Physiotherapist (Fixed Term Contract)

Physiotherapist (Fixed Term Contract) (Location: Cork)

Job Type Part Time





Fixed Term - Six month contract (0.7 WTE / Hours TBC)


Responsible to/Report to:

The post holder shall report to the Physiotherapist Manager


Accountable to:

Director of Nursing & Head of Allied Health


Working Relationships:

Liaise with all Medical, Nursing, Health & Social Care Professionals, Clerical/Administrative Staff, Service Users, External Persons and Organisations as required.


Essential Criteria:

Candidates for appointment must:


  • Be registered on the Physiotherapist’s Register, maintained by the Physiotherapists Registration Board at CORU
  • Be a member of, or be eligible for membership of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.



  • Have the clinical and administrative capacity to fulfil the functions of the role.


Desirable Criteria

  • Membership of appropriate clinical interest groups.
  • Experience in respiratory care/neurology/rehabilitation


Main Duties & Responsibilities (Post Summary)

  • The provision of a quality Physiotherapy service in line with standards of Physiotherapy practice.
  • To provide quality, client centred Physiotherapy assessment and treatment to identified client groups as directed by the Physiotherapy Manager.


Duties & Responsibilities (Overview)

The Physiotherapist will:

·        Carry a clinical caseload appropriate to the post.

·        Be responsible for client assessment, development and implementation of individualised treatment plans that are client centred and in line with best practice.

·        Be responsible for goal setting in partnership with the client, family and other team members as appropriate.

·        Communicate and work in co-operation with other team members.

·        Develop effective communication with and provide instruction, guidance and support to service users, family, carers etc.

·        Document client records in accordance with professional standards and departmental policies

·        Provide a service in varied locations in line with local policy / guidelines and within appropriate time allocation (e.g., clinic).

·        Participate in review meetings, case conferences, ward rounds etc. as appropriate.

·        Maintain professional standards of practice.

·        Maintain quality standards of work and co-operate with quality assurance programmes.

·        Work within own scope of professional competence in line with principles of best practice, professional conduct and clinical governance.

·        Seek the advice of relevant personnel when appropriate / as required.

·        Operate within the scope of practice of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists

·        Participate in mandatory training programmes.

·        Take responsibility for, and keep up to date with Physiotherapy practice by participating in continuing professional development such as reflective practice, in service training, self-directed learning, research, clinical

audit etc.

·        Engage in performance review processes including personal development planning.

·        Participate in the practice education of student physiotherapists. Take part in teaching / training / supervision of staff / others as appropriate (once sufficient clinical experience has been attained) and attend practice educator courses as relevant to role and needs.


A full and detailed job description will be available to candidates.

Career Level Basic Grade
Education Level BSc
Salary €40,325.00 To €58,483.00
Apply Before 22 Sep 2023
Location Cork
Country Ireland
County Cork
Contact Name Megan Airey
Contact Email [email protected]
Contact Phone 021 4869100