Senior Occupational Therapist

Senior Occupational Therapist

  • Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC)
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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,