Performance Physiotherapist - High Performance Sport New Zealand - Closing date 18 August 2022

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  • Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand
  • Jul 21, 2022
Full time Physiotherapist Performance

Job Description

Are you passionate about Snowsports? Do you wish to work with athletes performing on the World stage? Following on from historical medal success in both Pyeongchang 2018 and more recently Beijing 2022, we are seeking a Performance Physiotherapist to help take our high performance athletes to the next level, and keep the stoke alive as they prepare for the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in 2026 and beyond.

You will work within the current Performance Health team, and athlete tight teams, to deliver comprehensive proactive physiotherapy support to optimise performance, minimise injury risk, support wellbeing and manage injury. You will work closely alongside the coaching and integrated support team contributing to planning, preparation and performance.

A minimum of 5 years' post graduate experience is required, including 2 years spent delivering physiotherapy support within a performance environment. A post graduate qualification in Sports Physiotherapy or equivalent and previous experience of working collaboratively with applied disciplines of sports medicine and sports science is desirable. In addition, you must demonstrate the ability to assess the demands and the risks of elite snow sports in relation to the physiotherapy and rehabilitation needs.

A willingness to work with athletes of all ages including adolescents, within a team and being proficient and confident on skis and/snowboard is essential. Previous experience working with snow sports related injury management is also essential.

The position will be primarily based at Snow Sports New Zealand in Wanaka. The role will require a commitment to providing touring support between October and May in the Northern hemisphere, as the athletes chase the snow and look to dominate the international competition calendar.

Applications Close: 5pm, Thursday 18 August 2022