Club Doctor 0.4FTE - A&E

  • Brentford FC
  • Brentford, UK
  • 13 May, 2022
Full time EFL Medical

Job Description

Brentford FC is a bit different to other Premier League football clubs. We put our fans first, we are a true community club and while we are financially sustainable, we are not afraid to take calculated risks. We take huge pride in our environment and culture within the Club which focuses on development, inclusion and not being afraid to think differently.  

Being progressive, humble and respectful while sticking together as one team across the Club guides how we work and the decisions we make each day.

We also firmly believe that a diverse workforce is a better workforce which will help us develop ideas, solve problems and ultimately grow Brentford FC.

We play in a brand-new stadium, 15 minutes from Heathrow in vibrant west London.

We will never forget where we have come from, but we are excited about the future that lies ahead.

Come join us.

Inclusion Statement

Brentford FC is an organisation which values and is passionate about diversity and inclusivity. Whilst our recruitment decisions are always based on merit and suitability, we welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates, including those from underrepresented groups – such as those from ethnically diverse backgrounds, women, those from the LGBTQ+ community and those with disabilities.

Safeguarding Statement

Brentford FC is committed to equality, the safeguarding and welfare of all children and adults at risk. This responsibility is shared by all staff and volunteers at the club, safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Staff will be required to undertake regular safeguarding training to enable and reinforce a proactive approach to safeguarding. This role requires the post holder to apply all relevant policies and uphold the club’s commitment to safeguarding vulnerable people to ensure a safe environment for all. This includes the timely reporting of any safeguarding concern to the safeguarding team.

The Role of the Club Doctor  

In liaison with the Head of Medical (HOM)/Lead Doctor (LD), the Club Doctor will have responsibility within the team they are allocated to for the following:

Main Accountabilities

Weekly Provision: (In conjunction with other Club Doctors)

  • Training Ground – Provide Doctor support onsite, on days agreed in advance with the LD as the Club schedule requires.
  • On average, services will involve 2-2.5 days per week which may include both training ground, and/or match cover as the club schedule requires.
  • Support LD in ensuring that all training sessions for both squads covered by a Doctor, providing a seven-day Doctor service.
  • A flexible and ‘can do’ approach to scheduling is a key requirement of this role.

Match Cover: (approx. and to be agreed in advance with the LD).

  • 80% of 1st team games as tunnel doctor.
  • EPL, cup and First-team friendly (FTF) games (home and away) as Team Doctor as agreed with LD.
  • B-team games - In conjunction with club Doctor, provide Doctor cover for all B-team games as agreed with the LD.
  • Overnight travel to away games as needed (any away game covered will require travel with the squad).
  • Manage onsite paramedic/trauma team and practices, including checking and maintenance of all medical equipment in order to comply with EPL regulations.

Adhoc needs

  • Overseas Club Training/matches (by prior arrangement in conjunction with other Club Doctors).
  • Support HOM/LD in delivering pre-signing medical assessments for both squads.
  • Pre-season player screening sessions (i.e: bloods, cognitive baselines etc).
  • Player home visits as required.
  • Attendance of external Consultant appointments as appropriate.
  • Telephone consultations as required.
  • Assist the LD in coordinating regular medical screening/interventions including, but not limited to, cardiology, blood markers, flu vaccines, cognitive function (impact system).
  • Ongoing review and updating of Emergency Action Plans (EAP) at both training and match facilities.
  • Support LD in managing storage and stock of prescription and non-prescription medications.
  • Support LD in managing maintenance and security of Club medical records in line with government legislation.
  • Assist in delivery of departmental in-service staff training programme. In particular the regular practice of on-field trauma scenarios.
  • In conjunction with the HOM/LD, ensure that all FA Anti-doping and player Whereabouts requirements are complied with. This includes that all players are kept informed of any adaptations to regulations immediately as they occur.
  • In conjunction with the HOM/LD, ensure that the club's legal (and EPL / FA) responsibilities with regards to specific staffing and medicolegal requirements are upheld.

General Club Accountabilities

  • To comply with all Club policies, including health and safety, data regulations and other legal, ethical and social requirements
  • To build and maintain good working relationships while maintaining a professional image
  • To keep confidential any information gained regarding the Club and its personnel
  • To maintain a flexible approach to work at all times

Key Internal Relationships

  • HOM/LD.
  • Medical, Performance and Coaching staff.
  • Players – First- and B-team Squads.
  • Player Welfare Department.

Essential Requirements

  • GMC registered.
  • A&E trauma management background.
  • Current FA AMTMiF qualification.
  • Demonstrable experience of working in professional team sport at elite level.

 Person Specification - Essential Personal Characteristics

  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary medicine and performance team.
  • Excellent clinical skills with respect to history taking, clinical examination, appropriate.
  • Excellent clinical reasoning skills.
  • Excellent range of clinical treatment skills.
  • Highly self-motivated with the ability to motivate others.
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to be flexible in approach to achieve desired outcomes.
  • To hold a flexible and strong 'can do' approach to work.
  • To remain calm under pressure.
  • High work commitment with a ‘performance first’ mentality.
  • Willing to self-evaluate and work towards continuous improvement
  • Highest standards of professional and personal conduct, especially confidentiality
  • Commitment to equal opportunities

Person Specification - Desirable Characteristics

  • Previous experience as a Doctor within a Premier League Football Club
  • Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine.

 

Application deadline: 19 May 2022