Full time Offered Salary :

Occupational Therapists at Nairobi Hospital

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Job Description

REF: TNH/HRD/OT/04/2023

The overall purpose of the job is to carry out Occupational therapy assessments, diagnosis, development and delivery patient focused treatment programs to patients in line with established protocols and the Hospital’s patient care objectives.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Carry out an assessment of patients, using clinical reasoning skills and manual assessment techniques to provide occupational therapy diagnosis of their condition;
  • Formulate prognosis and recommend the best course of intervention and develop discharge plans;
  • Formulate and deliver occupational therapy treatment programs to patients in line with established protocols;
  • Evaluate patients’ progress, reassess and alternative treatment programmes if required and develop reflective practice;
  • Represent the department and/or individual patients in meetings for discussing patient care, patient progress and discharge planning;
  • Determine the patients’ understanding of treatment proposals, obtain valid patient consent and work within a legal framework with patients who lack the capacity to consent to treatment;
  • Encourage patients continuously in order to empower them to regain and maintain independence;
  • Keep abreast of national and local standards and monitor quality of practice in occupational therapy;
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive patient treatment records in line with standards of practice; and
  • Any other responsibilities that may be assigned to the job holder by the supervisor from time to time.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Diploma in Occupational Therapy from a recognized institution.
  • B.Sc. may be an added advantage
  • Must be registered have with the Kenya Occupational Therapist Association (KOTA) and hold a valid practicing license.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ occupational therapy experience.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Muscular skeletal skills
  • Neuro-rehabilitation skills
  • Cardio pulmonary skills
  • Paediatrics skills
  • Geriatric skills
  • Oncology skills
  • Ability to interpret radiology images & laboratory reports
  • Knowledge of sport injuries
  • Ergonomics
  • Understanding of health and safety guidelines related to physiotherapy
  • Patient care skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Customer service skills
  • Planning and organising skills
  • Communication skills
  • Team working skills
  • Accountability
  • Integrity
  • Confidentiality

Method of Application

If your background, experience and competence match the above specifications, please send your application (cover letter & CV/Resume) quoting the job reference number, testimonials and full contact details of 3 referees, to reach the undersigned not later than 30th April, 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from us within two weeks post application, please consider your application unsuccessful. Please note that The Nairobi Hospital does not charge any fees from applicants at any stage, nor has it engaged a third party to facilitate this hire.

Human Resources Manager
The Nairobi Hospital
P. O. Box 30026 – 00100
NAIROBI
Email: recruitment@nbihosp.org

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