I qualified as an HCPC registered Occupational Therapist (OT) in 1998. A core philosophy as an OT is to consider a person holistically; acknowledging the inter-relationship between mental and physical health and psychosocial factors which enable people to engage in daily activities that are meaningful and contribute towards quality of life.
For most of my career I have worked in NHS multidisciplinary community rehabilitation-based services for adults with neurological and complex needs. I spent 4 years as Team Lead for a Community Neurological Rehabilitation Team, providing a service to patients with progressive and non-progressive neurological conditions including acquired brain injury.
I have developed effective leadership skills including identifying scope for improvement, planning and facilitating service transformation, utilising evidence-based outcome measurement in line with national standards to monitor effectiveness, resource management, risk management and nurturing effective multi-agency team working practice with a dedication to patients best interests at all times.
I am skilled in identifying how acquired brain injury can impact on an individual’s ability to engage and participate in meaningful daily tasks. I feel it is paramount to develop a clear understanding of what is important for that person and family to achieve. I believe working together with the client, family and significant others towards agreed and structured client-centred goals leads to a positive experience and outcome.
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