Hospital Physiotherapist Officer Job at Handicap International

On Monday, May 6th, 2013
Hospital Physiotherapist Officer

Responsible to: Rehabilitation Technical Team Leader
Location: Dadaab
Closing date: 8th May, 2013
The Organization
Handicap International (HI) is an independent and impartial international aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster.
Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights.
The Position
Under the supervision of the “rehabilitation technical team leader” and in close collaboration with the “Rehabilitation Technical Coordinator”, the hospital physiotherapist officer will be responsible to provide high quality physiotherapy treatment to in-patients in camps hospitals.

He/she will contribute, in close collaboration with the two “rehabilitation trainers”, to mentor the clinical practice training (hands-on) of student rehabilitation worker refugees regarding the hospital approach. He/she will contribute to build the capacity of the medical staff and patient’s families on preventive rehabilitative measures.

He/she is responsible for
  • Providing high quality physiotherapy treatment for in-patients.
  • Introducing the physiotherapy services to the hospital director and agreeing on approach and way forward for effective added value of physiotherapy in hospital.
  • Participating actively in the daily ward round with the medical teams and contributing to identifying patients in need of physiotherapy.
  • Providing high quality in-patient physiotherapy treatment according to the defined protocols.
  • Contributing, in close collaboration with the two “rehabilitation trainers”, to the training and mentorship for clinical practice (“hands-on”) of “Rehabilitation Workers” trainee’s regarding the hospital approach.
  • Coordinating closely with the two “rehabilitation trainers” and ensuring compliance with training timeframe and objectives.
  • Providing regular hands-on training, demonstrating and mentoring rehabilitation workers, trainees on in-patients physiotherapy in hospital and carrying out regular case study.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the clinical practice skills of the rehabilitation workers and reporting regularly the learning progress of the trainees to the two trainers.
  • Contributing to building the capacity of the medical staff and patient’s family on basic rehabilitation for prevention of complications.
  • Communicating with the focal person of health partners and organizing, in the frame work of their continuous education program, regular sensitization and information sessions on prevention of complications and basic rehabilitation measures.
  • Preparing the content, material and tools for sensitization sessions
  • Providing sensitization sessions on prevention measures to the staff of the hospital
Qualifications and skills required
  • Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • Minimum of 2 years practical experience working in physiotherapy in hospital
  • Minimum 3 years teaching experience
  • Knowledge and skills on chest respiratory physiotherapy
  • Organizational skills
  • Team player
  • Working in semi autonomy
  • Communication
  • Innovative and creative
  • Ability to adapt to challenging context
  • Problem solving
Skills Required
  • Activity planning
  • Networking and communication skills
  • English, Somali added advantage
  • Computer: Internet, Power Point, word and excel
If you feel you are the right candidate for this position, kindly send your application along with an up-to-date CV indicating your salary history and 3 referees with their current contacts by email to :- [email protected] .
The email subject line should be marked: “Application for Hospital Physiontherapist Officer – Dadaab position”
Only short listed candidates with the above qualifications and skills will be contacted.

Any kind of lobbying on behalf of applicants or canvassing will lead to immediate disqualification.
Important Notice
Be fully aware that Handicap International does not request for any fees from applicants during the application and/or induction process.
Any occurrence of this kind is to be reported without delay to [email protected] for further action.
Handicap International is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply
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