Occupational Therapist

November 13, 2023
Application ends: December 16, 2023
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Job Description

Job Identification:3264
Job Category:Allied Health
Posting Date:13/11/2023, 11:25
Apply Before:16/12/2023, 11:25
Job Schedule:Full time
Locations:NMC Royal Hospital, Sharjah, AE

Responsible to provide specialist occupational therapy interventions to adult and pediatric patients within the chronic specialist rehabilitation setting. Manage a caseload of patients with complex needs, using evidence based and client centered principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions. Undertake the duties of an occupational therapist as defined by the Ministry of Health.

To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of own work and to ensure a high standard of clinical care for patients under own care and support other team members to do likewise.
To undertake a comprehensive, highly specialist physiotherapy assessment of patients including those with the most complex presentation, using advanced investigative and analytical skills.
To select appropriate treatment techniques, this may include improving independence in ADLs, provide the necessary assistive devices, conducting seating assessments etc.
To use advanced clinical reasoning and a wide range of treatment skills and options to formulate individual management and specialist treatment plans, in agreement with the patient where appropriate.
To review and evaluate patient’s condition at each physiotherapy session and to amend the treatment program as necessary to achieve planned objectives.
To work with members of the multi-disciplinary team, to ensure optimal outcomes for the patient.
To consolidate and maintain highly specialist skills in relation to assessment and treatment of specialty area.
To provide advice, teaching and instruction to patient, relatives and carers regarding their medical management and care needs to ensure a consistent approach to patient care, whilst promoting understanding of the aims of Occupational Therapy.
To communicate effectively with patients and carers, whilst addressing cultural, religious and language barriers, to maximize rehabilitation potential, to ensure understanding of condition and address anxieties and concerns. Communication skills of persuasion, motivation, explanation, and gaining informed consent will be used with a wide variety of patients.
Work as a flexible member of the rehab team, communicating effectively with others.

Degree/ Diploma in Occupational Therapy
2 years of clinical experience
Basic Computer knowledge
Valid MOH license/DHA/DOH