Shona Fashipe

Neurological Occupational Therapist | Adults
within 2 hours travel time
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Experience

  • 26 Years Occupational Therapy Experience
  • 8 years specialising in working with neurological conditions; traumatic brain injury, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, brain tumour, stroke and spinal injury
  • Experience of working and liaising with other members of MDT
  • Extensive experience of completing complex needs assessments
  • Mentorship
  • Recruiting & managing therapy intervention
  • Recruiting and managing care teams
  • Report writing

Key Skills

  • Strong advocate for clients
  • Excellent planning and problem solving skills
  • Compassionate and empathetic
  • Dynamic with strong communication skills
  • Good organisational and prioritisation skills.
  • Client centred and goal focussed.

Profile

I have worked as an Occupational Therapist for 26 years and specialised in Neurology for the past 8 years at a senior level working with clients with a range of complex neurological conditions such as Motor Neuron Disease, Guillain Barre Syndrome, encephalitis, traumatic brain injury, brain tumour, Multiple Sclerosis and spinal injury.

I am passionate about delivering positive outcomes for my clients and works with them to formulate and work towards achievable goals. I can provide detailed assessments and reports detailing my recommendations to meet my client’s needs. I am dynamic and proactive with strong communication skills.

Previous Clinical Experience

12/2021 – Current: Independent Occupational Therapist

  • Completing independent living assessments in clients’ own homes
  • Building rapport and engaging clients in the assessment of their function in their own home.
  • Report writing based on clients’ current level of physical and cognitive function.
  • Understanding disease progression and impact of trauma and implications for recovery.

06/2018 – 07/2021: Band 7 Stroke Therapy Team Lead, Royal United Hospital Foundation NHS Trust

  • Coordinated stroke therapy approach among physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy colleagues supporting patients to achieve their goals.
  • Strong advocate for clients and facilitated a client centred approach when engaging with patients and family
  • Supported team members to assess and treat complex clients with physical, cognitive and communication needs.
  • Facilitated and monitored therapy staffs’ performance of stroke assessment and treatment provision for patients on 31 bedded acute stroke
  • Implemented necessary changes to improve client therapy provision and meet Sentinel Stroke National Audit Program
  • Responsible for 14 therapy team members, staff recruitment and development within stroke interdisciplinary therapy team.

06/2015 – 06/2018: Band 7 Occupational Therapist in Acute Stroke Unit, Royal United Hospital Foundation NHS Trust

  • Provided high quality assessment and treatment plans in line with patient needs and goals.
  • Delivered specialised occupational therapy assessment and treatment plans for stroke patients and patients with a variety of neurological diagnoses, such as motor neuron disease, Guillain barre syndrome, encephalitis, traumatic brain injury, brain tumour and spinal injury.
  • Documented outcomes of relevant risk assessments.
  • Maintained high standard of written documentation in medical records.
  • Regularly performed neurological and cognitive assessments, such as Montreal cognitive assessment (certified), Addenbrooke’s cognitive assessment 111 and mini Addenbrooke’s cognitive assessment.
  • Advised on specialist seating for patients, positioning and handling techniques and appropriate transfer equipment such as Sara Stedy transfer aid and mobile hoist.
  • Compiled multidisciplinary patient rehab timetables and documentation to support goal setting and use of SMART goals.
  • Skilled working and engaging patients with challenging behaviours.

04/2000 – 05/2015: Band 6 Occupational Therapist in Medical Team, Royal United Hospital Foundation NHS Trust

  • Clinical experience within the fields of acute medicine (respiratory, cardiology, oncology) and stroke care.
  • Developed excellent time management and prioritisation skills while working in two clinical areas within an acute hospital environment.

03/1998 – 03/2000: Band 5 Rotational Occupational Therapist, Royal United Hospital Foundation NHS Trust

  • Clinical experience working in trauma and elective orthopaedics, surgery, respiratory, cardiology and oncology.
  • Excellent exposure to wider multidisciplinary team when delivering patient care.

09/1996 – 02/1998: Band 5 Occupational Therapist in Care of the Elderly, St Martin’s Hospital

Professional Qualifications & Affiliations

  • Registered Practitioner, British Association of Brain Injury and Complex Case Management (BABICM)
  • BSc Hons Occupational Therapist
  • Member of Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Maintaining Excellence

Shona 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 19/01/23 and Children 17/01/24
  • Recruitment and Employment
  • Litigation
  • Management of Risk
  • Moving and Handling
  • GDPR