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Senior Occupational Therapist

  • Job reference: BBBH3875
  • Location: Qatar
  • Salary: Attractive Package
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Job type: Permanent
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Our client is an ultramodern, all-digital academic medical centre specialising in the provision of care for women and children. Based in Qatar, our client will focus on world-class patient care, medical education and biomedical research.

We are recruiting for a Senior Occupational Therapist

Job Summary:

The Senior Paediatric Occupational Therapist is responsible for competently providing safe and effective Occupational Therapy care to Women and Children within the Sidra Medical and Research Center. The post holder assesses occupational therapy needs, plans, and implements and evaluates therapy programs working autonomously with minimal supervision. The Occupational Therapist II works in collaboration with other members of the health care team and strives to provide evidence-based care by integrating research with practice. Promotes continuous improvement and helps to generate innovative ideas within occupational therapy practice. Maintains a commitment to life-long learning and creates, utilizes and/or disseminates new knowledge to patients and their families, the public and other professionals internal/ external health professionals.

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Provides total individualized patient care as assigned according to the core standards of patient care and established policies and evidence based practices
  • Assumes accountability for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating therapy needs as well as discharge planning for each patient, assessing for current and potential problems
  • Contributes to decreasing the length of stay/waiting time as per unit specific goal. Works in collaboration with Care Coordination to achieve goals
  • Documents all relevant information correctly, appropriately and in a timely manner
  • Identifies and alerts members of the medical team to changes in medical status of the patient
  • Identifies impairments and refers to other medical specialties when necessary
  • Liaises with the appropriate occupational therapy services in the community and provides transfer/ discharge information
  • Educates the patient/family and other members of the health care team regarding the occupational therapy plan
  • Provides consultation to patients/ families, staff, community agencies and satellite centers
  • Participates in community outreach activities e.g. school-based therapy, home care
  • Identifies occupational therapy research opportunities and participates in research
  • Reports equipment failures, safety and security issues, and/or reduction of supply inventory to Occupational Therapy Supervisor or designee
  • Acts as an advocate by empowering women/children and their families to make informed choices by providing them with information and support and directing to the relevant support services when appropriate
  • Promotes patient satisfaction as a team member by demonstration of extraordinary service
  • Utilizing a professional practice framework and evidence based care, identifies improvements while minimizing risks creating care that is optimal for our patients and families
  • Promotes a safe environment and safe patient care by embracing a safety culture and identifying areas of risk to Occupational Therapy Supervisor. Complies with policies for personal and patient safety and for the prevention of healthcare associated infections
Essential Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • 5+ years clinical experience
  • 2+ years clinical experience in specialty area in an acute hospital setting
  • Registration as an Occupational Therapist and Licensure in country of origin
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Occupational Therapy principles and practices
  • Demonstrated ability to apply and integrate knowledge and skills into practice
  • Evidence of effective communication skills

Benefits- Highly competitive package including a Tax free salary + benefits. Full details of the package will be discussed directly.

Please note the targeted start date for the position is dependent on the current timeline for the project. Likewise, the processing of licensing (if applicable)/ visas etc. also need to be considered.

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