Elaine Cook

Occupational Therapist | Adults & Young People
within 2 hours travel time
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Experience

  • 11 years Case Management experience
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Client Support Through CHC Process
  • Cognitive Assessment
  • Mental Health
  • Orthopaedic Injuries
  • Recruiting & Managing 24 hour care teams
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Wealth of Experience as a Qualified Occupational Therapist

Key Skills

  • Managing effective therapy and support packages
  • Clear concise reports
  • Compassionate and empathetic
  • Strong advocate for clients
  • Occupational therapy with functional and cognitive assessment skills
  • Excellent communication skills

Profile

I am passionate and committed to providing high quality care. I have extensive experience providing assessment and case management for clients with multiple pathologies including catastrophic brain and spinal injury. I am skilled in offering education and training to professional staff, relatives and support workers.

One of my clients used to be a keen cyclist before he suffered a brain injury as a result of a road traffic accident. As well as recruiting a multi-disciplinary team to support my client with his rehabilitation, one of the most satisfying things has been recruiting a support worker who has been able to accompany my client on bike rides as well as trips to the driving range at the golf club. It’s always rewarding to be able to restore a former hobby or pass time for a client and I know my client is especially thankful for this. (Male client in 40s)

Previous Clinical Experience

2012 to Present Krysalis Consultancy – Consultant Neurological Occupational Therapist.

1996 to 2017 Chippenham Community Hospital – Team Lead/Specialist Occupational Therapist Stroke & Neuro Unit.

1994 to 1996 Berkshire Community Learning Disability Team – Senior I Occupational Therapist.

1992 to 1994 Radcliffe Infirmary Oxford – Senior II Occupational Therapist Stroke Unit.

1991 to 1992 Leeds General Infirmary – Head Injury Neuro Unit Junior Occupational Therapist.

Professional Qualifications & Affiliations

  • Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Member of Royal Collage of Occupational Therapists (RCOT)
  • Member of Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Registered Practitioner, British Association of Brain Injury and Complex Case Management (BABICM)

Maintaining Excellence

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

  • Capacity and Consent
  • Safeguarding Adults 31/12/21
  • Recruitment and Employment
  • Litigation
  • Management of Risk
  • Moving and Handling
  • GDPR