Category: Job Blog

As part of our celebration of International Women’s Day 2020, we asked women who worked across the Trust to share their stories.

Posted on 03/05/20 by AireAdmin

Lorna Smithson

What is your job?

Head of Workforce Resource Service

How did you get to where you are today? What made you decide to do what you do?

My mum worked at Airedale many years ago so as a child I spent a lot of time in the hospital either after school, on a weekend or in the holidays.  Mum would always find me little jobs to do to keep me out of trouble either photocopying or stapling together junior doctor induction packs, stuffing envelopes etc.

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As part of our celebration of International Women’s Day 2020, we asked women who worked across the Trust to share their stories.

Posted on 03/05/20 by AireAdmin

Julia Nixon

What is your job?

Divisional Operations Director for urgent care and flow.

How did you get to where you are today? What made you decide to do what you do?

No idea what made me do it! I am a nurse by background and then an Advanced Clinical Practitioner. I am passionate about quality of care and developing people and services for people who need care.

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As part of our celebration of International Women’s Day 2020, we asked women who worked across the Trust to share their stories.

Posted on 03/05/20 by AireAdmin

Katie Lister

What is your job?

I am Head of Communications and Employee Engagement at Airedale.

How did you get to where you are today? What made you decide to do what you do?

From growing up in rural Worcestershire (Archers country, Radio 4 fans) I did a degree in German and Management Studies at Leeds University and then, casting around for a graduate job in the early 90s, ended up working for Ernst & Young, the auditors/consultants as a sales administrator. After a few years I wanted a change

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Speak up for safety blog

Posted on 09/17/19 by AireAdmin

Tuesday 17 September is World Patient Safety Day, and Amanda Stanford, associate director of patient safety and quality, is starting a new series of blog posts on the topic of ‘Speak Up For Safety’. Read on for the first installment… I have recently joined Airedale NHS Foundation Trust as Director of Quality and Patient Safety.  […]

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Meet Natasha, an intern from Keighley College

Posted on 01/31/19 by AireAdmin

Hello my name is Natasha Nas. I have Cerebral Palsy and I am a wheelchair user. I was 12 weeks premature and I was born at Bradford Royal Infirmary. I am an intern from Keighley College, and I’m currently working at Airedale General Hospital in two areas; Human Resources and Mobility Services. I am on […]

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Meets OTs who have used their OT skills in leadership roles

Posted on 11/02/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

Hello my name is Sue and I am a proud to be the occupational therapy professional lead at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust. I have worked as an occupational therapist for over 30 years and most of my career has been at Airedale. I have been privileged to work in a variety of clinical areas including […]

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Meet one of our band 5 OTs who is part of our band 5 development scheme

Posted on 11/02/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

Hello my name is Fern Mawson and I am a band 5 occupational therapist.  I joined the band 5 development scheme at Airedale in July 2017.  This is an innovative rotation scheme for graduate occupational therapists. It is a partnership between Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and Bradford District Care Foundation Trust Occupational Therapy Services. The […]

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Occupational therapy in non-traditional roles

Posted on 11/02/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

Hello my name is Bev and I work as an occupational therapist clinical assessor within the multi-agency integrated discharge (MAID) team and intermediate care (IC) hub. Whilst this isn’t a traditional OT role, it demands knowledge of complex discharges, issues that can impact on the rehabilitation process and discharge, knowledge of wider MTD and services […]

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Meet Eleanor, an OT out in the community

Posted on 11/02/18 by AireAdmin

Hello my name is Eleanor and I am a community occupational therapist (OT) working within the Airedale/Wharfedale community rehab team. We cover Keighley and Ilkley and surrounding areas and see anyone over the age of 18. We are a team of occupational therapists, physiotherapists (PTs) and generic therapy assistants. We are an integrated team and […]

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This is Emma, an OT with elderly patients

Posted on 11/02/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

Hello my name is Emma, occupational therapist in the frail elderly pathway team. Bear with me; I am new to the frail elderly pathway team (FEP) and still in the process of finding my feet! My experience so far has highlighted how working as an OT in an integrated team is a brilliant way to […]

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