VACANCY - Newcastle Thunder academy physiotherapist
Wednesday 18 September 2019
Newcastle's rugby league team is inviting applications for a new member to join its medical staff
A new and exciting opportunity has become available for a chartered physiotherapist to join the Newcastle Thunder medical team.
The successful candidate will predominantly take a lead on the Under 18 academy squad; however, they will work on a regular basis with the First team, Reserve and Under 16s staff and squads.
The successful candidate will be based at Kingston Park Stadium, the home of Newcastle Rugby.
- To provide physiotherapy services primarily to the Under 18 Academy
- To be responsible for pitch-side assessment and treatment of players during training and matches.
- To deliver high-level rehabilitation to ensure a safe return to play from injury in conjunction with strength and conditioning colleagues.
- To monitor and assess players for their fitness and injury status to train or play.
- Keep adequate electronic records in line with medical standards.
- Ensure all academy players’ emergency medical files are up to date and complete the relevant administration requirements for any new players/trialists.
- Take part in departmental CPD in addition to own.
- To communicate injury status, rehabilitation strategies and return to training projections to the coaching team and liaise where required with external parties such as schools, international coaches, parents, community coaches etc.
- Assist with sports science provision throughout the academy system, which may include pitch, gym-based and injury prevention sessions. As well as the use of GPS and assisting with the periodisation of the academy season.
- Preparation and organisation of mandatory and essential medical equipment for academy games and training.
- The above is not an exact list and the candidate would be required to carry out tasks within their scope of practice to meet the demands of the performance environment.
- Degree in Physiotherapy (E)
- HCPC and CSP Registered (E)
- Possess excellent communication skills and be highly organised (E)
- Work unsociable hours, including weekends and bank holidays to meet the demands of a professional sports team. (E)
- Experience of working/placements in sport (E)
- If not IMMOFP qualified, be able to undertake this advanced trauma course at the next available opportunity (E)
- DBS Clearance and evidence of eligibility to work in the UK (E)
- Knowledge of safeguarding and experience of working with children/young adults (E)
- High level of musculoskeletal assessment skills, rehabilitation of elite level athletes and associated understanding on safe return to play strategies. (E)
- Knowledge of wider medical issues associated with working in professional sport, examples include management of concussion, athlete screening, injury and illness prevention strategies (E)
- Excellent IT skills (E)
- Ability to work calmly under pressure and possess very good time management skills (E)
- Able to work autonomously and manage a caseload of players but have the understanding on when to seek advice from senior members of the medical team and onward referral for specialist opinion where required. (E)
- IMMOFP qualified (D)
- Experience of working in rugby league (D)
The successful candidate will report directly to the Academy Manager and Head of Physiotherapy.
Salary: Dependant on experience and type of contract undertaken, to be discussed at interview.
Contract: Full time/Hours to be discussed at interview. Flexible options available for the right candidate.
Start date: 1st November 2019
How to apply: Please send a CV and cover letter (no longer than 1 side of A4) to Michael Heap, Academy Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Closing date: 22nd September 2019.