Job Title: Physiotherapist – Full-time

Company: CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda

Deadline: Wednesday, July 10, 2024

About CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda:

CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda has been a place of hope since opening its doors in 2001. It is one of Africa’s leading pediatric hospitals for brain surgery and the treatment of neurological conditions. Our teaching hospital has an 18-bed Intensive Care Unit and 50 ward beds, three operating rooms, and an outpatient clinic. In addition to world-class medical care, our team ministers to the emotional and spiritual needs of our patients and their communities.

Job Description:

The Physiotherapist specializes in treating physical limitations caused by illness, injury, or disability. They play a pivotal role in rehabilitation by developing and restoring bodily functions, ultimately improving patients’ mobility.

Reports to: Medical Director/Clinical Services Supervisor

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Assessment of Patient:

  • Provides assessment, plans care, and delivers a range of physical treatments to resolve, restore, or maintain physical-based conditions.
  • Assesses, treats, and monitors mobility problems providing appropriate assistance from walking aids and supports.

Treatment Function:

  • Provides treatment to reduce pain, increase mobility, and limit secondary functional disability, providing effective and evaluated individualized programs of care.
  • Participates in ward rounds to communicate treatment plans and supports the medical team in providing holistic patient-centered care.

Multidisciplinary Team Function:

  • Provides support to the medical multidisciplinary team by providing physiotherapy-based assessment of the patient’s physical conditions.
  • Ensures the patient needs and progress is communicated to other members of the medical multidisciplinary team as appropriate.
  • Attends the medical multidisciplinary team reviews as appropriate.

Medical Recordkeeping Function:

  • Maintains accurate and comprehensive treatment notes keeping a clinical record of treatment interventions.

Occupational Health & Safety:

  • Works in a way that does not cause injury to yourself, other staff members, or customers.
  • Follows and complies with Health & Safety policies, processes, and applies them to one’s work activities, including using/wearing Personal Protective Equipment as required.
  • Participates in activities directed at preventing harm and promoting well-being in the workplace.
  • Identifies, reports, and self-manages hazards where appropriate.
  • Reports incidents at work early and accurately, raising issues of concern when identified.

Spiritual Ministry Participation:

  • Participates in the hospital’s Spiritual Ministry programs.
  • Attends chapel and departmental bible studies with staff (depending on weekly schedule).

Professional Development Function:

  • Identifies short-term training that can help perform your role better.
  • Participates in the scheduled training and sensitization arrangements by the hospital for all co-workers.
  • Ensures that the professional training tracker card is updated as per the above-mentioned training attended.
  • A minimum of 3 professional development sessions – self-initiated – are done in the fiscal year.

Punctuality and Attendance:

  • Reports to work as scheduled.
  • Reports to work on time as per schedule.

Participation in Meetings:

  • Attends and participates in department meetings as scheduled.
  • Attends and participates in general co-workers’ meetings as scheduled.

Please note this position description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the co-worker for this position. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Co-worker must perform other tasks, duties, and projects as assigned, as a member of the Human Resources team.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy from a recognized institution.
  • Three years of experience in a pediatric rehabilitation facility.
  • Must be registered with the Allied Health Professional’s Council.
  • Must be willing to learn other clinical technician functions.
  • Good communication skills with peers, superiors, physicians, patients, and their families.
  • Ability to handle or process confidential documents or material in an appropriate manner.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, establish priorities, and work independently.
  • Willingness and ability to adopt new knowledge and research procedures.
  • Flexible attitude to duties and to hours of work with ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Highly organized and meticulous.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can apply by clicking here.

 

 



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