Physical Therapist II ( Pediatrics) – Sidra Medicine

Full Time @ Jobs in Qatar Sector: Medical, Healthcare & Pharmacy
  • Doha, Qatar View on Map
  • Date Posted : October 28, 2021
  • Salary: Negotiable
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Job Description

THE ROLE

The Physiotherapist II has specialist clinical expertise in a specific area of pediatrics

The post holder is expected to provide a high standard of specialized Physical Therapy, completing assessment, planning, treatment, evaluation and advice to children and their carers/families, working as an autonomous practitioner with responsibility for a caseload and without direct supervision. The post holder will have a high level of knowledge and skill with regards to specific high quality outcome measures used for assessment of patients in this area of care.

As the lead clinician, the Physical Therapist II in this area, is responsible for ensuring standards of physiotherapy practice are met within his/her specialty areas, and is responsible for ensuring that all duties are carried out to the highest possible standard, in line with international standards and recommendations. This member of staff will strive to provide evidence-based care by integrating research with practice and promote continuous improvement and help to generate innovative ideas within physiotherapy practice.

The Physical Therapist II is responsible for the provision of specialist advice, teaching and clinical supervision of peers and junior staff (e.g. Physical Therapists I, Physical Therapists and Technicians) on a wide range of subjects within this specialist clinical field.

The Physical Therapist II will work in collaboration with other members of the health care team, working into either Physical Therapy led or Multidisciplinary clinics. This member of staff will be able to delegate work appropriately to junior members of staff and demonstrate leadership skills within the provision of this specialized area of Physical Therapy.

The Post Holder is expected to contribute and support service delivery development, using their specialist knowledge alongside the support of their Supervisor.

KEY ROLE ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Makes autonomous decisions related to the plans of care for children.
  • Makes recommendations regarding assessment and specialist interventions that impact patients and families and collaborating staff/colleagues.
  • 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.
  • Promotes patient satisfaction as a team member by demonstration of exceptional 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 Physical Therapy Supervisor. Complies with policies for personal and patient safety and for the prevention of healthcare associated infections.
  • Working under the supervision of the Clinical Supervisor makes decisions related to service delivery.
  • Makes recommendations to the supervisor regarding decisions that have a unit/service impact.
  • Contributes to the achievement of cost efficiency savings for the service. Maintains an awareness of resource utilization, exercising care in the ordering and use of staff, equipment and materials.
  • Takes an active role 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. Contributes to special projects/assignments linked to therapy strategic priorities and professional practice model.
  • Participates in the continued development, implementation, and evaluation of Sidra Policy and Procedures to align with international best practices.
  • Liaises and works within an inter-professional practice model to ensure high quality, holistic, and safe family centered care.
  • Promotes and shares knowledge via mentorship/preceptorship programs in line with relevant research and evidence based practice.
  • Actively participates in the development programs that seek to measure outcomes and quality, including audit and research studies, under guidance, support and direction of senior staff.
  • Actively participates in patient education programs
  • Develops and sustains (maintains) own knowledge, clinical skills (mandatory training) and professional (portfolio or profile) awareness and maintains a professional profile. Provides documented evidence of performance and maintenance of skills consistent with position.
  • Participates in new staff/student orientation aimed at developing competence and performance. Assists in maintaining a suitable learning environment and acts as a preceptor/mentor in the supervision and teaching of therapy students and new staff to develop their competence.
  • Demonstrates transcultural principles in physical therapy practice.
  • Actively 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 provides support for new staff/students to the unit. Contributes to the retention of all staff to meet the service specific turnover rate goal. Participates in retention activities.
  • Maintains a professional demeanor at all times. Acts as a role model for junior staff.
  • Upholds the organizational values at all times.
  • Follows all Hospital related policies and procedures.
  • Maintains confidentiality of women and children at all times
  • Reports equipment failures, safety and security issues, and/or reduction of supply inventory to Physical Therapy Supervisor or designee
  • 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

 

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

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy

Experience

5+ years of clinical physiotherapy experience in an accredited Healthcare or related environment with extensive specific, specialist pediatric experience

Registration as a Physiotherapist and Licensure in country of origin

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