Clinical Specialist in Pelvic Health

Clinical Specialist in Pelvic Health (Location: Galway Clinic)

Job Type Contract

Job Purpose: In addition to the provision of expert clinical skills, the clinical specialist will be responsible for the development and maintenance of high standards of clinical practice in their specialist area, will contribute to a structured process for education of colleagues, undergraduates, post graduates and other disciplines, will undertake research and audit relevant to the speciality and act as a specialist information resource for colleagues and other health care professionals.

The Role:

Clinical Practice

  • To assess and treat patients referred for physiotherapy in a way which demonstrates advanced clinical reasoning and knowledge in specialist area of Pelvic Health Physiotherapy.
  • Provide advice and support to physiotherapy and multidisciplinary colleagues on clinical practice issues. 
  • To ensure that the physiotherapy service delivered to patients meets professional standards. 
  • To demonstrate evidence-based practice through the process of clinical reasoning and decision making and applying it to complex cases.
  • To maintain patient documentation, records and accurate statistical information to reflect care provided and meet professional standards.


  • Actively participate in research in clinical area.
  • Critically appraise the evidence base for physiotherapy intervention and apply it as appropriate to change in practice.
  • To demonstrate leadership and advise as required on research methodology
  • Publish within the clinical field in peer-recognised journals/periodicals and present findings locally and /or nationally/internationally.


  • Act as an advisor and educational resource
  • Be responsible for the clinical supervision of senior staff and staff grades as necessary
  • Act as a mentor for senior and staff grades physiotherapists.
  • Assist in the ongoing development of in-service training programme ensuring that the
  • training reflects the needs of the service
  • Participate in teaching other professionals and ancillary staff at qualification and post­ qualification levels.
  • Keep abreast with current changes in clinical practice by attending seminars, conferences and post-graduate courses. 
  • Liaise with clinical and academic staff of affiliate/other colleges, and participate in the clinical training and assessment of Physiotherapy Students at graduate and postgraduate level.

Practice/Service Development

  • To advise the Physiotherapy Manager on the management, evaluation and development of services in liaison with Senior Staff or other disciplines. 
  • Develop links with colleagues at national and international levels within speciality with a view to enhancing clinical standards and developing the role of the Clinical specialist.
  • Participate in clinical audit activities to monitor clinical standards.
  • Lead the physiotherapy service within clinical field.
  • Appraise and review performance with Physiotherapy Manager as per departmental practice.
  • Liaise with staff of other disciplines and ensure that effective communication and reporting takes place at all times.
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the context in which practice occurs e.g. social, political, inter-professional collaboration within speciality.
  • Perform other such duties as may be assigned by the physiotherapy manager.


  • Participate in the departmental Personal Development and Performance Review system to promote personal and service developments.
  • Monitor activity and support the Physiotherapy Head of Department to prioritise resources to meet service demands.
  • Deputise for the physiotherapy manager as required.
  • Undertake clinical audit to support the Physiotherapy Service Quality Improvements and Galway Clinic, Clinical Governance Strategy.
  • Assist in development of and implement clinical guidelines and management policies to promote an evidenced based, consistent and safe working environment.
  • Liaise with a range of individuals, internal and external to the organisation, to ensure effective service delivery.

The Candidate:

  • Degree in Physiotherapy (Essential)
  • Registration with CORU (Essential)
  • Have at least five years of post-qualification experience in the relevant clinical area and have proven clinical experience in that specialist clinical field.
  • Relevant post-graduate education is essential and relevant post graduate qualification is desirable. 
  • Good communicator 
  • Team worker 
  • Ability to work independently 
  • Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) membership (Desirable)

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 Closing date for receipt of applications:  Friday 17th June 2022 at 5.30pm

The Galway Clinic is an Equal Opportunities Employer



Career Level Clinical Specialist
Education Level See Job Description
Salary Competitive
Apply Before 17 Jun 2022
Location Galway Clinic
Country Ireland
County Galway
Contact Name Michelle Sherlock
Contact Email
Contact Phone 091-785716

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