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Trinity Care

Occupational Therapist

Trinity Care

  • Dublin North
  • Negotiable
  • Permanent part-time
  • Updated 12/03/2013
  • Human Resorces Director
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Description

OT required for St. Doolaghs Park Care & Rehabilitation Centre, Malahide Road, North Dublin.

 

SUMMARY:

Under indirect supervision, provides rehabilitative and developmental therapy and support services for ambulatory or inpatient clients within a specified patient care facility or clinical program. Directs patient participation in selected tasks to restore, reinforce, and enhance performance; facilitates the learning of skills and functions essential for adaptation and productivity, diminish or correct pathology, and promote and maintain health.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Tests and evaluates patients for therapy and support needs; assesses availability of on-site facilities, equipment, and/or services.
  2. Plans, organises, and conducts occupational therapy programs designed to help patients regain physical or mental functioning or to adjust to their disabilities.
  3. Monitors patient progress throughout treatment; prepares and maintains records and reports as appropriate, ensuring adherence to procedural safeguards and confidentiality requirements.
  4. Participates in training medical and nursing personnel in occupational therapy techniques and objectives.
  5. Recommends supplies and equipment; cleans and repairs tools and equipment as required.
  6. Practices safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods.
  7. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:

2 years experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Ability to effectively communicate medical information, test results, diagnoses and/or proposed treatment in a manner easily understood by the client.
  • Knowledge of occupational therapy theory and practice.
  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology,
  • Knowledge of occupational therapy services, facilities and equipment.
  • Ability to assess individual patient needs.
  • Skill in preparing and maintaining patient records.
  • Knowledge of a range of therapy methods and techniques.
  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
  • Ability to fabricate and fit a range of adaptive devices for individual patients and to instruct in their use and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
  • Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress.

Ref: OTC
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