Stephanie James

Occupational Therapist | Adults, Paediatric & Young People
within 2 hours travel time
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Experience

  • 8 years case management experience
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Client Support Through CHC Process
  • Neurological occupational therapy assessment
  • Postural management and therapeutic intervention
  • Recruiting & Managing 24 hour care teams
  • Setting up and managing rehabilitation teams
  • Spinal Injury
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Key Skills

  • Clear concise reports
  • Coordinating and implementing rehabilitation pathways
  • Defining clear goals and outcome reporting
  • Assessing for and sourcing assistive equipment
  • Strong advocate for clients
  • Providing support and education to families and carers

Profile

I am a highly skilled and experienced therapist and case manager. This enables me to broker solutions to the complex issues encountered when supporting clients with complex needs to reach their desired outcomes.

Previous Clinical Experience

March 2019 to Present Jacqueline Webb, providing care and OT expert reports for adults with head injury and neurological conditions.

Feb 2016 to Present Independent Living Solutions, providing case management to adults and children with complex needs.

Feb 2014 to September 2021 Associate OT. Stephanie works for two companies with clients that have a neurological deficit, in their own homes. This includes treating a range of conditions from spinal injuries to long standing head injuries and newly acquired traumatic brain injuries and treatments range from physical rehabilitation to cognitive techniques. These clients have been referred either by the NHS or from private sources.

June 2018 – December 2018 Senior OT Salford Royal Infirmary.   Maternity leave cover within the early stroke discharge unit.  Completed assessment with people who have just been discharged home and working towards their goals to increase their independence.

June 2014 to June 2018 Clinical Specialist OT Priory Highbank, Walmserley Unit, Bury. Stephanie is the lead clinician for Occupational Therapy within this unit, working with clients who range from being in a prolonged disorder of consciousness to more able clients working towards discharge home. This work ranges from assessment and treatment of both physical and cognitive deficits. Stephanie works as part of an interdisciplinary team which includes case managers to ensure the best outcome for the clients at the unit.

Sept 2012 to Jun 2014 Manual Handling Co-coordinator, Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust. Stephanie had the responsibility for leading and developing the trusts moving and handling framework, to ensure effective safe and modern techniques are practiced across all services. This role incorporated taking responsibility for knowledge of national policy relating to manual handling and ensure appropriate implementation. This role also facilitated the continual improvement of the management of medical devices by liaising with various partners internally and externally to the trust.

Mar 2011 to Dec 2014 Senior Occupational Therapist, The Alexandria BMI Hospital. This role was supporting the main OT team by working at weekends as a lone OT within the hospital working through a list of assessments and treatments that were required. This work was mainly orthopaedic however she was asked to regularly review any neuro patients that the OT’s were treating.

Apr 2010 to Sept 2012 Band Seven Neuro Specialist Occupational Therapist, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust. Stephanie worked alongside another band seven where she shared both the management and clinical leads for the inpatient team. Managed all the day to day running of team as well as the clinical development. Stephanie held a complex clinical caseload including acute spinal injury and provide practical teachings to enable the staff to deliver a specialist service.

Whilst in post the service was reviewed to ensure that it is streamlined and were working in the most efficient manner. This has included setting up a rehabilitation waiting list to enable us to priorities the acute patients from ones awaiting rehab. Stephanie assisted with developing bite size teachings and in service teachings for the department as well as a splinting course alongside the Physiotherapists.

Professional Qualifications & Affiliations

  • Member of Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Registered Practitioner, British Association of Brain Injury and Complex Case Management (BABICM)
  • Member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT)

Maintaining Excellence

Stephanie 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 Adult 25/06/23
  • Recruitment and Employment
  • Litigation
  • Management of Risk
  • Moving and Handling
  • GDPR