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The Senior Occupational Therapist shall be accountable to the Occupational Therapist
A Qualification recognised by the Department of Health and Children
A minimum of at least three year's post-qualification experience
All overseas applicants must have their qualifications validated by the Department of
Health and Children.
The Occupational Therapist should abide by the Code of Ethics of the Association of
Occupational Therapists of Ireland.
Informal enquiries to Dearbhla Birdy, Occupational Therapist Manager by
telephoning 01 8092520 or e-mail [email protected]
The Senior Therapist appointed will possess certain skills and expertise greater
than those expected of a staff grade therapist. These may include research and
development work on topics and techniques related to the clinical area. The
position also involves deputising for the Occupational Therapist Manager and the
supervision of other therapy staff.
Management Duties
1. To be responsible for the establishment of and day-to-day management of the
occupational therapy service to the oncology/symptomatic breast care caseload.
Where required, deputise for the Occupational Therapist Manager in their
absence, undertaking specified duties.
To maintain proper liaison with other disciplines by attending clinical,
management and planning meetings and through verbal and written recording
and reporting.
To participate in relevant planning activities to ensure that the occupational
therapy services provided to the oncology/symptomatic services are adequate
and developed according to patient needs in consultation and agreement with the
Occupational Therapist Manager.
To plan annual leave within the clinical area to ensure that occupational therapy
cover is adequate. (See departmental policy)
To notify the Occupational Therapist Manager of sickness in accordance with the
Hospital/Occupational Therapy Department policy. (See departmental policy)
To be responsible for the care and maintenance of equipment and other such
duties as may be assigned by the Occupational Therapist Manager e.g. to take
responsibility for the economical use of the physical resources of the department.
To maintain such records and prepare such reports as may be required from time
to time by the Occupational Therapist Manager.
To assist the Occupational Therapist Manager in the recruitment of occupational
therapy staff.
To ensure that an efficient system of stock control is maintained.
Clinical Duties
To be directly responsible for the provision of comprehensive occupational therapy
services patients referred to the oncology/symptomatic breast clinical area.
Interventions may take place either on the inpatient ward areas or in the oncology day
ward, with home assessment/visit being carried out as appropriate.
To support occupational therapy staff, giving guidance and training when needed to
maintain professional standards and good working practice.
To attend all multidisciplinary meetings as required, and to ensure effective
communication with all members of the oncology/symptomatic breast care team,
including voluntary and community services.
To maintain personal specialist skills in the specified clinical area, and to act as a
resource for other members of staff.
To be responsible for the direct supervision of occupational therapy staff and other
department staff assigned to the clinical area e.g. occupational therapy assistants,
students etc.
To be involved in research projects as appropriate and of relevance to the services.
To ensure that practice is evidence-based and encourage the use of research in further
development of clinical practice.
To organise the allocation of work among the staff within the clinical area so as to
ensure a high standard of service to patients and good staff morale.
To liaise with external services, statutory and voluntary agencies as appropriate.
10 To explore all avenues to provide additional resources, to be creative and
implement new ideas in practice
11 To maintain accurate and up-to-date patient records.
12 To comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act by being responsible for the
safety and welfare of staff, patients and others. To report any accidents, faults or
defects and attend fire lectures.
13 To comply with the guidelines of the European Communities (Medical Devices)
Regulations, 1994 for Manufacturers of Custom-Made Medical Devices.
14 To attend meetings as required and to ensure effective communication with all
members of the multidisciplinary team.
15 Submit monthly treatment statistics to the Occupational Therapist Manager.
1. To be responsible for the direct supervision of occupational therapy staff and students,
students or students of other disciplines assigned to the clinical area/department for
To update knowledge of occupational therapy in oncology/symptomatic breast
care services by personal study, attending lectures, courses, special interest group
meetings etc.
To keep abreast of current developments in occupational therapy practice and
any implications which such may have for clinical practice in the clinical area.
To maintain an environment conductive to learning.
Other Duties
To perform other such duties appropriate to the office as may from time to time
be assigned by the Occupational Therapist Manager and/or Beaumont Hospital
If you are interested in the above post please forward a curriculum vitae (4 copies,
unbound) together with the names and addresses of two referees, one of whom should
refer to a current employer, to the:
Recruitment Section,
Human Resources Department,
Beaumont Hospital,
Beaumont Road,
Dublin 9.
Closing date for receipt of all applications is 5.00 p.m. Friday, 30th May, 2008.
A panel may be formed from which vacancies that may arise over the next 12 months
may be filled.
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Beaumont Hospital is an equal opportunities employer