I am excited to be applying for an Occupational Therapy position at your facility. Working as an occupational therapist has been, and continues to be such a rewarding career. Having the opportunity to help patients of all ages reach their highest level of functional independence across various environment, while having a patient centered approach, has been humbling and so fulfilling. I feel my prior experience and unique skill sets will be a perfect fit for a position in this setting.
Over the past seven years, I have worked with pediatric patients in a variety of settings; schools, inpatient rehab, acute care at a level 1 trauma hospital, and outpatient clinics. I have a strong background in adult and pediatric trauma and neurologic injuries and have been afforded the opportunity to attend various continuing education courses in order to help me provide evidenced base treatment with great success. Helping patients develop or re-learn functional skills is my top priority in order to assure the best possible quality of life, safety and functional independence for all patients.
I graduated from Keuka College with a masters degree in Occupational Therapy in 2013. As an adolescent, I was fortunate enough to be able to participate in my nephews OT sessions as he was receiving treatment for sensory integration disorder and autism. This was my motivation for becoming an Occupational Therapist. I have sense learned just how large the scope of practice is for an OT, and continue to challenge myself to learn and developing new skills in order to be the best therapist I can be. Each patient and each setting offers its own set of challenges and rewards and I throughly early learning and growing as a therapist, while in turn helping a patient reach their goals.
Thank you for taking the time to read my cover letter and resume. I hope to hear from you soon to learn additional details regarding the Occupational Therapy position. I feel I would be a valuable addition to your team and offer a diverse and complex skill set that allows me to treat complex patients of all ages. I look forward to hearing from you.
Kassidy Kraus, MS OTR/L