First Team Physiotherapist - Tranmere Rovers Football Club

  • Tranmere Rovers FC
  • Wirral, UK
  • 24 Nov, 2022
Full time Medical Physiotherapy

Job Description

 

Job title: First Team Physiotherapist

Salary & Hours: Dependent on experience, 40 hours per week

Job role: To oversee the rehabilitation and screening of first team players

Responsible to & directed by: Chairman

Liaison with: First Team Management, Club Secretary

Responsible for:  

·       Sports Rehabilitator / Therapist

Main duties:

Rehabilitation

* To provide physiotherapy services to all players.

* To promote and protect the health and well-being of all players.

* To monitor and assess all players for their fitness and injury status to train or play.

* To assess, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate all injuries and illnesses, analysing and designing the safest and quickest strategy to ensure a full return to training.

* To be responsible for pitch-side assessment and treatment of players during training and matches.

* To provide injury rehabilitation training of players, in conjunction with the Head of Sports Science, in preparation for return to play.

* To communicate injury status, rehabilitation strategies and return to training projections to the management team.

* To liaise and assist the Head of Medical & Sports Science in the continuous development and achievement of the objectives of the Medical & Sports Science function.

Screening

* To arrange and undertake pre-registration medical screenings and musculo-skeletal examinations, in conjunction with the Club Doctor.

Administration

* To liaise with the first team manager as regards the requirements of the first team squad.

* To assist the Club Secretary with the administration of the FA Premier League Medical Care Scheme.

* To maintain accurate and updated medical records of all First Team players

* To conduct an audit of injuries and provide Board-level reports.

* To ensure the Club and players are compliant with all medical and anti-doping guidelines, rules and regulations of the governing bodies.

* To ensure all medical supplies and equipment are fully stocked, replenished and secured as required.

* To liaise with medical staff of international players to ensure they are managed appropriately whilst away on international duty.

* To liaise with other football club medical staff of loan players to ensure they are informed whilst on loan.

* To manage the medical budget for all diagnoses and treatments, as agreed with the Board.

* To undertake appropriate professional development to keep abreast of industry best practice, especially in highlighted areas of weakness.

* To contribute to research into all aspects of football performance by implementing original studies of research, and maintaining accurate records of player physical characteristics throughout the training year.

* To source cover for sessions / matchdays if required

Supervision

* To supervise and provide support for the Sports Rehabilitator / Therapist

* To supervise the secondments of physiotherapy interns in the department

Requirements for the post:

·       BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy or higher degree;

·      Registered as a Physiotherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council;

·       Up to date ATMMiF qualification (or equivalent);

·       Excellent communication skills;

·       Excellent organisation skills;

·       Appropriate child protection/Disclosure certification;

·       UK Full Driving Licence;

·       The role will involve working weekdays, weekends and some evenings as required;

·       Maintenance on contemporary, legible and appropriate medical records, audits, registers and their confidential storage using appropriate software

 

To apply, please send an up to date CV and covering letter to timr@tranmererovers.co.uk