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Resume for Natoya R. for Medical Doctor / Healthcare Professional / Healthcare & Social Assistance in Christchurch, New Zealand

Occupation: Medical Doctor / Healthcare Professional Industry: Healthcare & Social Assistance
Country: New Zealand City: Christchurch
State: Christchurch ZIP: 8013

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NAME:    Natoya R. Stonewimin 

ADDRESS:    Crosby Street, Christchurch, New Zealand 




  • Diploma in Occupational Therapy at Central Institute of Technology, Upper Hutt, New Zealand
  •   Obtained NBCOT USA Registration


    Currently in New Zealand with family  

    May – current

    Self employed Tasmania, Australia

  • Specialising in the further development of an innovative programme in visual perceptual therapy for children with learning difficulties, Asperger’s, Acquired Brain Injury.
  • Training teachers in identifying the functional relationship to literacy and numeracy difficulties, evaluation and treatment approaches.
  • Provision of soft tissue treatment services
  • Wheelchair seating and positioning
  • Injury management services
  • Treating adults with acquired brain injury

    July – May  

    State Manager, Countrywide Injury Management which merged into Konekt. Tasmania, Australia.

  • Responsible for the development ad management of this business in Tasmania.
  • Provision of vocational rehabilitation services
  • Staff recruitment, retention and training.


    Returned to New Zealand. 

    Dec – Feb

    Touring Australia 

    August – Dec

    Team Leader and Senior Injury Management Consultant., Vocational Rehabilitation and Training Group, Bendigo, Australia a subsidiary of Health Corp Group

  • Responsible for the oversight and supervision of the Bendigo office including five staff members all new to this industry.

    May – August

    Senior Injury Management Consultant. Vocational Rehabilitation and Training Group, Ballarat, Australia

  • Providing vocational rehabilitation services.

    Feb – May

    On holiday with family in New Zealand 

    Mar – Feb

    Staff Occupational Therapist, Professional Nursing and Rehabilitation Services, USA

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of individual rehabilitation programmes in several nursing homes.
  • Responsible for the treatment of all staff Worker’s Compensation injuries.
  • Developed policy and procedure for outpatient services including insurance verification and compliance with Medicare and Medicaid rules and regulations.
  • Developed wheelchair seating and positioning programme in conjunction with care planning requirements and restraint reduction programmes.
  • Developed and implemented quality assurance programmes including staff communication formats.
  • Continued as a consultant in Medicare/Medicare regulations and the implementation of procedure to adhere to these regulations.

    July – Feb

    Staff OT, Lifetime Therapy Services, Arkansas, USA

  • Was responsible for the development and implementation of individual rehabilitation programmes in nursing homes.
  • Continued as a consultant in Medicare/Medicare regulations and the implementation of procedure to adhere to these regulations.

    Feb – July

    Director of Therapy Services and occupational therapist, R.Care Inc. Arkansas, USA

  • Responsible for the development of all policy and procedure for therapy in nursing homes.
  • Developed and implemented all documentation for therapy and billing services.
  • Oversaw all therapy services in nursing homes.
  • Responsible for hiring of new staff.
  • Provided all interpretation of Medicare and Medicare rules and regulations and their implementation.

    Dec – Feb

    Director of Rehabilitation Services and OT, SunDance Rehabilitation Inc, Arkansas USA

  • Responsible for overseeing therapy programmes for occupational therapy, speech therapy, and physiotherapy.
  • Responsible for the coordination of therapy services with nursing home services.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of individual occupational therapy programmes.
  • This period of employment was short lived because changes in Medicare had just come into effect and the company that owned the nursing homes did not pay Sundance. Sundance was a huge corporation in the USA and like many of these companies filled for bankruptcy soon after.

    Nov – Dec

    Staff OT Optimum Rehabilitation, Washington Sate  

    Sept – Nov

    Contract OT, Health Tour, USA  

    Feb – Aug

    Staff OT, RehabCare, Hobbs New Mexico, USA  

    Oct – Feb

    Moved to Christchurch to be with my family prior to leaving for the USA to work 

    Feb – Oct

    Employed as Staff OT, Kaitaia Hospital New Zealand  

    Mar – Jan

    Self employed, Whangarei, New Zealand. 

    Mar – Apr

    Rehabilitation Coordinator, Accident Compensation Corporation Whangarei, New Zealand 

    January – March

    New graduate OT, Northland Area Health Board, Whangarei, New Zealand

  • Visual perceptual therapy: This is a very effective therapy that corrects most literacy and numeracy difficulties with only three hours of therapy. The therapy is also effective in other areas of neurological dysfunction such as stroke, acquired brain injury, following neurosurgery, etc.
  • Soft tissue evaluation, treatment and management: An acupressure technique, which is very effective in the resolution of pain, restoration of muscle function, increasing range of motion, correction of postural abnormalities such as kyphosis and decreasing compensatory techniques.
  • Acquired brain injury evaluation, rehabilitation, and management: this includes the training via workshops for healthcare workers, caregivers, and family members.
  • Wheelchair seating and positioning: modification of wheelchairs to meet most needs for mobility, pressure relief, contracture management, decreased use of restraints, and to correct dysfunctional posture.
  • Pain management: Also an effective programme that achieved % outcome in terms of a durable decrease to a self manageable level or resolution of pain. Medication use decreased to nil or occasional within – weeks typically. This programme places an emphasis on the selfmanagement of pain by the client.
  • Management structures and communication strategies: I have a long history of working with my employers in demonstrating a clear ability to evaluate the effectiveness of their management structures and communication strategies and developing and introducing increasingly effective processes.
  • People management: I have a proven ability in assessing or profiling people, identifying strengths and weaknesses and providing effective management strategies.
  • Needs identification, product development and marketing: In all employment situations I have demonstrated an ability to identify the needs of the client group I work with, the business itself, the means of developing products and services to fulfil these needs and marketing them appropriately. In demonstrating this ability my endeavours have been across the whole of the business and not confined to the area I may have worked in. I have been able to show that I have a very good understanding of the business practices, policy and procedure in any business I worked in within three months. Any business I have worked for has seen conclusively that their revenue and public relations increased substantially through these endeavours. Over the course of my career I have had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of conditions in an equally wide variety of settings and have demonstrated a clear ability to provide a comprehensive and effective therapy programme in all instances.
  • Creativity: I have a natural talent for the deep, clear and effective analysis of any situation, and to identify ways of improving efficiency and function within organisations, people and medical conditions.
  • Successful staff management, motivation and team building skills.
  • Wide experience in cross cultural issues and communication NZ and USA.
  • Highly intuitive.
  • Solution orientated with innovative and creative problem solving skills.
  • Computer literate.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • References available on request.

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