Occupational Therapist, Leinster

Full Time // Dublin South, Kildare and West Wicklow (CH07)Salary: €37000


Details of Service

The Children’s Disability Network Team Lead Agencies incorporating CRC, Enable Ireland, the HSE, Kare and Stewarts Care have joined together as a Consortium for the CHO7 area to recruit for a number of Healthcare Professionals.

Children’s Disability Network Teams are inter-disciplinary teams of Healthcare Professionals who work with children and young people (0-18 years) with complex needs, providing a Family Centred service as close to the child/young person’s home as possible.

Children’s Disability Network Teams provide a range of universal, targeted and specialised supports for children/young people with complex needs arising from disability. In line with Slainte Care the Children’s Disability Network Teams also work closely with Primary Care and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services to provide integrated care services. The Children’s Disability Network Manager provides leadership and guidance for each team

Job Purpose

To support assessment and interventions in line with principles of Children’s Disability Network Teams.

To work as part of the Children’s Disability Network Team to provide therapeutic services to children and young people (0 -18 years) with a range of complex needs arising from a disability and whom are living within the Community Health Organisation. There will be a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary team working and family centred practice as per the principles of Progressing Disabilities for Children and Young People.

Clinical Duties

  • Work as a member of an Interdisciplinary Team.
  • Be responsible for assessment, planning, implementation and review of occupational therapy intervention programmes.
  • Attend and participate in interdisciplinary team meetings to ensure integrated goal setting and support for children/young people and their families.
  • Arrange and carry out duties in a timely manner within settings appropriate to service users and in line with service policy/guidelines
  • Document all assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, reports and discharge summaries in accordance with local service and professional standards.
  • Maintain quality standards of practice and participate in quality assurance and clinical audit as appropriate
  • Promote a culture that values equality, diversity and respect in the workplace.
  • Requirements to ensure safe practice and high standards of service delivery.
  • Participate in teams, communicating and working in co-operation with other team members.
  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate information and make effective decisions in relation to service user care.

This job description is a guide to the general range of duties assigned to the post holder. It is intended to be neither definitive nor restrictive and is subject to periodic review with the employee concerned

Quality and Risk, Health and Safety Management

  • Promote a safe working environment in accordance with Health and Safety legislation.
  • Within practice, demonstrates sound clinical and professional judgement consistent with accepted models of Occupational Therapy practice.
  • Have a working knowledge of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Standards and Guidance as they apply to the role.
  • Comply with the policies, procedures, and safe professional practice of the Irish Healthcare System by adhering 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.
  • Comply with department procedures with regard to assessment, recommendation and provision of all assistive equipment / custom made devices.

  • Keep up to date and accurate  updated occupational therapy records, reports and statistics as required/advised by CDNM.
  • Ensure that confidentiality is always maintained.
  • To undertake any other duties appropriate to the role of the Occupational Therapist as may be required from time to time.
  • To be fully aware of and compliant with current child protection and safeguarding legislation and local policies and procedures.

Education & Training

  • Partake in career and personal development planning. Maintain own professional development and competence. 
  • Participate in teams as appropriate, communicating and working in co-operation with other team members.
  • Provide education and training to parents, carers and schools staff supporting the child to participate in their environments fully.
  • Attend mandatory training.

Essential Criteria

  • Hold a qualification in Occupational Therapy approved by the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland at CORU.
  • Demonstrate competence and capability of undertaking the duties attached to the office.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication skills and strong command of English.
  • Provide proof of Statutory Registration on the Occupational Therapists Register maintained by the Occupational Therapists Registration Board at CORU or eligible for registration.
  • Maintain annual registration on the appropriate register at CORU.

If you are interested in this postion please contact Stephen Copeland on 01 482 5424 or email at stephen.copeland@cplhealthcare.com

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