Senior Physiotherapist Job in Kenya

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Senior Physiotherapist Job in Kenya

The Nairobi Hospital, a leading health care institution in Eastern Africa has an excellent career opportunity for an individual who possesses a passion for excellence, strong work ethic, results oriented and committed to continuous improvement. The successful candidate will be a team player with the ability to effectively add value to enabling good patient outcomes and shape best clinical and non-clinical practice in line with our Strategic Plan (2019-2024).

SENIOR PHYSIOTHERAPIST                                                      REF: TNH/HRD/SP/02/2023

The overall purpose of this job is to carry out in-depth physiotherapy assessment, treatment, review and evaluation of patients in collaboration with healthcare workers and caregivers and in line with established protocols and the Hospital’s patient care objectives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out comprehensive subjective and objective patient assessments to develop hypothesis of the patient condition;
  • Examine radiological images including X-Rays, MRIs, CT-scans, and ultrasound scans as well as laboratory reports to validate clinical findings;
  • Set and/or review short and long-term treatment goals in consultation with the patients, family members and caregivers;

  • Design and explain treatment plan or plan of care to patients in line with the set treatment goals;
  • Administer physiotherapy interventions in line with plan of care which include but not limited to educating patients on findings, modification of movement, manual techniques and hands-on alterations;
  • Evaluate patients using physiotherapy outcome measures to assess the impact of the treatment plan;
  • Prepare discharge plans for inpatient and outpatient basis and provide homecare programs for patients to ensure continuity of treatment;
  • Undertake periodic patient reviews to assess patients’ progress;
  • Prepare periodic patient progress reports to doctors, caregivers, patients, patient employers and insurance companies for proper facilitation;
  • Fabricate, fit and sell physiotherapy items to patients in line with the patients’ needs;
  • Ensure health and safety of patients and colleagues in the use of physiotherapy equipment in line with established health and safety guidelines;
  • Report any malfunctions on physiotherapy equipment to maintenance department and follow up with maintenance department for repairs and maintenance;
  • Prepare and ensure implementation of the physiotherapists’ duty rota in consultation with the Head of Physio and Occupational Therapy Services;
  • Provide guidance to junior physiotherapists on execution of work to ensure compliance to established protocols;
  • Provide formal and on-the-job training as clinical resources to doctors, nurses and other physiotherapists on current practices; and
  • Any other responsibilities that may be assigned to the job holder by the supervisor from time to time.


  • Higher Diploma in Physiotherapy from a recognized institution.
  • Must be registered with the Physiotherapy Council of Kenya and hold a valid practicing license.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ physiotherapy experience.

Core Competences

  • Technical & Behavioural competencies
  • Muscular skeletal skills
  • Neuro-rehabilitation skills
  • Cardio pulmonary skills
  • Paediatrics skills
  • Geriatric skills
  • Oncology skills
  • Ability to interpret radiology images & laboratory reports
  • Knowledge of sport injuries
  • Hydrotherapy skills
  • Ergonomics
  • Understanding of health and safety guidelines related to physiotherapy
  • Patient care skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Customer service skills
  • Planning and organising skills
  • Communication skills
  • Team working

How to Apply

If your background, experience and competence match the above specifications, please send us your application (cover letter & CV/Resume) quoting the job reference number, testimonials, and full contact details of 3 referees, to reach the undersigned not later than 5th March, 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We shall ONLY accept ONLINE applications and contact SHORTLISTED candidates. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from us within two weeks post-application, please consider your application unsuccessful.

The Nairobi Hospital does NOT charge recruitment fees.

Human Resources Manager

The Nairobi Hospital

P.O. Box 30026 – 00100


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