Posted on 08/11/2014

Meet our in house Occupational Therapist Assistant, Sharon

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Meet our in house Occupational Therapist Assistant, Sharon

This week is Occupational Therapy Week, and to mark it we will be highlighting the invaluable work that our in house OT's do. We've already met Rachel, Helen and David.

Meet Sharon, our in house OT Assistant!

Why did you choose to be an OT Assistant?

For several years I worked in an Adaptations team, having daily contact with OT’s working in Social Care, Hospitals, Community Health teams and Children’s services. I gained an interest in Occupational Therapy, and an insight into what an OT is and does. I have an excellent understanding of why adaptations and equipment are provided, and some of the risks associated with recommending products for certain health conditions.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

I like talking to people, and being able to make a difference by helping to solve their problems. When people first start dealing with disability it can be very stressful, being able to relieve some of that stress for somebody, with advice given over the phone, is very satisfying.

What do you enjoy most about working at NRS Healthcare?

I have only been working at NRS Healthcare for a short period. Having worked in the Public Sector for many years I wanted to work for a company where my contribution would still be recognised and continue to make a difference.

Describe a typical day at work?

I give advice over the phone and via e-mail to customers asking questions about our products. Some of the queries are professional or trade, while others are from members of the public. No two days are the same, and there is nothing typical about working in Occupational Therapy.

What advice would you offer someone considering a career in Occupational Therapy?

I would advise that you don’t have to go straight to university to work in Occupational Therapy – there are other career paths available through Adult Social Care, and working in the NHS. There are options to study part-time if you then wanted to gain an OT qualification.

When you are not at work, what do you get up to?

I like to read, and I play the flute in a local amateur orchestra. I enjoy holidays and spending time with friends and family.

 

Why not get in touch with our Occupational Therapist today, to see how they can help you!

Call us on 0845 121 8111

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