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Emma Fieldsend

Occupational Therapist

Children

  Hampshire | within 2 hours travel time.

Experience

  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Recruiting & Managing 24 hour care teams
  • Assessing for and sourcing assistive equipment
  • Setting up and managing rehabilitation teams
  • 7 years case management experience

Key Skills

  • Writing clear, concise, comprehensive reports
  • Defining clear goals and outcome reporting
  • Developing rehabilitation plans to action identified recommendations
  • Assessing for specialist equipment and adaptations for children in their own homes
  • Providing support and education to families and carers
  • Strong advocate for clients

Profile

I have many years experience of working with children who have a wide variety of complex medical and physical conditions. As a client focused practitioner, I use my clinical and organisational skills to work with the team to help my client meet their goals.

Previous Clinical Experience

2012 to Current Case Manager/Occupational Therapist with Independent Living Solutions.

Mar 2012 to Jul 2013 Lead Occupational Therapist for the Children’s occupational therapy service at Southampton Children’s Hospital. Managing the day to day running of the occupational therapy service and intervention with children with a wide range of disabilities and health needs. Clinically responsible for the treatment of children with neurological conditions.

May 2008 to Mar 2012 Specialist paediatric Occupational Therapist in neurology, providing assessment and treatment to children with acquired brain injury and neurological conditions in both the hospital and community settings. This includes assessment and equipment provision and manual handling advice for children with complex multi-factorial needs at home and school.

Sept 2004 to Apr 2008 Senior paediatric Occupational Therapist working with children from Birth to nineteen, providing specialist equipment, adaptations and manual handling advice for children in their own homes.

Jun 2002 to Aug 2004 Community Occupational Therapist, providing specialist equipment and adaptations to both children and adults with a wide range of disabilities.

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)

Areas of Special Knowledge and Interest

Member of the Children, Young People and Families specialist section of the British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT).

Maintaining Excellence

Emma 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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