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Catherine Wignall

Occupational Therapist

Adults

  Somerset | within 2 hours travel time.

Experience

  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Recruiting & Managing 24 hour care teams
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Coordinating rehabilitation pathways
  • 9 years case management experience
  • Assessing for and sourcing assistive equipment

Key Skills

  • Clear concise reports
  • Assessing for and sourcing equipment
  • Developing rehabilitation plans to action identified recommendations
  • Providing support and education to families and carers
  • Functional and cognitive occupational therapy assessments
  • Defining clear goals and outcome reporting

Profile

I use my Occupational Therapy skills to promote the very best outcomes for my clients, working to set and achieve measurable goals. I tailor my communication style to the needs of my clients and their families.

Previous Clinical Experience

2008 to 2012 Senior Occupational Therapist at Frenchay Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre. Assessing and planning goal based inpatient and community rehabilitation programmes for adults with complex physical, cognitive, behavioural and adjustment difficulties.

Locum Senior Occupational Therapist at Glenside Manor, Salisbury. Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Senior Occupational Therapist Dorset Healthcare, Poole Hospital, acute and community brain injury rehabilitation.

Headway Volunteer. Catherine carried out group and individual work and devised community rehabilitation programmes for patients recently discharged from hospital.

Professional Qualifications and Affiliations

  • Member of British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT)
  • Member of Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Registered Practitioner, British Association of Brain Injury and Complex Case Management (BABICM)
  • Member of Case Management Society United Kingdom (CMSUK)
  • Member of Headway

Areas of Special Knowledge and Interest

  • Member of Specialist Section for Neurological Practice for Occupational Therapist (SSNP)

Maintaining Excellence

Catherine is committed to maintaining her skills and abilities and engages readily in varied training supported by Independent Living Solutions Ltd covering the following areas:

  • Litigation training
  • Recruiting, employing and managing support workers
  • Safeguarding
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Moving and Handling
  • Managing risk
  • Goal setting
  • Person-centred practice

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