Sep 14, 2021

Academy physiotherapist - Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club - Closing date 29 September 2021

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  • Sandy Park, Sandy Park Way, Exeter, UK
Full time Physiotherapist

Job Description

Interview date5 October 2021Job DescriptionBackground:
An exciting opportunity has arisen at Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club for an academy physiotherapist to join our experienced and expending sports medical team. Exeter Chiefs compete within in the Gallagher Premiership, highly prestigious European Champions Cup and Premiership Rugby Cup competition. Formed in 1871 Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club are the West Country’s Premier Sporting Club, steeped in long-standing tradition and prides itself on delivering professional workmanship, both on and off the field. We are looking to recruit an experienced, enthusiastic, hard working and dynamic senior physiotherapist.

Job Description:
The opportunity has arisen for an academy physiotherapist to join our expanding sports medical team. The role focuses on providing and developing medical previsions across The University of Exeter high performance programme, with clear integration with the day-to-day workings of the Exeter Chiefs academy medical team. The applicant will have continuous support from the medical team but will require autonomous working at the University site and games. The hard working and professional physiotherapist will have the chance to thrive, develop, progress, and integrate into an already experienced Premiership medical team under the guidance of the Director of Sports Medicine and the Head of Medical Services. The role will focus on the assessment, treatment, maintenance, rehabilitation planning and implementation for the University and academy playing squad.

Essential requirements:
· Degree in Physiotherapy.
· Experience within Elite level sport
· Member of the CSP or equivalent insurance provider.
· Registration with HCPC.
Highly desirable:
· Msc in physiotherapy/ rehabilitation
· Experience in professional rugby
Key Responsibilities:
· The assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of all High-Performance program University players. Under the direction of the Academy /University team doctor and lead academy physiotherapist,
· Prescribe, develop and implement treatment and rehabilitation plans for injured and rehabilitating players.
· Implement effective communication skills throughout our medical team.
· Provide pitch side cover for all required training and games.
· Assist with daily and weekly musculoskeletal screening of all players as required.
· Assist with the daily maintenance treatment and prehabilitation prescription of the playing squad.
· Keeping documentation on all aspects of injury management in accordance to the standards set by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).
· Assist the medical team with administrative obligations such as injury audits, medical insurance and other matters as required.
· To keep abreast of current best practices, maintain CPD and take an active role in the departments CPD programme.
· To carry out any other duties that may be required by Club, Director of sports medicine and the Head of Medical Services.

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