Senior Physiotherapist - Adult Services

Senior Physiotherapist - Adult Services (Location: Palmerstown)


Clinical Duties

·         Responsible For The Carrying Out Physiotherapy Assessments, Planning And Implementing Person Centred Physiotherapy Programmes

·         Provide Education, Training And Support To Carer’s Parents And Staff

·         Manage A Caseload Of Adults Across A Variety Of Locations Throughout Stewarts Care And Carry Out Home Visits As Necessary

·         Prioritise Caseload Based On Clinical Need

·         Lead In The Organisation And Co-ordination Of Clinics  

·         Attend And Participate In Multidisciplinary Team Meetings And External Appointments  Relevant To The Service User To Ensure High Standards Of Person Centred Care

·         Liaise With And Assist The Physiotherapy Manager In The Day To Day Running Of The Department And The Take The Lead And Initiative In These Duties

·         Attend Seating Clinics  With The Occupational Therapy Department And  Provide  physiotherapy Input Relevant To The Service User

·         Lead And Contribute To Departmental  quality Improvement That May Include; Service  Development ,in – Service Training And Evaluation Of Resources  within The Physiotherapy Department

·         Demonstrate An Awareness Of Accountability  And Value For Money In Provision Of Physiotherapy Equipment

·         Responsible For The Induction And Supervision Of Physiotherapy Students & Liaise With Trinity College In Co-ordinating  And Delivering  Of   student Placements

·         Represent The Department / Profession / Team At Meetings And Conferences As Designated By The Physiotherapy Manager

·         Become Familiar With And Work In Accordance With Relevant HSE Policies, HIQA Standards, Progressing Disabilities, New Directions, Legislation And Professional Policies, Guidelines And Requirements To Ensure Safe Practice And High Standards Of Service Delivery.

·         To Assist With Supervision Of Basic Grade Physiotherapist In Line With Clinical Practice Guidelines To Ensure Continuous Professional Development

Education & Training

·         Lead And Participate In Departmental In-service Training

·         Engage In The Education Of Colleagues, Student Physiotherapists, Service Users And Other Health Care Professionals.  

·         Take Responsibility For Keeping Up To Date With Current Physiotherapy Practice And Participating With CPD Relevant To Clinical Role

·          Engage With Personal Development Planning And Actively Participate In Induction, Clinical Supervision, Mentoring And Clinical Reflection And Be Open To Reflective Practice

·         Attend Mandatory Training Programmes As Directed By Stewarts Care Or Physiotherapy Manager

·         Abide By The  Physiotherapy Registration Board Code Of Conduct And Ethics As Set Out By CORU & European Core Standards Of Physiotherapy Practice




·         Keep Up To Date And Accurate  Updated Physiotherapy Records, Reports And Statistics As Required / Advised By Physiotherapy Manager

·         Ensure That Confidentiality Is Always Maintained


Health & Safety

  • Comply With The Policies, Procedures And Safe Professional Practice Of The Irish Healthcare System By Adhering To Relevant Legislation, Regulations And Standards
  • Familiar With  and Co-operate With Policy Procedures And Department Guidelines Such As Risk Management, Infection Control And Adhering To Infection Control Guidelines
  • Assist In The Development, Implementation And Review Of The Department’s Health And Safety Statement, As Appropriate
  • Document Appropriately And Report Any Near Misses, Hazards And Accidents And Bring Them To The Attention Of  line Manager And  relevant Person(s)
  • Work In A Safe Manner With Due Care And Attention To The Safety Of Self And Others
  • Be Aware Of Risk Management Issues, Identify Risks And Take Appropriate Action And Report To Physiotherapy Manager
  • Responsible For  ensuring Any Equipment Or Appliances In The Department Are In Safe Working Order And Are Used In A Safe Manner
  • Comply With Department Procedures With Regard To Assessment And Provision Of Equipment And Ensuring Equipment  Is Maintained And Serviced As Appropriate
  • Support A Culture That Values Diversity And Respect


Note: This Job Description Is An Overview Of The General Duties For The Senior Physiotherapist Role In The Department. Other Duties May Be Included If Necessary, By The Physiotherapy Manager And /or Clinical Director


Candidates Must Meet The Following Criteria Relevant To The Role:

Essential  Criteria

·         Hold A Physiotherapy Qualification Recognised By The Physiotherapists Registration Board At CORU – Candidates Must State CORU Registration Number On Application, Or CORU Application Number And Date Of Submission If Still Awaiting Registration Number In The Case Of Section 91 Applicants.

·         All Candidates Must Have Three Years Full Time (or Equivalent) Years Post-qualification Clinical Experience Of Which One Year Is In The Area Of Disabilities




Desirable Criteria;

·         1 Year Clinical Experience In The Area Of Disability

·         1 Year Clinical Experience In Postural Management

·         Evidence Of CPD In 24-hour Postural Management, Dynamic Splinting And Orthotic Assessment

·         Evidence Of   CPD In Area Of Physical And Intellectual Disability

·         Evidence Of CPD In Leadership/mentoring


Professional Skills And Competencies

·         Demonstrates Excellent Ability To Organise Their Time And Workload And Prioritise As Necessary

·         Excellent Communication Skills To Engage And Interact With Colleagues, MDT, Service Users & Their Carers So Information Is Conveyed In A Clear And Concise Manner

·         Ability To Clinically Reason And Make Appropriate Clinical Decision Based On Individual Service Users’ Needs In Complex Situations

·         Demonstrates The Ability To Utilise Problem Solving Skills To Achieve Clinical Outcomes Relative To Physiotherapy Intervention

·         Evidence Of The Ability To Achieve Results Through Effective Collaboration And Communication In A Complex Environment

·         Demonstrates The Ability To Adapt To The Changing Needs Of The Department And Organisation


Personal Attributes.

·         Promote A Culture That Values Equality, Diversity And Respect In The Workplace And Educate And Empower Others To Work To The Highest Standards

·         Clear Focus On Person Centred Care In Clinical Decision Making And Physiotherapy Interventions

·         Adhere To The Codes Of Professional Conduct In Relation To Respecting The Right & Dignity Of Every Service User & Family

Career Level Senior
Education Level Degree Physiotherapy
Salary €53,074 - €62,493
Apply Before 11 Jan 2021
Location Palmerstown
Country Ireland
County Dublin
Contact Name Jamie Cole
Contact Email Jamie Cole
Contact Phone 016518132