All posts in the Physiotherapy Department CUH are advertised and recruited through the Health Service Executive South. Most are advertised on the www.careersinhealth.ie. Informal enquires may be directed to the Physiotherapy Manager, Sinead Glennon, or to HSE South recruitment.
HSE - Southern Area,
Phone: +353 (0)21 4923650
All non Republic of Ireland graduates must have their degrees validated by CORU prior to employment (firstname.lastname@example.org).
All Republic of Ireland graduates must be registered with CORU prior to employment (email@example.com).
Transition Year Work Experience:
Unfortunately due to our strong commitment to physiotherapy undergraduate placements it is not possible to facilitate these requests. Once or twice a year an open information afternoon is organised by the Physiotherapy Department for transition year students. Should you wish to attend this, please contact Physiotherapy Reception on 021 4922400 and leave your details.
Periods of Adaptation:
Occasionally the Physiotherapy Department gets requests from physiotherapists who have completed their physiotherapy training oversees requesting period of adaptation work placements. Unfortunately, due to our strong commitment to undergraduate placements it is not possible to facilitate these requests.
Research and Education
Undergraduate and post graduate training is facilitated through the Department. The Department is a recognized clinical practice site for physiotherapy students from the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland (RCSI). Students from RSCI, and on occasion from other physiotherapy colleges, complete placements here under the supervision of practice tutors. Physiotherapists are also involved in providing training workshops and lectures for staff and patients within the hospital. Several of our physiotherapists have presented at national and international conferences and published peer-reviewed research.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
The Physiotherapy Department places a strong emphasis on encouraging CPD of staff in line with the CORU recommendations. Regular in-service training, clinical supervision, peer learning, clinical reasoning sessions, journal clubs and mandatory training schemes are in place. An education committee and a research committee meet regularly within the department. Staff are encouraged to attend relevant courses and conferences. A formal appraisal system for therapists is in place, along with opportunities to complete personal development plans. All staff are involved in departmental service planning. Post graduate education is encouraged and supported. A number of staff have completed or are currently involved in masters (MSc.)and post graduate Ph.D. programmes.
Research plays a vital role in ensuring that treatments provided are in line with evidence based practice. The Physiotherapists in Cork University Hospital are actively involved in both local and national research projects and regularly present their findings at medical and therapy conferences, as well as through publications in recognized journals.