An Occupational Therapist is a health professional who works in the community and in clinics, hospitals & can operate internationally. Their interventions are based on assessing clients needs holistically enabling the client to facilitate their own improved health status. Intervention can be anything from equipment, meaningful occupational rehabilitation, and above all focusing on how the environment can shift so the person's function is not reduced but in effect can be improved greatly. They are one of the few health professionals who approach their client's in an holistic manner so that the whole person is considered throughout assessment & intervention.
The provision of social and health care is changing. Less focus on giving to the client and more inclusive in including the client in the focus of their care and rehabilitation. This has required occupational therapists to be at the forefront of change not only in the changing health landscape but also in social and geopolitical areas. It is no longer approach of dividing our therapeutic input into what we can see or cannot see, what is visible and not visible what is physical and what is psychological but incorporating the environmental factors it is essential to our delivery that the holistic health care approach is steadfastly endorsed.
I have worked in 35 different offices, clinics settings as a result of being a Locum. It was the best rotation I ever had because there is not time to be a baby and wonder how but to get on with the job in hand.
I was well supported by one particular agency staff member Mel Sanson who was almost a counselor in her assisting me with the best posts for me. She was of great assistance and we talked about lots of different things as well as the OT work.
I would not want any of the upcoming students to miss out on meeting Mel; a rock that was outside the health arena but a great inspirer and supporter. As a result of my longstanding friendship with Mel she has kindly offered any students I meet to offer them a £50 voucher if they too are interested in working alongside her Agency, Tripod.
I had the pleasure of being Cathi's recruitment consultant for over 10 years. Cathi has always had outstanding feedback from the recruitment managers. Always willing to the extra mile, Cathi’s expertise and ability to work fast and effectively whilst still offering the very best service to her clients has made her a valuable asset to our agency and to local authorities. Cannot recommend Cathi high enough!
Mel SansomChief Recruitment Officer, Tripod, Soho London.
Cathi brings together her years of knowledge with a sharp understanding of what it takes to financially succeed as an Occupational Therapist. Any OT graduate would benefit from her wealth of experience
Carly Sheen OTCustomer
Cathi always approached her work with enthusiasm and energy. She has a wealth of experience and uses a truly holistic approach ensuring the best outcome for her clients.
Stephanie MathewsO.T. Manager. Slough