Senior Occupational Therapist
We are looking for hard-working & adventurous allied Health who wish to advance their careers by joining overseas hospitals to gain international experience.
Responsible for the provision of safe, effective, evidence-based and comprehensive Occupational Therapy services to a designated areas.
Education / Qualifications Required:
- BSc in Occupational Therapy
- Graduate from an accredited Diploma course in Occupational Therapy (NLT 3 years syllabus)
- Membership in a recognized international agency
For Hand Therapy:
- Hand Therapy Accreditation (BAHT) above Level II.
- Certified Hand Therapy (CHT) holder or equivalent from a recognized institution
- Masters in a relevant clinical-related field. (Will reduce 1 year from the required years of experience).
- NLT 4 years post graduate experience as an Occupational Therapist in relevant experience with patients with same diagnosis seen in acute care hospital or Rehab Facilities.
- ( 1) year demonstrated leadership.
For Hand Therapy:
- Hand Therapy experience – Minimum of (3) years full time of working Experience at a specialized Hand Therapy clinic with demonstrated competence/proficiency in hand therapy.
- Experience working with adult and pediatric patients.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
- Leads team of a designated specialty area of Occupational Therapy to provide an efficient and effective high-quality service.
- Assists Occupational Therapy Supervisor in the implementation of service line strategic planning (quality/patient safety, accessibility/marketing, risk management, infection control) for effective and efficient business and clinical practice and patient satisfaction for the designated area.
- Provides support in the planning and developing policies that guide the service implementation process.
- Maintains and undertakes full comprehensive & accurate assessment of patients with diverse or complex presentations/multi pathologies and options to formulate a specialized program of care. Evaluates patient’s progress, reassess and alter treatment programs if required.
- Ensures self and junior staff members on their designated unit/s are aware and aligned with vision, mission, values, national licensing, organizational & departmental policies, clinical guidelines and mandatory competencies.
- Determines and is responsible for the safe and competent use of all therapy and independence equipment. Ensure that more junior occupational therapy staff attain competency prior to use.
- Assists in training, supervising and managing the performance of junior occupational therapy staff. This includes use of formal appraisal documentation in line with those agreed on by Occupational Therapy department.
- Conducts daily or periodic checks and calibration of equipment. Recognize report and advice on discrepancies in performance and initiate remedial action in the light of this information.
- Maintains up to date clinical and professional knowledge in order to provide a well-developed level of informed professional knowledge, and according to organizational requirements (e.g. minimum of CPD / CME hours per year required for re- licensing).
- Delivers and participates in service line training and education sessions for department staff,