Junior Academy Physiotherapist – Gloucester Rugby Club

Job Description
DEPARTMENT: Playing Department, Academy Medical.
REPORTS TO: Senior Academy Physiotherapist / Head of Medical Services and Academy Manager

THE ROLE
To deliver an evolving Physiotherapy service and comprehensive athletic development programme to all Age-Group Gloucester Rugby athletes from U15 – U18 within the Academy structure and satellite centres. To manage and coordinate the appropriate medical staff at Gloucester Rugby satellite centres.

DUTIES INCLUDE
• Use excellent clinical skills to ensure the accurate assessment and diagnosis of injuries.
• Work both individually and as part of the team providing best practice physiotherapy treatment to injured players
• Maintain contemporaneous and detailed clinical notes on all aspects of injury management using RugbySquad.
• Report daily on injury status to the Academy Manager and other members of the management team as required.
• Perform appropriate screening for developing athletes and deliver individualised injury prevention programmes for the athletes under your care.
• Aid in the collection, recording and analysis of injury data.
• Liaise with Senior Academy Physiotherapist/SEM Physician/Head of Medical to ensure appropriate onward medical referral and imaging.
• Attend medical consultations with players as necessary.
• Assist Senior Academy Physiotherapist in the day-to-day management of Full-Time Senior Academy Athletes as directed.
• Plan and implement personalised rehabilitation plans for injured players.
• Work closely with S&C staff to ensure a smooth transition for players from injury through to Return to Performance.
• Keep abreast of current best practice, maintain personal CPD and contribute enthusiastically to the Gloucester Rugby Sports Medicine Department’s CPD programme.
• To carry out other duties that may be required by management and that fall within the post holder’s capabilities.
• As directed by the Academy Manager, provide match day physiotherapy cover for all Age-Group Academy Fixtures and Festivals.

APPLICANT SPECIFICATION:
Applicants must, at the closing date for applications, be able to display and provide evidence of the following qualifications/training, experience, specialist knowledge, skills/abilities and behaviours outlined below in this person specification. Gloucester Rugby reserves the right to enhance criteria to facilitate short-listing.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:
• BSc Degree in Physiotherapy or Sports therapy.
• Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and registered with the Health Professions Council or equivalent and authorisation to work in the UK.
• Training in Pitch Side Emergency Care to PHICIS level 3, or a willingness to complete this training at the next available opportunity.
• Minimum 2 years full-time post graduate clinical experience as a Physiotherapist/Sports Therapist.
• Experience of developing and implementing innovative ideas and putting them into practice.
• An ability to demonstrate up to date and advanced knowledge of physiotherapy and rehabilitation techniques related to recent advances in musculoskeletal medicine in the sporting sphere.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
• Positive attitude and good communication skills.
• Commitment to delivering a high quality of work.
• Confident and tenacious personality, with a strong attention to detail.
• Ability to work part of a team and to work independently.
GLOUCESTER RUGBY VALUES
To deliver the best experience for our colleagues, supporters, community and partners in a sustainable way.
OUR VALUES:
BELONG We are part of a team and put the team first. We all contribute to the collective success. We are inclusive, have faith in what we do and respect all opinions.
RESILIENCE We show resilience at all times and face challenges head on.
ACCOUNTABLE We take personal responsibility for what we do. We keep our word.
VISIONARY We look forward and define the future. We make brave decisions.
EXCELLENCE We have pride in what we do and always give our best. We are committed to excellence.
For the successful candidate we offer a competitive base salary, plus a number of additional staff benefits and incentives, including company pension scheme, ability to participate in the company car scheme & bike scheme, staff season tickets, plus many others.
Please send your CV together with a covering letter to Eoin Power, Head of Medical; eoinpower@gloucesterrugby.co.uk.
The closing date for applicants is 09/09/19. Interviews w/c 16/09/19.

How to apply
For the successful candidate we offer a competitive base salary, plus a number of additional staff benefits and incentives, including company pension scheme, ability to participate in the company car scheme & bike scheme, staff season tickets, plus many others.
Please send your CV together with a covering letter to Eoin Power, Head of Medical; eoinpower@gloucesterrugby.co.uk.
The closing date for applicants is 09/09/19. Interviews w/c 16/09/19.

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