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Occupational Therapist at Capital Health Specialized Rehabilitation Hospital in Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Experience: 3 - 8 yrs. | Opening: 1
Education:Basic - Bachelor of Science, PG - Master of Science
Nationality: Any Arabic National, Any European National, Indian, Filipino
Industry Type: Medical / Healthcare / Diagnostics / Medical Devices
Functional Area:Doctor / Nurse / Paramedics / Hospital Technicians / Medical Research May 15, 2018


Job Description

The Occupational Therapist will select appropriate evaluation procedures and directs patient's participation in selected tasks to restore or maximize independence in daily living skills. Facilitates learning of skills and functions essential for adaptation and productivity. Participates in department's clinical education program.

The post holder will participate in team meetings, routinely leading audit and research projects. They will plan, deliver and evaluate specialist training to other professional and patients / coworkers on all aspects of Physiotherapy.

The Occupational Therapist consistently demonstrates support of the SRH statement of Mission and Philosophy by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the institute.

The post holder will participate in team meetings, routinely leading audit and research projects. They will plan, deliver and evaluate specialist training to other professional and patients / coworkers on all aspects of Physiotherapy.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Performs departmental responsibilities that support efficient delivery of patient care in a timely manner including acceptable attendance, punctuality for patient care and meetings; following Institute and Departmental policies and procedures related to dress code, patient care activities such as infection control and safety, computerized patient care documentation and other information systems; organizing, maintaining and upgrading departmental equipment and facilities. Contributes to departmental goal achievement activities.

2. Demonstrates appropriate interpersonal skills in performing all job tasks including displaying a positive interpersonal approach with patients, family members, visitors and co-workers; facilitating patient participation in the therapy process and collaborating with others and advocating for patients and family to achieve desirable outcomes; negotiating conflicts utilizing proper channels of communication; and utilizing constructive methods of managing stress.

3. Evaluates, assesses and plans treatment including orienting patient and significant others to purposes and processes of OT evaluation and treatment; selects and performs evaluations of impairments, disability and handicap appropriate to patient diagnosis, life roles, age development, functional status, medical condition, expected discharge environment and length of stay. Identifies areas in which abilities and impairments affect function; establishing long-and short term goals and a treatment plan of appropriate intensity and duration in conjunction with patient, family and other team members.

4. Demonstrates a competency in understanding the growth and development of infant, child, adolescent and geriatric patients as measured by specific performance standards.

5. Demonstrates the ability to interpret growth and development related information to assure patient needs are met. Seeks assistance and incorporates current references and other expert opinion into the above.

4. Implement treatment plans for a full caseload of rehabilitation patients utilizing individual and group treatment and various basic and advanced Occupational Therapy treatment approaches. Includes selecting appropriate treatment activities to achieve desired outcomes, providing these treatments in a competent manner, transferring and positioning patients to achieve optimal outcomes, modifying the treatment plan for optimal outcome, participating in patient care conference to coordinate treatment, educating patient and family.

5. Utilizes current theory and practice concepts in implementing treatment. Assures that the work area and equipment is optimal for carrying out treatment plan.

6. Completes written documentation of all patient care activities in a timely manner following department protocols utilizing SRH IS and appropriate manual report forms.

7. Develop professional skills by defining and completing appropriate Development plans, participating in continuing education and in-service offerings, using written resources to keep current with advancements in the field.

8. May teach in Department and Education and Training courses.

9. Perform all other duties that may be assigned in the best interest of SRH.


Desired Candidate Profile

EDUCATION:

Essential: B.Sc Occupational Therapy
Preferred: M.Sc Occupational Therapy

EXPERIENCE:
Essential: Minimum of 3 years experience
Preferred: Minimum of 5 years experience

CERTIFICATION:

Essential: Valid CPR Certification
Preferred: HAAD License as a Occupational Therapist

COMMUNICATION: Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
Fluent in written and verbal communication in Arabic is considered advantageous.


Keyword: Occupational Therapist , Therapist , Therapy , Physiotherapy , Healthcare , Occupational Therapy , CPR , HAAD
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