Speech & Language Therapist

at Life New Kensington Clinic
Published July 5, 2022
Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Category Health Care  
Job Type Full-Time  

Description

A vacancy exists for a 5/8th Speech and Language Therapist at the Acute Rehabilitation Unit at Life New Kensington Clinic, Johannesburg. Life New Kensington Rehabilitation is part of an expanding network of rehabilitation units within the Life Healthcare group. The successful candidate will start from the 1st of August 2022, and will report to the Therapy Unit Manager.

 

Critical Outputs

Manage the evaluation, program development and treatment of patients admitted to the unit.

Assessment and treatment of physical and functional impairments using world standard outcome

measures.

Function effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team to meet the requirements of quality

patient care.

Participate in prescription 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, with Rehab

Clinical Specialist.

Supervision, guiding and training of Nursing staff.

Building relationships with referring doctors and therapists; and creating a positive, learning

environment within the unit.

 

Requirements

 

Applicants need to have a degree in Speech and Language Therapy (2years or longer), and must be registered with the HPCSA.

 

2 years or more experience in treating adults with neurological disorders is essential.

It is essential to have in-depth knowledge of stroke, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury in adults and paediatrics, tracheostomy care and weaning, dysphagia and aphasia.

Interpersonal relationship skills, teamwork, effective communication skills, leadership and performance orientation.

Candidate will need to demonstrate commitment to quality patient care and customer satisfaction. Candidate will need to be on top of international trends in diet consistencies, AAC, communication tools.

 

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