To provide quality rehabilitative care using a family centered approach that empowers patients and families afflicted with physical impairments, disabilities and other health conditions have life in all its fullness
Minimum Qualification : Diploma
Experience Level : Mid level
Experience Length : 3 years
Reports to : Head of Clinical Services Department : Physiotherapy Key Result Areas :
To carry out a systematic assessment of clients and their families so as to identify their physical challenges and how the family can be involved in the care and support of the client
To discuss with the client and family the findings of the assessment so as to enable them understand their health condition for better adherence to care
To technically develop an efficient and acceptable progressive rehabilitation program for the client and family for effective functional recovery
To apply expertise in selecting a treatment modality (exercise therapy, electrotherapy, lifestyle management skills, cryotherapy, massage) that addresses the client’s needs and improves their condition
To proficiently carry out the relevant treatment procedures so as to achieve maximum attainable physical function
To appropriately assess the client for need of assistive devices, provide and train the client in the use of the device in order to achieve physical functional independence
To identify the locally available resources and train the client and his family in their use at home to ensure continuity and proper follow up.
To carry out targeted home visits to families and communities in order to incorporate the rehabilitation program into the home environment, for adaptation and continuity of care plan, and follow up.
To evaluate the clients progress for effectiveness of the treatment and further planning
To carry out appropriate referral of clients to relevant service points for comprehensive management.
To link and participate in resettlement of rehabilitated NHL clients with physical impairments and disabilities back to the community for adaptability, acceptability to ensure continuity of normal life
To ensure that the community exit plans are made by the therapist after successful rehabilitation has been achieved for every client
Any other duties as may be assigned Competencies / Abilities :
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
The ability to obtain complex medical information from those whose first language may not be English.
The ability to work as a pivotal member of a team comprising medical and non-medical colleagues.
The ability to maintain a compassionate and understanding approach even under pressure.
To be able to make rapid assessments of risk and start treatment, transfer or other remote intervention.
To be able to communicate their decisions and the reasoning behind them to the patient and other parties.
To develop an understanding of the commercial and corporate structures and operations of our clients. Knowledge / Qualifications and Experience
A diploma in Physiotherapy
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.