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Staff Grade Occupational Therapist

Job Locations Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital & Louth County Hospital
Posted Date 1 week ago(13/03/2023 12:00)
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The Occupational Therapist will be responsible for the provision of a high quality person-centred Occupational Therapy service to a designated clinical area(s) and will carry out clinical and educational duties as assigned by the Senior Occupational Therapist / Occupational Therapist Manager.


A panel may be formed from which future part - time, full - time, permanent and temporary vacancies may be filled.


Appointment as an employee of the Health Service Executive is governed by the Health Act 2004 and the Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointment) Act 2004.


Occupational Therapy Payscale : 1/10/22 14 39,534 41,815 43,691 45,056 46,211 47,408 48,590 49,804 51,015 52,234 53,521 54,885 56,246 57,336 LS


A Panel may be created from which current and future, permanent and specified purpose vacancies may arise.

Organisational Context

The RCSI Hospital Group includes the following hospitals: 

  • Beaumont Hospital
  • Cavan General Hospital
  • Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown
  • Louth County Hospital
  • Monaghan General Hospital
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
  • Rotunda Hospital
  • The Academic Partner for the Group is the RCSI 

RCSI Hospital Group provides a national service and a regional service to Dublin and the North East and is committed to the provision of world-class care, exceptional clinical services with respect and compassion.

Key Responsibilities

Professional / Clinical


The Occupational Therapist will:

  • Be responsible for assessment, planning, implementation and review of treatment / intervention programmes for service users according to service standards
  • Manage own caseload in accordance with the needs of the post
  • Collaborate with service users, family, carers and other staff in treatment / intervention planning and in the provision of support and advice
  • Plan discharge or transition of the service user between services as appropriate
  • Document all assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, reports and discharge summaries in accordance with local service and professional standards
  • Communicate verbally and / or in writing results of assessments, treatment / intervention programmes and recommendations to the team and relevant others in accordance with service policy
  • Participate in teams as appropriate, communicating and working in co-operation with other team members
  • Attend clinics, review meetings, team meetings, case conferences, ward rounds etc. as designated by Senior Occupational Therapist / Occupational Therapist Manager
  • Arrange and carry out duties in a timely manner within settings appropriate to service users needs and in line with local policy / guidelines
  • Maintain quality standards of practice and participate in quality assurance and clinical audit as appropriate
  • 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
  • Maintain professional standards in relation to confidentiality, ethics and legislation
  • Operate within the scope of Irish Occupational Therapy practice and in accordance with local guidelines

Education and Training


The Occupational Therapist will:

  • Participate in mandatory training programmes
  • Participate in continuing professional development including in-service training, attending and presenting at conferences / courses relevant to practice, promoting and contributing to research etc. as agreed with the Occupational Therapist Manager
  • Engage in support / supervision with Senior Occupational Therapist / Occupational Therapist Manager and participate in performance review
  • Participate in the practice education of student therapists. Actively participate in teaching / training / supervision of other Occupational Therapy and non-Occupational Therapy staff / students and attend practice educator courses as appropriate

Health & Safety


The Occupational Therapist will:

  • Work in a safe manner with due care and attention to the safety of self and others
  • Implement agreed policies, procedures and safe professional practice by adhering to relevant legislation, regulations and standards
  • Be aware of risk management issues, identify risks and take appropriate action
  • Document appropriately and report any near misses, hazards and accidents and bring them to the attention of the relevant person(s)



The Occupational Therapist will:

  • Comply with department procedures with regard to assessment, recommendation and provision of all assistive equipment / custom made devices
  • Keep up-to-date statistics and other administrative records as required within the Occupational Therapy department
  • Participate in the establishment and maintenance of standards for quality improvement and adhere to existing standards and policies
  • Assist in the organisation, maintenance and / or ordering of equipment and materials used in assessment and treatment
  • Contribute to the planning and development of the Occupational Therapy Service and participate in service improvements
  • Participate in audits / outcome measurement of intervention as directed by the Senior Occupational Therapist / Occupational Therapist Manager
  • Represent the department at meetings and conferences as required by the Senior Occupational Therapist / Occupational Therapist Manager 
  • Engage in IT developments as they apply to service user and service administration
  • Keep up to date with developments within the organisation and the Irish Health Service
  • Carry out other duties as assigned by the Senior Occupational Therapist / Occupational Therapist Manager 

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.

Essential Criteria

1. Statutory Registration, Professional Qualifications, Experience, etc

Candidates for appointment must:

  • Be registered, or be eligible for registration, on the Occupational Therapists Register maintained by the Occupational Therapists Registration Board at CORU.


  • 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.


  • Provide proof of Statutory Registration on the Occupational Therapists Register maintained by the Occupational Therapists Registration Board at CORU before a contract of employment can be issued.

  2. Annual registration           

  • On appointment practitioners must maintain annual registration on the Occupational Therapists Register maintained by the Occupational Therapists Registration Board at CORU.


  • 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.

Skills & Competencies

Technical & Professional Expertise    

Has a command over the technical/ professional skills and knowledge required within the job holder’s role and continues to upskill to maintain high professional standards and continuous professional development requirements


Communication & Interpersonal Skills

Speaks and writes clearly, fluently, and effectively to both individuals and groups; communicates in a manner that will persuade, convince, and influence others, to motivate, inspire or encourage them to follow a particular course of action.


Patient Centred

Demonstrates eagerness to understand patient needs. Views the patient as central to the delivery of every day service through consistent understanding, tolerance, care, support and empathy while promoting empowerment, independence and choice.


Commitment to Quality & Risk Management

The ability to focus on understanding stakeholder’s needs and expectations and to respond effectively and efficiently to them. Has a good knowledge of and is committed to offer a quality service through the achievement of goals, accreditation standards, other organisation/department standards and risk management frameworks and guidelines.


This Job Description is intended as a basic guide to the scope and responsibilities of the position and is subject to regular review and amendment. The role holder will be required to be flexible in this position and is expected to facilitate working additional hours on occasion, when requested.


The RCSI Hospital Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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