Since graduating from The University of Wales College of Medicine in 1998 as an occupational therapist, Joanne has worked in a variety of fields including general medicine, orthopaedic rehabilitation, spinal injury, stroke rehabilitation, amputees, discharge planning and the posture and mobility service. Joanne furthered her academic achievements, completing an MSc in Interprofessional Studies, increasing her knowledge and skills in the complexities of team development.
Joanne works as a case manager with WCM; her caseload is a mix of both adults and children with complex physical needs. Joanne is also lead clinician with an independent occupational therapy service. Joanne enjoys working both autonomously and within a team and is experienced working with statutory, private and third sector organisations.
Joanne’s vast occupational therapy experience gives her the necessary skills to carry out detailed functional assessments and provide goal focused intervention and rehabilitation plans, and guiding the implementation of care packages, as well as recommending aids and adaptations and equipment provision. She has broad experience of disability and assessment of physical and psychological impact of trauma on function and quality of life.
Joanne has extensive experience in establishing multi-disciplinary teams as well as support teams and is proficient at implementing community based rehabilitation programmes, linking in with local services where possible.
- Excellent communicator
- Exceptional problem solving and organisational skills
- Ability to work under pressure