Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist in Oncology

5th May 2023
Location: Dublin Contract Type: Permanent Email:

Mater Private Network are seeking to recruit a clinical specialist occupational therapist in oncology.

This is a full-time or part-time position. Flexible working hours will be considered.


Candidates must:

  • Be registered, or be eligible for registration, on the Physiotherapists Register maintained by the Physiotherapists Registration Board at CORU.
  • Have five years full-time (or equivalent) post qualification clinical experience of which four years full-time (or equivalent) must be consecutive in the required area of specialism.
  • Demonstrate a proven record of clinical excellence in the specialism.
  • Professional development and practice candidates must demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development relevant to the required area of specialism, in the form of post-graduate qualifications or relevant courses.
  • Candidates must demonstrate achievement in the areas of clinical audit, quality improvement initiatives, practice development, teaching and research.
  • Have the requisite knowledge and ability (including a high standard of suitability, management, leadership and professional ability) for the proper discharge of the duties of the office.
  • Provide proof of statutory registration on the Physiotherapists Register maintained by the Physiotherapists Registration Board at CORU before a contract of employment can be issued by the Physiotherapists Registration Board at CORU.


Clinical responsibilities: 

The senior occupational therapist will play a lead role in the delivery of a responsive service to the clinical area of oncology in the in-patient and out-patient setting and will contribute to the continued development of this specialist area.

  • To be responsible for the assessment and treatment of clients referred to the service in line with departmental and best practice guidelines.
  • To coordinate and plan for the day-to-day management and delivery of occupational therapy services to this client group.
  • To participate as required in the provision of service to other clinical areas in the wider hospital setting.
  • To maintain effective liaison with other multi-disciplinary team members by attending relevant meetings and through verbal and written reporting.
  • To collaborate effectively with clients, their families and carers in goal setting, treatment planning and discharge planning.
  • To liaise with the relevant community agencies regarding the clients’ post discharge care.
  • To critically evaluate interventions and ensure the service implements evidence-based practice.
  • To participate in regular standard setting, outcome measurement, clinical audit, and research.

 Job description available on request. 


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