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Laura Porter

Occupational Therapist

Adults

Children

  Cornwall | within 2 hours travel time.

Experience

  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Housing Adaptations
  • Recruiting & Managing 24 hour care teams
  • Setting up and managing rehabilitation teams
  • 4 years Case Management experience

Key Skills

  • Managing clients with complex disabilities
  • Assessing for and sourcing assistive equipment
  • Defining clear goals and outcome reporting
  • Providing support and education to families and carers
  • Compassionate and empathetic
  • Developing rehabilitation plans

Profile

Good interpersonal and communication skills enable me to develop excellent working relationships with my clients, their families and their wider support networks. My broad experience brings a repertoire of skills to manage clients whose situations are incredibly complex; providing clear, person centred solutions to issues that arise. I have the ability to work with a range of professionals from both the private and public sector to effectively articulate clinical, functional and lifestyle needs, to bridge gaps and create clearer communication.

Previous Clinical Experience

Present Cornwall and Isles of Scilly PCH: Occupational Therapist with Contingency Workforce. This has largely involved work in rapid intervention and crisis management, to prevent hospital admission.

2009 Canterbury District Health Board, NZ: Occupational Therapist with Contingency Workforce. This largely took place in an acute general hospital covering neurology, respiratory, paediatrics and orthopaedics.

2007-2008 Brynmawr Social Services: Senior Occupational Therapist / Newport Social Services: Senior Occupational Therapist. Full occupational therapy community assessments, advising on minor and major adaptations, and equipment provision. Adult client group with a wide range of physical and mental health diagnoses including neurological conditions such as MS and CVA, and conditions such as Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis, and COPD.

Professional Qualifications and Affiliations

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

Maintaining Excellence

Laura is committed to maintaining her skills and abilities and engages readily in a varied training 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
  • British Sign Language (ongoing)

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