About the job
Highly Specialized Pediatric Occupational Therapist – Inpatient Team
We are looking for an experienced and motivated pediatric occupational therapist to join our Occupational Therapy Team. This is a lead role within our acute inpatient team, responsible for shaping and developing services for patients within the critical care area who have complex rehabilitation needs. The successful candidate will also deliver care across the spectrum of acute inpatient units. Current experience of working within one of more of the following acute care areas; pediatric intensive care, neonatal intensive care or complex rehabilitation units is required. Demonstrated experience in infant and child development and rehabilitation following acute injury is a must. Evidence of experience in developing and leading a specialist area of occupational therapy is highly desirable.
KEY ROLE ACCOUNTABILITIES
Provides in-patient and/or out-patient occupational therapy care to patients with complex and high needs as appropriate to patient demand and specialty clinical skills.
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 within the designated specialist clinical area.
Uses appropriate clinical outcome measures to evaluate the effectiveness of care.
Contributes to patient diagnosis through the use of specialist assessments and observations.
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 education programs.
Utilizing a professional practice framework and evidence based care, identifies quality improvement initiatives 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.
Provides documented evidence of own performance and maintenance of skills with appropriate continuing professional development activities consistent with the specialty post.
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.
Leads service-based Performance Improvement activities and organizational committees as assigned.
Participates in quality improvement activities linked to occupational therapy strategic priorities and professional practice model.
Feeds back to supervisor regularly about day-to-day operational needs (eg. clinical service development, staffing, clinical service provision etc.) in the specialty area and assists with ad hoc operational service planning activities as needed.
Participates in the continued development, implementation, and evaluation of Sidra Policy and Procedures to align with international best practices.
Participates in new staff orientation aimed at developing competence and performance.
Assists in maintaining a suitable learning environment supporting and teaching staff to develop. This includes mentoring, coaching and providing formal clinical supervision to junior occupational therapists (Occupational Therapist I) and the occupational therapy technician, along with providing ongoing formal and informal education (eg. conferences, inservices, journal club etc.)
Coordinates with the supervisor in regard to staff absences (eg. sick, annual, study, maternity).
Participates in the promotion and maintenance of effective communication and teamwork. Treats colleagues, patients, and visitors with dignity and respect at all times.
Responsible for completing their supervision agreements, readiness for supervision sessions and maintaining accurate supervision records.
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
QUALIFICATION & EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy
- 5+ years of relevant clinical experience.
- Current registration and license from Country of Origin
- Eligible for licensure with the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners