Adults with Acquired Brain Injury and complex care/nursing needs
Hampshire, West Sussex, Surrey and London
I qualified as a General Nurse in 2003 working on a variety of medical and surgical wards including the Intensive care unit and Orthopaedic wards.
I worked as a Deputy Care Manager of a residential care home for a short period of time. After that I developed an interest in brain injury rehabilitation in 2008 when I first began working with brain injured clients. In 2013 I took on a role as a Team Leader of a brain injury rehabilitation team, which enabled me to gain experience in coordinating a large support team and work collaboratively with the client, family and professionals to support clients in establishing and reaching their goals. I learnt to appreciate person centered care whilst allowing clients to achieve their full potential and independence following their injury.
I also gained a BA (Hons) in Criminology and Psychology, as well as a BSC in Social Sciences.
Since joining Head First I have enjoyed building on my previous experience and working with a wider range of clients, from those with severe physical difficulties including nursing needs, to those with cognitive and emotional or behavioural issues. I am involved in supporting clients and their families to cope with the many difficulties they face following brain injury, including managing complex support worker packages, co-ordinating and reviewing rehabilitation to maximise my clients potential, and engaging other services as required to enable them to live as safely and independently as possible.
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