Kaitlan O’Connell

Kaitlan O’Connell

Occupational Therapist

Kaitlan joined the North Queensland Therapy Services team in 2017 as a New Graduate Occupational Therapist after receiving a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from James Cook University.

Since then, Kaitlan has had the opportunity to provide outreach services to surrounding regions such as Bowen, Collinsville and The  Burdekin for home assessments and equipment prescription. Kaitlan enjoys enabling individuals to be as independent and safe in their own homes as possible. Through her work in vocational rehabilitation, Kaitlan has been exposed to a wide variety of industries and work settings, including mines, foundries, refineries, hospitals and offices. She is passionate about facilitating injured workers’ return to meaningful and sustainable work.

Outside of work, Kaitlan enjoys catching up with friends and family, playing tennis and spending time with her fur babies.

Areas of interest:

  • Home assessments and modifications
  • Mobility aid and equipment prescription
  • Job Task Analysis
  • Worksite Assessments
  • Office Ergonomics
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations

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