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Highly skilled career professional with more than 20 years practical occupational therapy experience in the NHS, 3rd sector, education and private sector care environments. I have a specialist skill and knowledge set in vocational rehabilitation for both physical and mental health conditions. I also have specialist clinical knowledge of working with stress-related workplace issues and individual coping responses and matching capacity to job demands to quantify and facilitate a safe & sustained return to/maintenance at work.
I have a well-established, proven track record in both general operational management and clinical leadership and practice, having worked in both general management and professional leadership roles. Additionally, I have extensive experience in developing mental health services, including current projects developing a local recovery education centre and peer support services. I have business development experience through the spinning out of nine NHS service areas to become commercially viable social enterprises, working in partnership with other providers in the statutory, voluntary and private sectors.
I am fully trained and calibrated in the Assessment of Motor & Process Skills (AMPS) and am also trained in Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) using the Matheson system. I have completed the BPS levels 1 & 2 in ability and personality testing.
I am ICT literate, able to effectively prioritise workload and am a confident communicator. I have strong leadership qualities and am skilled at supporting teams in innovative and effective practice. I am committed to ongoing professional development and consistently seek opportunities to develop my knowledge and skills. I have a wide knowledge and clinical skills base and am experienced in working across a range of different clinical settings. I have experience of participating in clinical research and audit and am proficient in understanding the legislative and policy frameworks in which care is delivered. I am keen to explore new theory and how this translates in practice. I have experience of working with other salient groups around mental health and occupational issues, e.g. employers, schools, private industry, etc.