Mar 19, 2020
If you are an experienced physiotherapist with experience working in an elite sports environment, we have an opportunity for you! We are looking for an enthusiastic, confident, and knowledgeable physiotherapist to assist the Lead Academy Physiotherapist and Head of Academy Medical with all aspects of medical provision within the Academy for age groups U9 to U16. You will be responsible for… • Managing all aspects of the Academy and providing an integral and efficient service to the Medical Department • Providing all clinic cover required that does include evening and weekend working • Providing match cover for U16s that will require travelling with team to away fixtures • Managing the part time staff and ensuring all academy fixtures are covered by a therapist for home, away and tournaments • Working in conjunction with the Lead Academy Physiotherapist for provision of all physiotherapy duties associated with the Academy, in particular U9-U16s teams • Coordinating part time staff to cover youth tournaments and weekend matches • Leading all testing and screening of U9-U16’s teams • Coordinating part time staff to cover youth tournaments, weekend matches • Lead all testing and screening of U9’s-U16s throughout the year and liaise with coaches • Cover Academy evening training sessions • Assist with sport science provision throughout the academy that may include pitch, gym-based sessions and use of GPS data • Keeping head of Academy Medical informed of all medical/injury concerns regarding Academy players after liaised with the Lead Academy Physiotherapist • Compiling a weekly report to all staff, with injury status and player availability for weekend fixtures. • Musculo-skeletal assessment of Academy team players; • Diagnosing, and treating all injuries sustained by Academy players; • Attending specialist appointments/radiology exams with injured U9-U16 players; • Informing Academy coaching staff about player “availability” at end of evening session; • Wherever possible, covering Academy tours. Utilising part-time cover only when necessary; • Keeping daily records of treatments and record injuries on PMA system and auditing injuries throughout the year. • Ensuring all academy players’ medical files are up to date and stored securely with relevant medical information shared to appropriate stake holders. • Ensuring all protocols and EAP’s are followed according to Head of Academy Medical.. • Obtaining permission, except in cases of emergency, from Head of Academy Medical for any pre-notification of external medical services for all Academy players; • Assisting the Lead Academy Physiotherapist with medical consumable stock control and distribution of ‘run-on’ bags to part-time physiotherapy staff; • Attending all, whenever possible, medical meetings; internal CPD events and MDT meetings. • Attending external courses where possible. Present contents of course to rest of medical staff as soon as possible on return to the Club. Permission to be obtained from Head of Academy Sports Science and Medicine prior to applying for any course; • Responsible for organising Club’s in-service training programme, for both full and part-time medical staff, in conjunction with the Lead Academy Physiotherapist, Head of Academy Medical and Head of Coaching. In-service training programme includes organising staff presentations and circulation of scientific medical journals; • Maintaining treatment facilities at the Training Ground professional and clean; • Leaving time-off requests to be first agreed to by the Head of Academy Medical and Academy Manager. Except, in exceptional circumstances, arrange annual leave during off-season or Christmas break. Leave to be approved and co-ordinated by Head of Academy Medical .Assisting in enforcing discipline within treatment of clinic and Academy set-up; • Promoting and supporting all members and policies of the Medical Department; • To undertake CPD organised by the Club; • Any other duties appropriate to the skills and experience of the position holder • Other duties and responsibilities as required by line manager • Upholding and promoting the Club’s policies and procedures, including Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities policies and procedures. You will have… (Essential) • BSc degree in Physiotherapy • Actively cooperate and communicate with others, fostering a culture of teamwork and collaboration • Registration with appropriate governing body (HPC and CSP) • Excellent IT skills (Desired) • Advanced First Aid (ATMiFF) or able to book place ASAP • Gym-based qualifications • FA Safeguarding Children Certificate • Experience working as a Physiotherapist within elite sport • Experience of working with young athletes • Experience of working within paediatrics • Experience of working within professional football • Strong knowledge in LTAD of adolescents within an academy system You are… (Essential) • Competent and personable with good time management skills • Able to work calmly under pressure • Motivated and driven • Able to understand and adapt to the culture of a professional football club • Positive about achieving Club, departmental and individual success • Proactively takes on new responsibilities and seek out opportunities to learn new skills • Must be accountable for delivering results within assigned levels of accountability (Desired) • Confident with delivering strength and conditioning gym and based sessions • Full clean driving licence What you’ll get in return…. • Competitive salary • Cycle to work and tech scheme • Social activities (day at the races, holiday party, team nights out) • High level of responsibility from day one! • 20% Club Shop discount Crystal Palace Football Club is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare and protection of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, the post holder will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check prior to starting the role.
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