Minimum Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
Minimum experience of internship required
The tasks an Occupational Therapist is expected to perform include:Providing medical help and/or rehabilitation to individuals suffering from functional disabilities
Helping general treatment and recovery of patients suffering from tuberculosis, rheumatism, industrial accidents, blood pressure, heart trouble, etc.Engaging the patient as guided by doctor in creative, vocational and manual pursuits such as craft work, gardening, physical exercises, games, music, etc.
In-depth knowledge of physiology and human psychology
In-depth knowledge of different therapies
Skilled in customizing treatment for specific disabilities
Ability to guide the family of the patients regarding care of the disabled
Knowledge of medical practices
Keepingup-to-date with any advances in the diagnosis and treatment of patients
Will be updated
Ability to make informed decisions
Excellent communication skills
Good interpersonal skills
Excellent analytical skills
Attention to detail
It is not a desk job
Need not handle a team
Local travelling is not a part of this job role
Part-time work and contractual jobs are available
Work from home option maybe available
Hospitals/clinics usually work for 6/7 days a week and 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from clinic to clinic Shift system maybe available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and those who have Both their Legs Impaired (BL) and One Arm Impaired (OA)
This job isnot listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)
Occupational hazards include mental stress and pain in joints, etc. if not taken care of
For candidates with experience -INR7,000 toINR60,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
Overview ofHealthcare Sector in India
According to CII, in India as well, Healthcare has emerged as one of the largest service sectors with estimated revenue of aroundUS$ 30 billion constituting 5% of GDP and offering employment to around 4 million people. By 2025, Indian population will reach 1.4 billion with about 45% constituting urban adults (15 years+). To cater to this demographic change, the healthcare sector will have to be aboutUS$100 billion in size contributing nearly 8 to 10% of the then GDP.Medical tourism market is valued to be worth overUS$310 million withmore than 100,000foreign patients coming every year.
The Indian healthcare industry is growing at a tremendous pace due to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by public as well private players. The Indian healthcare industry is projected to continue its rapid expansion, with an estimated market value of US$ 280 billion by 2020.
With the growth and awareness of healthcare facilities the employment opportunities for Occupational Therapist will also increase in the future.
Cities and towns across India