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Medforce are keen to speak to Physiotherapists who would be interested in joining a growing Children’s Disability team in Portlaoise.
About the Role
Working across a varied caseload, you will be involved in working with parents, children and schools. You will get the opportunity to work with a well established, highly experienced and supportive team. The role will involve the assessment, formulation and treatment of the young people’s physiotherapy needs.
You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team that includes speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, educational and clinical psychologists. The successful candidate will be provided with supervision by the Senior Physiotherapy team ensuring the working environment is proactive, supportive and rewarding.
This is a specified purpose contract, a fulltime position working 35 hours per week. HSE Salary scale ranging from €40,325 – €58,483 per annum. There is a strong emphasis on teamwork with regular supervision and CPD opportunities available to support you.
The Physiotherapist will:
- Carry a clinical caseload appropriate to the post
- Be responsible for client assessment, development and implementation of individualisation treatment plans that are client centred and in line with best practice.
- Be responsible for goal setting in partnership with the client, family and other team members as appropriate
- Communication and work in co-operation with other team members.
- Develop effective communication with and provide instruction, guidance and support to service users, family and carers.
- Document client records in accordance with professional standards and departmental policies.
- Provide a service in varied locations in line with local policy/guidelines and within appropriate time allocation (e.g. clinic/home visits).
- Participate in review meetings, case conferences; ward rounds, etc. as appropriate.
- Maintain professional standards of practice.
- Maintain quality standards of work and co-operate with quality assurance programs.
- Work within own scope of professional competence in line with principles of best practice, professional conduct and clinical governance.
- Operate within the scope of practice of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists.
Education and Training
- Participate in mandatory training programs.
- Take responsibility for, and keep up to date with Physiotherapy practice by participating in continuing professional development such as reflective practice, in service, self direct learning, research, clinical audit etc.
- Engage in performance review processes including personal development planning.
- Participate in the practice education of student therapists. Take part in teaching/ training/ supervision of staff/others as appropriate (once sufficient clinical experience has been attained) and attend practice educator courses as relevant to role and needs.
Health and Safety
- Implement agreed policies, procedures and safe professional practice and adhere to relevant legislation, regulations and standards.
- 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.
- Report any adverse incidents or near misses.
- Adhere to department policies in relation to the care and safety of any equipment supplies for the fulfilment of duty.
- Report any malfunctions or defects in equipment or any such suspicions immediately to the Senior Physiotherapist/ Physiotherapy Manager.
- Actively participate in the improvement and development of Physiotherapy services by liaising with the Senior Physiotherapist/ Physiotherapy Manager.
- Gather and Analyse statistics and participate in audits as directed by the Senior Physiotherapist/ Physiotherapist Manager.
- Represent the department at meetings and conferences as designated.
- Assist in and ensure that the Physiotherapy service makes the most efficient and effective use of developments in IT.
- Promote a culture that values diversity and respect in the work place.
- Keep up to date with organisational developments within the Irish Health Service.