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Rehabilitation Medical Officer

at Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital
Published July 10, 2023
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Category Health Care  
Job Type Full-Time  


A Vacancy exists for two Rehabilitation Doctor’s at the acute Rehabilitation Unit at Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital in the Western Cape. The Life Rehabilitation at Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital Rehabilitation unit is part of an expanding network of rehabilitation units within Life Healthcare. The post holder will report to the Hospital Manager/ Rehabilitation Practice Manager and will be expected to provide holistic clinical services at the rehabilitation unit to all patients admitted to the rehabilitation unit.

Critical Outputs
Clinical assessment and daily management of patients admitted to the unit, including weekend, public holiday ward rounds (at least one weekend per month).
After hour telephonic on-call support and on-site emergency care.
Driving a spasticity management programme.
Participation in family meetings and team goal setting and rehab plan review meetings.
Compliance to company policies and formulary and anti-microbial stewardship programmes.
Participating in compiling of patient reports to funders and referring doctors.
Promote and maintain sound and productive relationships with doctors and stakeholders in the field of Rehabilitation.
Assist with the marketing of the business and the positioning of the unit in the provision of this challenging service.
Create a unit culture, which promotes business objectives, a performance / results orientation, customer focus and teamwork.


A MBBCH or MBChB, current registration with the HPCSA as medical doctor.
Current indemnity and malpractice insurance (permanent on demand and locum positions)
Specialist specialty is an advantage.
Hospital-based clinical experience in acute rehabilitation, neurology, orthopaedics and/or general medicine is a requirement.
Experience in leading a team of professionals and successfully providing clinical supervision to professionals will be an advantage.
Financial acumen as well as excellent interpersonal skills are important for the position.


Approachable and able to work within an interdisciplinary team
Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
Verbal & written communication and presentation
Ethical behaviour
Building relationships & influencing of referring specialists and other stakeholders
Organisational awareness
Time management
Ability to build relationships