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Dear (Name of employer) / To whom it may concern,
I wish to apply for the post of basic grade physiotherapist in the City Hospital. Please find enclosed a copy of my CV. I am a 2012 graduate from University College Dublin where I achieved a 2.1 honours degree with clinical distinction. During my physiotherapy degree I was fortunate to gain respiratory experience in the City Hospital when I worked in the High Dependency Unit, neurosurgical ICU along with my involvement in the weekly pulmonary rehabilitation programme. During my physiotherapy degree I also had the opportunity to manage a similar patient population to that at the City Hospital in my time in Cork University Hospital (OPD, fracture clinics and Neuro rehabilitation), and Waterford Regional Hospital (OPD, COE and occupational Health).
My post graduate experience includes locum cover in the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital where I was responsible for the on call physiotherapy service during my time there. I gained experience in a private practice and instructed a weekly pilates course. I recently completed a 3 month contract in Google Ireland working as a physiotherapist in an ergonomic role. I currently work with the local GAA club during the week. I am a full practicing member of the ISCP and have insurance with O’Driscoll O’Neill.
I thoroughly enjoy working in a hospital setting and am keen to gain further post graduate experience in this area. I would appreciate your consideration of my application and I am available for interview at your convenience.
Physiotherapist Cover Letter
Physiotherapists are responsible for the rehabilitation of patients suffering from illnesses or recovering from injuries. Their patients can be physical disabled or may have suffered a stroke or a sports injury. Common duties of a Physiotherapist are offering advice on how to manage conditions, delivering physical exercise sessions, providing massages, recommending therapies, monitoring patient condition, maintaining records, collaborating with other healthcare professionals, and updating their knowledge of physiotherapy advancements.
An eligible cover letter example for this role focuses on the following skills and qualifications:
- Physiotherapy expertise
- Anatomy and physiology knowledge
- Medical teamwork
- An interest for patient wellbeing
- Customer service skills
- Empathy and bedside manners
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Organizational skills
- Planning and time management
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Dear Mr. Williams:
As a highly educated, skilled, and compassionate professional with more than nine years of experience, I am excited to submit the enclosed resume in response to your search for a new Physiotherapist to join your team at Elemental Physical Therapy. If you are looked for a patient-centric and results-driven individual with excellent interpersonal and motivational skills, I am confident you will find my background and credentials to be of significant benefit to your facility in this role.
My background includes helping clients to overcome disorders, challenges, and injuries and achieve their physical health goals. From assessing patient conditions and developing treatment plans to recommending appropriate exercises and assisting patients with pain management, my experience has consistently resulted in helping to patients to quickly recover from physical ailments to the greatest extent possible. Additionally, my ability to quickly connect with patients and establish trusting relationships—complemented by my strong communication talents—positions me ready to thrive in this challenging role.
Consider the following highlights of my qualifications:
- Excelling as Physiotherapist with Core Therapy for the past 9 years, supporting patients in restoring original functions and lessening disabilities associated with afflictions including traumatic and non-traumatic events, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, and Down Syndrome.
- Evaluating, planning, developing, and administering comprehensive therapeutic treatments for patients while collaborating closely with physical therapists and ancillary health care providers.
- Performing prognostic and diagnostic tests to examine muscle, nerve, joint, and overall functional capabilities.
- Organizing various treatments as appropriate, such as therapeutic exercise programs, muscle reeducation, massage, and heat/water/ice/electrical/light stimulation.
- Earning a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 2007.
With my proven commitment to excellence in physical rehabilitation and recovery, coupled with my dedication to providing insightful guidance and support to optimize patients’ overall health, I am certain that I could quickly surpass your expectations for this role. The opportunity to discuss the position in further detail would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your consideration; I look forward to speaking with you soon.
Oliver K. Gentry