Current Openings

06/10/2021 – Full Time
Occupational Therapist-Ferbane

Windmill Healthcare is recruiting for an Occupational Therapist for our Ferbane Care Centre. These positions reports into the Director of Nursing -Person in Charge.

Responsibilities and Duties:


  • Caseload management
  • Budget management
  • Assess, plan, and direct the S&R programme needs for all residents.
  • Review and evaluate care plans and recommend changes if 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 the 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
  • The foregoing should not be considered exhaustive.


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

Education and Training

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

Eligibility criteria

Qualifications, experience, and knowledge


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

Core Aptitudes:

  • Communication and interpersonal skills – Motivation and Creativity
  • Teaching skills – the ability to monitor and provide education
  • Has the ability to work to deadlines and manage time effectively.

What do we offer?

  • Paid breaks
  • Free Garda Vetting
  • Comprehensive induction training and continued in-house training/professional development
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Free on-site parking
  • Discounted Food

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