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St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services

Occupational Therapist

St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services

  • Dublin City Centre / Dublin North / Dublin South
  • Not disclosed
  • Contract
  • Updated 27/11/2012
  • Siobhan McHugh
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Applications are now invited for the following position:   Occupational Therapist (Basic


Applications are now invited for the following position:

Occupational Therapist (Basic Grade)
(fixed term)

Applicants for this position must:

• Hold a qualification in Occupational Therapy recognised by WFOT

• Be eligible for validation by the Department of Health & Children

• Experience of working in a mental health or related setting and as part of a multidisciplinary


Informal enquiries only to:

Mr. Enda Larkin, Senior Occupational Therapist

Tel: (01) 2493696


Applications in the form of covering letter and Curriculum Vitae, should be uploaded as one document below by 5pm on Tuesday 27th November 2012.

Please Note: Please do not reapply if you have previously applied for the 0.4 WTE Occupational Therapist (basic grade)- your application will be considered for the 1.0 Full Time position as well

Short Listing will apply.  A panel will be formed from which future positions may be filled.

St. Patrick’s University Hospital is an equal opportunities employer



Job Title: Occupational Therapist, Basic Grade (fixed term)

Reporting to: Occupational Therapy Manager

Place of Work: St. Patrick’s University Hospital, James’s Street, Dublin 8, incorporating St Edmundsbury Hospital, Lucan, the Dean Clinics and other services operated by St. Patrick’s University Hospital  

Main Purpose of Job: The Occupational Therapist will be responsible for the provision of a high quality person-centred Occupational Therapy and will carry out clinical and educational duties as assigned by the Senior Occupational Therapist / Occupational Therapist Manager

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week, with additional hours possibly required from time to time

Duties: The duties of the Occupational Therapist Basic Grade are outlined below.  In carrying out all duties, the Occupational Therapist should ensure that all Health & Safety policies, Hospital procedures and legislative requirements are met at all times.  

Professional / Clinical

The Occupational Therapist will:

• Be responsible for assessment, planning, implementation and review of treatment / intervention programmes for service users

• Manage own caseload in accordance with the needs of the post

• Collaborate with service users, family, carers and other staff in treatment / intervention planning and in the provision of support and advice

• Plan discharge or transition of the service user between services as appropriate

• Document all assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, reports and discharge summaries in accordance with department and hospital policy

• Communicate verbally and / or in writing results of assessments, treatment / intervention programmes and recommendations to the team and relevant others in accordance with departmental policy 

• Participate as part of a multi-disciplinary team, communicating and working in co-operation with other team members

• Attend clinics, review meetings, team meetings, case conferences, ward rounds etc. as designated by Senior Occupational Therapist / Occupational Therapist Manager

• Arrange and carry out duties in a timely manner

• Maintain quality standards of practice and participate in quality assurance and clinical audit as appropriate

• Seek advice and assistance from his / her supervisor / manager with any assigned cases or issues that prove to be beyond the scope of his / her professional competence in line with principles of best practice and clinical governance

• Maintain professional standards in relation to confidentiality, ethics and legislation

• Operate within the scope of Irish Occupational Therapy practice and in accordance with hospital policy

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Ref: 807161
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