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Paediatric Physical Therapist - United Arab Emirates

£60,000 - £72,000 pa tax free - Other - Allied Health Professional
Ref: 338 Date Posted: Monday 29 May 2017
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A Paediatric Physical Therapist is sought for a Child Early Intervention Center catering for children with special needs age 0-13 in Dubai.

It is a place where these very special kids can develop, progress and also have fun under the supervision of the most experienced and specialized therapists. It is a solution for parents who are spending a large amount of their time going from one place to another trying to find the right combined services for their children in large and busy Dubai.   The team consists of senior pediatric therapists under the supervision of a visiting developmental expert. They work together in creating a custom-made program for each child in order to reach their maximum potential and progress in both gross and fine motor skills as well as communication and cognitive skills. The specialties offered include Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and Feeding, along with other complementary services.   The clinic mainly caters to neurodevelopmental disorders: neuromuscular diagnoses (Cerebral Palsy, Dystonia, etc.), genetic disorders, abnormal muscle tone (increased or decreased), sensory processing difficulties, delayed developmental milestones, fine motor/visual motor deficits and self-care difficulties.   The center has all the necessary equipment in addition to a pool, a sensory therapy room, a fully equipped gym as well as custom-made changing rooms.   In addition to the above, it collaborates with various international therapy institutions and have specialized visiting therapists introducing the latest techniques throughout the year with our children. It is a place that will bring the best in the world to benefit Dubai’s and the region's super special kids.

 

Role Requirements:

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Performs physical therapy assessments, diagnostic tests, skilled procedures, and ongoing evaluation for babies, infants, children, and teenagers with developmental, congenital, and neuromuscular disorders as well as those recovering from injury, who are receiving services through the Center.
  • Perform in-depth patient evaluation, develop treatment plan, and manage individualized treatment focused on the patient’s individual goals. Goals may include improving coordination, balance, strength, endurance, and sensory integration skills.
  • Implement treatment plan by using exercises that stimulate and activate different parts of the body. Play should be intertwined with treatment to aid success.
  • Develops a therapy care plan to provide direction to other team members involved in the plan of care. Reviews and updates care plan per policy and client need.
  • Create, implement and revise the individual treatment program.
  • Instruct and advise parents on physical therapy treatment plan appropriate to the client's needs and within the context of his/her environment and learning ability.
  • Write detailed reports upon evaluation and monitor and evaluate patient's progress.
  • Work with clients on a one-to-one basis, and in groups, to deliver therapy.
  • Consult and work with team members of the ASKC multidisciplinary team to incorporate appropriate strategies and goals into the child’s plan to ensure the child’s fullest development.
  • Assists in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the ongoing quality improvement process.
  • Participates in discharge planning and documents this in client record

 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum Education: BA in Physical Therapy. Master’s Degree is an advantage.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Visio.
  • 5 years' experience