CURE Children’s Hospital of Zimbabwe seeks a Physiotherapist lead

Physiotherapist lead

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Physiotherapist lead

  • Post Date:May 13, 2021
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  • Career Level Other
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 3-5 Years
  • Industry Health Care
Job Description

Reports to: Doctor in Charge
Department: Medical Services
Work Schedule: Full Time

CURE Children’s Hospital of Zimbabwe is a hospital dedicated to the surgical care of children with treatable disabilities. We provide orthopaedic surgical care to children throughout Zimbabwe. We are seeking to appointment an experienced physiotherapist to start and develop our inpatient and outpatient physiotherapy service.

Minimum Education Required

  • Physiotherapist degree from qualified, recognized medical institution;
  • Currently licensed.

Experience required

  • 3+ years’ experience in a hospital or rehabilitation facility;
  • Preferably have experience in caring for children with disability and managing clubfoot with Ponseti technique.

Skills, characteristics required for the position

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Knowledge of standard concepts, practices and procedures within the field of physiotherapy;
  • Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe working environment;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks;
  • Establish priorities and work independently;
  • Ability to keep matters confidential.


The physiotherapist is responsible for providing treatment for physical problems resulting from illness, injury or disability, and for assisting with the rehabilitation process by developing and restoring the functions of the body enabling patients to improve their mobility.

Essential Duties

The physiotherapist is responsible for performing the following:

  • Provide assessment, plan care and deliver a range of physical treatments to resolve, restore or maintain physical based conditions;
  • Provide treatment to reduce pain, increase mobility and limit secondary functional disability by providing effective and evaluated individualized programs of care;
  • Assess, treat and monitor mobility problems by providing appropriate assistance from walking aids and supports;
  • Participate in ward rounds to communicate treatment plans and support the medical team in providing holistic patient centered care;
  • Provide support to the medical multidisciplinary team by providing a physiotherapy based assessment of the patient’s physical conditions;
  • Ensure that patient need and progress are communicated to other members of the medical multidisciplinary team as appropriate;
  • Attend that medical multidisciplinary team reviews as appropriate;
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive treatment notes by keeping a clinical record of treatment interventions;
  • Demonstrate ongoing personal development by undertaking relevant training including CME activities as may be organized inside or outside of the hospital. Communicate with physiotherapist colleagues throughout the CURE hospital network;
  • Demonstrate ongoing personal development by undertaking relevant training including CME activities as may be organized inside or outside of the hospital;
  • Adhere to established standards of patient care, treatment protocols and documentation;
  • Represent the hospital at physical therapy related activities as required;
  • Teach and train staff members as needed; Perform other duties as assigned.

To apply

Interested candidates should send their CVs clearly saved with their full name and position being applied for to [email protected]

Deadline: 21 May 2021