Basic Grade Physiotherapist

Basic Grade Physiotherapist (Location: Peamount Healthcare)

Job Type Full Time

Job Title & Grade

1.0WTE Basic Grade Physiotherapist (rotational), Permanent (a panel may be formed for full time and/or part-time permanent basic grade physiotherapist posts)

Campaign Reference


Closing Date

13th October 2021

Proposed Interview Date

18th October 2021

Proposed Start Date

Mon 1st November 2021

Informal enquires

Michelle Fitzgerald, Physiotherapy Manager


Location of Post

Peamount Healthcare, Newcastle, Co. Dublin

Details of Service

Peamount Healthcare is an independent voluntary organisation that provides a range of high-quality health and social care services. We help people return home after a serious illness, we provide safe and homely residential care for those who need it, and we support people to live as independently as possible in the community.


Peamount Healthcare is committed to the following values:

§  Person centred – seeing each person as unique, giving them a voice and focusing on ability.

§  Respect – creating a supportive environment where everyone is given courteous and respectful care and support.

§  Excellence – enabling interdisciplinary teams to deliver high quality integrated care, meaningful outcomes with a focus on continuous improvement.

§  Team working – fostering an inclusive, healthy working environment where people are valued and recognised for their individual and shared achievements.

§  Quality improvement – supporting teams to embed continuous improvement methodology as part of everything we do.

§  Education & Research – partnering with academia to support education, learning, research and evidence-based care.


Reporting Relationship

Physiotherapy Manager

Purpose of Post

The Physiotherapy Department at Peamount provides a high quality person-centred service to all areas on campus including respiratory rehabilitation, older persons rehabilitation, neuro-rehabilitation, older person residential, neuro-disability and intellectual disability Services.

You will be required to provide a safe, effective, professional service to referred patients.

Eligibility Criteria Qualifications & Experience

Statutory Registration, Professional Qualifications, Experience, etc

(a)    Candidates for appointment must:

(i) Hold a Physiotherapy qualification recognised by the Physiotherapists

Registration Board at CORU. Please see list of acceptable Physiotherapy



(ii) Be registered on the Physiotherapists Register maintained by the

Physiotherapists Registration Board at CORU.


(iii) 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


2. Annual registration

(i) On appointment, practitioners must maintain annual registration on Physiotherapists

Register maintained by the Physiotherapists Registration Board at CORU


(ii) Practitioners must confirm annual registration with CORU to the HSE by way of the

annual Patient Safety Assurance Certificate (PSAC).


3. Health

Candidates for and any person holding the office must be fully competent and capable of

undertaking the duties attached to the office and be in a state of health such as would

indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.


4. Character

Candidates for and any person holding the office must be of good character.


Candidates must also demonstrate:

·         Excellent verbal and written communication and negotiation skills

·         Proven ability to work effectively in a team

·         Proven ability and commitment to work collaboratively with patients and carers in a person-centred framework

·         Excellent planning and organisation skills, with ability to adapt to change

·         Have the clinical and administrative capacity to properly discharge the functions of the role

·         Experience in one or more of the following specialities: older person rehabilitation, neurology rehabilitation, older person residential, respiratory rehabilitation, neuro-disability, intellectual disability


Desirable Criteria:

·         Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development

·         Experience in the management of respiratory conditions, including tracheostomy management

·         Experience in clinical audit and quality improvement


Skills, Competencies and Knowledge

·         Clinical knowledge

·         Communication skills

·         Interpersonal Skills

·         Rehabilitation

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

Professional / Clinical


·         Assessment and treatment of referred patients.

·         To provide accurate clinical records and annual statistical data.

·         To maintain daily physiotherapy data sheet.

·         To liaise with relevant healthcare teams.

·         To communicate with family members where necessary.

·         To monitor the working order of physiotherapy equipment and report any faults.

·         To report accidents in writing.

·         To attend regular Manual Handling updates.

·         To attend post-graduate courses in relevant areas to update knowledge and treatment techniques.

·         To attend departmental meetings.

·         To work at all times as part of a team and respect the opinions of team members.

·         To maintain confidentiality of information about patients at all times.

·         Ensure the safety of self and others in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1989.

·         Perform such other duties appropriate to the office, as assigned from time to time.


Education, Training & Development

The Physiotherapist 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 and maintain a CPD folder

·         Engage in personal development planning and performance review for self as required


Health & Safety


The Basic Grade Physiotherapist will:

·         Develop and monitor implementation of agreed policies, procedures and safe professional practice by adhering to relevant legislation, regulations and standards

·         Ensure the safety of others, and the maintenance of safe environments and equipment used in Physiotherapy in accordance with legislation

·         Carry out a risk assessment as a component of each Physiotherapy intervention

·         Take the appropriate timely action to manage any incidents or near misses within his/her assigned area, fill in incident report forms and report to the Physiotherapy Manager with an original copy of the incident form

·         Be responsible for the safe and competent instructions both written and verbal on the use and maintenance of all equipment, aids and appliances used both by the clients and designated staff under his/her supervision


Professional Responsibilities: 

·         Co-ordinate and provide specialist physiotherapy intervention to patients referred with neurological conditions.

·         Develop and administer the highest quality of service by identifying and implementing operational procedures in line with best practice standards. 

·         Keep abreast with new developments, skills and technology to ensure continuing competence in the job. 

·         Enhance his/her skills in order to initiate and respond to changes in the work environment as additional roles may be demanded e.g. data analysis, clinical audit, continued professional development and research. 

·         Participate in external special interest groups and / or demonstrate evidence of contributing to national / international conferences.


Management Responsibilities: 

·         To participate in the management of the Physiotherapy Service as a member of the Physiotherapy team in co-operation with the Physiotherapy Manager. 

·         To create and promote good working relationships through open communication.   

·         To actively participate in and promote continuing education and research activities consistent with the position. 

·         To maintain appropriate records and statistics sufficient for organisational and legal purposes to include work related injuries/incidents. 

·         To assist the Physiotherapy Manager in achieving Quality and Accreditation requirements for Physiotherapy service 

·         To provide in intra disciplinary education to promote physiotherapy service in Peamount Hospital.

Staff Management 

·         To lead by example a professional, dedicated and punctual team.

·         To encourage professional development of team members through   promotion       of self-learning, formal courses and in-service training.

·         Take part in teaching/training/supervision/evaluation of Physiotherapy students as and where appropriate




As set out by the Department of Health and Children. Salaries are paid monthly on the 26th of the month or in the event of a weekend the nearest working day to that date. Salaries are paid by pay path.




Successful candidates will partake in a rotational system organised by the Physiotherapy Manager.




Navy slacks, white polo shirt or uniform top in line with hospital policy. Ties must not be worn in the interest of safety.



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.


Campaign Specific Selection Post

A ranking and or short-listing exercise may be carried out on the basis of information supplied in your application form.  The criteria for ranking and or short listing are based on the requirements of the post as outlined in the eligibility criteria and skills, competencies and/or knowledge section of this job specification.  Therefore, it is very important that you think about your experience in light of those requirements


Failure to include information regarding these requirements may result in you not being called forward to the next stage of the selection process


Those successful at the ranking stage of this process (where applied) will be placed on an order of merit and will be called to interview depending on the service needs of the organisation.

Code of Practice

Peamount will run this campaign in compliance with the Cod of Practice prepared by the Commission for Public Service Appointments (CPSA).  The Code of Practice sets out how the core principles of probity, merit, equity and fairness might be applied on a principles basis.  The Code also specifies the responsibilities placed on candidates, facilities for feedback to applicants on matters relating to their application when requested and outlines procedures in relation to requests for a review of the recruitment and selection process and review in relation to allegations of a breach of Code of Practice. 

Codes of practice are published by the CPSA and are available on www.hse/ie/eng/staff/jobs

The reform programme outlined for the Health Service may impact on this role and as structures change the job description may be reviewed.


The job description is a guide to the general range of duties assigned to the post holder.  It is intended to be neither definitive or restrictive and is subject to periodic review with the employee concerned.



Career Level Basic Grade
Education Level Physiotherapy Qualification Recognised By The Physiotherapists Registration Board At CORU
Salary Current Salary Scale With Effect From 1st October 2021: €37,522 (point 1) - €54,569 (Point 14, LSI).
Apply Before 18 Oct 2021
Location Peamount Healthcare
Country Ireland
County Dublin
Contact Name Michelle Fitzgerald
Contact Email
Contact Phone 01-6010359