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SIDRA4580 - Pediatric Physical Therapist II

Department: Allied Health Div
Division: Support Services Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 08-Dec-2019
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medicine 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 Medicine 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

Department Profile:

Sidra Medical and Research Centre is an ultra-modern facility which will set new standards in patient care for women and children in Qatar, the Gulf region, and internationally.

Sidra’s vision is to become a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top academic medical centres in the world. Our mission is to provide patients with world class healthcare services in an innovative and ultra-modern facility specially designed to promote healing. Sidra is very committed to the development of its staff through continuing education and training.

Sidra is looking for highly motivated and exceptionally skilled Paediatric Physical Therapists with specialist skills in the following areas:

  • Neurosurgery

  • Acute Neurosciences

  • Spinal cord injury

  • Orthopaedics

  • Plastics

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).

  • Highly motivated and exceptionally skilled Pediatric Physical Therapists with specialist skills in the following areas:
  • Specialist Pediatric Physiotherapists with recent experience in acute inpatient Neurosurgery and neurotrauma.

  • Specialist Pediatric Physiotherapists with recent experience in the management of complex neurological conditions and neurorehabilitation.

  • Specialist Pediatric Physiotherapists with recent experience in acute inpatient orthopedic trauma .

  • Spinal cord injury.

  • Plastics.

  • > 5 years Physiotherapy experience.

  • Current experience of tertiary hospital acute pediatric care.

  • Licensure or Registration from country of origin (if applicable) and eligibility for licensure in Qatar.

  • Experience in quality improvement and service development.

  • Innovative, enthusiastic with strong clinical reasoning skills and a foundation of evidence based practice in specialist area.

  • Team player, excellent communication skills.


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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