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Jill Baker

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Jill Baker

Role: Occupational Therapist
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Jill is an Occupational Therapist working in the Paediatric Bone Disease Service. Jill qualified from the University of Exeter in 2003 with a BSc Honours degree in Occupational Therapy. Jill began her career at the Northern General Hospital and worked in a number of areas within adult services. Jill moved to the Sheffield Children’s in 2008 where she specialised in burns and plastics, limb reconstruction and orthopaedics alongside metabolic bone disease. Jill was successful in achieving a band 7 OT role and now solely works in metabolic bone disease.

Jill has a specialist interest in scar management and aims to ensure that all patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery are treated appropriately with the aim of minimising post- operative scarring. Jill enjoys working alongside wheelchair specialists to ensure patients have optimum wheelchair provision that meets the needs of the patient. Jill has a specialist interest in working alongside young children and families with skeletal dysplasia and is trialling therapy led clinics which aim to promote the development and independent function of children up to the age of 18 years. Jill is also keen to enhance her knowledge within equipment and adaptive aids and enjoys working with her colleagues on innovative ideas.

Jill enjoys working alongside the national charity the Brittle Bone Society and has regularly taken part in conferences and youth events. Jill has also taken a number of poster presentations to international conferences presenting her work on the development of a baby scoop device for a mum with type V OI and also the therapeutic intervention provided to a baby born with severe OI.

When not at work Jill is a mum to one daughter. She enjoys exercising and particularly likes step class and dance fit! She enjoys cooking and has an aspiration to be on Masterchef despite being unsuccessful this year!


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