Physiotherapist - Senior Role

Physiotherapist - Senior Role (Location: Bantry West Cork)

Job Type Part Time

Job Description

Senior Physiotherapist:Base Bantry, Covering Other Areas As Required By Head Of Service

Responsible To:          Head Of Physiotherapy Service Within CoAction

The Following Description Is Intended To Give A Broad Outline Of The Post Only. It Is Neither Inclusive Nor Definitive. Duties May Be Altered Or Amended To Suit The Changing Needs Of Our Clients. Staff Will Be Consulted Regarding Any Such Changes. It Is Our Policy To Review Job Descriptions On An On-going Basis.

Overall Purpose Of Position

Provision Of A High Standard Physiotherapy Service As Part Of The CoAction Adult Services Working With A Complex Adult Caseload – Treating Adults With Intellectual And/or Physical Disability. To Be Responsible For The Provision Of A High Quality Person-centred Physiotherapy Service In Assessing And Devising Management Programmes For A Complex Adult Caseload Within CoAction.  Also Partake In Other Clinical And Educational Duties As Assigned.


Main Responsibilities


  • Be Responsible For Assessment, Planning, Implementation And Review Of Treatment / Intervention Programmes For Adult Caseload Within CoAction.
  • Manage Workload In Accordance With The Needs Of The Post.
  • Collaborate With Service Users, Family, Carers, Multi-disciplinary Team, Network Physiotherapists, Management Team And Other Staff As Appropriate In Treatment / Intervention, Planning And Provision Of Services In A Coordinated Way.
  • To Be A Lead In The Provision A Physiotherapy Service In CoAction.
  • Collaborate With MDT In Assessing, Planning And Coordinating Interventions To Adults With Varying Needs.
  • Maintain Clinical Records In Accordance With Local And Professional Guidelines. Become Aware Of Using Software For Clinical Documentation Purposes.
  • Communicate Verbally And / Or In Writing Results Of Assessments, Treatment / Intervention Programmes And Recommendations To The Team And Relevant Others In Accordance With Service Policy
  • Attend Clinics, Joint Team Assessments, Area Meetings, Case Conferences, Etc. As Required And At Varied Locations.
  • Support Families And Appropriate Care Staff In Varying Settings In Providing A Physiotherapy Service.
  • Arrange And Carry Out Duties In A Timely Manner Within Settings Appropriate To Service Users’ Needs And In Line With Local Policy / Guidelines.
  • Maintain Professional Standards In Relation To Confidentiality, Ethics And Legislation.
  • To Record And Collate Statistics To Reflect Work Undertaken And Provide Data As Required By The Head Of Physiotherapy.
  • Operate Within The Rules Of Professional Conduct As Assigned By The Irish Society Of Chartered Physiotherapy And CORU.


  • Participate In Mandatory Training Programmes.
  • Participate In Continuing Professional Development Including In-service Training, Attending Conferences / Courses Relevant To Practice.
  • Participate In Clinical Supervision Sessions As Required And Performance Review As Arranged By The Head Of Physiotherapy.
  • Supervise Physiotherapy Students In Conjunction With The Practice Tutor As Required.


  • Set And Maintain A High Standard Of Clinical/non-clinicalpractice Within Clinic And Various Community Settings.
  • Keep Abreast Of Research And Practice Developments In Relevant Clinical/non-clinical Areas By Attending Seminars, Conferences And Post Graduate Courses And Maintain Clinical/other Relevant Competencies.
  • Ensure That Privacy And Dignity Of The Patient Is Respected At All Times.
  • Be Instrumental In The Development, Application And Implementation Of Polices And Clinical Standards Of Practice Relating To Complex Adult Caseload.
  • Ensure Compliance With Departmental Policies Such As The Data Collection System, Current Administrative Procedures And Health And Safety Guidelines.
  • Contribute To Forward Planning And The Development Of Physiotherapy Services Within CoAction.
  • Participate In A Performance Review Process With Line Manager And Be Responsible For The Performance Review Of Junior Or Physiotherapy Assistant Staff When Required.
  • Undertake Other Responsibilities As Are Agreed From Time To Time With The Head Of Physiotherapy Or Other Such Person To Whom He/she May Be Accountable. To Be An Active Member Of The Day/residential Team And Attend Meetings/case Conferences Etc. As Required.



  • Be Familiar With And Comply With Health And Safety Regulations & Protocols, Relevant Safety Statement, Professional Guidelines And Core Standards Of Practice.
  • To Collaborate With The Head Of Physiotherapy By Contributing To Risk Assessments And Safety Statement For The Physiotherapy Department.
  • To Be Responsible For Ensuring The General Safety And Maintenance Of Any Equipment Supplied For The Fulfilment Of His/her Duties.
  • To Report Immediately To The Head Of Physiotherapy Any Defect In Equipment Or The Environment That May Be Hazardous.
  • To Document All Accidents, Incidents And Potential Hazards Immediately And Report Them To The Head Of Physiotherapy.
  • Employees Must Attend Fire Lectures And Must Observe Fire Orders.
  • Must Be Aware Of And Adhere To Legislation Concerning:-
  • Health And Safety
  • Freedom Of Information Act 1997
  • Ensure All Accidents/incidents Are Reported And Documented In Accident/incident Book As Held In Each Area.
  • To Ensure Adequate Knowledge Of Emergency Actions And Plans.





Career Level Senior
Education Level Bachelor Of Physiotherapy Or B.Sc Physiotherapy
Salary 25000
Apply Before 18 Sep 2020
Location Bantry West Cork
Country Ireland
County Cork
Contact Name Christine Collins
Contact Email
Contact Phone 02754023