performance, using selected activities and special equipment.
  • Encourage patients and attend to their physical needs to facilitate the attainment of therapeutic goals.
  • Report to supervisors or therapists, verbally or in writing, on patients' progress, attitudes, attendance, and accomplishments.

UNITED STATES ARMY - ACTIVE DUTY


SOLDIER IN US ARMY SIGNAL AND PERSONNEL CORPS -

  • 1984-1990
  • U.S. ARMY - ACTIVE AND RESERVE DUTY
  • ARMY SOLDIER, SERGEANT E-5
  • HONORABLE DISCHARGE


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    Visiting Nurse Assn Home Health Division


    HomeHealth Occupational Therapy Assistant - December 2015 - April 2017

      Education

      Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, Ohio

      • A.A.S. in Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology
      • Graduated with Honors 3.69 GPA