Occupational Therapist

at Life Entabeni Hospital
Location Durban, South Africa
Date Posted January 17, 2022
Category Health Care
Job Type Full-Time

Description

 

 

A permanent Occupational Therapist (6 hours) vacancy exist at the Acute Rehabilitation Unit at Entabeni Hospital, Durban.  Life Entabeni Rehabilitation is part of an expanding network of rehabilitation units within Life Healthcare group.  The successful candidate will report to the Therapy Services Coordinator.

 

Critical Outputs

Function effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team to meet the requirements of quality patient care

Understands the private healthcare industry, and relevant legislation, challenges and role players

Evaluation, program development and treatment of patients admitted to the unit

Assessment and treatment of physical, functional and cognitive problems.

Prescription and ordering of assistive devices

Education of patients and their families about the patient’s condition.

Participation in weekly team and family meetings.

Active participation in continuing professional development activities of the unit.

Supervision and training of, therapy assistants, and other subordinates

Building relationships with referring doctors and therapists.

 

Requirements

 

Applicants must have a degree in Occupational Therapy, and must have current registration with the HPCSA.

A minimum of 2 years’ experience in treating adults and children with neurological disorders will be an advantage.

Experience and interest in management and treatment in paediatric rehabilitation will be an advantage

Recognised further training within their profession in the field will be an advantage

It is essential to have an understanding of stroke, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury.

Excellent Interpersonal relationship skills, and understanding of interdisciplinary teamwork,

Effective communication skills, leadership and performance orientation

Candidate will need to demonstrate commitment to quality patient care and customer satisfaction/experience.

 

Interested candidates can send their CVs