Physiotherapist Staff Grade
Salary range: €37,022 - €54,029
Location: Nationwide/Republic of Ireland
The type of person we look up to in 2020 has changed. They do incredible things; caring, saving lives, empowering those in need, helping the team, keeping hospitals and their communities free of infection, and making a difference. The HSE is looking for Physiotherapists in multiple locations to work across all services from acute to community. You’ll get all the training, support and technology you need along with the responsibility you crave. You’ll ensure the highest standards are met, our full range of services are delivered and the people of Ireland are kept as independent and healthy as possible.
No other job has a greater impact or makes a bigger impression on the people of Ireland. Join the HSE.
Working as part of multi-disciplinary teams delivering a coordinated approach to client care, you’ll be responsible for the provision of a quality Physiotherapy service in line with standards of Physiotherapy practice. You’ll provide quality, client-centred Physiotherapy assessment and treatment to identified client groups at designated centres as directed by the Physiotherapy Manager.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
The Physiotherapist Staff Grade will:
- Carry a clinical caseload appropriate to the post.
- Be responsible for client assessment, development and implementation of individualised treatment plans that are client centred and in line with best practice.
- Be responsible for goal setting in partnership with the client, family and other team members as appropriate.
- Communicate and work in co-operation with other team members.
- Develop effective communication with and provide instruction, guidance and support to service users, family, carers etc.
- Document client records in accordance with professional standards and departmental policies.
- Provide a service in varied locations in line with local policy / guidelines and within appropriate time allocation (e.g. clinic, home visits).
- Participate in review meetings, case conferences, ward rounds etc. as appropriate.
- Maintain professional standards of practice.
- Maintain quality standards of work and co-operate with quality assurance programmes.
- Work within own scope of professional competence in line with principles of best practice, professional conduct and clinical governance.
- Seek the advice of relevant personnel when appropriate / as required.
- Operate within the scope of practice.
Education and Training
The Physiotherapist Staff Grade will:
- Participate in mandatory training programmes.
- Take responsibility for, and keep up to date with Physiotherapy practice by participating in continuing professional development such as reflective practice, in service, self-directed learning, research, clinical audit etc.
- Engage in performance review processes including personal development planning.
- Participate in the practice education of student therapists. Take part in teaching / training / supervision of staff / others as appropriate (once sufficient clinical experience has been attained) and attend practice educator courses as relevant to role and needs.
Candidates must have at the latest date of application: -
1. Statutory Registration, Professional Qualifications, Experience, etc
a) Candidates for appointment must:
Hold a Physiotherapy qualification recognised by the Physiotherapists Registration Board at
CORU. Please see list of acceptable Physiotherapy qualifications:
Be registered on the Physiotherapists Register maintained by the Physiotherapists Registration Board at CORU.
Applicants who satisfy the conditions set out in Section 91 of the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005, (see note 1 below), must submit proof of application for registration with the Physiotherapists Registration Board at CORU. The acceptable proof is correspondence from the Physiotherapists Registration Board at CORU confirming their application for
registration as a Section 91 applicant.
b) Have the requisite knowledge and ability (including a high standard of suitability and professional ability) for the proper discharge of the duties of the office.
Note 1: Section 91 candidates are individuals who qualified before 30 September 2016 and have been engaged in the practice of the profession in the Republic of Ireland for a minimum of 2 years fulltime (or an aggregate of 2 years fulltime), between 30th September 2011 and 30th September 2016 are considered to be Section 91 applicants under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005.
2. Annual registration
On appointment, practitioners must maintain annual registration on Physiotherapists Register maintained by the Physiotherapists Registration Board at CORU
Practitioners must confirm annual registration with CORU to the HSE by way of the annual Patient Safety Assurance Certificate (PSAC).
The above Job Specification is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office.
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