Physioterapist for Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE:

PHYSIOTHERAPIST OR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

GRADE:

O1

COUNTRY:

Moldova

REPORTS TO:

Rehabilitation Manager

LOCATION:

Country wide

 

HI is seeking for a qualified individual to fill the above mentioned position.

WOMEN AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

 

Please Note:

Handicap International has clear institutional policies on "Child Protection", "Anti-fraud, Bribery and Corruption", "Disability, Gender and Age" and "Protection of Beneficiaries from Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment”. It is therefore mandatory for all staff to commit themselves to respect, uphold and promote these policies, and to sign the HI Code and Conduct.

 

GENERAL MISSION

 

The clinician contributes to the delivery of physical and functional rehabilitation care to patients targeted by the HI intervention.

MISSIONS / RESPONSIBILITIES

Mission 1. Expertise:

 

  • Provides technical expertise for his/her project:
  • Complies with international technical norms and standards when implementing clinical activities/within his/her area of expertise (occupational therapist or physiotherapist, in community intervention: awareness-raising);
  • Identifies the need to adapt project documentation in accordance with international technical norms and standards;
  • Identifies the need of telerehabilitation follow-up for the beneficiaries;
  • Raises awareness of rehabilitation norms and standards among members of multidisciplinary teams;
  • Is responsible for the technical quality and relevance of the therapeutic activities carried out within his/her area of expertise;
  • Informs his/her technical authority about the identified technical needs;
  • Adjusts his/her activities according to audit recommendations;
  • Improves his/her technical capacity by building on lessons learned and good practices identified from the project;
  • Respects the codes of ethics related to his or her profession and organization.
    • Contributes to professional development:
  • Carries out self-assessment of his/her clinical practice and identifies strengths and areas of needed improvement towards professional development;
  • Identifies jointly with his/her technical authority his/her professional development plan;
  • Attends selected activities (community of practice, professional training) proposed for professional development and according to professional development plan designed with technical authority.

 

Mission 2. Implementation and monitoring:

    • Ensures the implementation of therapeutic activities, in collaboration with the appropriate services and in accordance with international (or, if not national) procedures and standards:
  • Assesses the functional capacities and rehabilitation needs of beneficiaries and their caregivers;
  • Defines personalized therapeutic action plans;
  • Provides rehabilitation services (therapeutic education and care, and technical aids) to beneficiaries and their caregivers;
  • Adapts treatment plans according to the progresses and needs of the beneficiaries and their caregivers;
  • Adapts exercises and recommendations to ensure continuity in the home environment. Proposes related home adaptations if needed. *
  • Ensures that care is provided with respect for the person (safe environment, respect for safety rules, dignity, confidentiality);
  • Informs and trains beneficiaries and caregivers on the rehabilitation process, and exercises and adaptations to be continued in the home;
  • Demonstrates awareness of relevant referral pathways. Identifies and reports referral needs;
  • Provides public health relevant messages to households and communities, linked to rehabilitation specificities;
  • Updates beneficiaries' files according to the activities carried out and observed changes in the situation;
  • Keeps updated on beneficiary overall conditions and treatment plan. Collaborates with the other social, health and rehabilitation professionals involved in the beneficiary treatment plan.
    • Contributes to team and project life:
  • Identifies and shares with the project team any situational changes that may have an impact on the target population and/or project;
  • Participates in the qualitative analysis of the project to adapt the activities according to the needs of the beneficiaries and the context.

 

Mission 3. Influence:

 

    • Contributes to the reputation of HI’s expertise in rehabilitation (national and international conferences).

PROFILE SOUGHT

 

 

Essential

Preferable

Qualification(s):

-       Master (or state diploma) of physiotherapist or occupational therapist.

 

Experience

(type and amount of experience):

-       At least 2 years of clinical experience in the country of origin.

Previous experience working in humanitarian programs

Skills

(knowledge, abilities required for the position, refer to skills repository document):

-       Clinical management of rehabilitation of beneficiaries;

-       Standards and Guides for Rehabilitation Professions/Services at HI;

-       Building professional capacities (training, support, change of conduct) in rehabilitation in humanitarian settings.

Being capable of helping team members to plan and review the drafted plans.

Personal qualities:

-       Excellent communication skills and diplomacy;

-       Ability to follow instructions and to be a member of a team;

-       Flexibility;

-       Strong attention to details;

-       Good organizational skills;

-       Practical, dynamic and solution oriented;

-       Open to cultural differences.

Good capacity to withstand pressure and manage stress.

Salary: 10 700 – 13 600 MDL/MONTH

Duration of Contract: 3 months with possibility of renewal

All interested candidates should send their CVs, cover letters, copies of educational and experience certificates, with attachments bearing your full name; example: Julie NASH – CV (for your CV) and Julie NASH - Cover Letter (for your cover letter) with the subject of the position applied for by email only to: m.recruitment@hi.org

 

Closing date for applications is June 21st 2022