January 23, 2023

Staff Grade Physiotherapist in Reablement and Residential Care

Waterford – Part time permanent contract (up to 24 hours per week)


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 as well as Occupational Health services to employees of companies and organisations right across Ireland. We provide patient centred quality care in a wide range of settings including nursing and residential care settings, community hospitals, acute inpatient wards, specialist care centres, private company premises and also private sessions in patients’ homes. As such, we see a broad and diverse range of clinical presentations.


Due to the development of a new regional reablement project in conjunction with the acute hospitals, we are currently looking to employ a Chartered Physiotherapist to join our team in Waterford. This role will involve up to 24 hours per week initially in residential care centres in Waterford, with a mix of residents for hospital reablement discharges and longer-term residents. There is scope for additional hours to be added to this schedule in the coming weeks.


Working as a Chartered Physiotherapist in our team will involve:


Completing thorough and detailed assessment, using appropriate clinical techniques and equipment

Recording information in line with ISCP guidelines and client local policies and procedures

Delivering evidence-based intervention / treatment to all patients, in line with the ISCP

Providing appropriate advice based on the patient’s medical, social and cultural circumstances

Formulating and delivering individual physiotherapy treatment programmes and group exercise/education programmes using clinical assessment and reasoning skills

Developing treatment plans / goals, assisting and enabling patients to achieve their treatment goals and targets

Maintaining accurate, comprehensive, contemporaneous patient records in line with ISCP standards of practice


The post holder will require the following:


ISCP and CORU Registration

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Strong written and verbal skills

Will require own transport, clean driver’s license and a Smart Phone


Hours of Work:


Typically, 09.00-17.00, however, times may vary slightly


Healthcare Direct fully believes in supporting its staff members, and has supported a number of employees through further development courses. The post-holder would benefit from:


Specialist mentoring and support from our dedicated and approachable 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 Health, inpatient rehab units and inpatient orthopaedic teams


Please contact Healthcare Direct on 1800-749746 or email info@healthcaredirect.ie