Apply your Occupation Therapy training in a vibrant children's rehabilitation center

Occupational Therapy Clinical Intern

Katalemwa Cheshire Home.

Established in 1970, Katalemwa Cheshire Home for Rehabilitation Services (KCH) offers care to children with disabilities (CWDs) age 0-18 years, through inpatient and community-based care. Staff attend to the needs of CWDs with a variety of conditions, including spina bifida, hydrocephaly, clubfoot, cerebral palsy, wounds and burns, and comorbidities such as hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, and malaria.

Specifically, Katalemwa provides CWDs and their families:

  • Onsite, inpatient medical rehabilitation (physiotherapy, orthopedic therapy, occupational therapy, nursing care, wound care, pre/post op care, nutritional counseling, continence management)
  • Home based care
  • Neurological clinics
  • Psychosocial support
  • Assistive devices fabricated on the premises (prostheses, walking frames, crutches, calipers, seating and standing aids, orthopedic shoes and polio boots, wheelchairs, splints, and braces)
  • Economic empowerment and livelihood training
  • Education

In their patient contacts, UB students will at all times be in the presence of supervising professionals (OTs, PTs, nurses, and/or medical doctors). Care provided will be dictated by patient needs, and will be in keeping with training and ability of the student intern. Skills developed will depend on the particular tasks assigned to the student.

Students with a particular interest in the fabrication of disability appliances in the on-site workshops can request to spend all or part of their time there. This would be particularly interesting to students with a background or interest in mechanical engineering.