Nurse Recruitment & Retention
Healthcare Assistant Recruitment & Retention
  • Ferbane Nursing Home, County Offaly


Clarenbridge Nursing Home

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Occupational Therapist

Full Time


Role Summary

The Occupational Therapist will be responsible for the following;
Specific – within the Hollylane Acquired Brain Injury and Spinal Injury unit

Manage and direct the care needs for all the residents in Hollylane in line with international best practice and assess, plan and oversee compliance with the plan of care for each resident.
Attend MDT meetings and present status against goals set.
Create an environment in which residents are rehabilitated in line with best practice and work with other professionals to obtain optimum wellbeing for all the residents.
Oversee and contribute to the S&R programmes for all the residents.
Evaluate and review care plans and attend regular meetings with the care assistants to review the specific one on one assignments.
Disorder of consciousness – knowledge
Seating and positioning assessments - Supervise and monitor staff engagement in providing meaningful activities for residents with ABI and Spinal Injuries – correct positioning (training staff upon induction), disorder of consciousness, afternoon activities.
Possess knowledge of BTC and the responsive behaviours


Caseload management
Budget management
Assess, plan and direct the OT and S&R programme needs for all residents.
Review and evaluate care plans and recommend changes in necessary.
Meet with all new admissions and assess OT needs. Comply with the HSE – HIQA – DOHC legislation and standards
Encourage recognition of the resident as an individual; ensure residents are facilitated to provide feedback and information about the therapy they receive
Communicate with relatives of residents and with visitors as required.
Attend Family forum meetings and provide progress to the families
Consent - Assess patient understanding of treatment proposals, gain valid informed consent and have the capacity to work within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity to consent to treatment
Use a range of verbal and non-verbal communication tools to communicate effectively with patients to progress rehabilitation and treatment programmes.  This will include patients who may have difficulties in understanding or communicating
Evaluate patient progress, reassess and alter treatment programmes if required.
To assess the patients general health, past medical history and functional abilities to determine areas of weakness or lost function

Manage a team of allied health professionals i.e Social and Recreational Coordinator, Activities Assistant
Plan monthly roster and work with HR to cover shifts
Attend Health and Safety meetings and work with the CNMs to agree care plans and create a positive working environment.
Complete management audits as requested and submit monthly report to HSE as per the Service Level Agreement.
Submit budget returns annually and projects for the upcoming year on equipment needs. Assess residents equipment needs and submit to the DON for approval.

Attend mandatory training as required. Advise the DON if staff require additional training or upskilling in specific areas.


Professional Knowledge

BSc Hons Occupational Therapy
Evidence of previous experience
Continuous professional development plan

Core Aptitudes:         

Communication and interpersonal skills – Motivation and Creativity

Teaching skills – ability to monitor and provide education
Has ability to work to deadlines and manage time effectively.

Apply for this position

If you would like to apply for this position please send your CV to or telephone (022) 34693 for more information.