Physiotherapist (HPC/PT 2)

Annual Salary

Job Description

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  • Full Time
  • Jamaica

The Ministry of Local Government and Community Development invites applications from suitably qualified individuals to be assigned to/fill the following post:

Physiotherapist (HPC/PT 2) – (8 posts – Vacant) – (Infirmary)


Job Purpose

The Physiotherapist is primarily responsible for the delivery of an effective and efficient treatment plan for affected residents of the Infirmary using physiotherapy to include heat therapy, exercise, massage, exercise and educating the residents on self-care. The incumbent also provides support for health care related duties.


Key Responsibilities

Diagnoses, assesses and treats the physical problem/condition of residents;

Helps residents recover from accident, illness or injury;

Organizes Therapeutic Physical Exercise Sessions for residents of the Infirmary;

Provides massages;

Uses specialist techniques such as electrotherapy and ultrasound in treating residents;

Collects statistics and conducts specialized research to assists in informing policy direction for the Infirmaries;

Writes resident case notes and reports;

Liaises with professionals such as doctors, nurses, other healthcare professionals and Social Workers, to exchange information about the background and progress of residents, as well as to refer residents who require other medical attention;

Liaises with Inspector of Poor, in regards to rehabilitation of residents for reintegration into homes;

Works with Inspector of Poor, conducts follow up sessions with rehabilitated and reintegrated residents to maintain and sustain recovery;

Provides education and advice to residents about exercise and movement;

Educates residents and Patient Care Assistants about how to prevent and/or improve conditions;

Works with Matron, identifies and makes requests for needed resources to carry out duties;

Keeps up to date with the latest advancements, new techniques and technologies in the profession available for treating patients;

Manages clinical risk;

Performs and other duties and responsibilities as may be determined from time to time.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies


Excellent oral and written communication skills

Excellent interpersonal skills to establish a rapport with residents and their families

Excellent teamwork skills to collaborate with other healthcare professionals, such as doctors, nurses, patient care assistants and social workers

Excellent problem-solving ability

Tolerance, patience, sensitivity and tact

Excellent organizational and administrative skills

Demonstrate a genuine concern for the wellbeing and health of residents


Ability to utilize appropriate equipment and techniques


Minimum Required Qualification and Experience

Undergraduate Degree in Physical Therapy;

Current licensure to practice in Jamaica;

Diploma in Physiotherapy with at least two (2) years’ experience in a clinical setting