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Suzy Muhuri

Suzy Muhuri

Occupational Therapist
Acworth, Cobb

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About Suzy Muhuri:

OT is not just a job it’s a calling! I love working with older adults helping them navigate their golden years with dignity and respect 

Experience

Education

MSc Occupational Therapy, Brenau University, Gainesville, GA December 2015

MSc Sustainable Resource Mgmt., Technical University of Munich, Germany June 2008

BSc International Business Admin., US International University, Nairobi, Kenya August 1998

 

Licenses and Certifications

NBCOT Certification # 369124

GA License # OT006643

PAMS Certification - All Modalities

 

Work Experience

 

Powder Springs Center for Nursing and Healing ​​Jan 2022 –current

• Conduct patient assessments and evaluations to determine their baseline physical condition, limitations, medical histories and personal goals.

• Communicate with physicians and other health care providers to confirm plans of treatment.

• Contacts responsible parties and family members about the level of care the patient needs.

• Provides occupational therapy supervision, support and education during therapy sessions.

• Teach patients how to interact with adaptive technology and use assistive devices to increase their level of independence.

• Assist patients with purchasing necessary products to help them achieve their goals

• Guide patients through graded activities to achieve goals.  

• Generate reports for patients and their physicians and families.

• Assess the need and criterion for physical agent modalities and incorporated them in POC.

• Screen long term care residents to assess need for skilled occupational therapy

WellStar Health System - Home Health​​​​Nov 2019 – Jan 2022

• Responsible for age appropriate interventions to meet client that meet physical, emotional, developmental, psychosocial and educational needs to patients whom require rehabilitative care.

• Responsible for evaluating patient’s in their homes, obtaining doctor’s orders to see patients and developing plans of care that maximize patients’ safety and independence.

• Responsible for, planning, organizing and participating in rehabilitative programs that help to restore and /or improve function in activities of daily living, functional transfers and mobility, activity tolerance, cognitive tasks, strength, coordination and range of motion in patients suffering from disease or injury.

• Collaborated with all disciplines throughout the episode of care, to ensure all goals are met.

• Provides delivery of high quality continuous care providing assessment, therapeutic exercises, education, and treatments in the patient's home.

• Precepted new employees and worked in cooperation with other disciplines.

• Attended in-service, staff meetings, special projects and continuing education.

 

Powder Springs Rehab and Transitional Care ​​​Feb2017 – Oct 2019

• Conducted patient assessments and evaluations to determine their baseline physical condition, limitations, medical histories and personal goals.

• Communicated with physicians and other health care providers to confirm plans of treatment.

• Contacted authorized family members and other supportive individuals about the level of care the patient needs.

• Provided occupational therapy supervision, support and education during therapy sessions.

• Taught patient’s how to interact with adaptive technology and use assistive devices to increase their level of independence.

• Assisted patients with purchasing necessary products to help them achieve their goals

• Guided patients through graded activities to achieve goals.  

• Generated reports for patients and their physicians and families.

• Assessed the need and criterion for physical agent modalities and incorporated them in POC.

• Screened long term care residents to assess need for skilled occupational therapy.

Clinical Experience

Cobb County School System, Acworth, GA (level II FW)​​Aug - Nov 2015

• Effectively managed a full daily caseload under supervision for over 25 students referred for OT services.

• Screened and evaluated students using observation, standardized testing and functional assessment to establish need for skilled OT services.

• Participated in IEP meetings with students, parents, therapists, teachers, and other professionals to create measurable annual functional and educational goals.

• Implemented individualized interventions for students with diverse disabilities including Autism, Down syndrome, Learning and Intellectual Disabilities.

• Collaborated with students, parents, teachers, and other professionals to create measurable functional and educational goals to improve student performance.

• Maintained accurate student records and documentation including evaluation results, work samples and daily notes to track progress towards goals.

• Identified adaptive equipment needs, submitted requisitions, and assisted in maintaining inventory.

• Trained teachers and school staff in the use adaptive equipment and adaptive strategies to enhance students’ function within the class and school environment.

Genesis Rehab Center, Alpharetta, GA (level II FW)​​Jan - Apr 2015

• Successfully managed a daily caseload under supervision for geriatric clients referred for OT services in the outpatient rehab clinic, memory care unit, and home-health.

• Conducted functional assessments, evaluations, interventions, discharges and re-evaluations for clients with Dementia, CVA, CVD, and COPD among others.

• Provided home-health intervention including home modificationrecommendations, fall prevention training and community re-integration training for clients in their homes.

• Developed a comprehensive functional assessment checklist to help improve assessment efficiency.

• Responsible for providing appropriate training to clients, caregivers and family members to facilitate skills in areas of occupation, to promote health and safety, and reduce injury.

• Regularly administered Physical Agent Modalities including heat, ice, paraffin and ultrasound to reduce pain, and prepare patients for treatment.

• Collaborated with patients, caregivers, family members, and all health professionals when establishing care plans, during treatment, and at discharge.

Managerial Experience

Regional Territory Manager, ​ExxonMobil, Kenya​​Jan 1998 – Dec 2001

Volunteer Experience

• Golden Living Rehab Center, ​Atlanta, GA​​Apr 2012 – Jun 2012

• Manor Care Rehab Center, ​Atlanta, GA​​Feb 2012 – Mar 2012

• Kennestone Outpatient Rehab, ​Marietta, GA ​​May 2011 – Jan 2012

 

Professional Affiliations

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) - Current member

Georgia Occupational Therapy Association (GOTA)

 

Software and language skills

• Epic, Point Click Care, Rehab Optima 10th edition, Net Therapy –Proficient

• Microsoft Operating System (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) - Proficient

• Assessments - MBI, Functional reach test, Sit to stand, Nine-Hole Peg Test, MOCA, MMSE

• English - Strong written and verbal communication skills and proficient in German.

 

Publications

Thesis Topic: A Fall Prevention Program in community dwelling Older Adults 65 years and older.

 

 

REFERENCES

Available upon request

Education

MSc Occupational Therapy, Brenau University, Gainesville, GA December 2015

MSc Sustainable Resource Mgmt., Technical University of Munich, Germany June 2008

BSc International Business Admin., US International University, Nairobi, Kenya August 1998

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