Chartered Physiotherapist

Chartered Physiotherapist (Location: Leopardstown Park Hospital)

Job Type Full Time

Job Purpose: -

The Physiotherapist Will Be Responsible For The Provision Of A Physiotherapy Service In A Designated Clinical Area Or To A Designated Group Of Clients And Will Carry Out Clinical, Supervisory, Administrative And Educational Duties As Assigned By The Senior Physiotherapist Or Physiotherapy Manager.


                    Essential Skills

  • The Person Must Hold A BSC (Hons) Physiotherapy And Be A Registered Member Of The ISCP
  • Registered Member Of CORU
  • Believe In Delivering Excellent Patient Care
  • Excellent People Skills
  • Competent Using Microsoft Packages
  • Good Planning & Organisational Skills
  • Attention To Detail
  • Ability To Demonstrate Initiative


Principle Duties And Responsibilities: -


Professional And Clinical


  • Prioritise And Manage A Clinical Caseload Appropriate To The Post
  • Provide Comprehensive Assessment, Development And Implementation Of Individualised Person Centred Treatment Plans In Line With Best Practice And In Partnership With Family And Other Team Members As Appropriate
  • Participate In Review Meetings, Discharge Planning Meetings And Family Meetings
  • Liaise With Other Members Of The Multidisciplinary Team Including Community Services As Appropriate To Provide An Integrated Quality Service
  • Provide A Service In Various Units And Demonstrate Flexibility In Working Across The Various Units As Needed
  • Seek Advice And Assistance With Any Assigned Duties From Relevant Persons Where Appropriate
  • Foster A Maintain Professional Working Relationships With Colleagues, Department Managers And Other Team Members
  • Operate Within The Scope Of Practice Of The Irish Society Of Physiotherapists


           Management/Administrative Duties

·        To Provide Support And Supervision To Physiotherapy Assistants, Physiotherapy Students, Other Students And Volunteers, So As To Ensure That Good Working Practice And Professional Standards Are Maintained.

·        To Maintain Administrative Records/statistics And Support The Physiotherapy Manager As Required In The Administrative Tasks Of Designated Areas.

·        To Take Responsibility, In Consultation With The Physiotherapy Manager, For The Maintenance And Monitoring Of Equipment And Stock.

·        To Undertake Such Other Duties Appropriate To The Post As May Be Assigned By The Senior Physiotherapist Or Physiotherapy Manager


           Educational Duties

·        To Provide Evidence Of On-going Education On A Yearly Basis Will Be Required. Such Evidence May Be Assured By The Attendance And Participation At In-service Training Programmes, Subject To The Approval Of The Physiotherapy Manager. From Time To Time, Mandatory Participation In In-service Training Programmes Will Be Required.

·        To Participate, As Required, In Teaching/training Of Staff /students/volunteers Of Own Or Other Departments Or Outside Organisations. Teaching And Supervision Of Physiotherapy Assistants, Students, And Other Health Care Workers, As Appropriate, Is An Inherent Part Of The Work Of The Physiotherapist.

·        Deliver In House Moving & Handling Training Courses Across The Hospital.

  • Participate In Mandatory Training
  • Participate In Continuing Professional Development
  • Engage In Personal Development Planning And Performance Review



  • Keep Up To Date Records As Required Within The Physiotherapy Department
  • Assist In The Organisation, Maintenance And Ordering Of Equipment And Materials Used In Treatment
  • Engage In IT Developments As They Apply To The Service Users And Service Administration


Quality,Safety And Risk

  • Comply With Safety,Health And Welfare At Work Act 2005
  • Comply With Relevant Health And Safety Responsibilities As Outlined In LPH Policies
  • Have A Working Knowledge Of HIQA Standards As They Apply To The Role


           Other Duties

·        To Report All Staff/patient Accidents/incidents To The Physiotherapy Manager Or Deputy.

·        The Post Holder Will Carry Out Other Duties Appropriate To The Office As May Be Assigned From Time To Time By The Physiotherapy Manager Or His/her Designated Officer.



  • Adhere To Leopardstown Park Hospital Policies At All Times


Person Specification: Physiotherapist Basic Grade



Essential Qualifications: -

The Post Holder Will Hold A Qualification Validated By The ISCP



Desirable Qualifications: -

Post Qualification Experience In Care Of The Elderly


Essential Skills, Competencies And/or Knowledge;

The Post Holder Will Have;

  • The Ability To Work On Their Own Initiative, effectively And Independently Manage Caseload and As Work As Part Of An Interdisciplinary Team.
  • An Excellent Command Of The English Language (both Written And Verbal) And Excellent Communication And Interpersonal Skills.
  • The Clinical Knowledge, Clinical Reasoning Skills And Evidence Based Practice Appropriate To Carrying Out The Duties And Responsibilities Of The Role.
  • Evidence Of Having Applied/used Appropriate Assessment Tools And Treatments And A Knowledge Of The Implications Of Outcomes To Service Users.
  • The Ability To Follow Line Management Directions Appropriately And To Utilise Supervision Effectively.
  • Evidence Of A Commitment To Continuing Professional Development.
  • Reasonable Level Of Competence In Using MS Office Package And Has The Ability To Use OT Database And System. A Willingness To Engage And Develop IT Skills Relevant To The Role.
  • The Ability And Commitment To Plan And Deliver A High Quality, Person Centred Service.
  • The Ability To Effectively Evaluate Information And Make Appropriate Decisions Using Good Judgement.
  • Effective Communication And Interpersonal Skills Including The Ability To Collaborate With Colleagues, Families, Carers Etc.,
  • A Strong Work Ethic, Ability To Prioritise And Have Good Organisational And Time Management Skills.
  • The Ability To Be Proactive And Innovative And To Develop The Service In Response To Changing Needs.
  • The Ability To Effectively Manage And Develop Self And Others In A Working Environment.

Desirable Skills Competencies And/or Knowledge:

The Post Holder May Have:

  • Post Qualification Clinical Experience In The Care Of The Older Person.


Closing Date: 23rd July 2020



Career Level Basic Grade
Education Level Bachelor Of Science In Physiotherapy
Salary Not Disclosed
Apply Before 23 Jul 2020
Location Leopardstown Park Hospital
Country Ireland
County Dublin
Contact Name Ruth Lordon
Contact Email
Contact Phone 087-2053362