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Job description:

We are seeking only the best, most qualified International talent (from countries such as South Africa, UK, Australia, NZ and ARAB countries). This is your opportunity to work abroad.The Hospital has been providing high-quality, committed and ‎compassionate care to people of all ages, nationalities, and walks of life. With its commitment to ‎setting new standards in medical care, to leading the way with pioneering clinical research and to ‎providing exceptional mentorship and training programs for the leaders of tomorrow. We are seeking Senior Occupational Therapists.

Minimum requirements:
BSc in Occupational Therapy
Master's in relevant clinical related field. (will reduce 1 year from the required years of

Current National License OR membership in a recognized international agency.
Must be licensed in country of origin.

AGE: Not exceeding the age of 55.

4+ years current 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
M. Sc. level, demonstrate training in cognitive / perceptual assessment, home modification and driving assessment. Experience working in neuro-rehabilitation set up, training and facilitation skills.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: English essential.

Note: On acceptance of an offer of employment from the hospital you will be required to pass the HAAD exam.
Job Specifications:
The role is responsible to independently conduct all operations related to occupational therapy by observing all standards of operational rules and procedures. The role might be responsible for managing staff.


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 replenishment when necessary


Undertaking full comprehensive & accurate assessment of patients physical, psychological and social needs including those patients with diverse or complex presentations/multi pathologies; using investigative and analytical skills, and formulate individualized management and treatment plans, using advanced clinical reasoning and utilizing a wide range of treatment knowledge, skills and options to formulate a specialized program of care
Undertaking client-centered & occupation focused assessments & interventions
Receiving referral, screening, prioritizing, assessing, identifying need, planning intervention, implementing, evaluating, adjusting and reviewing to address patient’s complex and changing needs, including the impact on carer and carer’s needs using professional judgment and clinical reasoning
Being alert to the needs of vulnerable patients group including risk assessment and taking appropriate action when required
Working under indirect supervision to diagnose, assess, plan and implement patient specific programs of care/rehabilitation, contributing to the continuous assessment of patients
Evaluating patient progress and alter treatment programs as and when appropriate
Involving patients in goals and treatment proposals. To gain valid informed consent. To work within the legal framework with patients who lack capacity for informed
Being responsible for own caseload under the clinical supervision of a senior Occupational Therapist and to deal with referrals in line with the departmental policy
Using a range of verbal and non-verbal communication tools to communicate effectively with patients, and their families/carers, the diagnosis and treatment plan to help progress rehabilitation. This will include patients who may have difficulties with understanding or communication
Developing comprehensive discharge plans and work with relevant professionals to arrange ongoing care
Completing all necessary records, reports and statistics in line with agreed occupational therapy service policy and professional guidelines.. Record personally generated clinical observations
Being responsible for care and adjustment as necessary and maintenance of equipment as appropriate
Maintaining 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)
Travel with patient wherever required in and out of UAE for treatment
Performs home-occupational therapy treatment when required, Royal or VIP patient
Can be required to interpret if bilingual
The responsibilities stated above must not be considered to be exclusive of any duties which are not specifically stated. This employee will be expected to accept any other duties which are consistent with his/her qualifications, experience and ability, when requested to do so by his/her superiors

Quality and 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

Information about the employer:
The Hospital has been providing high-quality, committed and ‎compassionate care to people of all ages, nationalities, and walks of life. With its commitment to ‎setting new standards in medical care, to leading the way with pioneering clinical research and to ‎providing exceptional mentorship and training programs for the leaders of tomorrow.
Hospital’s commitment to providing quality healthcare, pioneering research and ‎mentoring and training of the next generation of leaders has resulted in its status as one of the most accredited UAE hospitals.
The Hospital is owned and operated by Abu Dhabi ‎Health Services Company which is responsible for the curative activities of the ‎public hospitals and clinics of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. This Hospital will be recognized as the healthcare provider of choice for patients, employees and physicians. With a commitment to world-class quality patient care, cutting-edge clinical research and first-rate ‎training of physicians and nurses, they work tirelessly to improve the health and well-being of the ‎diverse communities we serve.


Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: REF:SM
Job Category: Health Services [ View All Health Services Jobs ]
Language requirements:
  • English-very good
Employment type: Full Time
Salary: Unspecified
Degree: Bachelors
Experience (year): 2
Job Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Address: Po Box 38579
Faerie Glen
Benefits and Other Informations: Contract package:
Contract package:
Tax free salary
Supplemental Allowance
Accommodation or Housing Allowance
Furniture Allowance
40+ paid leave days
Health insurance
End of service/bonus
Post Date: 22/10/2013 / Viewed 602 times
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