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Northern Ireland Hospice is a local charity caring for local people.

Each year we care for over 3,000 adults, children and young people with life-limiting and life threatening conditions, both in hospice and in the community. We also support their families and carers.

The Adult Hospice is based at Somerton House, Somerton Road, Belfast and the children's hospice at Horizon House, O'Neill Road in Newtownabbey.

Although we do receive some funding from government, we still rely heavily on voluntary donations and legacies to fund our much needed services.

Physiotherapist (Bank- Adult Palliative Care Services) (Ref: 17)

Post:               Physiotherapist (Based on Band 6) –  Palliative Care Adult services

Location:          NI Hospice, Somerton Road, Belfast.

Hours:              Bank   (Monday – Sunday) 

Reports to:       Lead Physiotherapist

Role Overview:

The physiotherapy team forms an integral part of the specialist palliative care team that provides high quality care to patients when disease is no longer responsive to curative treatment.  In particular, physiotherapists provide leadership in rehabilitation, ensuring that patients are given the opportunity to optimise their function to maximise quality of life.

The post holder will be a member of the specialist multidisciplinary palliative care team and will contribute to the effective provision of rehabilitation and therapy support.  He/she will undertake physiotherapy assessment and treatment of palliative care patients as an autonomous practitioner.  He/she will be required to support the physiotherapy provision across the Northern Ireland Hospice.  The post holder will therefore work across the Adult Inpatient Unit, Day Hospice and Supportive Outpatient Service.  He/she is required to be flexible to respond to out of hour’s requests within reason as per clinical policy.  The post holder will contribute to projects and teaching initiatives as a source of physiotherapy expertise and advice, and will actively and positively engage in their own development with support of their line manager and other relevant persons.

It is essential that applicants meet the following criteria:-

Degree or Diploma in Physiotherapy.

HCPC Registration.

Evidence of CPD.

Three years post graduate experience as a qualified physiotherapist including 4 months each in respiratory, musculo-skeletal and neurology/chronic conditions.

Have experience in teaching, training and educating (carers/patients/students/professionals)

To apply and/or for further information please download the attached application pack and job description, or alternatively contact HR via email: or on 02890 781836.

Closing Date for Application is Monday, 27 March 2017.