Occupational Therapy Assistant

at Life Entabeni Hospital
Published June 19, 2022
Location Durban, South Africa
Category Health Care  
Job Type Full-Time  

Description

 

A permanent vacancy exists for an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) or Technician (OTT), at the Acute Rehabilitation Unit, Entabeni Hospital, and KZN Durban.  Reporting to the Therapy Services Coordinator, the successful applicant will be expected to work as part of an interdisciplinary team, offering quality customer service. Life Entabeni Rehabilitation unit, is part of an expanding network of rehabilitation units within Life Healthcare group.

 

Critical Outputs

To assist in providing Occupational therapy services to patients

To assist the Occupational Therapist with therapy groups.

Manage a patient caseload under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist

To develop and maintain patient programs, community outings in liaison with the Occupational Therapists

To participate in team and family meetings

Able to communicate with families and patients regarding their therapy program and progress

To attend and contribute to continuing education programmes

To assist with ensuring maintenance of unit equipment

Computer literacy

Critical to be able to work in an inter-disciplinary team setting

Excellent interpersonal skills  and effective communication is critical

 

Requirements

 

Matric / National Senior Certificate of education

Applicants need to have the accredited HPCSA qualification/ certificate in OTT/ OTA

Applicants must be registered with the HPCSA as an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) or Occupational Therapy Technician (OTT).

Experience in treating adults and children with neurological disorders will be an advantage.

Essential to have an understanding of stroke, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury.

Applicants need to have strong interpersonal relationship skills, team work, and effective communication skills,

Performance orientation and commitment to quality patient and customer satisfaction.

 

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