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Nargis Jivrag - BSc OT

Nargis qualified in 1971 from The University of Bombay with a BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy and a post graduate diploma in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Since then she has worked extensively in the UK, both as an Occupational Therapist and as a Case Manager, within the NHS, Social Services and the private sector with adults and children.

Nargis joined Independent Living Solutions Limited (ILS) as a Case Manager/ Occupational Therapist in 2007.

Experience

  • Case management of children and adults with an acquired brain injury. Working in a variety of settings Nargis has experience of supporting those with cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury and autism
  • Developing rehabilitation plans to action identified recommendations
  • Achieving a goal orientated, client centered approach
  • Assessing using OT experience to provide equipment and work with architects to provide adaptation to property both in privately owned and rented accommodation
  • Liaising with multi-disciplinary team members to coordinate the rehabilitation pathway
  • Working actively with support agencies to ensure that a high level of care is provided
  • Experience of setting up and managing directly recruited care teams
  • Experience of working within the community, rehabilitation and hospital settings
  • Experience of working with the client’s family, to provide support and education post brain injury
  • Effective communication with solicitors, for claimant and jointly instructed cases

Key Skills

Nargis also has considerable experience in working with and in leading and training multidisciplinary teams since 1971. She is fluent in three Asian languages (Hindi, Urdu and Gujarati) She has a tremendous amount of cultural and religious knowledge of all the south Asian community.

Professional

  • Registered with HPCP
  • Member of BAOT
  • Member of Occupational therapists in Private Practice (OTTIP)
  • Member of BABICM
  • Member of CMSUK

Areas of Work

Case Management and Occupational Therapy with adults and children with complex needs.

Geographical Areas Covered

London wide and surrounding areas. Near the M25, M1 and M40 and the London Underground.

Nearest airport - Heathrow 10 miles

Employment

2006 to present Self Employed Occupational Therapist working as a Case Manager/Occupational Therapist in varied settings, with special interest in brain injury case management.

2001-2006 Team Manager (Adult Care Services) Hertfordshire County Council. Duties include staff supervision, training and budgetary management. During this period Nargis also worked part time as an Independent Occupational Therapist with both adults and children.

1994-2001 Care Manager/ Occupational Therapist/Assistant Manager Hertfordshire County Council. Duties included assessment and management of and advocacy for the needs of disabled children, adults and their carers; provision of adaptations, equipment for home and work settings and home care services.

1991-1994 Senior Occupational Therapist –Wheelchair Service. Duties included wheelchair assessment for adults and children; teaching posture and pressure care management; training other therapists in wheelchair prescription.

1981-1991 Disabled Living Adviser and Consultant Occupational Therapist for the London Borough of Harrow.

1974-1981 Community Occupational Therapist for Brent Social Services.

1971-1972 Basic Grade Occupational Therapist within a hospital setting.

Maintaining Excellence

Nargis is committed to maintaining her continuous professional development, skills and abilities; she engages readily in varied training, both externally and that supported by Independent Living Solutions, covering the following areas:

  • Recruitment and Employment
  • Moving and Handling
  • Litigation Training
  • Emergency First aid at Work
  • Managing the complexities of running a care team
  • Safeguarding
  • Management of Risk
  • The complex challenges of Case Management

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