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Independence (SA) Pty Ltd

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Tina Doherty

Company : Independence (SA) Pty Ltd

Address : PO Box 93, BURNSIDE SA 5066

Phone : 0499 120 228

E-mail : tina@tinaot.com.au

QUALIFICATIONS

2019
Advanced Occupational Therapy Driver Assessment
Flinders University & University of South Australia

2018
Professional Certificate Driver Assessment and Rehabilitation, Certificate No. 201805, Flinders University & University of South Australia

2008 and 2012 (update)
Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, HBA Consulting Group

2007
Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations, PPL Education Services

2005
OHS Auditor Accreditation, Minerva Consulting Group, Sydney

1998 – 2004
Graduate Diploma (Ergonomics), University of New South Wales

1991 – 1994
Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy), University of Sydney

CURRENT REGISTRATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

Occupational Therapy Board of Australia
Currently : General Registration (OCC0001749764)

Occupational Therapy Australia
Currently : Full Member (9491410)

RTWSA
Currently : Return to Work Service Provider (00465414)
– Pre-injury employer services
– Return to work assessment services

CAREER PROFILE

December 2019 – Current
INDEPENDENCE (SA) PTY LTD

Position: Managing Director
Occupational Therapist
Ergonomist
Driver Trained OT

July 2017 – December 2019
MPOT (MARILYN PATTISON OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY)

Position: Senior Occupational Therapist
Driver Trained OT

May 2008 – July 2017
CHG (CORPORATE HEALTH GROUP)

Positions: Training Unit (RTO) Manager
Projects Manager
Occupational Therapist / Ergonomist & RTW Consultant

July 2000 – April 2008
INDEPENDENT INJURY SOLUTIONS, ORANGE NEW SOUTH WALES

Position: Managing Director
Return to Work Consultant

November 1995 – June 2000
IRS TOTAL INJURY MANAGEMENT, ORANGE NEW SOUTH WALES

Positions: Return to Work Consultant
Branch Manager

SKILLS SET

Driver Assessment
• Delivery of Occupational Therapy Driver Assessments for all classes of vehicle including cars, motorcycles, heavy vehicles and mobile plant.
• Development and management of Driver Rehabilitation Programs to support the achievement of competency in driving
• Familiarity with several schemes including RTWSA, DVA and TAC
• Specialise in resolving driving barriers for injured workers in the RTWSA scheme

Workplace Injury Management
• Accredited RTW Service Provider for RTWSA during employment with MPOT and CHG. Delivery of Level 1 & 2 RTW services and workplace assessment services.
• Functional capacity evaluations (for RTW or medico-legal purposes)
• Activities of daily living (ADL) assessments
• Workplace assessments & job analysis
• Suitable Duties Registers
• Medico-legal ADL assessments

Workplace Risk Management
• Manual handling training
• Manual task risk assessments (and delivery of in-house training on this topic)
• Ergonomic risk assessment & consultative workplace redesign
• Job Dictionaries
• Pre-employment Functional Capacity Evaluations

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