Job Summary :
The Physical Therapist is responsible for competently providing safe and effective and evidenced based physical therapy care to patients in their specialist field within the Sidra Medical and Research Center.
The post holder will assess therapy needs, plans, and implements and evaluates therapy programs working autonomously with minimal supervision.
The incumbent will work in collaboration with other members of the health care team and will strive to provide evidence-
based care by integrating research with practice. Key Roles & Responsibilities :
Provides total individualized patient care as assigned according to the core standards of patient care and established policies and evidence based practices.
Assumes accountability for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating therapy needs as well as discharge planning for each patient, assessing for current and potential problems.
Takes a lead role in the advanced assessment, treatment and specialist advice of patients with the most diverse or complex presentations / multi-pathologies.
Contributes to decreasing the length of stay / waiting time as per unit specific goal. Works in collaboration with Case Management to achieve goals.
Documents all relevant information correctly, appropriately and in a timely manner.
Identifies and alerts members of the medical team to changes in medical status of the patient.
Identifies impairments and refer to other medical specialties when necessary.
Liaises with the appropriate physiotherapy services in the community and provides transfer / discharge information
Educates the patient / family and other members of the health care team regarding the physiotherapy plan
Provides expert consultation to patients / families, staff, community agencies, satellite centers, national and international centers and the media.
Participates in community outreach activities e.g. school-based therapy, homecare.
Identifies physiotherapy research opportunities and participates in and / or develop and promote research.
Disseminates research and clinical findings through publications, presentations, seminars, etc.
Reports equipment failures, safety and security issues, and / or reduction of supply inventory to designee
Act as an advocate by empowering women / children and their families to make informed choices by providing them with information and support and directing to the relevant support services when appropriate.
Promotes patient satisfaction as a team member by demonstration of extraordinary service
Utilizing a professional practice framework and evidence based care, identify improvements while minimizing risks creating care that is optimal for our patients and families.
Promotes a safe environment and safe patient care by embracing a safety culture and identifying areas of risk to Director.
Complies with policies for personal and patient safety and for the prevention of healthcare associated infections.
Contributes to the achievement of cost efficiency savings for the service. Maintains an awareness of resource utilization, exercising care in the ordering and use of staff, equipment and materials.
Takes a lead role in service activities that contribute to excellence in outcomes, a positive patient experience and a healthy professional environment.
Contributes to the achievement of clinical quality outcome indicators and patient satisfaction. Leads service based Performance Improvement activities and organizational committees as assigned.
Contributes to special projects / assignments linked to therapy strategic priorities and professional practice model.
Participates in the continued development, implementation, and evaluation of Sidra Policy and Procedures to align with international best practices
Liaises and works within an interprofessional practice model to ensure high quality, holistic, and safe family centered care
Provides leadership, expertise, and clinical supervision to Physical Therapists I, Technicians and students.
Promotes and shares knowledge via mentorship / preceptorship programmes in line with relevant research and evidence based practice
Takes a lead role in the development programmes that seek to measure outcomes and quality, including audit and research studies, under guidance, support and direction of senior staff.
Actively participates in patient education programs
Develops and sustains (maintains) own knowledge, clinical skills (mandatory training) and professional (portfolio or profile)) awareness and maintains a professional profile.
Provides documented evidence of performance and maintenance of skills consistent with position.
Participates in new staff / student orientation aimed at developing competence and performance. Assists in maintaining a suitable learning environment and acts as a preceptor / mentor in the supervision and teaching of therapy students and new staff to develop their competence.
Demonstrates transcultural principles in physiotherapy practice.
Takes a lead role in the promotion and maintenance of effective communication and teamwork. Treats colleagues, patients, and visitors with dignity and respect at all times.
Actively welcomes and provides support for new staff / students to the unit. Contributes to the retention of all staff to meet the service specific turnover rate goal.
Participates in retention activities.
Maintains a professional demeanor at all times. Acts as a role model for junior staff.
Upholds the organizational values at all times.
Follows all Hospital related policies and procedures.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Maintains confidentiality of women and children at all times
Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies.
In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra during this early operational phase, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.
Essential Requirements :
Bachelor Degree from an accredited program in Physical Therapy (Master’s Degree Physical Therapy will be highly advantageous)
5+ years of relevant, current clinical experience
Demonstrated recent CPD in the field of Women’s Health
Current or recent experience working in an acute and tertiary care hospital : both inpatient and outpatient care in the field of Women’s Health and Obstetrics
Licensure or Registration from country of origin if applicable and eligibility for licensure
Registration as a Physical Therapist / Physical Therapist and Licensure in country of origin
Demonstrated thorough knowledge of Physiotherapy principles and practices.
Demonstrated ability to apply and integrate knowledge and skills into practice.
Demonstrated ability to teach, assess and develop educational materials for staff and patients.
Evidence of effective communication skills.
Experience in organizing data and generating thorough, accurate, timely reports.
Effective team member.
Motivated and enthusiastic.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.
Fluency in written and spoken English.