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CV, Multilingual Occupational Therapist seeks international position

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 10107

List top 5 skills: determination, good people skills, motivated, patience, positive attitude
Short Bio:

I am eagerly looking for a senior occupational therapist post in dementia care or older people with multiple pathologies. I have four years experience in assessing functional and cognitive skills, carrying home visits. I delivers intervention, and took an active part in discharge planning of older adult patients with functional illnesses e.g. psychosis, depressive illnesses, and organic conditions such as dementia, Alzheimer as well as multiple pathologies.

Current location: 

England, United Kingdom - View on map

Nationality: 

french

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

Medical and Nursing, education and training, multilingual

Spoken languages: 

Creole, english, french, italian

Locations I am interested in working:

Australia, France, Guadeloupe, Luxembourg, Mauritius, new zealand, switzerland, United Kingdom, United States



EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

• BSc with 1st class (Hons) in Occupational Therapy, Brunel University 2007 – 2010

• VTD MOca Training (2 days) 2014

• Mohost Explor assessment tool for people with Dementia (1 day) 2014

• Basic wheelchair training- CLCH – ( 1 day course) 2011

• Basic Walking Aid training – CNWL – in house training (1 day) 2012

• Equipment Provision Refresher course for OT’s – CNWL – in house training – (1 day course) 2011

• Assessment of perceptual and cognitive function of people with Dementia – (2 days course) 2012

• Cognitive Stimulation Therapy in Dementia Care – Dementia UK Training – (1 day course) 2013

• Motivational Interviewing Techniques–CNWL –in house training – (2 days course) 2011

• CBT with Psychosis – APT – (3 days course) 2012

• Information Governance training – CNWL – in house training – (e- learning) 2013

• Mental Capacity ACT and consent- CNWL – in house training – (e- learning) 2013

• Clinical Audit Workshop- CNWL – in house training – (1 day work shop) 2011

• Selection of AX tools Mohost, OSA, Ocairs – CNWL – (1 day course) 2011

• POVA training (Protection of Vulnerable Adults) – (e-learning training) 2013

• Moving and Handling Adult and Older Adult- CNWL in house (1 day course) 2011

• CPR – CNWL in house (1 day course) 2012

• Health and Safety General awareness – CNWL in house- (e- learning) 2013

• Caldicott, Complain, COSHH, Fire, HEALTH and SAFETY, Infection control, Lone worker 2013

• Riddor/Risk Incident Reporting, violence and aggression (e-learning training) 2011

• Occupational Therapy for children with handwriting difficulties- (Kids Power- 3 days training) 2011

• Safeguarding Children & Young People (e -learning training) 2013

• Violence and Aggression/ lone worker- Osmosis- (e-learning) 2013

• Infection Control/Health and safety- Osmosis- e-learning 2013

• Life Support – CNWL – in house training (1 day) 2013

• Breakaway Techniques – CNWL- in house training – (1day course) 2011

• Physical Intervention- CNWL- in house training – (3 days course) 2013

• Food hygiene –CNWL- in house – (1 day)• 2011

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Occupational Therapist Kershaw Ward

Central North West London Foundation Trust

(Older Adults Psychiatry) 2012- 2013

Manage a caseload between 14 and 26 patients on acute wards of older adult suffering from organic and functional brain disorders e.g. dementia, Alzheimer, psychosis, bipolar disorders Manage the triage system of the ward Occupational Therapy Service to identify patients’ suitability to the service

Responsibilities and Achievements

Assessment

 Non- standardized & standardized

 Risk assessment – falls, fire, wandering, road safety

 Environment – safety and independence

 ADLs, leisure

 Cognitive and Perceptual abilities

 Carer’s wellbeing

Intervention

 Individual treatment

 Group treatment (organising & facilitating groups)

 Provision of aids/ equipment

 Teaching adaptations to an activity or compensatory skills

 Giving advice to clients and educating their carers

 Making safety adaptations

 Reducing the risk of falls

 Modifying the environment

 Making adaptations to the house

 Anxiety management

Follow up

 Re-evaluation

 Discuss intervention and progress at team meeting

 Discharge/ referral to other team member

Other responsibilities

 Attend and actively contribute to daily team meetings, ward round meetings, family/ patients’ Best Interest meetings and CPA discharge.

 Knowledge of psychopharmacology and physical medication

 Formal reports (functional assessment and home visit with recommendation of package of care, discharge summary reports)

Occupational Therapist St- Charles Mental health Hospital

Central North West London Foundation Trust

(Adult Mental Health) 2011

Work as a band 5 OT with culturally diverse and challenging backgrounds patients suffering from severe mental illness such as schizophrenia, depression, bipolar affective disorder, drug induced psychosis, stress related disorders, anxiety, phobia or obsession, in an acute mental health inpatient adult unit.

Autonomously managing a case load of 17 beds providing both individual and group client centered assessments and brief intervention in hospital as well as in patient’s home environment.

Main duties include:

• Carrying assessments using standardized tools MOHOST , OCAIRS, OSA, Role Checklist, VQ as well as non-standardized AX

• Joint working with members of MDT’s to implement individual care planning for patients and discharge planning

• Planning and implementing the ward’s client program of therapy and activities.

• Providing interventions including; individual and group interventions (program adaptation and presentation)

• Providing basic counseling techniques, and life skills trainings

• Participation in team activities and meetings including: staff meeting; staff development; ward rounds, quality improvement activities, etc.

• Write clinical documentation using JADE electronic system to record notes, reports writing, letters, and statistics.

Occupational Therapist Pembroke Centre

Central North West London Foundation Trust

(Adult Community Mental Health) 2010

Responsibilities and Achievements

• Managed a small caseload of 3-5 clients with severe and enduring mental health problems: held 1 to 1 sessions and facilitated groups activities

• Applied the full occupational therapy process: assessment, goal formulation, treatment, discharge planning and referral to other Community Services

• Provided individualised treatment packages, enabling individuals to maximise both their physical and mental health thus promoting their social inclusion

• Worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team and frequently had joint sessions with carers, care co-ordinators, social workers, consultants and psychiatric nurses for review of client care packages

• Graded activities and determined client impediments in order to carry out effective interventions using assessment tools (e.g. MOHO, Mohost, Ocairs)

• Reviewed risk assessments and facilitated group work to integrate patients into society, working with multidisciplinary team (GPs, therapists, etc.) and documented outcome of each intervention

• Liaised with community agencies including social services, MIND, women’s centres, job centres, and drugs & alcohol rehabilitation centres to ensure positive outcomes through occupational rehabilitation

• Reports and note keeping using JADE electronic system

• Contributed to service developments by completing a student induction folder

Occupational Therapist HART Northwick Park Hospital

(Older Adult Community Falls Service) 2009

Responsibilities and Achievements

• Managed a caseload of 4-6 patients successfully and in a timely manner under minimal supervision

• Managed the triage system of the fall service to identify patients’ suitability to the service

• Conducted home visits and follow up access visits : assessed falls risks (medical, environmental, social and behavioural) of older adults with multiple pathologies, setting appropriate treatments plan and recommending adaptive equipment

• Reviewed client medication to ensure required prescription updates were made

• Ran home and community balance class programs with patients whose balance and mobility are impaired

• Liaised patients with other agencies and community services for further assessments and treatments

• Used evidence based assessments and outcomes measures tools e.g. COPM, BERG

• Used such equipment as blood-pressure, pulse-meter machines, and dual-energy x-ray absortiometer

• Used the RIO electronics patients records System for notes and reports entries

• Presented a PowerPoint presentation to the multidisciplinary teams on the effectiveness of the triage system of community team

• Created user friendly patient exercises pack and brochure: used computer skills and joint work with physiotherapist to review and improve patients’ exercise sheets

Occupational Therapist Charing Cross Hospital

(Orthopaedics Trauma and Hand Therapy) 2008

Responsibilities and Achievements

• Autonomous assessment, goal planning and treatment with clients undertaking TKRs, THR and with orthopaedic hand conditions to facilitate safe discharge and maximize functional performance in their daily activities

• Collaborated with physiotherapist regarding SMART goals during discharge planning process

• Applied Mini Mental Test and COPM assessments tools to evaluate patient’s satisfaction with their functional and occupational performances

• Carried out functional assessments of mobility, transfers cooking, washing and dressing and conducted access visits

• Taught clients precautionary measures to avoid further injuries and facilitated wrist and hip recuperation classes

• Made recommendations and facilitated use of adaptive equipments and liaised on the patients’ behalf with community services

• Participated proactively in MDTS and provided feedback on clients

• Wrote soap notes and full occupational therapy reports on own caseloads from 3 to 6 clients using the trust electronic care records system

• Delivered presentations on full occupational therapy process of complex discharge planning on a patient with complex chronic physical and mental health conditions

Previous Work Experience

• Student Occupational Therapist, Acute Mental Health, Northwick Park Hospital

Mainly observation of assessment of clients with severe mental health problems during group work 2007

• Part-time secretary of BCS INT LTD 2007-2013

• Voluntary work as support worker and nursing assistant, in a residential home for older people 2006

• Several years of nursing assistant work experience in various private clinics in Mauritius

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Research Skills:

Excellent research skills: grades A in coursework exams on qualitative and quantitative research methods, written assignment on critics on research papers. Obtained Grade A on research project on University students’ perceptions of the impact of Developmental Co-ordinated Disorders on their occupational performance in activity of daily living.

Professional memberships:

BAOT British Association of Occupational Therapists, HPC Member of the Health Professions Council, British Dyspraxia Foundation

I.T. Skills:

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and hospital electronic system such as JADE, RIO