Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist

  • Mayo Clinic - Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


The role is responsible to independently or under the supervision of senior therapists conduct all operations related to occupational therapy by observing all standards of operational rules and procedures


  • 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


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

Job Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Supervising junior staff and ensuring their abidance to going rules and policies as applied and implemented in the Section/Department/Facility (as per requirement)
  • Maintaining sufficient inventory of material supplies and equipment for performance of duties
  • Reporting shortage of materials to supervisor at earliest convenience, ordering and approving replenishments when necessary


  • 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

Quality & Safety

  • Promoting and maintaining quality in all services and ensure continuous quality improvement measures are in place. Conduct method evaluation/development as per standard policies and procedures
  • Complying with all safety, health and quality control programs and procedures as applicable
  • Complying with applicable organizational competencies and precautions for environmental safety, infection control, using a series of interventions that minimize or prevent cross infection
  • Maintaining the strictest confidence in relation to patient information whether formally or informally recorded
  • Practicing within the expressed limits of established policies and procedures
  • Ensuring that SOP (standard operation procedures) and Quality Assurance tests are maintained within all sections
  • Being responsible for documenting all intervention in appropriate format
  • Comply and support clinical audit processes within the service and report on these as agreed
  • Communicating in a professional and courteous manner with patients, family and other medical personnel as necessary to obtain information for laboratory records, explain procedures, clarify orders and communicate status
  • Assist in training of students if required