Introducing a clinical educator role into an occupational therapy service

Janet Frith, Kylie Wales

I am the Site Senior Occupational Therapist at The Maitland Hospital in the Hunter Region of NSW, Australia. I completed my PhD in return to driving after stroke in 2017 and am currently a conjoint lecturer at the University of Newcastle. In 2018, I was involved in the implementation of a Clinical Educator role into an OT service, a collaboration with the University of Newcastle. It was the first Clinical Educator role in Occupational Therapy in the Hunter New England Local Health District. My interest areas are driving after stroke and clinical education.