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Occupational Therapist

Hamad Medical Corporation
Doha, Qatar

Duties/Responsibilities:

Clinical

  • Manage an individual caseload of assigned patients effectively and efficiently.

  • Independently assesses, re-assesses and synthesize evaluation data and contribute to a clinical diagnosis for individual patients to determine their need for Occupational Therapy intervention.

  • Independently formulate treatment plan in collaboration with patient/family, delivering individual Occupational Therapy treatment according to evidence based practice and carries out a comprehensive discharge plan.

  • Provide patient and family education in a timely manner as part of the Occupational Therapy process

  • Work as part of a team to ensure effective communication and delivery of care including participation in medical/surgical rounds, clinics, conferences.

  • Maintain patient documentation, records and accurate statistical information to reflect care provided and meet professional standards.

  • Communicate and make recommendations to all relevant disciplines of staff to maximize patient care and promote multidisciplinary team working

  • Provides specific clinical instructions, recommendations, education and advice to those involved in continuity of care.

  • Work independently to provide Occupational Therapy weekend/holiday and on-call care.

  • Participate in implementation of HMC and Departmental Policies and Procedures of safety, infection control and quality improvement.

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Managerial

  • Delegate appropriate tasks, oversee clinical workload of Occupational Therapy Technicians, Assistants and Aides to maximize efficiency and achieve desired quality of care.

Educational

  • Participate in Occupational Therapy in-service to promote service development and / or personal development.

  • Engage in Continuous Education Programs

  • Responsible for developing and updating clinical knowledge to ensure delivery of evidence based care, professional growth and development.

  • Participate in the development and organization of educational programs for nursing, medical, other multidisciplinary team members, staff as well as patient’s caregivers.

  • Participates in research activities to enhance clinical outcomes and promote evidence–based clinical practice

Education/Qualifications Required:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy or 3 years diploma in Occupational Therapy from a nationally approved and/or accredited College or University

  • Valid Primary License from the country of origin if applicable 

Experience Required:

  • 2 year experience as an Occupational Therapist, with experience in hand therapy/ orthopedics

Language Skills:

English - Essential, Arabic - Preferred

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