Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician – The Championships, Wimbledon

Job Description
We are looking for a Sport and Exercise Physician to join the Medical team during The Championships.
If shortlisted, candidates must be available to attend an interview on Friday 24 January 2020.

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (Championships) Limited (AELTC) organises and stages The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships. The Championships attract over 500,000 visitors every year and has a global television audience of up to 1 billion people.
The AELTC Medical team provide care for all players and eligible support staff. Sport & Exercise Medicine (SEM) cover is delivered from a central medical facility, as well as courtside when required. Primary care, physiotherapy and podiatry are also provided on site. The AELTC Medical team work closely with physiotherapists from the ATP and WTA.

Main Responsibilities
– Provide clinical SEM support to players and other eligible individuals during The Championships, including court calls when required. Additional specific responsibilities (Qualifying and Junior competitors) will be allocated and rotated annually depending on agreed shifts
– Work as part of a clinical multi-disciplinary team that includes Primary Care, Physiotherapists, Soft Tissue Therapists, Podiatrists and Consultant Radiologists.
– Record all clinical activity in line with AELTC & WTA/ATP procedures, including maintaining a log of all such activity.
– On a day-to-day basis be responsible to the Lead SEM physician and Club Doctor/GP.
– Communicate closely with the other SEM physicians and GP based in the Millennium Building’s central medical facility.
– Be available before the start of play each day to meet with the MDT to discuss ongoing cases.
– All physicians are expected to be available (either in person or over the phone) for pre-event planning meetings and other forums that further CPD within tennis.

Person Specification
– Full registration with the GMC including current License to Practice
– Registered with the GMC as a specialist in SEM

– Excellent clinical acumen across the full spectrum of SEM, including primary care, emergency care and injury management
– An understanding of the medical and scientific support within tennis/grass court tennis – knowledge of Grand Slam rules relating to treatment would be an advantage
– An area of special interest e.g. young athletes or para-athletes would be desirable but is not essential
– Ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary clinical team
– Experience of working within elite sport (not necessarily tennis), including liaising with athletes & coaching staff
– Ability to develop productive relationships with other staff members, players and coaching staff and healthcare professionals
– Conversant with current WADA code and anti-doping procedures & regulations
– Compliant with annual professional appraisal requirements, including maintenance of continuing professional development in SEM
– Ability to use essential data management systems.
– Current ‘field of play emergency medical management’ course accreditation, including ATLS

– Highly motivated with a passion for the pursuit of excellence in SEM
– Excellent communicator, both verbal and written
– Willingness to learn
– Team player
– High operating standards and attention to detail
– Personal commitment to continuing professional development within elite tennis and specific initiatives in support of this
– Highly credible with the ability to invoke trust and respect from others
– Excellent problem solving and decision making skills
– Smart and presentable while representing the AELTC
– Ability to maintain good working relationships with staff at the AELTC
– Ability to cope with high profile pressure and scrutiny

Conditions of work
– Specific working days are variable and agreed on an annual basis and average 14 days per year.
– You will be employed by the AELTC for duration of the post and will be remunerated by the AELTC at a rate to be decided by the Head of Championships Operations.
– Consultation/treatment can take place in full public view and exposed to the world’s media, in a time-pressured environment.
– You will be required to demonstrate an appropriate level of professional indemnity cover to be able to practice in this clinical environment.
– A food allowance is provided on working days.

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