Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi (AKUH, N) is a private not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides tertiary and secondary level healthcare services. It is one of the hospitals in East Africa accredited by the Joint Commission International from USA. The University Hospital has been providing high quality care for the people of East Africa and beyond for over 60 years.
Applications are invited from qualified candidates for the above position based in Nairobi Kenya. The position holder will be responsible for conducting in-depth evaluation of patients referred for occupational therapy, developing individual programs and carry out treatment. The incumbent will report to the Manager, Physiotherapy.
Responsibilities:Conduct initial evaluation and assessment of patients referred for occupational therapy. Identify treatment goals and appropriate therapy techniques and proceed to administer them. Conduct patient and family education. To conduct regular evaluation of patients to assess progress and response to therapy, revise treatment program as necessary to achieve goals To evaluate the patients, need for adaptive and assistive devices Maintain daily treatment notes evaluation of patientâs progress and discharge planning notes and summaries Assign patients to the assistants or interns with laid out treatment plans and supervise their treatment To control infection by observing hygiene rules Maintain professional proficiency through review of current literature and attendance into continuing medical education programs in line with the occupational therapy accreditation requirements To have a full knowledge of the hospital policies & procedures, protocols, guidelines and adhere to the same Carry out clinical and service audits and evaluate improvement of services Supervising and delegating tasks to physiotherapy assistants and service attendants Ensuring functionality of equipment by participating in regular maintenance/monitoring & testing to ensure minimum equipment downtime Participate in planning and implementation of department goals and objectives to enable optimal performance Observe and comply with environment health and occupational safety measures Participate in the implementation of quality initiative and patient safety programs Responsibility for CCPC stroke program
Requirements:Diploma in Occupational Therapy from a recognized institution/college Registered with Kenya Occupational Therapy Association Preferably 1-year experience as an Occupational Therapist
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