Ms Rachel Booth-Gardiner Curriculum Vitae

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HCPC:  OT48212

RCOT No:BT023748

Profile

Graduate of Teeside University 2005. Lead Occupational Therapist with 16 years experiences working within Mental Health in the NHS in the North-East of England. Past experiences on Royal College Occupational Therapy (RCOT) regional committees, Volunteer roles Member of the OTalk and AbleOTUK Team.

Professional interest include Leadership, Supporting students, CDP for Occupational Therapists including the use of social media. Activism as an occupational, creativity therapeutic intervention’s, 21st centuries occupations, psychiatric intensive care units (PICU’s), the impact of a woman’s menstrual cycle on functioning and the lived experience of occupational therapists with disabilities.

I was born with Cerebral Palsy (right hemiplegia) so have personal understand and experience of disability. I have experienced much therapy over my life time mainly occupational therapy and physiotherapy. I am dyslexic and have had periods of depression as an adult.


Experience

Lead Occupational Therapist B7 TEVW NHS Trust (Secondment from January 2020 till June 2021) Leadership of Occupational Therapy Staff in TEWV NHS Foundation Trust forensic services. Major task to lead on a new model of OT working across mental health forensics and learning disabilities forensic. For six months before I was acting clinical lead of learning disabilities forensic occupational therapy services together with my substantial post – see below. 

Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist Adult Mental Health in-patient, and Community MH and inpatient rehabilitation services on Teesside. TEVW NHS Trust – Jan 2016 – Dec 2019 Leadership of OT serves with in-patients and rehabilitation. Providing supervision, coordinating students, Planning and running monthly Learning and Governance networks, Representing OT with serve level meeting, Delivering OT assessments and treatment to service users on the PICU.

Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist Adult Mental Health in-patient, and Community MH and inpatient rehabilitation services on Teesside. TEVW NHS Trust – Jan 2016 – Dec 2019 Leadership of OT serves with in-patients and rehabilitation. Providing supervision, coordinating students, Planning and running monthly Learning and Governance networks, Representing OT with serve level meeting, Delivering OT assessments and treatment to service users on the PICU.

Band 6 and Band 5 Occupational Therapist in a range of mental health settings. TNEY NHS TRUST 2006 – 2016 Delivering Occupational to clients with mental health problems. group work, assessment, goal setting and treatment.


Education

  • BSc Hons Occupational Therapist Teesside University  2:1 2005
  • GNVQ Health and Social Care 2002
  • A-level in Art grade C 2000
  • AS in textiles grade c 1999
  • 9 GCSE grade A-C. (Including Maths and English) 1998
  • Within work, I have undertaken two management and leadership courses.  

Committees & Projects

BAOT Northern and Yorkshire Regional Committee 

  • Treasure November 2021 –
  • Chair: June 2013 – May 2016
  • Membership Lead 2008-2011

Staff Governor between July 2017 – Dec 2019.  Tees, Esk & Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust:  This involved sitting on the board of Governors and with other elected governors hold the non-executive and executive board to account.  

OTalk: I joined the OTalk team in January 2006. We are a group of OT volunteers who organise and facilitate a weekly CPD session on twitter. https://otalk.co.uk

AbleOTUK – I’m is founding member of AbleOTUK. Which launched 27th July 2021. Its aim is to provide a voice and safe space for Occupational Therapy Practitioners, who have lived experience of disability or long term health conditions.

Blogging – I have been blogging about occupational therapy and my own experiences as a service users since August 2013. https://otrach.wordpress.com

TEWV Arts I am the Trust Lead (voluntary) for organising patient’s arts exhibition, including one in Ripon Cathedral. 


Presentations and workshops

Some of these presentations can be accessed on slide-share. https://www.slideshare.net/RachelBooth 

1st March 2021 London South Bank University -OT Society Conference. Resilience, Adaptation, and the New Normal – Experiencing Post Covid Rehab from practitioner to patient.

2019 OT Show Lets OTalk about it – A practical guide to using social media for professional development and online communities of practice.

2018 Royal College of Occupational Therapist annual conference Occupation Station 21st Century Meaningful Activity – Using Social Media to Engage. 

2015 Leeds Becket student conference MSc OT and MSc PT conference, and at Northumbria University student conference. Lead the way – using social media to enhance your CPD

2014 OT show Acute Psychiatry – Bread and Butter OT. 

2013  COT Mental Health Specialist Section Conference. Poster Presentation “Implementing computer and internet access for service users whilst in hospital: The journey.

2012 COT Conference (Mental Health Specialist section) Developing an Occupational Therapy Service in a PICU – A reflection