Occupational Therapist

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.

Criteria - 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.

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If you would like to apply for this position please send your CV to or telephone + 353 (0)91 777700 for more information.

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