Rehab Medical Officer

Life St Dominic's Hospital
Rehab Medical Officer

A vacancy exists for a Rehab Medical Officer at the acute Rehabilitation Unit at Life St Dominic’s Hospital in East London. The Life Rehabilitation at Life St Dominic’s Rehabilitation unit is part of an expanding network of rehabilitation units within Life Healthcare. The post holder will report to the Hospital Manager, Musa Madonsela, and will be expected to provide holistic clinical services at the rehabilitation unit to all patients admitted to the rehabilitation unit.   

Critical Outputs
  • Clinical assessment and daily management of patients admitted to the unit, including weekend, public holiday ward rounds
  • After hour telephonic on-call support and on-site emergency care.
  • Driving a spasticity management programme.
  • Participation in family meetings and team goal setting and rehab plan review meetings.
  • Compliance to company policies and formulary and anti-microbial stewardship programmes.  
  • Participating in compiling of patient reports to funders and referring doctors.
  • Promote and maintain sound and productive relationships with doctors and stakeholders in the field of Rehabilitation.
  • Assist with the marketing of the business and the positioning of the unit in the provision of this challenging service.
  • Create a unit culture, which promotes business objectives, a performance / results orientation, customer focus and teamwork.
  • Disseminate best-practice evidence internally and externally via CPD activities, congresses, and peer reviewed literature.
  • Monitor the service provided and ensure a high-level professional training for staff.
  • Actively participating in continuous professional development opportunities with other rehab doctors in the group.
  • Actively participating in morbidity and mortality meetings.
  • Supervise and train of university students, as required.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of new clinical services / products.
  • Represent the image of the company at a professional level.
  • Promote and maintain sound and productive relationships with referral sources and stakeholders in the field of Rehabilitation
  • A MBBCH or MBChB, current registration with the HPCSA as medical doctor.
  • Current indemnity and malpractice insurance (permanent on demand and locum positions)
  • Specialist specialty is an advantage.
  • Hospital-based clinical experience in acute rehabilitation, neurology, orthopaedics and/or general medicine is a requirement.
  • Experience in leading a team of professionals and successfully providing clinical supervision to professionals will be an advantage.
  • Financial acumen as well as excellent interpersonal skills are important for the position.
  • Experience in multi-disciplinary care.   
  • Commitment to quality patient care and customer satisfaction.
  • Patient advocacy.   
  • Approachable and able to work within an interdisciplinary team
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Verbal & written communication and presentation
  • Ethical behaviour
  • Building relationships & influencing of referring specialists and other stakeholders
  • Organisational awareness
  • Time management
  • Ability to build relationships
  • Drive and energy
  • Independence
  • Conflict management
  • Self-management
  • Verbal & written communication
  • Influencing skills
  • Personal integrity
  • Attention to detail
Closing date
Friday, March 29, 2024

Internal applicants - Before making an application, you are requested to discuss your application with your line manager. External candidates will also be considered.

Life Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Applicants who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date of this advert, should consider their application as unsuccessful.

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