Union of Health Work Committees - Job Vacancy

Union of Health Work Committees

Job Vacancy


العمل في مشروع مشترك بين اتحاد لجان العمل الصحي و منظمة أطباء بلا حدود-بلجيكا

Overview of UHWC

UHWC is NGO leading Palestinian  knowledge-based community healthcare organazation established in 1985, contributing to community empowerment in healthcare and promoting the comprehensive concept in the Gaza Strip. Its members are gathering a healthy vision for our slogan, "Health Service is a right to whoever needs it". UHWC is achieving community health empowerment and promoting the comprehensive healthcare concept through capacity development; primary; and tertiary healthcare; culture and health, and community health communication and advocacy programs.


Code: MT032

Position in the Organization

Reports to (Hierarchical):      Physiotherapy Supervisor

Reports to (Functional):      Physiotherapy Supervisor

Job Family: Medical

Main Purpose 

  • Following medical prescription, plan and carry out individual treatment programmes, by assessing patients’ functional status, in order to maintain, improve or rehabilitate the physical well-being of the patient and prevent physical handicaps.


  • Provide occupational therapy treatment to patient suffering from burns and trauma, especially on upper limbs, or having undergone surgery, in order to help them to recover the best possible function. 

  • Provide occupational therapy treatment to patients suffering from chronic pain.

  • Create all type of thermoplastic splints and any adaptation to autonomize patients in the daily life activities. The occupational therapist supports the patient when returning home, reducing environmental challenges.

  • Educate patients and caretakers on the importance of rehabilitation and promote autonomy/independence. Give advices on environmental challenges.

  • Participate to the patient’s inclusion in the society by caring and training him to recover his best function and autonomy, including psycho-social aspects.

  • Respect established (patient, services and stock) management procedures. Fills charts and statistics registers adequately.

  • Participate in multidisciplinary discussions.

MSF Section/Context Specific Accountabilities

  • Ensure patient evaluation process for OT activity / service, while respecting AAH-MSFB procedures

  • Provide patient care (upper limb rehabilitation, splints production, home-adaptations advices, and chronic pain management. The OT will be involved with pediatric and adult patients. )

  • Provide information and training to medical staff

  • Ensure a smooth multidisciplinary coordination

  • In collaboration with the MLO and the PT supervisor, refer patients externally, when needed, and ensure smooth discharge process

  • Accomplish administrative tasks under supervision of the Head of Department

  • Maintain good relationship with staff members

  • Ensure quality of care and continuous improvement of technical skills and knowledge

  • Ensure efficient management of resources

  • Respect hygiene protocols and ensure patients security

  • Respect professional and MSF ethics

  • This job profile might evolve depending on the evolution of the project (tasks, place of work, working hours and schedule).


Essential, Official Occupational Therapist Degree and Practicing License


  • Essential, Theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in traumatology, orthopedics, neurology after a trauma event

  • Desirable, Experience in hospital settings is an asset

  • Essential, Familiar with adapting and / manufacturing a wide range of assistive products to improve positioning / immobilization during and after reconstructive surgery process

  • Desirable, Experience in simulating environmental needs of patients and proposing remote distance solutions to ensure accessibility and functional independence for patients


Fluent in written and spoken English


  • Abilities to work within a team

  • Capacities to analyze and assess

  • Abilities to properly communicate with patients, families/caretakers and medical staff

  • Motivated, dynamic; able and willing to take initiatives

  • Time and work management abilities as well as autonomy

  • Willing to learn and develop professionally

  • Open and interested in disability issues

Apply in English only through the link Apply Now

Dead line : 19th ,November 2020 6:00 PM

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