September 6, 2021

Full-time 37 hours a week – Immediate start

6 month fixed term contract

Occupational Therapist – Staff Grade



HealthcareDirect are currently looking to employ a Full-Time Staff Grade Occupational Therapist to join our team with immediate effect in Galway. You will work in a HSE facility providing service to the Short Stay Bed Unit in Galway County. The Short Stay Bed Unit is based in a nursing home setting. You will be supported by the HSE Occupational Therapy Manager and have regular contact with our Healthcare Direct Occupational Therapy Clinical Manager. Salary is commensurate with experience. If you feel that you are the right person for the role we would love to hear from you. This is a 6 month fixed term contract.

The successful candidate will have the following key responsibilities:

-Have at least one year’s Occupational Therapy experience and have CORU registration in place

-Deliver a comprehensive Occupational Therapy assessment, intervention and discharge planning in a fast paced setting

-Devise and carry out appropriate assessments e.g. seating, hoist & slings, cognition, functional needs and identify equipment needs

-Work with other Healthcare Professionals such as Doctors, Nurses, Physiotherapists etc

-Liaise with patients’ families and other relevant agencies

-Active engagement in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) e.g. Staff Training Days

-Participate in the service Annual Performance Review System

Characteristics we value:

-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

-Good practical skills

-Ability to work in a team

-Problem –solving approach

-Be able to work autonomously


-Be able for an immediate start date

-Minimum of 1 year working as an Occupational Therapist

-Experience in providing Occupational Therapy intervention in a fast paced acute setting

-Degree qualified

-Have CORU registration in place

-Have Membership with the AOTI

-Full driver’s license and access to a car

-Occupational Therapy Private Indemnity Insurance

Healthcare Direct have a highly experienced team of Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists supported by Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Managers. We specialise in providing healthcare services to the public and private sectors across Ireland. We provide patient centred quality care in a wide range of settings including community hospitals, nursing and residential care settings, specialist care centres, and also private sessions in patients’ homes. As such, we see a broad and diverse range of clinical presentations.


Healthcare Direct fully believes in supporting its staff members and supporting employees with Continuing Professional Development (CPD). The post-holder would benefit from:

– Full professional clinical support and supervision from our dedicated Clinical Management Team.

-Extensive support from the wider Operations Management Team.

-In-house training to support you in your role with potential career progression in the areas of Occupational Therapy.

-Support in attending external CPD courses relevant to the post.

Please send your CV to Mary Fleming at Healthcare Direct

Please contact Orla Murray Clinical OT Manager at Healthcare Direct.

Alternatively contact our office on 1850-749746