REQUIREMENTS : Qualification in Speech Therapy or Speech Therapy & Audiology, registration
with the HPCSA, post Community service. Current independent practice
registration with HPCSA for 2022/2023. Competencies: Knowledge and skills
in assessment and management of speech, language communication, voice,
and swallowing disorders amongst the adult population. Preference given to
candidates who have experience in complex tracheostomies, neurosurgical
cases or head and neck cancer and those with exposure to telerehabilitation.
Competencies/Knowledge/Skills: administration, teamwork, planning,
organizing, co-ordination, and communication skills. Ability to make
appropriate independent decisions. Display empathy for patients, promoting
advocacy and facilitate holistic treatment.
DUTIES : To screen, assess and manage patients with speech, language,
communication, voice, and swallowing disorders in both an inpatient and
outpatient setting. Medical pathologies include adult neurology cases (CVA,
TBI), tracheostomies, burns, progressive neurological conditions and head and
neck cancer. To complete daily and monthly statistics and reports. To manage
resources effectively. To participate in all departmental and hospital activities.
To treat within a MDT including attendance and participation in MDT events.
To improve professional competence by regular self-evaluation and application
of current research information. To attend scheduled ward rounds and
meetings. To refer patients to appropriate level of care. To communicate with
relevant stakeholders regarding patient treatment. To comply with quality
assurance standards. Management of personnel performance and review
thereof. (Contracting, Midterm review and final assessment).
To apply for this job please visit www.dpsa.gov.za.