Dec 14, 2018

Therapy Service Coordinator

  • Life Healthcare
  • Durban
Full time Health Care

Job Description

Therapy Service Coordinator
Life Entabeni Hospital
Therapy Service Coordinator
A Vacancy exists for a Therapy Service Co-coordinator at the acute Rehabilitation Unit at Life Entabeni Hospital in KZN. The Life Rehabilitation at Life Entabeni Rehabilitation unit is part of an expanding network of rehabilitation units within Life HealthCare. The post holder will report to the Rehabilitation Practice Manager and will be expected to manage a professional team to deliver a quality and cost effective rehabilitation service.

Critical Outputs
Co-ordination of the acute neurological rehabilitation therapy service within an interdisciplinary team of rehab professionals
Professional therapy service implementation in accordance with Life Healthcare protocols and procedures.
Assessment, development and maintenance of appropriate and intensive therapy programs
Ensuring compliance to the clinical, quality, efficiency and operational requirements
Co-ordination of family and patient educational programs.
Implementation of growth strategy, including new products
Appropriate staffing of therapy services according to the unit needs within budget requirements
Staff development through mentoring and training
Active co-ordination of the Continuing Professional Development program.
Coordinate research initiatives
Close liaison with rehabilitation nursing team to coordinate service delivery
Constructive liaison between the rehabilitation unit and other hospital functions
Funder liaison including timeous reporting on patient progress and rehabilitation needs
Engagement with referral sources, as and when required
The minimum requirement for this position is a degree in any of the therapy professions.
Relevant current registration with the appropriate body e.g. HPCSA
Experience in the rehabilitation field for at least 5 years and with management of teams, is essential.
Experience in the private funder environment would be an advantage
Strong leadership qualities and interpersonal skills are required, as well as vision and tenacity to develop the rehabilitation function into a strategic advantage to the hospital.
Results orientation, attention to detail, patient focus and excellent interpersonal skills are very important for this position.
Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
Engaging diversity
Verbal & written communication and presentation
Drive & energy
Excellence orientation
Ethical behaviour
Building relationships
Customer responsiveness
Organisational awareness
Leading by example (Key for Managers)
Motivating and developing people (Key for Managers)

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