Position title: Senior Occupational Therapist
Office phone: (08) 8331 0566
Geographical areas covered (OT only): Metropolitan Adelaide and Adelaide Hills. Other areas by negotiation.
My current role involves providing Occupational Therapy for NDIS, Home Care Package (HCP) and DVA participants. This can include a variety of assessments and interventions such as equipment prescription, ADL therapy, assistive technology applications, cognitive therapy, minor and major home modifications, falls prevention education and upper limb therapy. I am also FIM accredited meaning I can conduct standardised functional capacity assessments.
My typical day at work will often include visiting clients in their home for therapy or meeting them at a supplier for equipment trials. I also spend time coordinating the equipment, modifications or supports that I recommend for my clients.
My goal is to collaboratively work with my clients, and their support networks, to enable them to be as independent as possible. The one thing I enjoy most working as Occupational Therapist is that every client is different, and with that, there are many challenging and rewarding experiences. I am required to think outside the box using a holistic and collaborative approach.
I am also responsible for the portfolio of Occupational Therapy involvement in Home Care Packages (HCP), the part of my role that I am mainly involved in. I am eager to be up to date with all matters and updates related to HCPs to ensure we are providing our clients with the most optimal care. This includes being aware of the latest guidelines surrounding the HCP space.
I graduated from the University of South Australia in 2019 with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. I commenced working at Living to the Max in the same year. Prior to my graduation, I undertook my clinical placements at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre. I was placed at Resthaven Incorporated for my Participatory Community Practice (PCP) placement – with the focus surrounding Cognitive Stimulation Therapy. I was also fortunate enough to undertake a two-week volunteering experience as an allied health assistant at Thuy An Rehabilitation Centre for Handicapped Children in Vietnam.
KNOWLEDGE & EXPERTISE:
- Activities of Daily Living (ADL) assessments
- Compensatory strategies
- Prescription of aids/equipment and assistive technology (AT)
- Prescription of minor and major home modifications
- Falls assessment and education
- Assessment and prescription of continence needs
- Assessment and management of pressure care
- Prescription of powered mobility
- FIM accredited
Personally, I enjoy catching up with my family and friends, exercising, and keeping busy. I also enjoy spending the occasional weekend in a country town.
You choose. In-home, In-clinic or Virtual Appointments Available.
Or call (08) 8331 0566