Anuruthiya populations with direct access to health care

Anuruthiya
Thevarajah

61 Flerimac Road,
Scarborough, ON M1E 4B1

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PROFILE

 

My primary research interests are in breaking the barriers
of health equity for vulnerable populations and implementing intervention
policies aimed at providing these populations with direct access to health care
services.

 

EDUCATION

 

Post-Graduate Certificate, Workplace Wellness and Health Promotion                   April 2017

Centennial College Progress Campus, Scarborough, Ontario

Relevant courses
include:

•      
Health
Promotion and Organizational Development 

•      
Environmental
Health

•      
Coaching
and Communication Skills

•      
Program
Planning

•      
Mental
Health Management

•      
Business
Foundations

 

Honours BSc, Human Biology and Population Health                 September 2012- April 2016

University of Toronto, Scarborough, Ontario

Relevant courses
include:

•      
Statistics
I

•      
Deconstructing
Epidemics 

•      
Methods
and Analysis in Anthropological Demography

•      
Foundations
in Epidemiology

•      
Conceptual
Models of Health
•      
Contemporary
Human Evolution and Variation
•      
Determinants
of Health, and Health
•      
Disparities

•      
Biological
Determinants of Health
•      
Introduction
to Health Research Methodology

 

 

WORK
EXPERIENCE

Team Assistant                                                                                     September
2017 – Present

Toronto Central LHIN, Toronto, Ontario

·     
Process and assist with management of
confidential records for clients on admission and until discharge

·     
Provide support for an assigned team in their
daily activities to facilitate efficient and effective service delivery to our clients.

·     
Answer high volume of telephone inquiries from
clients, families and service providers; refer callers to Case Managers and/or
other appropriate individuals

·     
Inform callers about Toronto Central LHIN
programs, services and eligibility requirements; refers callers to other
community services or networks as appropriate.

·     
Utilize multiple electronic medical record
systems specific to community care services, assessment tools and Connecting
Ontario.

 

Wellness Coordinator                                                                           January
2017 – May 2017

People Corporation, Toronto, Ontario

·     
Promoted wellness initiatives internally, such
as creating an annual operating plan and monthly content for 2017, as well as
executing monthly wellness initiatives for the organization

·     
Prepared drug utilization reports and conducted
research on relevant health and wellness statistics

·     
Provided ongoing client support and
administration of the wellness programs including new client implementation,
client responses from the Ask The Expert column, and other fee for service
offerings

·     
Delivered and coordinated mental health and
work-life balance seminars

 

Team Member and Assistant Supervisor                             September
2010 – December 2016

Tim Hortons, Scarborough, Ontario

·     
Developed and demonstrated excellent customer
services skills

·     
Mediated conflicts between employees and
customers to ensure that the interest of both parties are protected

·     
Ability to take on responsibilities in the form
of coordinating group huddles before work to ensure a successful and productive
workday

·     
Reduced order processing time by implementing
time saving strategies for order compilation and processing

 

VOLUNTEER
EXPERIENCE

 

Physiotherapy Clinic Volunteer                                                                      May
2017– Present

Bayview Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine Clinic, Toronto, Ontario

·     
Work closely with a Physiotherapist to assist
them with patient care (including preparing hot and cold packs, assisting
patients with exercise programs,) and preparing and maintaining the treatment
area  

·     
Provide some coverage at reception (answering
phone, booking appointments and billings)

·     
Observe Physiotherapists treating patients and
how they assess and diagnose musculoskeletal injuries and pains.

 

Science Tutor Volunteer                                                                       September
2014 – Present

Anu’s Tutoring Centre, Scarborough, Ontario

·     
Tutor local neighbourhood children in Science
and Math through a Saturday morning program.

·     
Help children achieve their full potential
through various learning activities

 

Program and Research Proposal Assistant                                        April
2017 – August 2017

Heritage Skills Development Centre, Scarborough, Ontario

·     
Provided project support, including
administrative, secretarial, and other office duties

·     
Provided information on, and refer clients to,
public or private agencies and community services for assistance.

·     
Assisted in developing and writing project
grants and funding proposal for future programs and services

·     
Participated in and supported two events:
Scarborough Celebrates Ontario 150 and Scarborough Afro- Caribbean Fest 2017

·     
Provided support for the various community
development programs and services offered

Student Volunteer                                                                                      May
2014 – April 2015

Dr. Matta’s Office, Toronto, Ontario

·     
Secured multiple sources of data in order to
create legal information packages for patients regarding any following checkups

·     
Helped assemble new initiatives such as a 30-day
challenge to drive patient participation in daily exercise 

·     
Maintained the office database by retrieving and
organizing information for individual clients

 

Special Needs Volunteer                                                               September
2010– August 2012

Bendale Acres Long Term Care Home, Scarborough, Ontario

·     
Organized monthly events such as pub nights and
art therapy sessions which allowed the residents to come together as a
community

·     
Patiently and gently fed residents who were
unable to eat on their own to guarantee that they had eaten in order to improve
their health

 

CLUBS &
SOCIETIES

 

UofT Tamil Students Association (TSA)                                       September
2012– April 2016

 

·     
Intended to share and teach those within the
UofT community about the customs and traditions of the Tamil culture

·     
Helped organize a variety of school events to
showcase Tamil culture and got other students involved

 

UTSC Assassinz                                                                               September
2012– April 2016

 

·     
Actively took initiative and collaborated with
executive members to budget club expenses efficiently and proactively plan
fundraising events, increasing club awareness by 10%

·     
Competed in various competitions such as the
AATTAM Dance Competition

·     
Effectively learned and worked with team members
to perform energetic dance routines involving more than 4 different dance
styles

 

SKILLS

 

Communication and Interpersonal                                                                                               

·     
Gained experience in communicating with
individuals at all levels of the corporation while completing an internship at
People Corporation, including meetings and via telephone, email and social
networks.

·     
Planned and presented my project findings during
a UofT Health Fair, which examined exercise behaviours and the occurrence of
obesity within Gibraltar.

Problem Solving                                                                                                                               

 

·     
In my Team Assistant role at The Toronto Central
LHIN, I identified inconsistencies with the emergency department procedures
with hospital which were having an impact with community service providers. I
discussed with management and suggested changes which resulted in a more
consistent approach before rolling in a new procedure.
 

Leadership and Teamwork                                                                                                            

 

·     
Actively took initiative and collaborated with
executive members to budget club expenses efficiently and proactively plan fundraising
events, increasing club awareness by 10%

·     
Delegated a team of 20 individuals to
successfully host UofT TSA campaigns during Clubs Week to raise awareness of
Tamil culture

·     
As the Team leader for our program planning
project, working closely with other team members, I was responsible for
ensuring everyone of their responsibility and that we were up to date with our
progress. We completed the project one week in advance.

 

CERTIFICATIONS

 

Safe Talk                                                                                                                    January
2017

Centennial College, Scarborough, Ontario

Inclusivity Training                                                                                                 February
2017

Centennial College, Scarborough, Ontario

 

First Aid and CPR Certified                                                                                     October
2016

Lifesaving Society Ontario, Toronto, Ontario