Senior Occupational Therapist Vacancy in Cork

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity to work with our team who have all specialised in working with older adults to deliver best practice multidisciplinary care. The role would be ideal for a Senior Occupational Therapist who has decided that working with older adults is their preferred population to work with.

This position will be based in Cork City/County and company vehicle may be provided.

Fit For Life are a well established multi-disciplined team of Physiotherapists, Exercise and Rehabilitation Therapists and Occupational Therapists that have been delivering direct healthcare and training services to older adults since 2001. Our clients consist of contract based hours in long term residential care and private referrals from residents in nursing homes and older adults in their own homes.

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. Candidates must have  practical experience of assessing individuals for specialised seating systems. Some experience of cognitive screening tools would be beneficial but not essential.

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.

  • Due to the nature of this role fluent English is required.

  • 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!