SPEECH THERAPIST – PRODUCTION LEVEL 1,2 OR 3 REF NO: GS 13/21
Component – Speech Therapy & Audiology Department
SALARY: Grade 1: R317 976 per annum
Grade 2: R372 810 per annum
Grade 3: R439 164 per annum
Other Benefits: Medical Aid (optional). 13th cheque, Housing Allowance
(employee must meet the prescribed requirements)
CENTRE : Greys Hospital, Pietermaritzburg
REQUIREMENTS: Appropriate Degree as a Speech and Language Therapist from a recognized University Plus Registration Certificate as an independent practitioner with Health Professional Council of South Africa (HPCSA) Plus current annual registration with the HPCSA as a Speech Therapist Knowledge, Skills, Training And Competencies: Sound knowledge and skills in speech, language and dysphagia therapy for pediatric and general diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Knowledge of departmental administrative tasks. Knowledge of ethical code and scope of practice. Supervisory skills for junior staff and students. Ability to problem-solve, and apply analytical processes to patient care. Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team and under pressure. Experience with tertiary speech therapy services (tracheostomy, laryngectomy, Videofluoroscopic studies, and Alternative and Augmentative Communication) will be an added advantage. Postgraduate training in the management of children with cerebral palsy would be an added advantage
Grade 1: Experience: None after registration with HPCSA in the relevant profession in respect of RSA qualified employees who performed community service, as required in South Africa. One year experience after registration with HPCSA in the relevant profession in respect of foreign qualified employees, of whom it is not required to perform community service, as required in South Africa.
Grade 2 Experience: Minimum of 10 years experience after registration with the HPCSA in the relevant profession in respect of RSA qualified employees who performed community service, as requested in South Africa. Minimum eleven years of experience after registration with HPCSA in the relevant profession in respect of foreign qualified employees who it is not required to perform community service, as required in South Africa.
Grade 3 Experience: Minimum of 20 years experience after registration with HPCSA in the relevant profession in respect of qualified employees who performed community service, as required in South Africa. Minimum of 21 years experience after registration with HPCSA in the relevant profession in respect of foreign qualified employees, of whom it is not required to perform community service, as required in South Africa Recommendations: Valid Drivers license A minimum of 1-year experience working in an acute care hospital with neurologically impaired pediatrics.
DUTIES: Provision of effective and comprehensive assessment and treatment for both pediatric and adult patients in adherence to the scope of practice. Sound knowledge of pediatric and adult dysphagia assessment and management Comprehensive caregiver training, patient education about related concerns Perform outreach services as needed. Conduct group work/therapy and or block therapy as identified Confidential and ethical multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of patients. Conduct home and school visits and another community visit as needed. Administrative work related to patient care: report writing, statistics, meetings, case conferences, legal reports as needed e.g. disability grants, medicolegal work, and insurance. Quality improvement initiatives: clinical guidelines, teaching, and training audits (core standards, infection control, ideal hospital, etc.) Effective communication with all stakeholders (patients, NGOs, caregivers, etc.) Ensure professional development in line with patient care profile. Adherence to legislation regulations, ethical standards, policies, guidelines, and protocols at a national, provincial, and institutional level Support the supervisor in all projects and transformative efforts.
ENQUIRIES: Ms. HJ Poole Tel No: (033) 033 8973179
APPLICATIONS: to be forwarded to The Human Resources Department, Greys Hospital Private
Bag x 9001, Pietermaritzburg, 3200
FOR ATTENTION : Mrs M Chandulal
NOTE: Directions To Candidates: The following documents must be submitted: a) Application for employment form (Z83) which is obtainable at any Government Department OR website b) Certified copies of highest educational qualifications and professional registration certificate- not copies of certified copies. c) Curriculum Vitae and certified ID copy NB: Failure to comply with the above instructions will disqualify applicants. 2. The circular minute number / reference must be indicated in the column provided on the form Z83 e.g GS 13/21. Please note due to the large numbers of applications we envisage receiving, applicants will not be acknowledged. Communication will only be entered into with candidates that have been short-listed. If you have not heard from us two months after the closing date, please consider your application as being unsuccessful. The appointment is subject to positive outcomes obtained from the State Security Agency (SSA) to the following checks (security clearance, credit records, qualifications, citizenship, and previous employment verifications and verification from the Company Intellectual Property (CIPC).
CLOSING DATE: 06 April 2021