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Odile Waddington-Jones

  • Occupational Therapy treatment of adults with an acquired brain injury
  • Writing clear concise comprehensive needs assessments using functional and cognitive assessment skills as required.
  • Developing rehabilitation plans to action identified recommendations.
  • Assessing for and sourcing assistive equipment.
  • Supporting clients to maximize vocational opportunity.
  • Liaising with multi-disciplinary team members coordinating the rehabilitation pathway.
  • Developing relationships with care agencies to ensure care provided is excellent.
  • Supporting support staff to understand their roles and engage effectively with clients.

Key Skills

Odile has particular key skills in assessing and managing treatment packages for people with neurological conditions and cognitive dysfunction.

Professional Information

  • Member of British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT).
  • Member of Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Member of COTSSIP.
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Areas of Work

Case Management of adults with complex needs, Occupational Therapy.

Geographical Areas Covered

Any areas within a two-hour drive of Bournemouth.


2008 – Present. Manager Occupational Therapist, DOTS Disability. Working with adults with neurological injury/ diagnosis. Assessment and treatment to maximize clients’ potential in self-care, leisure, and vocational activities.

Assessment and advice on adaptations within the home to enable independence.
Design and delivery of Accredited Trusted Assessor Training across the UK. Supervision of disabled volunteers within projects based at Access Dorset.

2005-2008 Senior I Occupational Therapist, Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Trust, Christchurch Hospital, Dorset.
Provision of neurological assessment to clients in the community, including standardised assessments as required. Working with clients with neurological conditions such as strokes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and brain injury. Supervision of junior members of staff. Enabling clients to maximize their potential in self-care, leisure activities and return to work programmes. Assessment and provision of assistive equipment. Working closely with Neuro-physiotherapists, and social services.

2002-2005 Senior I Occupational Therapist, South Hams and West Devon PCT.
Provision of assessment and treatment with clients who have complex needs to maximise independence in self-care, and leisure.
Provision of assistive equipment and advice for adaptations to the home. Working closely with Social Services.

2000-2002 Senior I Occupational Therapist Neurosurgery, Kings College Hospital, London
Assessment of clients in the regional high dependency unit following brain trauma. Standardized assessments used to inform treatment within the unit and reports for rehabilitation when referred onto to their own treating hospital. Liaison with local OT services and social services. Close working with neuro nursing team, neuro speech and language therapists, neuro physiotherapists, and treating neurologists and neuro surgeons.

1998-2002 Senior II Occupational Therapist Rotation Kings College Hospital, London
Rotation in the areas of surgery, A and E, elderly, medical, hand therapy and neurorehabilitation. Assessment and treatment to maximise independence in self-care, domestic care and discharge planning.

1997- 1998 Senior II Occupational Therapist South Kensington and Chelsea Mental Health Centre, London
Assessment and management of treatment for clients with acute mental health conditions, across in-patient, community and outpatient settings. Management of care through the Care Programme Approach. Treatment planning and goal setting with clients to maximise their independence in everyday living.

1995-1997 Basic Grade Occupational Therapist, in-patient and mental Health Day Hospital, Greenwich District Hospital, London
In patient and day setting assessment and treatment for clients with acute and long term mental health conditions. Maximising independence and safety in everyday living tasks. Close working with nurses and consultants on the best treatment programme for each client.

Maintaining Excellence

Odile is committed to maintaining her skills and abilities and engages readily in 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
Management of Risk

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