Physiotherapist Job Vacancy –eHealth Africa (eHA)

eHealth Africa designs and implements data-driven solutions and technologies to improve health systems for and with local communities. eHA’s technology works in low connectivity settings and uses data to drive decision-making by local governments and partner agencies to get optimum results.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Physiotherapist

Location: Kano
Department: eHA Clinic

Purpose of the position

  • The Physiotherapist will help patients with physical difficulties resulting from illness, injury, disability or ageing to improve their movement.
  • S/he will devise and review treatment programmes using manual therapy (such as massage), therapeutic exercise and electrotherapy.

What you’ll do
The Physiotherapist will support eHA’s clinic predominantly by:

  • Work with patients who have a range of conditions, including neurological, neuromusculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory, sometimes over a period of weeks;
  • Diagnose, assess and treat their physical problem/condition;
  • Develop and review treatment programmes that encourage exercise and movement by the use of a range of techniques;
  • Involve parents and carers in the treatment, review and rehabilitation of patients;
  • Educate patients and their carers about how to prevent and/or improve conditions;
  • Write patient case notes and reports and collect statistics;
  • Liaise with other healthcare professionals, such as GPs, occupational therapists and social workers, to exchange information about the background and progress of patients, as well as to refer patients who require other medical attention;
  • Keep up to date with new techniques and technologies available for treating patients;
  • Supervise student and junior physiotherapists and physiotherapy support workers;
  • Be legally responsible and accountable;
  • Be caring, compassionate and professional at all times;
  • Manage clinical risk.
  • Other duties as assigned from time to time

Who You Are

  • Bachelor’s degree from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Theory Education; Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree
  • Certified and licensed to work in state by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
  • Five(5) years experience working in healthcare or physical rehabilitation setting
  • Encouraging to medical team and patients; able to mentor and lead
  • Able to perform CPR or additional emergency procedures if needed
  • Good interpersonal skills and communication with a wide variety of patients, medical staff, and caregivers
  • Strong computer skills, including Google Office Suite and other medical softwares.
  • Compassionate and sensitive to patients’ needs and concerns

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but can become louder at times due to group discussions or activities. eHA is a tobacco-free environment.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee is frequently required to sit and use a computer and reach with their hands and arms.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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