Reports to: Senior Academy Physio /Head of Sport Medicine and Science Department / Academy Manager
Area: Sports Medicine and Science
Location: Dimensions / Northwood (Stoke-on-Trent)
JOB ROLE - Working as part of a growing Sports Medicine and Science team; to provide medical cover on match days, to develop and implement treatment and rehabilitation, to assist with medical screening and Health/Medical education programmes for all academy players 8-16.
+ Provide access to appropriate physiotherapy/therapy support for all registered and trialist academy players.
+ Ensure appropriate physiotherapy/therapy support including the provision of well stocked medical bags, is available for all Academy activities.
+ Maintain accurate and up to date medical records for all registered Academy players.
+ Liaise with players, parents and staff in order to provide appropriate feedback on treatment of injuries.
+ Provide matchday first aid, assessment and treatment to all academy players.
+ Ensure that a qualified medical person is present at all academy training and games.
+ Liaise appropriately with Academy Manager and other staff with regard to the above listed responsibilities.
+ Work closely with Sport Scientists/Strength and Conditioning Coaches to ensure best methods of Academy player development are achieved
+ Supervise and mentor interns and students within the Sports Medicine Internship programme.
+ Arrange and supervise appropriate protocols for trialists and development Centres.
+ Other appropriate duties as required by the Academy Management team.
+ CSP/HCPC registered or equivalent.
+ BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy or Sports Rehabilitation.
+ Flexible to working hours (evenings and weekends).
+ Experience of managing own caseload and maintaining accurate and up to date notes effectively.
+ In date, Level 4 First aid qualification (ITMMiF).
+ Experience of working within an interdisciplinary sports science and medical team and rehabilitating Musculoskeletal injuries in a sporting environment.
+ Extensive manual therapy skills, sports rehabilitation/knowledge in injury prevention methods and recovery strategies and knowledge of movement dysfunction analysis and experience in performance stability screening.
+ Previous experience working as a physiotherapist/therapist in a professional football Club.
+ Sports Massage Qualification/Acupuncture Qualification/Orthopaedic Medication Qualification.