The Gurkha Welfare Trust Nepal (GWT (N)) invites applications from suitably qualified and interested applicants for the position of Cluster Rehabilitation Therapist based in Dharan-1 position, Damak-1 position, Kathmandu-2 positions, and Butwal-1 position.
Position: Cluster Rehabilitation Therapist
The CRT will provide rehabilitation expertise to the GWT medical and non medical staff, and patient carers so that they may better assess and treat the pensioners, train appropriate skills as necessary and within their competency. Examples might be manual handling and teaching of transferring patients with limited mobility, fitting or walking aids and appropriate wheelchair choice. She/he will provide direct rehabilitation and physiotherapeutic treatments and interventions to pensioners in their homes and in GWT premises. Record and document treatments planned and delivered, and assessments of patient needs using the GWT Medical information System.
The role of the Rehab Therapist will be to deliver and develop rehabilitation services to the pensioners living in the cluster. This includes residential and temporary rehab/respite patients in the two residential homes in Cluster 2 and 4 (Kaski and Dharan). The bulk of the work shall be working with other GWT medical staff, doctors, health assistants, nurses and pharmacists to deliver rehabilitation services to patients, and their families, at the GWT key AWCs and in their homes, both rural and urban, who have been identified as requiring their specific support by prior assessment delivered by GWT medical and welfare staffs. This will take placed in a coordinated, well planned manner necessitating the Rehab physio to spend time at rural AWCs in the region and visiting pensioners’ homes. The clinical challenges mainly concern rehabilitation of the older population of retired ex-servicemen and their families whose rehab needs will mostly be as a result of fractures, strokes, joint problems, general aging process. Assessments of functional ability and hence what mobility or other aids and equipment would facilitate improved independence and quality of life, teaching patients and carers appropriate manual handling, transfer techniques, exercises and activities to promote improved functional ability, pulmonary rehabilitation, are all part of the CRT’s routine work.
Essential Qualifications, Skills, and/or Experience:
A minimum of 3 years of experience with at least two years of clinical service delivery experience to elderly population or people with disabilities
Bachelor’s degree in physical therapy or occupational therapy
Previous experience in community rehabilitation settings is vital.
Good spoken and written communication skills in English and native speaker level Nepali
Sound IT skills (intermediate level in Excel, Word, PowerPoint as a minimum)
Working knowledge and application of relevant Country legislation governing medical practice
Desirable Qualifications, Skills, and/or Experience:
Preference to candidates with Master Degree with specialization in Geriatric or Neurology or musculoskeletal medicine
Demonstrated expertise in rehabilitation service, capacity building of generalist health staff on rehabilitation and identifying patients who need referral for specialized rehabilitation.
Proven experience of assistive device service provision.
Prior Experience working with international companies or NGOs.
Demonstrated problem solving, communication, and reporting skills 3.6: Excellent interpersonal skills
The cluster rehab therapist will be spending more than 50 % of the time in rural locations, and the remainder in key Area Welfare Centres and Residential Homes
For detailed JD click here
To apply for this post click here
The Gurkha Welfare Trust is the leading Gurkha charity. We provide financial, medical and development aid to Gurkha veterans, their families and communities.