APDK Occupational Therapist Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

APDK Occupational Therapist Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya


  • The Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya (APDK) is a local NGO providing comprehensive rehabilitation services with the aim of empowering persons with different abilities.

  • APDK Nairobi Branch seeks to fill the following vacancy:

    Occupational Therapist

    Duties & Responsibilities


  • Coordinating clinical Assessment, planning, formulating and implementing patient’s management plans.

  • Review patients’ medical history and asses their condition and needs

  • Evaluate a patient’s condition and needs

  • Confer with physicians, patients and their families, social workers, and other members of a patient’s care team

  • Develop a therapy plan for patients, identifying specific milestones and the types of activities that will be used to help the patient work toward those milestones

  • Guide patients to perform tasks to meet their expected milestones

  • Demonstrate exercises that can help patients better perform everyday tasks and relieve pain

  • Evaluate a patient’s home or workplace and identify potential improvements based on their needs

  • Educate a patient’s family and employer about how to accommodate and care for the patient

  • Recommend and teach patients how to use adaptive equipment that will help them with daily living, such as wheelchairs, eating aids and other assistive devices.

  • Assess patients’ progress against goals and prepare reports for discharge and referrals.

  • Maintain information, records and data relating to patients

  • Ensure safe and conducive environment for patients at all times.

  • Preparing quarterly, annual reports and reports findings to management.

    Qualifications

  • Possess Diploma in Occupational Therapy, from Kenya Medical Training College or any other relevant institution

  • At least 3 years relevant working experience in coordinating and providing technical support to clinical staff, clients and relevant partners.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and commitment on disability issues and readiness to work with persons with disabilities across board.

  • Have the ability to work for long and odd hours under minimum supervision to meet deadlines.

  • Computer literate and ability to work independently

  • Experience with donor funded projects and reporting

  • Be registered with a professional body

  • Available to begin immediately

  • Fluent in spoken & written English

    How to Apply

  • Qualified persons with physical challenges are encouraged to apply.

  • Applications should be sent in Soft copy together with a CV including current contacts of three references (one of whom should be the immediate supervisor), copies of relevant certificates and testimonials and current / last and expected remuneration to be submitted to

  • jobs@apdk.org on or before 25th February, 2021.


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