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February 15th, 2015

John Vincent Rider


801-717-6445
ot15.john.rider@nv.touro.edu
2560 Velez Valley Way, Henderson, NV 89002
Re: Occupational Therapist Position
Mr. David Albreicht
Human Resource Director
Mesa View Hospital
1299 Bertha Howe Avenue, Mesquite, NV 89024
Dear Mr. Albreicht,
I am pleased to submit my application along with my resume for your full-time
occupational therapist position (Job #12345) at Mesa View Hospital located in Mesquite,
Nevada.
I have applied for this important position for several reasons. First, Mr. Jared Nielson,
Mesa View Hospitals Occupational Therapist has encouraged me to apply. He
recommends me for this position because he has been my Fieldwork Educator and has
evaluated my work firsthand. I think highly of Mr. Nielson as well and want to continue to
work with him. I respect his professional knowledge, judgment, and skills as well as how he
cares for his patients. I am looking to work in a setting where I can continue to develop my
clinical reasoning and evaluation skills and promote health and wellness while improving
function.
Early into my graduate studies at Touro University Nevada, I discovered that I wanted a
broad occupational therapy practice, one with variety in terms of the patients served. I also
began to appreciate how important it is for patients to be able to be treated close to home.
Consistent with my professional objective to be a well rounded therapist, I chose the Mesa
View Hospital fieldwork opportunity. I am grateful that my fieldwork at Mesa View Hospital
has given me opportunities to work in multiple settings, treat differing diagnoses, and to serve
patients of all ages. In addition to my fieldwork at Mesa View Hospital, I have prepared
myself well to become a well-rounded therapist by completing continuing education in
many different practice areas. The specific coursework and experiences are referenced on
my resume.
I feel strongly that my skills as a sign language interpreter will allow me to serve more
people as I build my occupational therapy practice. Such has been the case as I
completed my fieldwork education.
Thank you for considering me for this position. I appreciate your time and attention.
Please feel free to contact me through phone or email.
Sincerely,
John Vincent Rider, MSOT, OTR/L, CEAS

John Vincent Rider


Occupational Therapist/Sign Language Interpreter
801-717-6445 ot15.john.rider@nv.touro.edu - 2560 Velez Valley Way, Henderson, NV 89002
Strong academic background. Self-directed learner. Formal and Informal leader. Team
player. Champion of client-centered care. Believes in efficacy of occupational therapy.
Objective: A full-time occupational therapy position with Mesa View Hospital.
EDUCATION

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY: Touro University Nevada


(Henderson, NV), 2013 2014
-Pi Theta Epsilon Occupational Therapy Honor Society (3.83/4.0 GPA)
-Student Ambassador
-Graduate Research Assistant
-Down Syndrome Group of Southern Nevada Planned monthly
developmental play group for children ages 0-3 with Down Syndrome
-Easter Seals Mobility Clinic Evaluated clients for seating and mobility
needs under the direction of an OT/PT/ATP
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN DEAF STUDIES: Utah Valley University (Orem, UT),
2006 2010
-Outstanding Student Award
-Summa Cum Laude
-Developed first peer-led mentoring program for interpreters
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN INTEGRATED STUDIES: Utah Valley University
(Orem, UT), 2006 2010
-Honor Roll Student

FIELDWORK
EXPERIENCE

MESA VIEW HOSPITAL: Inpatient/Outpatient/Homehealth Level II


SELECT PHYSICAL THERAPY: Outpatient Hand Therapy - Level II - Responsible
for caseload of 10-12 clients per day, evaluating, treating, and
documenting upper extremity injuries and disorders.
LAS VEGAS ADULT CAY CARE CENTER: Memory Care Unit - Level I
HORIZON SPECIALTY HOSPITAL: Long-term Acute Care - Level I
RESCUE MY SPEECH: Outpatient Pediatric Clinic - Level I

C E R T I F I C A T I O N S BOARD CERTIFIED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST: Licensed in State of Nevada

STEPPING ON: Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging


CARFIT TECHNICIAN
CERTIFIED ERGONOMICS ASSESSMENT SPECIALIST: The Back School of
Atlanta
BLS FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS (CPR/AED): American Heart Association
NATIONAL INTERPRETER CERTIFICATION ADVANCED: Registry of Interpreters
for the Deaf
UTAH PROFESSIONAL CERTIFIED AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER:
Utah State Office of Rehabilitation
EAGLE SCOUT AWARD: Boy Scouts of America

P R O F E S S I O N A L AMERICAN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION


AFFILIATIONS
NEVADA OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION
REGISTRY OF INTERPRETERS OF THE DEAF
EEMPLOYMENT

ANATOMY/NEUROSCIENCE TUTOR: Tutored graduate OT/PT students at


Touro University Nevada (Henderson, NV), 2013 2015
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR: Utah Valley University Languages Department.
Developed curriculum and taught upper division interpreting/ASL/ethics
classes. Presented at multiple state/national conventions (Orem, UT),
2010 2012
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER: K-12, Post-secondary, medical,
mental health, video relay and legal settings (UT/NV), 2009 Present
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AIDE/ADAPTIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER:
Worked with children ages 5-18 with a variety of diagnoses at Provo School
District (Provo, UT), 2009 2010
PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Ran a group home and summer camp for
developmentally disabled adults focusing on independent living skills and
community integration (Orem/Salt Lake City, UT), 2005, 2008 2010

VOLUNTEER
EXPERIENCE

SIGNS OF HOPE INTERNATIONAL: Board of Directors, In-country Coordinator,


Volunteer Training Coordinator, Ghanaian Ministry of Education Liaison, and
Teacher of the Deaf. I coordinated volunteer groups, trained Deaf
educators and taught at K-12 schools for the Deaf in Ghana, West Africa,
2008 2013
MISSION FOR THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS:
Proselyting and service mission to the people of Southern California
speaking English, Samoan and American Sign Language, 2006 - 2008
CHOICE HUMANITARIAN: Service trip to Guatemala to provide clean water
and build schools, 2005

P R O F E S S I O N A L AMERICAN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION NATIONAL CONFERENCE


D E V E L O P M E N T COURSES 2014/2015: Ergonomics, Home Modifications, Fall Prevention,
Lifestyle Modification, Prosthetics for Amputees, Stroke and Traumatic Brain
Injury Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Workshops
CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,
Psychopharmacology, Manual Therapy, Electrotherapy, Graded Motor
Imagery, Aspiration Prevention, and Dizziness in Elders
REFERENCES

Debbie Fuqua-Cuen, OTR/L, CHT at Select Physical Therapy Fieldwork


Educator, 702-290-6829, fuquad@selectphysicaltherapy.com
Dr. Linda Frasier, OTD, OTR/L, CLT, CEAS at Touro University Nevada
Academic Advisor and Professor, 702-777-3156, linda.frasier@tun.touro.edu
Prof. William Wrightsman, MSOT, OTR/L at Touro University Nevada
Professor, 702-777-3094, william.wrightsman@tun.touro.edu