A brief summary of what we do across SCOPe services:
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Department Contact Numbers
SCOPe: (01) 410 3583
Social Work: (01) 416 2565
Clinical Nutrition: (01) 416 2180
Occupational Therapy: (01) 416 2305
Physiotherapy: (01) 416 2503
Speech and Language Therapy: (01) 416 2471
Across the SCOPe Directorate there are basic, senior, clinical tutor, team leader, clinical specialist, deputy and manager grades along with assistant and clerical support.
Basic or entry staff rotate into different specialties to gain experience and help them select the speciality they wish to pursue their careers in.
Professional support for staff
All staff members take part in clinical supervision or professional development planning sessions. Internal and external training is encouraged; this can be professional specific training, multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary.
Many of our staff are involved in hospital, community and national groups representing both their profession and also the wider health and social care professions.
SCOPe departments host open mornings, usually in April and/ or October. These open mornings are aimed at 4th, 5th and 6th year secondary level students interested in pursuing a career in one or more of the five professions within the SCOPe Directorate. Notification and further information on how to enroll prior to these events will be posted on this page and on the hospital’s social media platforms.
SCOPe has developed a culture of audit and research over many years. The need for progression and development of research among the therapy professions is now well recognised across the health service and has been addressed in many publications:
With 26 clinical specialists working across SCOPe services and close teamwork, SCOPe is ideally placed to undertake research.