Axon Rehab has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Physiotherapist interested in working as part of a multi-disciplinary team with rehab technology to implement an intensive out-patient rehab programme for neurological patients.
Axon Rehab is an innovative private practise based in Birdhill, North Tipperary, that is focused on providing intensive out-patient neuro rehabilitation. Our aim is to provide multidisciplinary rehab therapy that is complemented with robotics, sensor-based tools, electrical stimulation suits & devices, and various other types of rehab technology in order to increase intensity/dosage of rehab. We provide rehab assessment and intensive treatment packages for neurological conditions including MS, Stroke, ABI, SCI, PD, GBS, and other neurological conditions. Our approach is to provide intensive rehab on gait, lower body, upper body, arm & hand, and cognitive rehab, all augmented by rehab technology. We are extremely proud to say that Axon Rehab is the first centre of its kind in Ireland, both to provide intensive rehab services but also to utilise such technology.
We are now seeking to recruit a Physiotherapist with a minimum of 2 years’ experience post qualification, but are particularly open to applicants with experience working in a neuro rehab environment, in public or private settings, in Ireland or overseas. Suitable candidates will have the following traits:
- Works well under supervision but can also work autonomously and on own initiative
- Can contribute to a multidisciplinary team
- Thinks ‘outside-the-box’ when implementing a programme that addresses patient goals
- Aware of and supports the latest clinical evidence in relation to the benefits of using robotics and advanced technologies in rehab to achieve high repetitions/dosage
- Can utilise technology to assess and monitor patient progress
- Can use technology to obtain objective outcome measures pre and post rehab
- Initiative in professional development by attending various courses/workshops/conferences
- Willing to expand his/her horizon and shape the development and growth of the practise
- Can hear patient goals, expectations & barriers to rehab, and hence can facilitate them
- Willing to use an innovative, holistic and technology-based approach to rehabilitation
- Is tired of conventional, old school rehab based on 3 sets of 10 repetitions; Understands the process of brain plasticity, “repetition without repetition”; Understands the approach of high dosage and intensity of rehab
- Believes in the limitless patient capacity in rehab
- Good at communicating with both patients and colleagues
- Ability to bring a smile to the face of the patients and colleagues you work with and enjoys what they do every day.
The role is based in Birdhill, North Tipperary, which is just off junction 27 of the M7 motorway, making it very commutable from various counties, such as, Tipperary, Limerick, Clare, Offaly, Laois, etc. Reporting to the Clinical Lead/Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist the role offered is a full-time position, however, initial part-time hours also considered, with a view to progressing to a full-time position. Full training will be provided on all technology used in the practise and continuous training offered. Opportunity to conduct research in conjunction with colleagues and patients, with the aim of publication, within the practice to advance personal professional development.
Clinical responsibilities of the role include:
- Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to complete assessments of patients with complex presentations and cognitive problems, under the supervision of a senior therapist
- Develop and provide treatments using evidence-based practise
- Incorporate advanced rehab technology ensuring effective and appropriate outcomes
- Maintain accurate patient record of treatments provided and progress throughout
- Manage treatment time and calendar professionally
- Provide guidance and support to Rehab Assistants
- Share ideas and knowledge with colleagues for overall benefit of practise
- Provide clear communication to patients and colleagues
- Contribute to a pleasant, courteous, and professional working environment
Salary offered will depend on experience.
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