Lauro Munoz
occupational therapist
AUSTIN, TX 78748

Bilingual and experienced occupational therapist with 28 years of experience in many sorts of positions and many different populations. Looking for work and am flexible to what population it is. ... show more


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Work experience
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Rehabilitation Regulatory Specialist and Clinical

Self employed- May 2018- Have been providing skilled intervention in adults and pediatrics. Specializing in Neurology and oncology. Have served as PRN clinician for Texas Neuro Rehab Centerprovides professional therapy expertise and regulatory knowledge in the development and direction of compliance issues for Rehabilitation Services. Establishes and maintains processes and training to ensure ongoing compliance with all regulatory requirements related to occupational and physical therapy services. Conducts and directs compliance reviews and analyses on behalf of the Institutional Compliance Office to ensure compliance with institutional policies, third party payer contracts, and federal and state regulations. In this position I had the responsibility of developing all policy and procedure for the department. I was also assigned with Joint Commission readiness for our department and in 2015-1016 I was responsible for readiness of the division of clinical services, that included 9 departments. In this role I conducted mock surveys along department or division line reporting to the vice president of the Division of Clinical Services. Worked closely with infection control and environmental services to assure compliance readiness. It the department was found to have a deficiency, it was my responsibility to develop an action and put it into place. My role also included being part of the Safety Committee and Utilization review for the hospital. I led the ride out team every year that I was there and was also responsible to develop the teams in case of hurricane. I was also responsible for developing education material and training the department in ICD-10 when that was implemented. The same occurred when the CPT evaluation codes were developed. I held the same requirement of the education and development of "g" codes for the outpatient department. Training new staff to departmental and divisional policy and procedure and had oversight over the onboarding team for all new staff members. Leading the different teams for the development of standards of care for the department. Until we hired a associate director and was placed in the position of director and attended all meetings when the director was not available or out of town.

MD Anderson Cancer Center
Therapy Supervisor

Management of 7.5 FTE including hospital wide non-licensed personnel. Implementation of programming to all populations receiving outpatient occupational therapy. Development of programming in cognition and vision rehabilitation within outpatient and inpatient setting. Development of survivorship programming within hospital system. Assistance in the development of departmental budget and strategic planning. Assistance and management for Joint Commission and Medicare Compliance, serving as Joint Commission point person for department ( inpatient acute, inpatient rehab, and outpatient rehab). Also leading policy and procedure team within rehab department to include inpatient acute, our onsite rehab unit and the outpatient department.. Ongoing lectures throughout hospital to both staff and patient groups in the areas of body mechanics, fatigue management and fitness and the cancer survivor. Successful completion of mentorship programming for future leadership at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Massachusetts General Hospital

Staff occupational therapist. Implemented programming to all populations within the hospital. Assisted in the development of new evaluations with a focus on cognition and visual perception. Also assisted with the development of safety programming and evaluation. Was a resource to all therapy personnel seeking continued mentorship in OT and the use of NDT techniques in both pediatric and adult populations.

Therapy To Go, Inc

Planning of new clinic, management of 17 FTE in the areas of Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Pathology, office management, and billing. The development and implementation of interdisciplinary programs in Orthopedic and Neurological Pediatrics. The implementation of Texas Department of Health Regulations to ensure certification for Medicare/Medicaid reimbursements as well as all state regulatory requirements are met for practice.

Clinical Specialist

Assist in planning and execution of monthly new
hire orientation, consult with orientation coordinator in order to assure that all orientation needs are met, regular communication with all levels of management within operations in order to ensure that clinical practice meets national and state regulatory guidelines. Implementation of initial and continuous needs assessment, serve as consultant in the area of OT to operations management and staff in the area of clinical management. Develop new programs and training for increased productivity and improved clinical practice, adapt current practice to meet changing demands of state and national regulations. Implement quality assurance programs in order to assure compliance to state and national regulatory guidelines. Attend all corporate level meetings which are related to clinical practice and operations. Consultant to denials manager.

Rehability Corporation
Director of Occupational Therapy Services

Responsibilities include the manage-
ment of 10 FTE, management of $720,000 yearly productivity budget, acquisition
of patient and durable supplies, scheduling of as needed staff, development of programs in the areas of Splinting, positioning, restorative dining, restraint
reduction, screening, work hardening/work health, back care and back injury
prevention, repetitive injury and prevention and hand therapy.
Establishment of Fieldwork site for OTR and COTA programs, development of
in-house continuing education for department, interdisciplinary quality assurance,
yearly performance reviews and merit raises for OT staff, programs marketer for
OT services for all long term care, hospital, home health and out patient/work
health contracts. In September 1994, I was based in skilled nursing facility in
order to facilitate interdisciplinary program development and assist the nursing
home in the marketing of all rehab services to Medicare and managed care
Continued to function as Director of OT.

Interdisciplinary Manager

The management of 5 interdisciplinary teams including
OT, PT and ST. This included the management of productivity budgets, equip-
ment requisitions, scheduling of contract and as needed (PRN) coverage,
consultation in documentation guidelines, and goal setting for treatment teams
and individual therapists.

The Rehabilitation Hospital of Austin

Responsibilities included program development and imple-
mentation, program quality assurance, supervision of COTA and aid program,
supervision of students within the program. Liaison to other programs in the areas
of OT. Treatment areas provided were back/neck care and body mechanics
education, myofascial release, low impact aerobics and walking classes, work
simplification, general fitness and wellness education. March 1992 promotion to
team coordinator where responsibilities included program development and
implementation, supervision of all disciplines involved in programming, program
coordination of any special services required by patient, pre-admission evaluation,
worksite analysis, Functional Capacity Evaluation Administration, liaison to fitness
and wellness centers within the city, case management in the absence of a case

Healthcare Rehabilitation Center
Staff Occupational Therapist

Responsibilities included program development
and implementation in the areas of primary activities of daily living, feeding skills,
sensory motor skills, secondary activities of daily living and vision therapy. OT
representative to the following: Orthopedic clinic, Dysphagia clinic, Vision clinic.
COTA supervision, student education in the areas of Primary ADL and Sensory Group.

I take responsibility for my actions and follow through on my promises.
I am exact and make sure my work is mistake-free.
I am strongly driven to succeed.

Texas Women's University
Masters, Occupational Therapy

Texas Christian University
Bachelors, Broadcast Journalism
Certifications & licenses
A-one NeuroCognitive

One of few certified in a method for evaluating clients using basic adl and able to then with increased accuracy predict lesions in the brain

NDT, adults, children, babies

Trained in NDT methods to use in all populations, to inhibit tone and to facilitate movement.

  • Chronic Care Experience, neurology and oncology specialty, varied experiences. Bilingual
many roles including appointed and elected

an organization that allows us to help and grow occupational therapy at state level. Including working with congressmen and women to allow for certain bills to pass that will OT and ultimately our patients

several roles, including elected roles

Have always felt a devotion to help the wonderful profession grow and blossom

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Bilingual fluent in English and Spanish