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Senior Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist

  • Job reference: BBBH3831
  • Location: Qatar
  • Salary: Attractive Package
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Job type: Permanent
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We are working in partnership with the Sidra Medical and Research Center. 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 Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist.

Cavendish will be hosting interview days on behalf of our client. Upon enquiring, your dedicated consultant will brief you on the process, the organisation, Qatar and outline the next steps.

Job Summary:

The Senior Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist is responsible for competently providing safe and effective speech therapy care to Women and Children within the Sidra Medical and Research Center. The Postholder assesses speech therapy needs, plans, implements and evaluates therapy programs working autonomously with minimal supervision. The Speech Language Pathologist 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 speech 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. The Speech Language Pathologist II is responsible for ensuring that all duties are carried out to the highest possible standard. The Speech Language Pathologist II participates in the provision of specialized teaching and supervision of peers and junior staff on a wide range of subjects within the clinical field.

Roles and 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 refer to other medical specialties when necessary
  • Administers standardized and age-appropriate speech and language tests and uses non-standardized assessment procedures when indicated
  • Administers instrumental analysis, when appropriate
  • Interprets results and develops recommendations in collaboration with the interprofessional team, when necessary
  • Liaises with educational personnel about the effects of the patient's difficulties and the impact on learning, communication and feeding
  • Liaises with the appropriate speech language therapy services in the community and provides transfer/discharge information
  • Educates the patient/family and other members of the health care team regarding the speech therapy plan
  • Provides consultation to patients/families, staff, community agencies and satellite centers
  • Participates in community outreach activities e.g. school-based therapy, homecare
  • Identifies speech therapy research opportunities and participates in research
  • Reports equipment failures, safety and security issues, and/or reduction of supply inventory to Speech Language Pathology Supervisor or designee
  • Act 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, identify 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 Speech Language Pathology Supervisor. Complies with policies for personal and patient safety and for the prevention of healthcare associated infections

In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra during this early operational phase, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.

Essential Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Speech Language Pathology/ Therapy (or equivalent)
  • 5 years of relevant clinical experience
  • Registration as a Speech Language Pathologist/ Therapist and Licensure in country of origin
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Speech Language Pathology/ Therapy principles and practices
  • Demonstrated ability to apply and integrate knowledge and skills into practice

Qualifications/ Specialisation - as per the client's requirements.

A full job description available upon request.

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.

We will advise candidates specifically when we discuss the opportunity.

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