Senior Occupational Therapist Vacancies Dublin/Leinster

Job Description

In the past few years, we have been inundated with requests for our Occupational Therapy services and more so in the last year as we have started providing step-down services in nursing homes preparing their short-term residents for a return to their own homes. We work closely with the nursing homes and all stakeholders (residents and their families and community support). We provide training to home carers and full assessment of the patient’s home to ensure safety and to increase their ability to live as independently as possible.

As such we are looking for Senior Occupational therapists who are as passionate about older adult healthcare and independence as we are.

The role mainly consists of physical health OT skills such as assessments and interventions in areas such as specialised seating systems, positioning, functional abilities and environmental adaptations.
 

We would like to hear from candidates who are comfortable with complex seating issues, housing adaptations and have good knowledge (or are interested) in areas related to improving the engagement of older adults with Alzheimer’s or related dementia.

Full initial induction training, shadowing and in-house in-services and company training days will be provided. Additional external CPD opportunities will be given to the successful candidate. An interest in research and development and previous experience of working in long-term residential care in any capacity would be very beneficial.
 

A brief overview of the main responsibilities of the role would include:

Delivery of a comprehensive occupational therapy service to older adults. This can include some of the following responsibilities:

  • To be able to structure, promote and enhance current services and communication pathways with team members, services users and their families.

  • Be accountable for standards of practice in the service area.

  • Optimize the use of available resources to achieve effective outcomes.

  • Support activities/strategies that contribute to the improved effectiveness of the service and company.

  • We are currently involved in research projects related to older adults so experience in research with the older adult population and evidence of continued professional development in this area would be of great benefit.

  • Seating assessments.

  • Complete functional assessments.

  • Complete Hand Assessments.

  • Recommendations on environmental layout.

  • Cognitive Assessments.


All candidates must: 

  • Hold a recognised qualification BSc or MSc as an Occupational Therapist and have validation of your qualifications if you qualified outside the Republic of Ireland.

  • Registration with CORU and appropriate insurance is an absolute necessity.

  • Must have their own vehicle and full driving licence.

  • Must have recent and long-term references.

  • English must be excellent as accurate communication is essential.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills essential.

  • All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Ireland.


Salary & Benefits

  • Salary will be based on skillset and experience and will be competitive with current rates with additional performance incentives also open to negotiation.

  • Travel expenses and company work phone will be provided.

  • CPD opportunities available.

  • The position is an initial company standard six month probationary contract with a view to a long-term permanent position.

To apply:

Please send your CV to roisin@fitforlife.ie or call 01-2137915 to find out more! We look forward to hearing from you!