Job Title: OT, Case Manager & OT Expert
Dora Weston BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
Member of RCOT, RCOTSS-IP, HCPC and BABICM
Dora is a highly experienced community occupational therapist and seating assessor with over 15 years of experience in community rehabilitation and NHS settings. She specialises in assessing and treating the impact of disability on a person’s functional skills and activities of daily living. Dora has an objective approach to skills assessment and uses functional assessments and motivational interviewing techniques. She has excellent communication skills and extensive experience in home visits, carrying out face to face consultations with clients and prescribing suitable rehabilitation and support packages. Dora has a professional and empathetic approach to clients, their families and friends, and has considerable experience in managing clients in very challenging circumstances.
Dora’s clinical experience covers a broad range of client conditions and needs, including acquired brain injury, muscular skeletal diagnosis, mental health difficulties, long/short term neurological and orthopaedic conditions, spinal and sensory problems, palliative care and respiratory illness.
As a case manager, her clinical knowledge and experience of disability enables her to support clients to set realistic and personal rehabilitation goals. She is also able to identify equipment needs, design and plan appropriate care packages and third Sector interventions, as well as assess manual handling requirements, select and provide manual handling equipment and advise for major home adaptations. She has a good understanding of statutory services and funding and is skilled at working alongside other agencies and health professionals.
Dora’s experience in the community has given her the necessary skills to hold a dynamic and vastly changeable client caseload, as well as the education and supervision of rehabilitation technicians and support staff.
• Excellent communication skills
• Legislative and clinical knowledge
• Experience of assessing, setting up and monitoring care and rehabilitation packages
• Professional report writing and documentation
• Enthusiastic and creative in approach to case management