Chartered Physiotherapist- Care of the Elderly

Chartered Physiotherapist- Care of the Elderly (Location: Finglas)

Job Type Part Time

Clearbrook Nursing Home a 90 bed nursing home in Finglas in Dubin is seeking currently seeking applications for a Chartered Physiotherapist.

We require an ISCP & CORU registered with fully up-to-date professional indemnity insurance to provide physiotherapy services to our residents on a part time basis. The requirement for the role is 3 days a week with working hours of        9.30am - 4:30pm.

Purpose of the Post

To perform physiotherapeutic assessment of residents with diverse presentations and varying physical and psychological conditions, to provide a clinical diagnosis and develop and deliver an individualised treatment programme.


Roles and Responsibiliites 

The Physiotherapist will:

  • Be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work, including the management of residents in your care
  • Undertake a comprehensive assessment of residents including those with diverse or varying presentations/multi pathologies; using clinical reasoning skills and manual assessment techniques to provide an accurate diagnosis of their condition
  • Formulate and deliver an individual physiotherapy treatment programme based on a sound knowledge of evidence-based practice and treatment options using clinical assessment, reasoning skills and knowledge of treatment skills, e.g. manual physiotherapy techniques, residents’ education, exercise classes, electrotherapy techniques and other alternative options
  • Formulate accurate prognoses and recommend the best course of intervention, developing comprehensive discharge plans
  • Assess resident understanding of treatment proposals, gain valid informed consent and have the capacity to work within a legal framework with residents who lack capacity to consent to treatment
  • Use a range of verbal and non-verbal communication tools to communicate effectively with residents to progress rehabilitation and treatment programmes. This will include residents who may have difficulties in understanding or communicating
  • Evaluate resident progress, reassess and alter treatment programmes if required
  • Work within ISCP clinical guidelines and professional guidelines and to have a good working knowledge of national and local standards and monitor own and others quality of practice as appropriate
  • Be responsible for maintaining accurate and comprehensive resident treatment records in line with professional standards of practice
  • Be responsible for maintain accurate and comprehensive resident treatment records in line with professional standards of practice
  • Represent physiotherapy service and/or individual residents at the multi-disciplinary team meetings, to ensure the delivery of a co-ordinated multidisciplinary service, and integrate physiotherapy treatment into the treatment programme
  • Maintain and develop current knowledge of evidence-based practice in the areas of each rotation, developing specialist knowledge of particular conditions and resident types
  • Undertake such other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Director of Nursing
Career Level Basic Grade
Education Level B.Sc Physiotherapy
Salary Dependent On Experience
Apply Before 21 Aug 2014
Location Finglas
Country Ireland
County Dublin
Contact Name Warren Barry
Contact Email
Contact Phone 0872787000