First Team Physiotherapist – Rotherham United Football Club

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First Team Physiotherapist – Rotherham United Football Club

Job Title: First Team Physiotherapist

Department: Performance Science & Medicine

Location: Training Ground / Stadium

Reports to: Head of Human Performance
Salary: Commensurate upon the candidate. Benefits will include first team bonus.

Hours of Work: As required to cover First Team schedules that include match fixtures and training days. There is an expectation with this position to work evenings and weekends.

Summary and Main Purpose

To work within the clubs Medical Department in the effective running and application of all medical related matters to First Team players and department staff instructed to by the Head of Medical Services. This post is expected to optimise the player availability and enhance the medical support of Rotherham United First Team players through the provision of footballs best scientific and medical practice. With a passionate focus in exercise prescription, the First Team Physiotherapist will provide excellent on-field and gym-based programming in the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries and injury related matters. The First Team Physiotherapist is also expected to collaborate with the U18’s program and in the departments on going education programmes such as developing intra-club research studies. The First Team Physiotherapist should also partake in an effective network outside the club.

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First Team Physiotherapist – Rotherham United Football Club

Job Title: First Team Physiotherapist

Department: Performance Science & Medicine

Location: Training Ground / Stadium

Reports to: Head of Human Performance
Salary: Commensurate upon the candidate. Benefits will include first team bonus.

Hours of Work: As required to cover First Team schedules that include match fixtures and training days. There is an expectation with this position to work evenings and weekends.

Summary and Main Purpose

To work within the clubs Medical Department in the effective running and application of all medical related matters to First Team players and department staff instructed to by the Head of Medical Services. This post is expected to optimise the player availability and enhance the medical support of Rotherham United First Team players through the provision of footballs best scientific and medical practice. With a passionate focus in exercise prescription, the First Team Physiotherapist will provide excellent on-field and gym-based programming in the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries and injury related matters. The First Team Physiotherapist is also expected to collaborate with the U18’s program and in the departments on going education programmes such as developing intra-club research studies. The First Team Physiotherapist should also partake in an effective network outside the club.

Key Relationships

Sports Scientist
Sports Rehabilitator
Club Doctor
University Placement Students
Analyst

Key Tasks / Accountabilities:

1. To assist in the delivery, development and rehabilitation of all Medical and Musculoskeletal care relating to First Team players. It is expected that this delivery is through high professional standards utilising up to date research and evidence based practice within the Medical Department.
2. To assist in the development of evidence based protocols and research for all areas of medical science throughout the club. There is an expectation to use all available resources including the latest research, collaborating with a successful network of external clinical specialists and university links.
3. To contribute fully within the Performance Science and Medical programme
4. To assist in the recording of medical records on all first team players using the clubs online performance management application, as well as ensuring the FA Anti-Doping Regulations (Whereabouts) are adhered to at all times.
5. To assist in all medical testing and cardiac screening.
6. To integrate within an intra-institutionalised research initiative from Rotherham United Football Club data collected in all matters of Medical Science to utilise in adapting practice with a possibility of professional publications.
7. To observe, monitor and react to the ever evolving world of Medical Science, keeping up to date with all current research developments and changes in professional regulations.
8. To ensure the latest clinical, scientific and technical innovations to practice are incorporated into maintaining the highest level of support within the Medical Department provision.
9. To create successful and professional relationships with staff whilst maintaining professional distance from playing staff at all times.
10. To assist in the implementation of the department injury prevention protocols through
assessment, analysis, delivery and auditing of collected data.
11. To periodically collaborate with the Lead Academy Physiotherapist on a regular basis to ensure alignment and transparency of medical information.
12. To maintain player information confidentiality within the scope of practice at all times.
13. To act, at all times, in a manner appropriate to a representative of Rotherham United FC.

Essential Requirements

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy or related
Valid HCPC and CSP registrations
ATMMiF Accredited
Minimum of 3 years’ experience in full-time professional sport
Experience of working within a multidisciplinary team within a Sports Medicine environment
Excellent understanding of human anatomy and biomechanics
Excellent understanding of dose response loading and supercompensation with reference to sporting
performance
Excellency in the understanding of physical screening and rehabilitation programming
Excellent understanding of human physiology and principles of athletic performance
Excellent knowledge of injury prevention and recovery strategies
Excellent problem solving and decision making skills
Ability to lead pitch and gym based, group and individual conditioning
Set and maintain high standards of work performance and deliver quality consistently and effectively
A passion for exercise
Exceptional organisation skills with the ability to manage competing demands and deadlines to be able to work in a fast moving environment
Holds a full current up to date driving licence
Proactive and engaging style with a winning attitude and can-do approach
Flexible approach and attitude to working hours
Good listener
Excellent written and verbal communication skills that are clear, engaging and responsive to convey complex information to individuals
Excellent Microsoft Office skills with special reference to Word and Excel
Extensive experience of using performance management applications and logging medical records
Excellent knowledge and understanding of medical and sport science terminology

Desirable

MSc Physiotherapy or related (or working towards)
Experience as being a department lead
Playing experience to a high level in any sport
An understanding of training load monitoring and periodisation
Competency in operating Sport Science specific software programmes and hardware such as GPS, Force Platforms, Dartfish etc.

Equal Opportunities

The post holder’s duties must be carried out in compliance with the Club’s Equal Opportunities Policy, with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and subsequent Health and Safety Legislation.
Rotherham United is an equal opportunities employer and a signatory to the new FA Football Leadership Diversity Code and all applicants for employment will be given equal opportunities irrespective of sex, age, race, religion or belief, marriage or civil partnership, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, ethnic or national origin.
These duties and responsibilities should be regarded as neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be required to undertake other reasonably determined duties and responsibilities within Rotherham United Football Club, commensurate with the post without changing the character of the post. This post requires a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) enhanced Criminal Records Check (CRC) check with a barred list check. The applicant must be prepared to submit a CRC application if they do not hold and FA CRC Certificate. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). Information on all convictions including spent convictions must be declared, in line with the new Government Filtering System.

SafeguardingRotherham United takes safeguarding very seriously and is committed to ensuring that all children and adults at risk are safeguarded at all times when engaging in Club activities or services. The club has numerous safeguarding policies and best practice guidelines to support this and expects all employees to adopt such policies and practices at all times.

If you wish to see our Candidate Privacy Notice, please visit: https://www.themillers.co.uk/club/club-policies/

Employment is subject to the provision of proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

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