FULL TIME OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY POSTS: STELLENBOSCH

 

POST 1: SENIOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

A full-time post is available for a Senior Occupational Therapist in a dynamic, fast growing multi-site private practice. The post will be based in Stellenbosch and requires expertise in adult physical, and neurology subacute rehabilitation, as well as practice management skills.

This post carries significant staff and operational management responsibilities and requires a therapist who is interested in service development.

Requirements: B.OT or B.Sc OT degree

                                                Registration with HPCSA and other relevant statutory bodies

                                                At least four to five years’ experience

                                                Service management experience

                                                Fluent in Afrikaans and English

                                                Self-confidence and clear understanding of the occupational therapy process

                                                Driver’s license and own vehicle

                                                Ability to work independently

                                                Ability to manage staff and develop a service

                                                Ability to work under pressure and manage high volume caseload

                                                Ability to communicate well with a variety of people

POST 2: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

A full time post is available for an Occupational Therapist with experience in adult physical and neurology subacute rehabilitation. The post will be based in Stellenbosch.

Requirements: B.OT or B.Sc OT degree

                                                Registration with HPCSA and other relevant statutory bodies

                                                At least two to three years’ experience

                                                Fluent in Afrikaans and English

                                                Self-confidence and clear understanding of the occupational therapy process

                                                in the above-mentioned areas.

                                                Driver’s license and own vehicle

                                                Ability to work independently

                                                Ability to work under pressure and manage high volume caseload

                                                Ability to communicate well with a variety of people

This practice exists as part of an inter-disciplinary team consisting of physiotherapy, biokinetics, social work, and a variety of medical specialists. The ability to work closely with other medical professionals is therefore essential.

The suitable candidates should be passionate about patient care, service excellence and ethical, evidence-based practice. Candidates should be able to function in a fast-paced, highly demanding environment and should be willing to work hard to provide excellent patient care. Going the extra mile is the norm rather than the exception, and therapists should be willing to work overtime and weekends on a rotation basis.

Physical and emotional fitness and good health is essential as the work demands the capability to perform physical patient handling from time to time, and the complexity of the medical conditions seen requires emotional resilience from the therapist.

Willingness to learn and eagerness to improve own knowledge and skills are essential, but candidates should be able to identify and address learning needs independently, take initiative and assist in practice development.

Excellent report writing skills, administrative management skills and time management skills are required.

A broad knowledge base regarding multiple medical conditions and the management of these is essential and the interview will contain clinical skills assessment components. Candidates should therefore be willing and able to attend an interview in Cape Town.

Additional training in vocational assessment and rehabilitation, adult physical rehabilitation, hand therapy and/or pain management will be an advantage.

Closing date: 11/4/18

Start date: 1/6/18 or as near as possible.

All interested parties to send their CV’s to OTAPP251079@gmail.com or contact 0718961324 for any further information. Please mark all applications clearly with either POST 1 or POST 2.

If you have not had a response by 10/4/18, please consider your application unsuccessful.