Hand therapy position
We are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for an Occupational
Therapist with proven hand therapy and adult Neuro skills to join our team.
A Diploma in hand therapy is an advantage but not essential. The candidate
must also be registered with HPCSA, SASHT, OTASA and have relevant medical
The team consists of four Occupational Therapists and two practice
Our Hand therapy case load consists primarily of mild to severe trauma to
the upper limb, as well as degenerative and repetitive strain injuries. The
in-patient load will be divided between Neuro (which will include inpatient
acute Neuro), Poly trauma ICU and burns ICU.
The skills required to be successful with this application are:
Assessment of the upper limb: history taking, ability to read and interpret
X-Rays, perform a full clinical assessment (ROM, oedema etc.) and make
Treatment: splinting, mobilisation, designing and sewing pressure garments,
ADL and return to work activities, contact with employers as well as
communication between allied health professionals and referring surgeons.
NEUROLOGY IN PATIENTS:
Assessment and implementation of acute in patient treatment in neurology
wards and poly trauma ICU
Assessment and implementation of acute and long term in patient treatment in
The case load consists of both traumatic and non-traumatic injuries,
Workman’s Compensation and private patients.
There will be a short period of mentoring prior to beginning the treatment
of patients. Should the successful candidate require mentoring.
With regards to the practice, patients are referred by: Plastic Surgeons,
Orthopaedic Surgeons, General Practitioners as well as Casualty Officers
from the relevant hospitals.
We have 4 locations spread between the North and South of Johannesburg.
Candidates will need to travel between the 4 practices
● Post to be filled as soon as successful candidate can begin.
Salary will be negotiated
Please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
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