Margie Kirby

Occupational Therapist
within 2 hours travel time

Experience

  • 8 years case management experience
  • Assessing for and sourcing assistive equipment
  • Experience with general medicine, oncology, general surgery, elderly
  • Housing Adaptations
  • Managing catastrophic injury rehabilitation
  • Mental and Physical Health
  • Orthopaedic Injuries
  • Spinal Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke Rehabilitation

Key Skills

  • Strong advocate for clients
  • Encouraging client empowerment
  • Patient centred and goal focused intervention
  • Experience working with multidisciplinary teams
  • Ensuring holistic assessment of physical, psychological, emotional, social, and cognitive function.
  • Skilled at identifying complex needs and co-ordinating rehabilitation to achieve optimal outcomes in a motivating and goal directed way.

Profile

I qualified in 1988 at the Central Institute of Technology, New Zealand with a Diploma in Occupational Therapy.  I have travelled worldwide and worked as a Senior Occupational Therapist extensively in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, including Northern Ireland and Scotland. This experience has given me an empathetic understanding of cultural influences on health, disability and wellbeing. I have been a hands-on therapist for over 20 years, working with adult and elderly patients from early intervention within the NHS, Social Services, MOD and private practice.

Previous Clinical Experience

September-December 2021 Locum Occupational Therapist at Community Stroke Rehabilitation, Bangor Community Hospital, Northern Ireland

(September 2019 – September 2021 career break)

From March 2014- September 2019 Independent Living Solutions. Case Manager/Occupational Therapist specialising in serious and catastrophic injury.

June 2011-March 2014 Medicess Ltd. Case Manager/Occupational Therapist specialising in serious and catastrophic injury.

Professional Qualifications & Affiliations

  • 1985-1987 DipOT NZ. Diploma in Occupational Therapy from the Central Institute of Technology, Wellington, New Zealand. Registered 1 March 1988 No. OT1740.
  • Registered Practitioner, British Association of Brain Injury and Complex Case Management (BABICM)
  • HCPC Registered (Health and Care Professionals Council) No. OT18442
  • BAOL member (British Association & College of Occupational Therapy)

Maintaining Excellence

Margie 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 Training: Adults 13/09/22
  • Recruitment and Employment
  • Litigation
  • Management of Risk
  • Moving and Handling
  • GDPR