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Practice Education Coordinator / Senior Physiotherapist


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Practice Education Coordinator / Senior Physiotherapist


Job Description

Job Title: Practice Education Coordinator / Senior Physiotherapist
Reporting To: Head of School of Physiotherapy or nominee
Location: 123 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2
Department: School of Physiotherapy
Contract type/duration:  Temporary Job-sharing post
Closing date for applications:  3rd of July 2019 at 11:30pm
Interview date:  17th July  2019


Objective of this post:  

To coordinate, strategically manage and develop the RCSI clinical education programme and prepare students, practice tutors, regional placement facilitators and practice educators effectively for clinical placement education

About the post:

Specifically, the duties of this post will include the following:

  • Providing strategic management of Practice Education including the development of placement opportunities and the education of Practice Educators.
  • Managing practice education placements both current and those not previously explored, including on-site visits.
  • Promoting and developing communication and related links with a range of local services in order to develop clinical practice education opportunities.
  • participating in the quality assurance mechanism of the student learning environment and implementing quality initiatives agreed by the National Steering Group for Practice Educationin collaboration with other stakeholders
  • Facilitating communications and effective working relationships between therapists in service delivery and College based staff
  • Preparing, assessing and supervising the practice education placementof students in line with college and site requirements 
  • Ensuring operational efficiency and effectiveness within approved budgetary parameters in compliance with RCSI and external auditing policies and procedures
  • Contributing to a professional practice education network with Practice Education Co-ordinatorsin other regions
  • Delivering teaching for specific preparatory practice educationinduction modulesfor students at RCSI prior to them commencing practice education.
  • Delivering occasional lectures in the academic programme, as required
  • Providing support to Practice Tutors, Regional PlacementFacilitators and Practice Educators
  • Participating in the development and integration of practice education within the curriculum in alignment with accreditation standards
  • Evaluating practice education standards within placement sites in collaboration with all stakeholders
  • Contributing to and conducting relevant RCSI research, clinical and/or educational 
  • Complying with statutory legislation and College rules and requirements in furtherance of general staff welfare and safety.
  • Undertake overseas assignments as may be required
  • Undergo programmes of training and development as may be required.
  • Represent the best interests of the School/RCSI at all times


Person Specification:

Essential Qualifications

  • Possess the B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Dublin, or possess the B.Sc. Physiotherapy (Hons) degree from the National University of Ireland, or possess the BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy from the University of Limerick, or possess the Diploma in Physiotherapy of the University of Dublin or the National University of Ireland or possess a qualification in physiotherapy at least equivalent to the above
  • Have had at least three years satisfactory post qualification experience
  • Can build and maintain strong working relationships
  • Registered with, or eligible for registration with, CORU
  • The successful candidate’s core values and behaviours should demonstrate:

General Competencies

  • Student and customer service
  • Scholarship and excellence
  • Collegiality and professionalism 
  • Innovation and flexibility 
  • Planning and organising 

Leadership competencies

  • Vision
  • Leadership and respect 
  • People Development 
  • Student and customer service 
  • Excellence and Scholarship

In addition the successful candidate must demonstrate:

  • evidence of experience in student education and assessment
  • evidence of ongoing continuing commitment to own personal and professional development
  • Excellent computer, presentation and verbal & written communication skills excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • excellent organisational and time management skills
  • ability to work flexibly as part of a small team but equally capable of working independently with minimal supervision


It is desirable that the successful candidate demonstrates:

  • Competency in research methodology
  • MSc degree
  • Excellent IT skills


The Process:

Interview and presentation

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a formal competence-based interview and a panel-based presentation at our main campus at RCSI Dublin on the 17th of July 2019.


Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries are invited in the first instance through Maggie Walshe, Human Resources Department on 01 402 2287 (email: All applications for this post must be made through the careers webpage www.rcsi/careers. Maggie can arrange for relevant queries on the academic aspects of the role to be addressed by hiring manager.


Closing Date for Applications: 3rd of July 2019 at 11:30pm

Job Keywords/tags:
Education, Senior, Physiotherapist
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To apply for this job please email the contact person at the address listed below

Contact Person

Informal inquiries: Maggie Walshe