Therapy Services Co-ordinator

at Life Riverfield Lodge
Published February 5, 2024
Expires March 10, 2024
Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Category Management  
Job Type Full-Time  


A vacancy exists for a Therapy Services Co-ordinator at the acute Rehabilitation Unit at Life Riverfield Lodge.

The Life Rehabilitation unit at Life Riverfield Lodge is part of an expanding network of rehabilitation units within Life Healthcare.

The post holder will report to the Clinic Manager and will be expected to manage a professional team to deliver a quality and cost-effective rehabilitation service.

Critical Outputs
Co-ordination of the acute rehabilitation therapy service within an interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation professionals, including timeous discharge planning.
Professional therapy service implementation in accordance with Life Healthcare protocols and procedures.
Assessment, development and maintenance of appropriate and intensive therapy programs.
Ensure the establishment and maintenance of a spasticity management programme.
Ensure implementation of Life Rehabilitation clinical outcomes measures.
Co-ordination of family and patient educational programs.
Providing patient and family support and effective communication as needed.
Funder liaison, including timeous reporting on patient progress and rehabilitation needs.

The minimum requirement for this position is a degree in any of the therapy professions.
Relevant current registration with the appropriate body, e.g. HPCSA.
Experience in the rehabilitation field for at least 5 years and management of multi-disciplinary teams, is essential.
Experience in the private funder environment would be an advantage.
Strong leadership qualities and interpersonal skills are required, as well as vision and tenacity to develop the rehabilitation function into a strategic advantage to the hospital.
Results orientation, attention to detail, patient focus, and excellent interpersonal skills are very important for this position.

Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
Engaging diversity
Verbal & written communication and presentation
Drive & energy
Excellence orientation
Ethical behaviour
Building relationships
Customer responsiveness

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