Senior Physiotherapist: Outpatients - Fixed Term

Senior Physiotherapist: Outpatients - Fixed Term (Location: Blackrock Clinic)

Job Type Part Time

Job Title                       Senior Physiotherapist: Outpatients- Fixed term Maternity leave

Reports                        Physiotherapist in Charge

Accountable                 Head of Department


  • You must practice within the Codes of Practice, Rules and Guidelines set out by the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists and comply with the policies and procedures of Blackrock Clinic.
  • To develop and co-ordinate the Musculoskeletal Outpatient Physiotherapy service at Blackrock Clinic. The Senior Physiotherapist will be responsible for conducting a clinical caseload as assigned by the manager and in accordance with service needs. In addition the Senior Physiotherapist will deliver Educational talks and in-services to colleagues, medical professionals as required, take part in service development and conduct assigned administration duties.
  • Personally and professionally you are accountable to the patient. You are personally accountable for your own actions at all times.


  • Degree in Physiotherapy:
    • BSC (Honours) degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Dublin
    • Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
    • Bachelor in Physiotherapy (Honours) degree from the National University of Ireland
    • Diploma of Physiotherapy of the University of Dublin or the National University
    • BSc (Honours) degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Limerick
    • Physiotherapy qualification validated by the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapy
  • CORU registered
  • Recognised post-graduate qualification eg. MSc in Physiotherapy / Sports Medicine / MMACP
  • Membership of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (MISCP).
  • Continued Professional Development Diary including evidence of reflective practice, In-service training, courses attended and Clinical Governance gained.
  • Post graduate courses relevant to the clinical specialty.



 To assess and provide appropriate management of patients referred for out-patient physiotherapy.

  • Develop and administer the highest quality of service by identifying and implementing operational procedures in line with best practice standards.
  • Keep abreast with new developments, skills and technology to ensure continuing competence in the job.
  • Enhance his/her skills in order to initiate and respond to changes in the work environment as additional roles may be demanded eg. Data analysis clinical audit.
  • Teach and supervise junior staff and students as required and educate other health professionals
  • Advise on the needs of the area and contribute to forward planning and development of the physiotherapy service.
  • Participate in the week- end Rota  (a) Cardiac or and (b) Orthopaedic


  • To contribute to an effective and efficient Physiotherapy Out-patient team in co-operation with the Clinical Specialist and Physiotherapist in Charge.
  • To contribute and participate in staff induction and in-service training.
  • To maintain adequate records and statistics sufficient for organisation and legal purposes to include work related injuries.
  • To actively participate in and promote continuing professional development.
  • To liaise with referring doctors and other medical colleagues as necessary.
  • To be flexible in working hours, to accommodate delivery of service.
  • Deputise for Clinical Specialist as necessary.
  • Other general duties as delegated by the Physiotherapist in Charge after consultation and agreement.
  • To support the Clinical Specialist / Manager in department development.


  • To lead by example a professional, dedicated and punctual team.
  • To create and promote good working relationships through open communication.
  • Facilitate professional development of team members through promotion of continuing professional development through self-learning, formal courses and in-service training.
  • To ensure staff compliance with hospital policy on CPR and Manual Handling training programmes.

Communication Skills

  • Report relevant information verbally and in writing to appropriate personnel.
  • Respond appropriately to patient/family requests and questions.
  • Communicate appropriately with colleagues and other members of the health care team.
  • Recognise self-limitations and seek assistance.
  • Attend and contribute in staff meetings and team briefing.
  • Communicate in a manner that avoids antagonism, reduces conflict and prevents undue anxiety.


  • To act as a mentor for Physiotherapy colleagues.
  • To act as an advisor and educational resource on a regional and national basis.
  • To demonstrate leadership and advice as required on research methodology.
  • To keep abreast of new developments in the Physiotherapy profession and identify opportunities to improve the service.


  • To be responsible for overseeing equipment safety tests, in accordance with health and safety policy.
  • To ensure that faulty equipment is immediately removed from the treatment area and restored to safe use as promptly as possible.
  • Comply with Health and Safety Policies and Procedures, which includes reporting defects to appropriate authorities as soon as possible.
  • Communicate and work in co-operation with other team members in providing an integrated quality service.

This is not an exhaustive list and will be reviewed and revised from time to time as deemed necessary. 

Career Level Senior
Education Level See Job Description For Details
Salary €54,766-€64,380 Subject To Experience (pro-rata)
Apply Before 30 Jul 2022
Location Blackrock Clinic
Country Ireland
County Dublin
Contact Name Ciara Grange
Contact Email
Contact Phone 01 2064673

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