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Katrina Vessey

Occupational Therapist

Adults

  Hampshire | within 2 hours travel time.

Experience

  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Mental Health
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Recruiting and managing care teams
  • Complex cases
  • 11 years case management experience

Key Skills

  • Clear concise comprehensive reports
  • Coordinating complex discharges from hospital to home
  • Working with probation services
  • Defining clear goals and outcome reporting
  • Strong advocate for clients
  • Providing support and education to families and carers

Profile

My strong communication skills allow me to develop working relationships with my clients in order to fully understand their needs and wishes. I maintain a person-centred approach to meeting client needs in a sensitive manner whilst using my professional skills to assess and balance risk. With a clear thinking, calm approach I consider a variety of innovative approaches to solve issues faced by my clients.

Previous Clinical Experience

August 2008 – September 2010 Senior Occupational Therapist, part time, Parklands Hospital Basingstoke. Working with adults with acute mental health problems. Support for military personnel experiencing post-traumatic stress.

May 2006 - 2008 Senior Occupational Therapist. (Private, Harrisons Associates) Independent practice, working with a young lady with acquired brain injury in her own home.

March 2007- August 2008 Occupational Therapy manager. Leigh House Hospital Winchester. Working with children and adolescents with mental health needs including eating disorders and behavioural assessment. Supporting service users with accessing education and vocational opportunities. Supervising and leading a therapy team.

March 2006 – March 2007 Senior Occupational Therapist, Parklands Hospital. Basingstoke. Acute adult inpatient unit.

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)

Maintaining Excellence

Anita is committed to maintaining her skills and abilities and engages readily in varied training supported by Independent Living Solutions Ltd 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

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