Occupational Therapist NMC Corporate Abu Dhabi

An Occupational Therapist at NMC Healthcare in NMC Corporate, Alain Tower, Abu Dhabi, UAE will work as an autonomous professional according to the standards of DOH. The applicants must meet the regulations of the DOH and fulfill the requirements for Occupational Therapy registration. This position will be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of own work and to ensure a high standard of clinical care for patients under own care and support other team members to do likewise. This is an Intermediate level full time job. And salary can range between 6000-14000 AED/month.

Responsibilities of Occupational Therapist

  • To undertake a comprehensive, highly specialist Occupational therapy assessment of patients including those with the most complex presentation, using advanced investigative and analytical skills.
  • To select appropriate treatment techniques, this may include improving independence in ADLs. Provide the necessary assistive devices, conducting seating assessments etc.
  • To safely use the splinting techniques in accordance with the PIMC guidelines formulated.
  • To conduct a seating assessment to provide a suitable seating system for patients.
  • To review and evaluate patient’s condition at each session and amend the treatment program as necessary to achieve planned objectives.
  • To maintain comprehensive and accurate assessment and treatment records in line with legal and departmental requirements.
  • To efficiently and effectively manage designated case load with regard to clinical responsibilities and use of time.
  • To work with members of the multi-disciplinary team, to ensure optimal outcomes for the patient.
  • To provide advice, teaching and instruction to patient, relatives and carers regarding their medical management and care needs. Ensure a consistent approach to patient care, whilst promoting understanding of the aims of Occupational Therapy.
  • Being an active member of the in-service training program by the attendance and presentation at staff meetings, tutorials, training sessions, external courses and reflective practice.
  • Informal/formal supervision with Senior Occupational Therapist/ and or Manager.
  • To ensure the application of professional standards in day-to-day practice of Occupational Therapy.
  • To be responsible for equipment used in carrying out clinical duties and to adhere to departmental equipment policy, including competence to use equipment and to ensure the safe use of equipment by others.
  • To comply with the organizational and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Any other duties that might be considered appropriate by the Senior Occupational Therapist and/or Manager.
  • To ensure that all duties are carried out to the highest possible standard.


  • To communicate effectively and collaboratively with nursing and medical colleagues to ensure a delivery of a coordinated multi-disciplinary service. This will include case conferences, handovers and documentation in the medical records.
  • Communicates the mission, vision and values of the facility internally and externally.

Personal and People Development

  • Develops own skills and knowledge.
  • Recognizes the necessity to continuously develop skills and acquire additional knowledge appropriate to the position.
  • Dresses appropriately to the expectations of the specific work areas and Occupational Health and Safety Policy.
  • Participate in the staff appraisal scheme and identify objectives for personal development with the Senior Occupational Therapist/ and or Manager.


  • Maintains confidentiality of all information in accordance with NMC ProVita policy and UAE Professional Code of Conduct for staff.

Health, Safety and Security

  • Adheres to the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHS-AD).
  • Adheres to the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Guidelines and Infection Control Guidelines.
  • Understands and adheres to emergency preparedness, fire safety and code policies/plans.
  • Has the responsibility for Environmental, Occupational Health and safety and Infection prevention and Control within the entire facility.
  • Report any hazard / risk and conduct a risk assessment in their area.
  • Complete their mandatory education and competencies as well as their specific education and competencies.
  • Report any serious injury or non-serious injury.
  • Participate in emergency mock drills
  • Follow up and correct the deficiencies identified during the inspections/audits that relates to them.
  • To attend mandatory training sessions, including annual fire and safety lectures, cardiac resuscitation lectures and safe patient manual handling training.
  • They shall attend OHS related committee meetings and educational training sessions.

Qualifications & Experience

Following are the prerequisites for the role of Occupational Therapist at NMC Healthcare:

  • Bachelors Degree/ Diploma in Occupational Therapy OR Masters.
  • NDT Knowledge, Sensory Integration Qualification.
  • 2+ Years of Experience & 3 years + clinical experience.
  • Experience in a tertiary care hospital with outpatient and inpatient Occupational Therapy services.
  • Experience working in different clinical areas across rehabilitation, namely neuro, ortho, pediatric, seating, splinting etc.
  • Adult and Pediatric experience.
  • DOH and Home country licensure.

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