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SIDRA3509 - Technician - Physical Therapy

Department: Allied Health Div
Division: Support Services Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 31-Dec-2017
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medical and Research Center is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards.  Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.

Sidra’s Vision is:  “Sidra Medical and Research Center will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical centers in the world”.

Achieving this vision will encompass three essential activities:

World Class:     Patient and Family Centered Care      Health Education        Biomedical Discovery

Sidra works closely with Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar and Hamad Medical Corporation across  all three activities to raise the standard of health and health care throughout the State of Qatar.

Department Profile:

The Allied Health Department is a diverse mix of professions and services working together to provide patients with the comprehensive care that they require. Allied Health will provide services to neonatal, pediatric and adolescent patients of all specialties, as well as obstetrical and gynecological patients.

The vision of the Department of Allied Health is to provide outstanding care, rehabilitation, and patient/ family support through the provision of high quality clinicians and services working in an interdisciplinary environment that integrates education, research, and innovation into its model of care.

 

Job Summary: The Technician - Physical Therapy assumes responsibility for direct and indirect patient care activities as delegated and/ or supervised by the Supervisor – Physical Therapy. As an active member of the patient care team, the Technician assists the therapist with patient preparation, treatment and education as appropriate, incorporating principles of family-centered care. The incumbent is responsible for preparing therapy materials, reporting on therapy outcomes, performing routine maintenance on clinical equipment, and working with a licensed therapist to adjust therapy goals.
Key Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Communicates effectively with patients, families and members of the health care team
  • Under the clinical supervision of the Therapist, the Technician administers programs developed by the Physical Therapist to individual patients, or groups of patients (e.g. ROM exercises, gait training, balance and endurance training, developmental programs, ADL programs)
  • Assists in assessment, diagnosis and management of a range of Physical problems resulting from illness, injury, disability or ageing under the supervision of Physical Therapist
  • Assists in implementing treatment programs to improve patient movement and function by developing or restoring body systems (in particular the neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory systems), using various exercise therapies, massage, manipulation, electro and/ or hydro therapy, and the applications of technological equipment  such as ultrasound
  • Assists with the preparation of a patient for therapy session, including equipment preparation
  • Documents treatment provided and reports back to supervising therapist
  • Monitors and reports any change or adverse reaction to treatment or prescribed program plan. Reports any identified risks/ safety issues to therapist
  • Provides and reinforces patient and/ or family education regarding prescribed therapy programs or equipment under the direction of supervising therapist
  • Responds to patient needs during therapy sessions and provides encouragement or cease treatment as appropriate  
  • Assists therapist with the on-going identification of patient needs
  • Assists with departmental operations such as scheduling, maintaining orderly work and supply area, which includes organizing and storing equipment and supplies, etc.
  • Participates in regularly scheduled maintenance and cleaning of equipment, reporting any equipment or safety concerns immediately, completing work orders for equipment repairs as necessary
  • Documents accurate workload statistics
  • 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 pre-operational phase, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.

Essential Requirements:
  • Diploma in Therapy or relevant field associated within Healthcare
  • 3+ years of experience in a similar role of Physical Therapy Technician
  • Valid registration/ clinical license as a Physical Therapy Technician in Country of Origin
  • Eligible for license in Qatar after onboarding
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in stressful situation
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and be flexible
  • Excellent communication abilities
  • Active  listening skills
  • Judgment and decision making skills
  • Critical thinking ability
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Sidra’s Organizational Values:
  • Trust: Being competent; acting consistently, reliably and predictably; acting with honesty and integrity; respecting patient, employee and commercial confidentiality; delivering on commitments
  • Care: Acting with empathy, kindness and compassion; being humble; listening and responding; acting with cultural sensitivity; Caring for patients and staff
  • Teamwork: Sharing information and knowledge and learning from demonstrated expertise; being respectful, and thereby earning respect of others; acting with professionalism; leading and following; collaborating and being accessible
  • Transparency: Frequent and honest communication; open access to information for decision making; willingly acknowledge shortcomings; speaking up about concerns; publishing performance indicators
  • Innovation: Freedom to innovate; welcoming ideas and encouraging creativity; supporting talent; creating confidence; celebrating successes
  • Efficiency: Providing measurable value; using data to drive decision making; having and achieving clear goals; building processes that work; continuously improving outcomes in patient and family care
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