Jennifer Deaderick

Senior/ Lead Occupational Therapist I am a UK and USA licensed lead occupational therapist. I am highly experienced in a broad range of program development models, treatments and modalities for restoring function and gaining independence. I have extensive working knowledge of neurological rehabilitation with 13 years of field experience in diverse settings in leadership positions and successful project management experience. I am committed to learning the newest techniques, technologies and systems to ensure effective treatment of patients. I have a strong background in evidence based practice and am committed to researching and learning the most up to date treatment strategies.
Last Resume Update August 10, 2014
Address Bacton Rd, Unit 1, Norfolk, NR12-OJB
Degree Masters Degree
Experience 10+ to 15 Years
Category Therapists
Phone Number 1-805-453-3547
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Lead O.T. at Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital - Santa Barbara, CA, USA (Feb. 2009 to date)
• Lead Occupational Therapist in region’s largest hospital-based outpatient practice
• Established and led departmental programs and task forces including: OT evaluation tools, cognitive/perceptual tools, driving program task force, evidence based practice committee, OT competency team, ALS support group and program development, assistive technology task team
• Substantial experience with a range of conditions including TBI, SCI, Stroke, ALS, distal UE nerve and orthopedic involvement

Business Owner / Private Consultant - Santa Barbara, CA, USA (Feb. 2005 to March 2008
& July 2008 to Feb. 2009)
• Business owner working privately for several home health and outpatient clinics as well as private clients ranging in age from young children to elderly
• Customized occupational therapy techniques to meet the specific needs of individual patients
• Managed new business marketing, budgets, and associated accounting

O.T. West Park Hospital - Cody, WY, USA (Mar. 2008 to Jul. 2008)
• Travel assignment in small rural community; the only hospital within a 300 mile radius which served all the areas traumas, and a wide variety of conditions
• Balanced full time work schedule between various settings including: inpatient, outpatient, home health and skilled nursing care
• Involved a variety of diagnoses; both orthopedic and neurological

Lead O.T. at Muller and Weber Physical Therapy - Santa Barbara, CA, USA (Feb 2005 to Jun 2006)
• Expanded and broaden an existing orthopedic practice to include the treatment of neurological populations and establish home health division
• Responsible for the hiring of per-diem occupational therapists and establishing first OT programs, ordering appropriate equipment, marketing to the community and establish appropriate documentation
• Expanded skills in hand therapy with diagnoses including nerve compression injuries, pain syndromes, various post surgical diagnosis, various distal UE fractures, dislocations and soft tissue injuries

O.T. at Rehabilitation Institute of Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, CA, USA (Oct. 2001 to Feb. 2005)
• Spent one year as lead OT on each of the three teams: SCI, BI and Orthopedic/Stroke
• Established fall prevention program
• Community speaker on the role of occupational therapy and stroke rehabilitation
• Supervised Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants and OT Students

O.T. at Cottage Hospital – Santa Barbara, CA, USA (Oct. 2001 to Feb. 2005)
• Per-diem position held in regions largest acute care hospital
• Primarily worked weekend shifts to broaden skill set
• Experience gained in acute settings including; pediatrics, ICU, CCU, and NICU


• Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (Sept 1999 – May 2001)
Columbia University Programs in Occupational Therapy, New York, USA
• Bachelors of Arts in Public Health (Sep. 1995 – May 1999)
Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD, USA