Basic Grade Physiotherapist (Perm Full Time & Temp Full Time)

Job Specification and Terms & Conditions Job Title & GradeStaff Grade Physiotherapist - (Perm Full Time & Temp Full Time Available)Closing DateMarch 24th 2024Interview DateTBCProposed Start DateImmediately Informal enquiresMichelle Fitzgerald, Physiotherapy Manager - Location of PostPeamount Healthcare, Newcastle, Co. Dublin Details of ServicePeamount Healthcare is an independent voluntary organisation that provides a range of high-quality health and social care services. These services include older person rehabilitation, neurorehabilitation, rheumatology rehabilitation, respiratory rehabilitation and rheumatology rehabilitation along with residential care for older persons, persons with intellectual disability and those with complex neuro disability.Peamount Healthcare is committed to the following values:§ Person centred – 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. Reporting RelationshipPhysiotherapy Manager Purpose of PostTo provide a quality Physiotherapy Service to all areas on campus including:·        respiratory (including pulmonary rehabilitation and oxygen clinic)·        older persons rehabilitation·        neurorehabilitation·        stroke rehabilitation·        rheumatology and musculoskeletal disease rehabilitation·        residential services (older persons, intellectual disability, neurodisability, prolong disorders of consciousness) ·        an ambulatory care/outpatient Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Disease service is expected to open soon. Eligibility Criteria Qualifications & Experience1.   Statutory Registration, Professional Qualifications, Experience, etc (a) Candidates for appointment must:(i)           Be registered, or be eligible for registration, on the Physiotherapists Register maintained by the Physiotherapists Registration Board at CORU.AND(ii)           Have the requisite knowledge and ability (including a high standard of suitability and professional ability) for the proper discharge of the duties of the office.AND(iii)         Provide proof of Statutory Registration on the Physiotherapists Register maintained by the Physiotherapists Register Registration Board at CORU before a contract of employment can be issued. 2. Annual registration(i) On appointment practitioners must maintain annual registration on the Physiotherapists Register maintained by the Physiotherapists Registration Board at CORU. AND(ii) Practitioners must confirm annual registration with CORU to the HSE by way of the annual Patient Safety Assurance Certificate (PSAC). 3. Health Candidates for and any person holding the office must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the office and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service. 4. Character Candidates for and any person holding the office must be of good character. Desirable Criteria:  ·        Physiotherapy experience (including student placements) in one or more of the following specialities:- musculoskeletal/rheumatology- older person rehabilitation- neurorehabilitation- stroke- respiratory- pulmonary rehabilitation, oxygen clinic - neurodisability/prolonged disorders of consciousness- residential physiotherapy (older persons, intellectual disability) ·        Excellent verbal and written communication and negotiation skills·        Proven ability to work effectively in a team·        Proven ability and commitment to work collaboratively with patients and carers in a person-centred framework·        Excellent planning and organisation skills, with ability to adapt to change·        Demonstrate recent evidence of formal clinical continuing professional development ·        Demonstrate experience in service development/quality improvement/clinical audit  Principal Duties and Responsibilities  The Physiotherapist, (Staff Grade) will: Professional / ClinicalCarry a clinical caseload appropriate to the post.Be responsible for client assessment, development and implementation of individualised 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.Communicate and work in co-operation with other team members.Develop effective communication with and provide instruction, guidance and support to service users, family, carers etc.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 quality standards of work and co-operate with quality assurance programmes.Seek the advice of relevant personnel when appropriate / as required.·        Maintain professional standards in relation to confidentiality, ethics and legislation.·        Operate within own scope of Physiotherapy practice as per CORU requirements and in accordance with local guidelines.Education & TrainingParticipate in mandatory training programmes.Take responsibility for, and keep up to date with Physiotherapy practice by participating in continuing professional development such as reflective practice, in service, self-directed 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 & 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 supplied for the fulfilment of duty.·        Report any malfunctions or defects in equipment or any such suspicions immediately to the Senior Physiotherapist / Physiotherapy Manager.·        Have a working knowledge of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Standards as they apply to the role for example, Standards for Healthcare, National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections, Hygiene Standards etc. and comply with associated HSE protocols for implementing and maintaining these standards as appropriate to the role.·        Support, promote and actively participate in sustainable energy, water and waste initiatives to create a more sustainable, low carbon and efficient health service.Administrative·        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 / Physiotherapy Manager.Represent the department at meetings and conferences as designated.Assist in ensuring 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 workplace.Keep up to date with organisational developments within the Irish Health Service.The above Job Specification is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, 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. Skills, competencies and/or knowledge   Professional Knowledge & Experience For example:·        Demonstrate sufficient clinical knowledge, clinical reasoning skills and evidence based practice to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the role. ·        Demonstrate an appropriate level of understanding of the Physiotherapy process, the underpinning theory and its application to the role.·        Within practice, demonstrates sound clinical and professional judgement consistent with accepted models of Physiotherapy practice.·        Demonstrate commitment to continuing professional development.·        Demonstrate a willingness to develop IT skills relevant to the role. Planning and Managing Resources  For example:·        Demonstrate the ability to plan and deliver care in an effective and resourceful manner and the ability to manage self in a busy working environment.·        Demonstrate ability to take initiative and to be appropriately self-directed.·        Demonstrates awareness of potential problems and flexibility in prioritising to maintain service standards.·        Demonstrates innovation in working within resource limitations to enhance service delivery. Team PlayerFor example:·        Demonstrate effective team skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others.·        Promotes and participates in a culture of involvement and consultation.·        Demonstrates the ability to react constructively to setbacks, is able to maintain professionalism and manage situations where conflict arises.·        Demonstrates a willingness to get involved and assist others as appropriate. Commitment to providing a Quality ServiceFor example:·        Demonstrate a commitment to the delivery of a high quality, person centred service.·        Treats all service users with dignity and respect and ensures that welfare of the service user is a key consideration at all times.·        Demonstrate flexibility, adaptability and an openness to change. Evaluating Information and Judging Situations For example:·        Demonstrate the ability to evaluate information and make effective decisions in relation to service user care.·        Demonstrates the ability to think ahead to the consequences of decisions and considers precedence to ensure consistency.·        Establishes integrity by ensuring that the professional, ethical and safety factors are fully considered in decisions into which they have input. Communications and Interpersonal SkillsFor example:·        Display effective communication skills (verbal & written). ·        Tailors the communication method and the message to match the needs of the audience. ·        Demonstrates interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate and work in partnership with others.·        Is sensitive to issues arising from multiple stakeholders, is patient and understanding.·        Demonstrates good negotiation skills and is assertive as required.Campaign Specific Selection PostA ranking and or short-listing exercise may be carried out on the basis of information supplied in your application form. The criteria for ranking and or short listing are based on the requirements of the post as outlined in the eligibility criteria and skills, competencies and/or knowledge section of this job specification. Therefore, it is very important that you think about your experience in light of those requirements Failure to include information regarding these requirements may result in you not being called forward to the next stage of the selection process Those successful at the ranking stage of this process (where applied) will be placed on an order of merit and will be called to interview depending on the service needs of the organisation.Code of PracticePeamount will run this campaign in compliance with the Code of Practice prepared by the Commission for Public Service Appointments (CPSA). The Code of Practice sets out how the core principles of probity, merit, equity and fairness might be applied on a principles basis. The Code also specifies the responsibilities placed on candidates, facilities for feedback to applicants on matters relating to their application when requested and outlines procedures in relation to requests for a review of the recruitment and selection process and review in relation to allegations of a breach of Code of Practice. Codes of practice are published by the CPSA and are available on www.hse/ie/eng/staff/jobsThe reform programme outlined for the Health Service may impact on this role and as structures change the job description may be reviewed. The job description is a guide to the general range of duties assigned to the post holder. It is intended to be neither definitive or restrictive and is subject to periodic review with the employee concerned.   Terms & Conditions of EmploymentBasic Grade PhysiotherapistPeamount Healthcare, Newcastle, Co. Dublin.TenureThe Current Vacancies available are Permanent and Temporary Rotational Basic Grade Physiotherapist. The post is pensionable. A panel may be created from which permanent and temporary Basic Grade Physiotherapist vacancies of full or part time duration may be filled. The tenure of these posts will be indicated at “expression of interest’ stage. Appointment as an employee of Peamount Healthcare is governed by the Health Act 2004 and the Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointment) Act 2004. RemunerationRemuneration is in accordance with the salary scale approved by the Department of Health: Current salary scale with effect from 1st October 2023 ranging from Point 1 €41,075 to Point 14 €59,360 LSIWorking WeekThe hours allocated to this post are 35 hours per week with 7 hours as a standard working day. The allocation of these hours will be at the discretion of the Department Head and in accordance with the needs of the service. HSE Circular 003-2009 “Matching Working Patterns to Service Needs (Extended Working Day/Week Arrangements); Framework for Implementation of Clause 30.4 of Towards 2016” applies. Under the terms of this circular, all new entrants and staff appointed to promotional posts from Dec 16th 2008 will be required to work agreed roster / on call arrangements as advised by their line manager. Contracted hours of work are liable to change between the hours of 8am-8pm over seven days to meet the requirements for extended day services in accordance with the terms of the Framework Agreement (Implementation of Clause 30.4 of Towards 2016Annual Leave27 days Pro RataProbationAll employees will be subject to a probationary period as per the probation policy. This policy applies to all employees irrespective of the type of contract under which they have been employed. A period of 6 months’ probation will be served:·        On commencement of employment.·        Fixed term to permanent contract.·        Permanent employees commencing in promotional posts will also undertake a probationary period relating to their new post. PensionEmployees of Peamount Healthcare are required to be members of the Hospitals Superannuation Scheme. Deductions at the appropriate rate will be made from your salary payment.If you are being rehired after drawing down a public service pension your attention is drawn to Section 52 of the Public Services Pension (Single and Other Provisions) Act 2012. The 2012 Act extends the principle of abatement to retired public servants in receipt of a public service pension who secure another public service appointment in any public service body. MaternityMaternity leave is granted in accordance with the terms of the Maternity Protection Acts 1994 and 2001.Sick LeavePeamount Healthcare operates a Sickness Absence Management policy in line with the new Public Service Sick Leave Scheme as introduced in 31st March 2014. An employee cannot avail of paid sick leave during their first 12 months of employment with the hospital. Pre-Employment Health Assessment Prior to commencing in this role a person will be required to complete a form declaring their health status which is reviewed by the hospital’s Occupational Health Service and if required undergo a medical assessment with this department. Any person employed by Peamount Healthcare must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the office and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service. Validation of Qualifications & Experience Any credit given to a candidate at interview, in respect of claims to qualifications, training and experience is provisional and is subject to verification. The recommendation of the interview board is liable to revision if the claimed qualification, training or experience is not proven.ReferencesPeamount Healthcare will seek up to two written references from current and previous employers, educational institutions or any other organisations with which the candidate has been associated. The hospital also reserves the right to determine the merit, appropriateness and relevance of such references and referees. Garda VettingPeamount Healthcare will carry out Garda vetting on all new employees. An employee will not take up employment with the hospital until the Garda Vetting process has been completed and the hospital is satisfied that such an appointment does not pose a risk to clients, service users and employees. Health & SafetyThese duties must be performed in accordance with the hospital health and safety policy. In carrying out these duties the employee must ensure that effective safety procedures are in place to comply with the Health, Safety and Welfare at Work Act. Staff must carry out their duties in a safe and responsible manner in line with the Hospital Policy as set out in the appropriate department’s safety statement, which must be read and understood. Quality, Risk &Safety Responsibilities It is the responsibility of all staff to:·        Participate and cooperate with legislative and regulatory requirements with regard to Quality, Risk and Safety.·        Participate and cooperate with external agencies on safety initiatives as required.·        Participate and cooperate with internal and external evaluations of hospital structures, services and processes as required, including but not limited to:·        National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare.·        National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections.·        HSE Standards and Recommended Practices for Healthcare Records Management·        Safety audits and other audits specified by the HSE or other regulatory authorities.·        To initiate, support and implement quality improvement initiatives in their area which are in keeping with Peamount Healhtcare’s continuous quality improvement programme. It is the responsibility of all managers to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements for Quality, Safety and Risk within their area/department Specific Responsibility for Best Practice in HygieneHygiene in healthcare is defined as “the practice that serves to keep people and the environment clean and prevent infection. It involves preserving one’s health, preventing the spread of disease and recognizing, evaluating and controlling health hazards.”It is the responsibility of all staff to ensure compliance with hospital hygiene standards, guidelines and practices.Department heads/ managers have overall responsibility for best practice in hygiene in their area.It is mandatory to complete hand hygiene training and sharps awareness workshops yearly.  

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