Occupational Therapist Sample Resume

Loraine Quinn
1234 Charles Street
Flagstaff, Arizona
Home: 727-555-5555
Cell: 727-555-5556
Email: Loraine_Quinn@netlong.com

To obtain a full-time career opportunity as a Certified Occupational Therapist in a professional setting with supportive mentors, team-oriented employees and progressive perspectives.

Qualifications Summary
  • Experienced Occupational Therapist with extensive knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
  • Able to give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Good provider of personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to patients.
  • Able to plan, organize, and conduct occupational therapy programs in hospitals, institutional, or community settings to help rehabilitate those impaired because of illness, injury or psychological or developmental problems.  
University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (Dec. 2000)

Volunteer Experience
2000-2001, VA Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Spinal Cord Injury Unit and OT Hand Clinic - Occupational Therapy  

Work Experience
Occupational Therapist: Dec. 2004 - Present, Phoenix Family Health Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
  • Test and evaluate patients' physical and mental abilities and analyze medical data to determine realistic rehabilitation goals for patients.
  • Select activities that will help individuals learn work and life-management skills within limits of their mental and physical capabilities.
  • Recommend changes in patients' work or living environments, consistent with their needs and capabilities, consulting with rehabilitation team to select activity programs and coordinate occupational therapy with other therapeutic activities,
  • Help clients improve decision making, abstract reasoning, memory, sequencing, coordination and perceptual skills, using computer programs.
  • Develop and participate in health promotion programs, group activities, or discussions to promote client health, facilitate social adjustment, alleviate stress, and prevent physical or mental disability.
Occupational Therapist Aide: Jan. 2001 - Nov. 2004, Phoenix Family Health Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
  • Provided training and supervision in therapy techniques and objectives for students and nurses and other medical staff.
  • Designed and created, or requisitioned special supplies and equipment, such as splints, braces and computer-aided adaptive equipment.
  • Planned and implemented programs and social activities to help patients learn work and school skills and adjust to handicaps.
  • Laid out materials such as puzzles, scissors and eating utensils for use in therapy, and cleaned and repaired these tools after therapy sessions.
  • Advised on health risks in the workplace and on health-related transition to retirement.
  • Conducted research in occupational therapy.
  • Provided patients with assistance in locating and holding jobs.
*References: Available upon request.