Strauss - Occupational Therapist - Port Elizabeth, EC, South Africa

Letitia Strauss

Port Elizabeth, EC, South Africa

Services

Occupational Therapist

Summary:

Functional capacity evaluations, Medico-legal assessments and reports, Adult psychiatry, psycho-geriatrics, work visits and assessments.

Work History

Occupational Therapist

Alzheimer's Association

From April 2007

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities
Providing occupational group therapy to residents of Nursing Homes and Care Centres.

Training of staff and family members, in caring for and providing of constructive activities and stimulation to clients with Dementia or other cognition-impairing conditions.

Currently I am the Chairperson of the Eastern Cape Branch of the Alzheimer's Association.

Occupational Therapist

Cheshire Homes

From January 2006

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities
Providing occupational group therapy to residents with physical impairments and disabilities.

Therapy includes life skills training, deinstitutionalisation and personal growth activities.

This position was initially remunerated but currently I am providing my services to Cheshire Homes free of charge, as a volunteer.

Occupational Therapist, Manager, Owner

Self-employed

From June 2005

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities
Managing of practice, including making of appointments, consultations, report-writing and accounts.
Providing an Occupational Therapy service to clients, as referred by Insurance Companies, Attorney Firms and Medical Professionals (including Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Medical Doctors). The Occupational
Therapy service includes home and work visits where necessary. Assessment, treatment and report-writing
are all aspects of this service.

I am an associate of Burns-Hoffman and Associates, a national network of Occupational Therapists providing
professional services including Functional Capacity Evaluations, Medico-legal assessments, work site visits and case management. I am responsible for attending to any referrals in the Eastern Cape province (more
information available on our website: www.b-h.co.za).

I also provide my services to Munich Re, as a Field Visitor. This includes home visits and assessments of clients, for insurance purposes, if and when the need for such assessments arises.
Career History

Occupational Therapist

Welbedacht Therapeutic Centre

From March 2005

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities
Providing occupational group therapy twice per week, to clients enrolled in a 3-week substance-abuse
rehabilitation programme.

Group topics include life skills such as self-knowledge, self-esteem, goal-setting, problem-solving, day- planning, stress management, sleeping problems and motivation.

Occupational Therapist and Head of Department

Life Esidimeni Lorraine Frail Care Centre

March 2005 - May 2007

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities
Planning, managing and co-ordinating the occupational therapy service provided to mentally and physically
impaired residents.

Supervising the occupational therapy assistant.

Managing the occupational therapy department, including generation of funds for occupational therapy
activities.

Junior Occupational Therapist

Eastern Cape Department of Health

January 2005 - February 2005

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities
Providing an occupational therapy service to all hospital patients (in- and outpatients), including physically and mentally ill.

Experience gained: Burn wounds, pediatrics (including neonatal).
Career History

Junior Occupational Therapist

Gauteng Department of Health

January 2004 - December 2004

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities
Providing an occupational therapy service to all hospital patients (in- and outpatients), including physically and mentally ill.

Experience gained: Hands clinic, Cerebral Palsy clinic, spinal, neurology and orthopedics as well as psychiatry
unit.

Individual case management

Functional Capacity Evaluations

Yes
Work assessments and work visits (including ergonomic recommendations) Yes
Medico-legal assessments (including expert trial witness) Yes
Individual case management Yes
Individual treatment (physical and mental conditions) including home visits Yes
Occupational Group Therapy Yes
Training (including compiling of and presenting of workshops) Yes

Qualifications & Certifications

CAMAG (Use of the AMA 6th edition Guides)

American Board if Independent Medical Examiners

Occupational Therapy

University of Pretoria

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