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Position: Senior Physiotherapist to work with people living with Multiple Sclerosis
Reporting to: Services Development Manager.
Role: To provide a quality physiotherapy service in line with standards of physiotherapy practice and statutory registration. To provide quality physiotherapy assessment and treatment to people with MS.
- To assist PwMS optimize their full potential by providing a structured and directed physiotherapy programme. This may also involve involving families, formal and informal carers, and physiotherapy assistants.
- Work within the CORU Physiotherapy Code of Professional Conduct and ethics.
- Maintain and improve standards of practice through participation in continuing professional development opportunities within and outside MS Ireland. Keep current knowledge of developments in the field of neurological physiotherapy up to date.
- Ensure that a high standard of physiotherapy assessment and treatment is provided for all patients under his/her care.
- To deliver the FETAC level 5 Physiotherapy Assistant training course
- To Supervise MS Ireland physiotherapy assistants in the delivery of programmes for people with MS
- Work on production of appropriate educational material
- Liaise with relevant HSE clinical staff, staff of MS Ireland, other professionals, and any key stakeholders to ensure effective communication and reporting.
- Maintain adequate records and case notes, providing statistics as required.
- Work within statutory health and safety guidelines and within the health and safety policies of MS Ireland to ensure a safe working environment at all times.
- Carry out clinical audit of the physiotherapy service and provide reports where required.
- Undertake other responsibilities as are consistent with the nature of the work in the post including programmes of research and development as appropriate.
- Adhere to budgetary requirements.
- Other duties as assigned by Manager.
- Candidates must provide evidence of registration on the CORU Physiotherapy register
- Candidates should have minimum two years post qualification experience in physiotherapy with a minimum of 6 months of neurology experience.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
- Candidates will be client focused with excellent interpersonal skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Proficient IT skills.
- Have use of own car and possess a full clean driver’s license.
- Possess and understanding and knowledge of the ethos and operation of MS Ireland.
- Ability to demonstrate respect and empathy for clients and their carers and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to work on one’s own initiative, set goals and implement programmes to achieve set targets.
- Working knowledge of person-centred care and case management systems.
If you are eligible to work in Ireland, value an exciting, varied working environment and meet the above requirements, please send your CV to email@example.com before 22 July 2022. Please note that shortlisting will apply.
For informal enquires please contact Dr. Susan Coote at 086 0364109
About MS Ireland
Founded in 1961, MS Ireland is the national organization providing information, vital services and support to people living with Multiple Sclerosis. Our services include, Regional Community Worker programmes, physiotherapy, symptom management courses, newly diagnosed sessions, and the MS Information Line. We also provide a state-of-the-art respite center for people living with MS in Rathgar Dublin 8.
MS Ireland Vision
MS Ireland has a vision of Irish society where all people living by MS can continue to have positive and active lives in the community.
Our principal objectives are:
- To facilitate people with MS to control their lives and environment, to live with dignity and participate in the community.
- To provide support for the families and carers of people with MS.
- To co-operate with the medical, scientific, social, and caring professions to promote scientific research into the cause of, cure for and management of MS, and the alleviation of medical and social symptoms.
- To exchange and disseminate information relating to MS.
- To provide an identifiable focal point by developing an efficient, effective, and caring organisation to serve the needs of PwMS.