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Mercy Ships

Cotonou, , Belgium

Date Posted:
Health Care
Job Type:
Mercy Ships
Job Description:
Title: Rehab Team Coordinator/Physical Therapist
Reports To: Patient Services Coordinator
Department: HealthCare Services

Summary Description
The Rehabilitation Team Coordinator leads a team of personnel focused on providing high quality rehabilitation services for pre- & post-operative surgical patients and crew. This position is based on dockside and/or community. Long-term commitment preferred.

*Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include but not limited to)
*To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
*Coordinate the day-to-day operation of the Rehabilitation team on and off the ship while on field service and monitor the quality of care being provided.
*Collaborate with the Reconstructive and Orthopedic Care Coordinators as well as other HealthCare staff to promote comprehensive patient care from screening through discharge.
*Collaborate with other HealthCare team leaders within Patient Services and Surgical Services to plan future field services, including the writing of concept papers and proposals.
*Assess and report on results of services provided.
*Provide clinical support as well as team and spiritual leadership to Rehab team staff, encouraging healthy team dynamics, morale and relationships.
*Orient volunteers to their roles within the team, providing materials as needed.
*Participate in Quality Assurance and Improvement meetings as well as revise and develop appropriate procedures and protocols.
*Address staff issues, i.e. adherence to ship policies, interpersonal conflicts or clinical performance issues.
*Complete performance evaluations on staff in a timely manner, providing effective feedback to encourage growth in staff.
*Evaluate patients' emotional and physical condition at screening and on ship by performing manual muscle testing, ROM and other tests as needed. Determine appropriate diagnosis.
*Coordinate and participate in the planning, implementation and evaluation of patient treatment plans and goals, utilizing selected physical therapy procedures including physical agents, therapeutic exercise and gait and functional training.
*Discuss and document treatment goals & therapy with patients/family/staff/surgeons as indicated.
*Evaluate patients during treatment to determine effectiveness and safety, modifying treatment plan as indicated.
*Coordinate PT activities with other personnel involved in patient care management.
*Maintain records and files reflecting patient progress, treatment plans, and related statistical data.
*Provide patient education pre-operatively, post-operatively, and in anticipation of discharge.
*Supply patients with appropriate ambulatory aids.
*Assist with fabrication of orthotics and other supports.
*Refer patients to outside facilities for continuation of therapy, orthotic needs, and other services as indicated.
*Act as liaison between ship and outside orthopaedic facilities.
*Serve as a consultant to physicians and nurses regarding PT services.
*Plan and organize educational programs for supportive personnel.
*On a regular basis, evaluate and give physical therapy treatment to crew referred by appointment from the Crew Clinic. This is lower priority than surgical patients.
*Follow HealthCare Services department policies and procedures; maintain a high level of safety for patients and property; ensure high standard of infection control
*Requisition supplies and equipment; clean and repair tools and equipment as required.
*Practice safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods.
*Perform other related duties as assigned.

*Supportive of Mercy Ships mission, values, and philosophy of missions.
*Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, excellent organizational skills.
*Computer skills, including Word, Excel, and Outlook beneficial.
*Must have superior relational skills and outstanding Christian character.
*Has healthy affirming relationships and exhibits integrity in professional and personal life.
*Ability to respond to requests and obtain information in a timely manner.

Education and Experience
The requirements listed below are representative of the education and / or experience required.
*Registered Physical Therapist with at least two years experience.
*Experience with surgical patients preferred, including orthopaedic and burn reconstruction, as well as experience in musculoskeletal outpatients.
*Mercy Ships or developing nation experience beneficial.
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Mercy Ships is the leader in using hospital ships to deliver free world-class health care and community development services to the forgotten poor. We welcome those who have the time to devote to the work of bringing hope and healing to the world's poorest peoples. We are accepting applications for both our International Operations Center near Tyler, Texas and the Mercy Ship, Africa Mercy which serves primarily in West Africa. Mercy Ships has both paid and volunteer postions, which require individuals to raise their pown support. Volu More...