Basic Grade Physiotherapist

Basic Grade Physiotherapist (Location: Clara, Co. Offaly)

Job Type Part Time

This is a great opportunity for a basic grade physiotherapist to work part-time (initially 30 hours, however fulltime may be available) as part of a multidisciplinary team in Esker Rí Nursing Home, located in Clara, Co. Offaly. The 130-bed facility accommodates residents of all levels of dependency and complex care needs. The role would be alongside a full-time physiotherapist, encompassing the following:


  • Assessment of the residents' Clinical Frailty Scale scores.
  • Developing and implementing individualised action plans to optimise the resident’s mobility and movement status. 
  • Exercise classes.
  • Educating other staff members on correct movement and handling techniques.
  • Referring to other applicable allied health professionals, which includes but is not limited to the community physiotherapy services, occupational therapy and public health, as required. 
  • Falls’ and risk assessments as required.


Physiotherapy services are offered Monday to Saturday at Esker Rí, therefore there will be flexibility regarding working hours and weekly hours undertaken as part of this role.


The candidate must have the following:


  • Be fully registered with CORU.
  • BSc or MSc in Physiotherapy that is recognised in the Republic of Ireland.
  • Patient Moving and Handling Training.
  • A keen interest in working with vulnerable adults.
  • Excellent communication, time management skills and the ability to work in a self directed manner.
  • Excellent ability to work with complex cases as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Be committed to the delivery of quality, resident-focused services.


It is desirable if the candidate has the following:


  • COVID-19 vaccination.
  • First Aid Responder training.
  • Infection Prevention and Control training.
  • Experience working with vulnerable adults or in a longterm care facility setting.
  • Other training and experience relevant to the role.


Informal enquiries are welcomed by Seán Maher (Programme Manager/Physiotherapist) at at any time.

Career Level Basic Grade
Education Level BSc Physiotherapy
Salary €20-€22 Per Hour, Dependent On Experience
Apply Before 11 Jun 2021
Location Clara, Co. Offaly
Country Ireland
County Offaly
Contact Name Seán Maher
Contact Email
Contact Phone 0579330030