Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist

  • Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Summary

Position holder is responsible for providing clinical services independently including Occupational Therapy assessment, treatment and Discharge plan of the assigned patients. Also responsible for updating personal clinical knowledge.

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