Assistant Occupational Therapist at Kenyatta National Hospital

KNH has turned 115 years and it had its Centenary Celebration in 2001. The Hospital was built to fulfill the role of being a National Referral and Teaching Hospital, as well as to provide medical research environment. Established in 1901 with a bed capacity of 40, KNH became a State Corporation in 1987 with a Board of Management and is at the apex of the referral system in the Health Sector in Kenya. It covers an area of 45.7 hectares and within the KNH complex are College of Health Sciences (University of Nairobi); the Kenya Medical Training College; Kenya Medical Research Institute and National Laboratory Service (Ministry of Health). KNH has 50 wards, 22out-patient clinics, 24 theaters (16 specialized) and Accident & Emergency Department. Out of the total bed capacity of 1800, 209 beds are for the Private Wing.

JOB GROUP KNH10

Job Purpose

An officer at this level will be responsible to the Senior Occupational Therapist in provision of Occupational Therapy services in the Hospital.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Providing occupational therapist services to patients;
  2. Assessing and formulating patients treatment plans;
  3. Examining and assessing patients’ needs;
  4. Rehabilitation and habitation through simulated activities;
  5. Verifying and maintaining information relating to patients;
  6. Maintaining records and data relating to patients;
  7. Collecting data for operational research;
  8. Sensitizing on occupational therapy issues; and
  9. Preparing periodic reports.

Qualification and Experience

  1. Diploma in Occupational Therapy or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  2. Registration with Kenya Occupational Therapist Association.
  3. Proficiency in computer applications.
  4. Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.

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