Staff Grade Physiotherapist

Staff Grade Physiotherapist (Location: Clontarf Hospital)

Job Type Full Time


Job Title and Grade :Staff Grade Physiotherapist

Contract: Permanent: Full-time (a panel may be formed for full-time and/or part-time staff grade physiotherapists posts)

Closing Date: 17:00 pm Friday 15/09/2023

Informal Enquiries: Claire Fagan Physiotherapy Manager [email protected]

Location of post: Clontarf Hospital

Renumeration: Remuneration is in accordance with the salary scale approved by the Department of Health: Current salary scale with effect from 1st March 2023

Working week :35 hours per week

Annual Leave :27 days per annum

Details of service

Clontarf Hospital provides post-acute rehabilitation services to patients transferred from acute hospitals with a variety of conditions and rehabilitation needs including:post COVID, post elective and trauma surgery, frail older adults, post-acute medical conditions, multiple co-morbidities, post falls, post amputation surgery, post neurosurgery and neurological conditions.

Clontarf Hospital’s mission is to deliver an excellent interdisciplinary rehabilitation service for patients to enable them to achieve their optimum level of independence, health and wellbeing. Clontarf Hospital’s vision is to operate as a centre of excellence for rehabilitation while maintaining its voluntary hospital status.

The values that underpin the ethos and work of the hospital are:

  • Integrity-we believe in high standards of care for all our patients
  • Trust- we rely upon and can be confident and secure in the care provided at the hospital
  • Respect- Mutual regard and esteem between staff, patients and all who visit the hospital


Principal Duties and Responsibilities


The Physiotherapist will:

  • Be responsible for assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation of treatment / intervention programmes for service users according to professional standards
  • Arrange and carry out assessment and treatment / intervention programmes in appropriate settings in line with local policy / guidelines
  • Communicate results of assessments and recommendations to the service user and relevant others as appropriate
  • Document all assessment, diagnosis, treatment / intervention plans, clinical notes, relevant contacts, and summaries in accordance with department and professional standards
  • Collaborate with service user, family, carers and other staff in goal setting and treatment / intervention planning
  • Foster close working relationships with colleagues and other relevant professionals in maximising the service users’ potential
  • Provide support and information to service users and relevant others
  • Attend clinics and participate in meetings, case conferences, ward rounds etc. as appropriate
  • demonstrate flexibility and work across the various wards as the need arises
  • carry a full clinical caseload appropriate to the post
  • Participate in multidisciplinary teams, communicating and working in collaboration with the service user and relevant others as part of an integrated package of care
  • Represent the department / profession / team at meetings and conferences as designated
  • Contribute to the establishment and maintenance of standards / strategies for quality improvement and outcome measurement and adhere to existing standards and protocols
  • Actively engage in team-based performance management, where appropriate
  • Maintain professional standards in relation to confidentiality, ethics and legislation
  • Seek advice and assistance from his / her supervisor / manager with any assigned cases or issues that prove to be beyond the scope of his / her professional competence in line with principles of best practice and clinical governance
  • Participate in the clinical education of students as appropriate
  • Operate within the scope of Physiotherapy practice as set out by the local and national guidelines
  • assist in the identification of the physiotherapy service needs and priorities in the assigned area and participate actively with the Senior Physiotherapist in general development within the area.
  • Participate in and develop activities which support Health Promotion
  • Carry out other duties as assigned by the Physiotherapy Manage

Essential Criteria

The successful candidate will have:

• A recognised validated University Degree or Diploma or an equivalent qualification in Physiotherapy. 

• Have a qualification that has been approved by the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapy 

• Be eligible to work in the state. 

• Registered with CORU National Physiotherapists Registration Board 

The post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post, which may be assigned to him/her from time to time, and to contribute to the development of the post while in office. The Advert is not intended to be exhaustive list but should be regarded as providing guidelines within which individuals work.

The duties and responsibilities detailed above reflect the present service requirements and may be subject to review and amendment to meet the changing needs of the service.

Career Level Basic Grade
Education Level BSc. In Physiotherapy Or Equivalent
Salary Pay And Conditions As Per Department Of Health Guidelines
Apply Before 15 Sep 2023
Location Clontarf Hospital
Country Ireland
County Dublin
Contact Name Claire Fagan
Contact Email [email protected]
Contact Phone 01 8332521