4 Fresher Physiotherapist NGO Job Opportunities – Handicap International

Job Title:        Physiotherapist (4 Job
Placements)
Organisation: Handicap
International
Duty Station: Arua,
Uganda
Reports to: Rehabilitation
Services Supervisor
Salary: UGX 2, 208,949
monthly gross
About US:
Handicap International is an
independent and impartial aid and development organisation working in
situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside
disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve
their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental
rights. Handicap International is outraged by the injustice faced by people
with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of
solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live
in dignity.
Job Summary: The Physiotherapist
will work under the direct responsibility of the Rehabilitation Services
Supervisor and in close collaboration with the MEAL department, the Mental
Health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) supervisor, the Inclusion Supervisor/Officer
and HI partners, he/she will support and respond to all rehabilitation and
physiotherapy issues for refugee and host populations in West Nile district,
Uganda, responsible for overall  daily
implementation of rehabilitation activities at the fixed facility in the
refugee settlement and/or as part of the mobile team, contribute to the
comprehensive approach with PSS team, psychologist and Social Workers, ensuring
a holistic approach towards beneficiaries in a timely and quality service
manner  as per HI standards and
Monitoring and evaluation of rehab services in the settlement.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Assess functional capacities
of the beneficiaries and identify their needs in terms of rehabilitation and
assistive devices:
  • Assess
    beneficiary needs using the Individual Assessment Form
  • According
    to the outcomes of the assessment of the beneficiaries’ needs (taking into
    account her/his daily activities, the participation of her/his caregiver,
    etc.…), elaborate an appropriate intervention and a plan of treatment
    (including provision of assistive devices), identifying the main priority
    of treatment, in close link with the beneficiary and his/her caregiver
  • Report
    your suggested intervention and plan of treatment on the Individual
    Assessment Form and get feedback / validation from the rehab supervisor if
    needed.
  • Contribute
    to the comprehensive approach with PSS team, psychologist and Social
    Workers, ensuring a holistic approach towards beneficiaries, as required
    (e.g. sharing relevant information to the other team members, referring to
    other team members accordingly, participating in case management meetings)
Offer secure and appropriate
rehabilitation interventions 
  • Inform
    the beneficiary and the caregiver on the importance of the rehabilitation
    to improve his physical situation and the different steps to follow in
    order to achieve it
  • Provide
    rehabilitation care according to the guidelines
  • Offer
    rehabilitation services based on the defined objectives between the
    beneficiary, the caregiver and you
  • Ensure
    the security of the beneficiary during the rehabilitation sessions and
    take into account precautions related to diverse illness, problems and
    medical treatments. Ask for medical advice if needed.
  • Provide
    advice and train the beneficiary and the caregivers on the basic exercises
    that the beneficiary can do on his/her own or with support from caregivers
    on the way to prevent disabilities or disabling complications
Provide assistive devices and
splints when needed, as part of the provision of rehabilitation care
  • Identify
    the beneficiary’s needs in terms of assistive devices and/or splints
  • Ensure
    that the device is adapted to the beneficiary and provide clear
    explanations to guarantee its proper use and maintenance.
  • Ensure
    proper training and follow up of the use and the care of the device
Report data, follow-up cases
and organize daily and weekly activities
  • Complete
    the Session Follow-up form  after
    each session with a beneficiary
  • Close
    follow-up of individual and familial cases to ensure a qualitative
    follow-up of all the beneficiaries,
  • Perform
    the discharge, ensuring that the objectives have been met and that the
    beneficiary is safe for discharge
  • Referral
    follow-up to ensure that beneficiaries receive necessary services and that
    their needs are met. 
  • Any
    other reports to be made upon line manager request (case studies,
    monitoring reports…)
Demonstrate an ethical and
professional practice:
  • Respect
    beneficiary confidentiality.
  • Address
    needs and requests in a professional way.
  • Report
    any incident or act that causes any harm to beneficiary or to others.
  • Always
    interact with children with the presence of their parents or caregivers
  • Always
    ask the permission to touch or to apply any treatment or exercise on a
    patient.
  • Always
    respect a refusal of treatment.
  • Show
    abilities and competences to execute an efficient rehabilitation
    intervention.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Handicap International Physiotherapist job
    opportunity must hold a p
    hysiotherapist degree
  • One year of experience as a physiotherapist
  • Knowledge on disability and/or working
    experience with persons with disabilities;
  • Medical knowledge or experience in
    health/medical and/or rehabilitation field;
  • Abilities to work within a team and collaborate
  • Capacities to analyse and makes a decision
  • Abilities to properly communicate with
    beneficiaries, families/
    caretakers
    and medical staff
  • Highly motivated, dynamic; able and willing to
    take initiatives
  • Time and work management abilities as well as
    autonomy
  • Willingness to learn and develop professionally
  • Open and interested in disability issues
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates who wish to join Handicap International are encouraged to send their
updated CVs (3 pages max, including three professional references) with cover
letters to HR Coordinator at job.uganda@handicap-international-ug.org with
the subject “Application to Physiotherapist.”  
Deadline: 16th March 2018
NB: Any
efforts to influence the recruitment process will lead to automatic
disqualification. Applicants from West Nile region are strongly encouraged
to apply.
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