Basic Grade Physiotherapist
Basic Grade Physiotherapist (Location: Newcastle Co Dublin)
|Job Type||Full Time|
Job Title & Grade
Basic Grade Physiotherapist (Rotational Posts)
PERMANENT FULL TIME
PERMANENT PART TIME
TEMPORARY FULL TIME
TEMPORARY PART TIME
(a panel may be formed for full time and/or part-time temporary or permanent basic grade physiotherapist posts)
12pm Friday 9th June 2022
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.
Purpose of Post
To provide a quality Physiotherapy Service as a rotational basic grade physiotherapist to all areas on campus. Caseload includes respiratory, neurology, age-related, stroke and musculoskeletal.
Peamount Healthcare recently opened a new 100 bed rehabilitation and residential centre, providing an additional 50 post-acute rehabilitation beds for CHO7 and Dublin Midlands Hospital Group.
Eligibility Criteria Qualifications & Experience
Candidates must on the last date for receipt of applications, possess:
1. 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.
(a) 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).
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.
Candidates for and any person holding the office must be of good character.
5. Candidates must also demonstrate:
· Physiotherapy experience in one or more of the following specialities: older person rehabilitation, neurorehabilitation, respiratory rehabilitation, older person residential, complex adult neuro-disability, intellectual disability
· 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
· The clinical and administrative capacity to properly discharge the functions of the role
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
The Physiotherapist will:
Education & Training
The Physiotherapist will:
Health & Safety
The Physiotherapist will:
The Physiotherapist will, in consultation with the Physiotherapy Manager:
Skills, competencies and/or knowledge
· Demonstrate an appropriate level of understanding/knowledge of the Physiotherapy role and process within rehabilitation and/or residential settings.
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 Code 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.
Terms & Conditions of Employment
Basic Grade Physiotherapist
Peamount Healthcare, Newcastle, Co. Dublin.
The Current Vacancy available is Permanent/Temporary (Full Time/Part-time) Rotational Basic Grade Physiotherapist.
The post is pensionable. A panel may be created from which permanent/temporary Basic Grade Physiotherapist vacancies of full or part time duration may be filled. The tenure of these posts will be indicated at “expression of interest’ stage.
Appointment as an employee of Peamount Healthcare is governed by the Health Act 2004 and the Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointment) Act 2004.
Remuneration is in accordance with the salary scale approved by the Department of Health: : Current salary scale with effect from 1st October 2021 €37,522(point 1) - €54,569 (Point 14, LSI).
The hours allocated to this post are 37 hours per week with 7.4 hours as a standard working day. The allocation of these hours will be at the discretion of the Department Head and in accordance with the needs of the service.
HSE Circular 003-2009 “Matching Working Patterns to Service Needs (Extended Working Day/Week Arrangements); Framework for Implementation of Clause 30.4 of Towards 2016” applies. Under the terms of this circular, all new entrants and staff appointed to promotional posts from Dec 16th 2008 will be required to work agreed roster / on call arrangements as advised by their line manager. Contracted hours of work are liable to change between the hours of 8am-8pm over seven days to meet the requirements for extended day services in accordance with the terms of the Framework Agreement (Implementation of Clause 30.4 of Towards 2016
As per Health Service Executive (HSE)
All employees will be subject to a probationary period as per the probation policy. This policy applies to all employees irrespective of the type of contract under which they have been employed. A period of 12 months’ probation will be served:
· On commencement of employment.
· Fixed term to permanent contract.
· Permanent employees commencing in promotional posts will also undertake a probationary period relating to their new post.
Employees of Peamount Healthcare are required to be members of the Hospitals Superannuation Scheme. Deductions at the appropriate rate will be made from your salary payment.
If you are being rehired after drawing down a public service pension your attention is drawn to Section 52 of the Public Services Pension (Single and Other Provisions) Act 2012. The 2012 Act extends the principle of abatement to retired public servants in receipt of a public service pension who secure another public service appointment in any public service body.
Maternity leave is granted in accordance with the terms of the Maternity Protection Acts 1994 and 2001.
Peamount Healthcare operates a Sickness Absence Management policy in line with the new Public Service Sick Leave Scheme as introduced in 31st March 2014.
Pre-Employment Health Assessment
Prior to commencing in this role a person will be required to complete a form declaring their health status which is reviewed by the hospital’s Occupational Health Service and if required undergo a medical assessment with this department. Any person employed by Peamount Healthcare 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.
Validation of Qualifications & Experience
Any credit given to a candidate at interview, in respect of claims to qualifications, training and experience is provisional and is subject to verification. The recommendation of the interview board is liable to revision if the claimed qualification, training or experience is not proven.
Peamount Healthcare will seek up to two written references from current and previous employers, educational institutions or any other organisations with which the candidate has been associated. The hospital also reserves the right to determine the merit, appropriateness and relevance of such references and referees.
Peamount Healthcare will carry out Garda vetting on all new employees. An employee will not take up employment with the hospital until the Garda Vetting process has been completed and the hospital is satisfied that such an appointment does not pose a risk to clients, service users and employees.
Health & Safety
These duties must be performed in accordance with the hospital health and safety policy. In carrying out these duties the employee must ensure that effective safety procedures are in place to comply with the Health, Safety and Welfare at Work Act. Staff must carry out their duties in a safe and responsible manner in line with the Hospital Policy as set out in the appropriate department’s safety statement, which must be read and understood.
Quality, Risk &
It is the responsibility of all staff to:
· Participate and cooperate with legislative and regulatory requirements with regard to Quality, Risk and Safety.
· Participate and cooperate with external agencies on safety initiatives as required.
· Participate and cooperate with internal and external evaluations of hospital structures, services and processes as required, including but not limited to:
· National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare.
· National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections.
· HSE Standards and Recommended Practices for Healthcare Records Management
· Safety audits and other audits specified by the HSE or other regulatory authorities.
· To initiate, support and implement quality improvement initiatives in their area which are in keeping with Peamount Healhtcare’s continuous quality improvement programme.
It is the responsibility of all managers to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements for Quality, Safety and Risk within their area/department
Specific Responsibility for Best Practice in Hygiene
Hygiene in healthcare is defined as “the practice that serves to keep people and the environment clean and prevent infection. It involves preserving one’s health, preventing the spread of disease and recognizing, evaluating and controlling health hazards.”
It is the responsibility of all staff to ensure compliance with hospital hygiene standards, guidelines and practices.
Department heads/ managers have overall responsibility for best practice in hygiene in their area.
It is mandatory to complete hand hygiene training and sharps awareness workshops yearly.
|Career Level||Basic Grade|
|Education Level||As Per Job Description|
|Salary||Basic Grade Physiotherapist Pay Scale|
|Apply Before||09 Jun 2022|
|Location||Newcastle Co Dublin|
|Contact Name||Michelle Fitzgerald|
|Contact Phone||01 6010300 EXT 359|