Speech and Language Therapist – Sessional

Life Entabeni Hospital
Speech and Language Therapist – Sessional

A vacancy exists for a sessional /locum Speech and Language Therapist, at the Entabeni Acute Rehabilitation Unit – Durban.  Life Entabeni Rehabilitation is part of an expanding network of rehabilitation units within Life Healthcare.  The successful candidate will report to the Therapy Services Coordinator

Critical Outputs
  • Program development, treatment and evaluation of patients admitted to the unit.
  • Assessment and establishing of patients therapy goals as per set rehabilitation clinical standards for speech therapy
  • Professional therapy service implementation in accordance with Life Healthcare protocols and procedures.
  • Ensure delivery and maintenance of appropriate intensive speech  therapy programs as per patients’ needs
  • Co-ordination of speech therapy within an interdisciplinary team of rehab professionals
  • Ensuring compliance to the clinical, quality, efficiency and operational requirements
  • Co-ordination of family and patient speech therapy educational programs and appropriate education on the patient’s condition.
  • Function effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team to meet the requirements of quality patient care.
  • Participation in weekly team and family meetings and participate discharge planning
  • Active participation in continuing professional development activities of the unit.
  • Building good relationships with the team i.e. nurses, doctors , therapists  and  other
  • Understanding  of the private healthcare  industry, and relevant legislation, challenges and role players
  • Applicants need to have a degree in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Current HPCSA registration
  • A minimum of two years post community service working experience
  • Experience in treating adults and children with neurological disorders is essential
  • Understanding of stroke, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury is essential.
  • Will be an advantage to have experience in speech therapy specific modalities e.g. AAC, VitalStim etc. 
  • Excellent Interpersonal relationship skills including effective communication skills
  • Independent performance orientation, and understanding of interdisciplinary teamwork is essential
  • Candidate will need to demonstrate commitment to quality patient care and customer satisfaction

Carlisle Mulqueeny

Closing date
Friday, April 03, 2020

Internal applicants - Before making an application, you are requested to discuss your application with your line manager. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Should you not receive any communication after 2 weeks of closing date, kindly consider your application as unsuccessful.

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