APPROVED LEARNING ASSESSOR, ROYAL COLLEGE OF OCCUPATINAL THERAPISTS, (SEPTEMBER 2019 - PRESENT)
Providing assessment of learning and training courses that seek to be accredited by the RCOT. This role involves undertaking assessment of a range of local and national learning opportunities and assessing them against the RCOT standards, providing written reports and recommendations as to their suitability to receive RCOT approval.
RESEARCH ASSISTANT | CENTRE FOR INTELLIGENT HEALTHCARE | OCT 2019 – JAN 2020
Working in a fixed-term role, my work within the center focused upon supporting the ‘Developing in the Open’ ‘dito’ project, which seeks to implement an open-source software approach to developing an eObs application. This provides a support system to reduce the deterioration of patients and subsequent rapid response processes. My role has involved the completion of systematic reviews, the creation of marketing materials and coordinating idea-sharing events.
DOCTORAL RESEARCHER | COVENTRY UNIVERSITY | JAN 2013 – PRESENT
Undertaken in partnership with national charities, The Alzheimer’s Society and Dementia Adventure, Esmé’s research focuses on understanding the lived experience of people living with dementia who use safer walking technology to access green outdoor spaces. Esme’s research explores the meaning of outdoor occupations for people living with dementia and how safer walking technology can be used to enable maintenance of occupational identity. Esme undertook her PhD part-time whilst working full-time as an occupational therapy lecturer in the School of Health.
LECTURER IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY | COVENTRY UNIVERSITY | JAN 2012 – JAN 2019
Academic Lecturer and Researcher. Provision of teaching and learning activities, module leadership and course development activities at undergraduate and postgraduate level across faculty. Core responsibilities included teaching, assessment and marking activities, writing and developing course materials, module planning and leadership, quality evaluation and appraisal, student placement visits, practice placement training, management of HPL staff, the departmental role of admissions tutor, and research supervisor for both BSc and MSc students.
CLINICAL SPECIALIST OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST | CWP NHS TRUST | SEP 2008-DEC 2011
Advanced Practitioner role. Working within a fast-paced community mental health team to provide specialist occupational therapy assessment and intervention, whilst also managing the care co-ordination duties for a caseload of 30+ patients on an enhanced CPA of service users experiencing a current crisis in their mental health. Integrated social care responsibilities also included the direct commissioning of social care services and investigation of adult protection cases.
SENIOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST | MMHSC NHS TRUST | JAN 2007- AUG 2008
Senior Occupational Therapist, leading the therapies service across a busy inpatient mental health service for older people at the acute mental health hospital Laureate House in Wythenshawe, Manchester. Also, working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide assessment and treatment to service users experiencing both functional and organic complex mental health difficulties. Responsible for the provision, evaluation and development of these services and the management and clinical supervision of the Occupational Therapy team.
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST | COMBINED HEALTHCARE NHS TRUST | SEP 2005-DEC 2006
Rotational Occupational Therapist, developing a wide range of clinical skills and experience working across several contrasting settings. These included a busy Older Person’s Rehabilitation ward at Leek Moorlands Hospital, an integrated Adult Community Mental Health Team for Newcastle Under Lyme South and the Acute Palliative Care team at the Royal Stoke Hospital.
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