Physiotherapist Job in Kenya – SOS Medical Centre Nairobi

TERMS OF REFERENCE (TOR)

PHYSIOTHERAPIST FOR THE MEDICAL CENTRE NAIROBI

Background: SOS Children‘s Villages Kenya runs programmes that include Family Care, Family Strengthening, Education, Health, Youth Empowerment and Advocacy.

Started in 1973 in Buruburu (Nairobi), SOS Children’s Villages Kenya has expanded to 7 other counties in Kenya: Mombasa (1979), Eldoret (1990), Meru (2005) and Kisumu (2012) Busia and Homabay counties.

SOS CV Kenya takes care of over 15,000 children and youth under its programs.

SOS Medical centers is one of the programs run by SOS Children’s Villages Kenya under health program.

SOS Children’s Villages Kenya provides individualized health care and supports communities in the development of improved health service infrastructure.

Currently, SOS Children’s Villages Kenya runs two medical centers in Nairobi-Buru Buru and Eldoret. The medical centers serve vast clientele reaching an average of 80,000 clients per year.

Our mission is to be a trusted health-care partner to families by offering high quality, affordable medical services in a financially sustainable manner

Proposed Assignment: SOS Medical Centre Nairobi seeks to engage a physiotherapist to provide effective and efficient physiotherapy treatment to meet the needs of outpatient clients, in line with best practice.

Objectives:

  • Provide quality physiotherapy treatment to the highest possible levels
  • To initiate appropriate physiotherapy intervention programs for patients or clients suffering from immobility
  • To assess and evaluate physical disabilities caused by neurological disorders stroke, diseases or injuries
  • Bring wellness and mobility in physical disabilities caused by injuries, stroke or other neurological disorders through physiotherapy treatment ,
  • Handle pain and physical problems caused by illness , disabilities and injuries
  • Manage patients with disabilities in home and community care
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams to provide patient care and comfort
  • Teach patients and their families about self-care treatment interventions
  • To manage patients who are under the care for example people who have diabetes or coeliac disease.

Scope of the Work:

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Clinical Duties

  • To be professional, legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of your own work including the management of patients in your care.
  • To ensure a high standard of clinical care to outpatient and hydrotherapy patients under your management.
  • To undertake comprehensive assessments of patients and to formulate effective, clinically reasoned treatment plans.
  • To carry out timely assessment and treatment of a mixed caseload of outpatients and to facilitate safe discharge home from the hospital.
  • To be competent in using a wide variety of assessment techniques and skills
  • To assess patients’ needs for any rehabilitative equipment and aids to improve safety and functioning within the home.
  • To train patients, carers, family members and other agencies on the use of any equipment issued.
  • To demonstrate highly developed therapeutic handling skills requiring dexterity, co-ordination and palpation skills for accurate assessment, treatment and handling of patients.
  • To be accountable to the Facility In-charge and communicate regularly through informal teaching and supervision sessions.
  • To accept clinical responsibility for a designated caseload of patients and to organise this effectively and efficiently with regard to clinical priorities and service requirement
  • To maintain and demonstrate your own clinical professional development by keeping up to date with new treatment trends and research, incorporating them into your work as necessary.

Departmental / Organisational Duties

  • To ensure high standards of cleanliness and presentation are maintained at all times.
  • To be responsible for the safe use of equipment used within the physiotherapy department, taking care of any equipment in need of repair or maintenance, and employing effective use of reporting systems already in place.
  • To comply fully with all departmental and organisational policies and procedures.

Managerial Duties

  • To work with the physiotherapy team to provide an efficient and effective service and to be involved in the proposal/development and implementation of departmental policies.
  • To participate in the managerial matters of the department including attendance at departmental and hospital meetings.
  • To be responsible, in a flexible and adaptable way for the operational management of the clinical team.
  • To attend departmental staff meetings regularly and any other meeting agreed with Facility in Charge
  • To demonstrate an understanding of Clinical Governance and Risk Management and apply it to the work environment.
  • To comply with operational policies and ensure that patient treatment notes are kept to a quality in line with recommendations of the Kenya Quality Model of Health (KQMH) and the Governing body of Physiotherapy (CSP).
  • To take an active role in service development in line with departmental strategy and business plan and to take an active role in the development of treatment protocols.
  • To comply with physiotherapy charging policies and billing.

Communication

  • To demonstrate the ability to communicate complex and sensitive information to patients, carers and other staff including imparting unwelcome news.
  • To demonstrate the mental ability to remain concentrated and focused throughout a working day and respond to a variety of patient emotional needs.
  • To be able to manage potentially stressful, upsetting or emotional situations in an empathetic manner.
  • To represent the Physiotherapy service and/or individual patients at the multidisciplinary team meeting
  • To liaise with relevant physiotherapists, medical staff, nursing staff and other health care professionals who may be in direct contact with the post holder with regard to patient care.
  • To ensure timely and effective communication with the facility incharge and senior/junior staff on all professional matters.
  • To communicate effectively with patients and carers, in order to maximise rehabilitation potential and provide safe and efficient discharge plans.
  • To respond to enquiries, telephone messages and emails (internal and external) in a timely manner. E-mail should be responded to or acknowledged within 48 hours.

Health and Safety

  • To comply with the Health and Safety Policies of the hospital at all times to ensure the wellbeing of the post-holder, patients, visitors and other staff.
  • To be aware of Health and Safety issues within the hospital and department, ensuring prompt reporting and recording of any accidents or near misses

Development

  • To be responsible for maintaining own competency to practice through continuing professional development activities and record this in a portfolio.
  • To ensure that, as an individual practitioner, the post holder makes all reasonable efforts to develop and maintain the current background knowledge in the specialty area.
  • To attend all the relevant mandatory training on time and provide copy of the certificate to facility incharge.

Training & Education

  • To actively participate in professional and multidisciplinary training and education.
  • Maintain a professional portfolio for continuing professional development, recording learning outcomes through participation in internal and external development opportunities.

General

  • To comply with the Organisation’s Policies and treat staff, patients, colleagues and potential employees with dignity and respect at all times.
  • To ensure that Hospital resources are used efficiently and with minimum wastage.
  • To comply with policies for personal and patient safety and infection control; this includes a requirement for rigorous and consistent compliance with hand hygiene and use of personal protective equipment.

Confidentiality Statement: All data and information received from SOS CV Kenya for the purpose of this assignment are to be treated confidentially and are only to be used in connection with the execution of these Terms of Reference. The contents of written materials obtained and used in this assignment may not be disclosed to any third parties without the expressed advance written authorization of the SOS CV Kenya.

Child protection clause: The consultant undertakes to abide by the SOS Children’s Villages Kenya child protection policy, which is a statement of SOS children’s’ Villages Kenya commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children and young people with whom it comes into contact. This extends not only to children with whom its caregivers work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for.

Qualifications;

  • Diploma /Degree in Physiotherapy from a recognized Educational Institution
  • Must be computer literate.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in active nutrition and dietetics.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Good organizational, managerial, planning, reporting skills and counselling skills’
  • A good understanding of issues facing orphans & vulnerable children.

COLLABORATION: ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Establish links and develop networks with NGOs, CBOs, donors GOK departments and community.
  • Maintain good relations with the local and international sponsors through ensuring prompt correspondence and providing regular updates on progress of nutritional activating funded program.
  • Handle and respond to high level correspondence for partners/stakeholders in consultation with the Doctor in charge and/or his appointee.

How to Apply

If you believe your experience, competencies and qualifications match the job and role specifications described; send your application and detailed CV(with details of at least 3 referees addressed to the Programme Director dropped at Program Administrator’s office Buruburu Phase 1 Mumias Road off Oleleshwa Road to reach us on or before 25th January, 2021 via email to: reynold.finyange@soskenya.org.


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Updated: January 18, 2021 — 9:42 pm