Therapist – Occupational

Company: Full Time Sidra Medicine Sector: Medical, Healthcare & Pharmacy
  • Location: Doha, Qatar View on Map
  • Date Posted : May 28, 2024
  • Salary: Negotiable

About the job

We are looking for OT’s who are looking to learn and grow into highly specialized clinicians with a string focus on evidence-based practice and lifelong learning. You will be responsible for the assessment and treatment of pediatric patients with supervision provided where needed by one of the senior occupational therapists.

This is a great opportunity for an OT with experience and an interest in acute pediatrics to step into a role that will allow you to grow more specialized skills under the supervision and direction of our specialized senior OT’s.

KEY ROLE ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Clinical

Provides in-patient and out-patient occupational therapy care as appropriate to the clinical working area assigned under the supervision of the Senior Occupational Therapist (Occupational Therapist II).

Provides therapy care that is patient centered including setting meaningful goals for independence in daily activities.

Provides high quality, evidenced based patient care including assessment and occupation based treatment.

Uses appropriate clinical outcome measures to evaluate effectiveness of care.

Where appropriate modifies task, person or environment to enable participation in daily occupations such as bathing or dressing.

Where appropriate assess the patient for adaptations and use of specialist equipment.

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

Documents all relevant information correctly, appropriately and in a timely manner as per occupational therapy documentation standards

Acts as an advocate by empowering children and their families to make informed choices by providing them with information and support and directing to the relevant support services when appropriate.

Provides appropriate cross cover into other specialist clinical areas as required, ensuring they have the required skills and competencies to do so.

Demonstrates an understanding of evidence-based healthcare methodology and its ability to positively impact patient outcomes.

Participates in the integration and evaluation of research into practice.

Participates in patient and clinical staff education programs.

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 the Occupational Therapy Supervisor. Complies with policies for personal and patient safety and for the prevention of healthcare associated infections.

Professional Practice

Provides documented evidence of own performance and maintenance of skills with appropriate continuing professional development activities consistent with the position.

Responsible for maintaining a Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners Continuing Professional Development Profile for licensure.

Responsible for maintaining up-to-date mandatory Life Support Training requirements as directed by MoPH and Sidra (e.g. BLS, AED etc).

Participates in service activities that contribute to excellence in outcomes, a positive patient experience and a healthy professional environment.

Contributes to the achievement of clinical quality outcome indicators and patient satisfaction.

Participates in quality improvement activities linked to occupational therapy strategic priorities and professional practice model.

Participates in the promotion and maintenance of effective communication and teamwork. Treats colleagues, patients, and visitors with dignity and respect at all times

Actively welcomes and where appropriate provides support and participates in orientation activities for new staff.

Contributes to a learning environment participating and presenting staff education to occupational therapy or clinical peers (eg. Journal club, in-service education etc.)

Responsible for completing their supervision agreements, readiness for supervision sessions and maintaining accurate supervision records.

Notifies clinical senior in a timely manner of scheduled and non-scheduled staff absence, collaborating with appropriate colleagues to minimize disruption to service and patient care.

Follows all organizational policies and procedures.

Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies

Adheres to and promotes Sidra’s Values

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS – REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • At least 2+ years clinical experience within relevant pediatric specialty area in an acute hospital setting/accredited outpatient healthcare facility
  • Current registration and license from Country of Origin

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