RQ809 – Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Rheumatology

Job Title & Grade: Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Rheumatology Permanent 1.0WTE

Peamount Healthcare is an independent voluntary organisation providing health and social care to the community in conjunction with the HSE. The services provided include rehabilitation for the older person and those with respiratory disabilities, continuing care services are also provided for the older person, adults with neurological disabilities and individuals with intellectual disabilities. A community diagnostic service is also available. Peamount Healthcare seeks to provide an environment which encourages and develops an improved quality of life for all of its clients characterized by independence, self-determination and dignity.

Peamount Healthcare is committed to the following values:
  • Person centered – seeing each person as unique, giving them a voice, and focusing on ability.
  • Respect – creating a supportive environment where everyone is given courteous and respectful care and support.
  • Excellence – enabling interdisciplinary teams to deliver high quality integrated care, meaningful outcomes with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Team working – fostering an inclusive, healthy working environment where people are valued and recognised for their individual and shared achievements.
  • Quality improvement – supporting teams to embed continuous improvement methodology as part of everything we do.
  • Education & Research – partnering with academia to support education, learning, research, and evidence-based care.

RQ809 – Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Rheumatology

Peamount Healthcare are currently seeking a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Rheumatology on a permanent, full time Basis.

The successful candidate will be expected to meet the following criteria:
Essential :
  • Be registered, or be eligible for registration, on the Physiotherapists Register maintained by the Physiotherapists Registration Board at CORU.

  • Have five years full time (or equivalent) years post qualification clinical experience of which four years full time (or equivalent) must be consecutive in the required area of specialism including both acute and/or rehabilitation hospital experience; and outpatient experience

  • Demonstrate a proven record of clinical excellence in the area of specialism

  • Professional Development and Practice – Candidates must demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development relevant to the required area of specialism, in the form of post-graduate qualifications and/or relevant courses

  • Candidates must demonstrate achievement in the areas of clinical audit, quality improvement initiatives, practice development, teaching and research.

  • Have the requisite knowledge and ability (including a high standard of suitability, management, leadership and professional ability) for the proper discharge of the duties of the office.

  • Provide proof of Statutory Registration on the Physiotherapists Register maintained by the Physiotherapists Registration Board at CORU

Desirable :
  • Demonstrate excellent flexibility, interdisciplinary teamwork, communication, and organisational skills
  • Experience in orthotics and/or splinting
  • Demonstrate a high-level clinical knowledge and evidence-based practice to carry the out duties and responsibilities of the role across inpatient and planned outpatient services.
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge to best practice
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan and deliver care in an effective and resourceful manner within a model of person-centred care.
  • Demonstrate an ability to manage and develop self and others in a busy working environment
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively evaluate information and make appropriate decisions
  • Demonstrate a commitment to assuring high standards and strive for a user centred service
  • Display effective communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate with colleagues, families, carers, effective report writing skills etc.
  • Demonstrate effective leadership and team skills
  • Display awareness and appreciation of the service users and the ability to empathise with and treat others with dignity and respect.
  • Demonstrate initiative, flexibility and openness to change
  • Demonstrate ability to utilise supervision effectively
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuing professional development
  • Demonstrate a willingness to develop IT skills relevant to the role
How to Apply :

Interested applicants should submit their CV and Cover Letter through the following link: https://api.occupop.com/shared/job/rq809-clinical-specialist-physiotherapis-8d969c

Proposed interview date: To Be Confirmed
Proposed Position to commence: As soon as possible

Informal queries can be directed to Michelle Fitzgerald: mfitzgerald@peamount.ie  or Ph: 01-6010359

Peamount is an equal opportunities employer.  Canvassing will disqualify applicants.

Closing date for receipt of applications for the above post is Friday 3rd November 13:00 pm