Case Manager and Occupational Therapist
Based in: Surrey
Clients: London areas
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
- College of Occupational Therapy, Full member, membership number: BT0224679
- Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy, Oxford Brookes University, 2004
- Health Care Professionals Council Registered, membership number: OT40746
Louise has undertaken courses in paediatric splinting, clinical supervision, postural management, sensory integration, Bobath, Health and Safety, and other clinical areas as part of her personal continuing professional development.
Louise is a Health Care Professional Council registered Occupational Therapist. She studied at Oxford Brookes University in Oxford and graduated in 2004. Prior to studying Occupational Therapy, she volunteered in the field of Paediatrics, working with children with complex medical and physical needs.
Louise is experienced in managing the following:
- Spinal injuries all levels. (Paediatric).
- Traumatic Brain injury (Paediatric to include / High Level Physical Functional Difficulties /Cognitive difficulties).
- Cerebral Palsy. (Paediatric).
- Learning disabilities. (Paediatric).
- Orthopaedic Injuries. (Paediatric).
- Amputees. (Paediatric).
Louise is knowledgeable in regard to the following:
- Development of Transitional Goals.
- Statement of Education Appeals. (EHCP) Recruitment of specialist support workers.
- Discharge of employers responsibilities on behalf of the client.
Following her studies, Louise has specialised her skills to work with children with profound and multiple disabilities, such as children with brain injury. She has extensive experience of working within the NHS, Social Care and education systems. She feels this helps her to understand the difficulties and processes which families need to access to get the specialist services and equipment they require. Louise has experience of hands on therapy and still spend some of her time supporting families within her paediatric OT role. As most of her families are children with brain injury, Louise feels this complements her role as a case manager.
Whilst working in the community, hospital settings and special schools for the last ten years, Louise developed her specialist skills, such as paediatric equipment assessment and provision, upper limb management, including fabricating splints and postural management, as well as managerial skills. She has worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team in different settings, providing supervision and teaching to others. Working as part of a team like these has demanded excellent interpersonal skills, such as effective communication and negotiation skills. Louise has led teams professionally and clinically to provide a high standard of care.
Louise has successfully worked through the CCMS comprehensive case management pathway and now has a caseload of case management clients.
Louise is married with a young family of three daughters, reminding her daily of the importance of family life and nurturing those dependent on us. The demands of a young family gives Louise valuable insight into how families have to juggle work and home life.