Bristol City Womens - Club Doctor

  • Bristol City Football Club
  • Robins High Performance Centre, Clevedon Road, Failand, Bristol, UK
  • 13 May, 2024
Part time Medical

Job Description

TEAM: Bristol City Womens

LINE MANAGER: Lead Physiotherapist

LOCATION: Robins High Performance Centre, BS8 3TN

CONTRACT TYPE: Consultancy Agreement

We are looking for an experienced, knowledgeable and innovative individual who has experience of working within elite sport

Key Responsibilities

  • Work alongside key senior medical staff to provide medical expertise in management of injuries, including being involved with any decisions to refer for further investigations and/or external specialist opinions where required
  • Provide medical care to the Women’s First Team players and staff during training and matches that are covered. Be available remotely for any illness queries/issues
  • Be in attendance at all home matches throughout the season and attend a minimum of one full clinical session per week during the season where a clinical session equates to 0.1 full-time equivalent (FTE) / half a day.
  • Be responsible for clinical governance issues such as cardiac screening, medicine management, emergency action plans, concussion diagnosis and GRPT oversight
  • Be the lead clinician for diagnosing illnesses in players and football staff
  • Ensure all emergency medical equipment is present, in stock and in date. Ensure an inventory is maintained and equipment is checked on a regular basis
  • Maintain and help improve the medical and performance departments screening, injury prevention and recovery strategies
  • Maintain accurate records of any medical interactions with players and staff and uphold professional standards including the keeping of any paper and electronic medical records in accordance with GMC standards.
  • Ensure UKAD compliance
  • Manage storage/ordering of onsite drugs alongside nominated physiotherapist
  • Attend Medical Team meetings and CPD sessions – to present 2 sessions to team per season
  • Run a comprehensive program of blood screening and supplementation as part of an ongoing illness prevention program
  • Lead on club concussion strategy and sign off on all players
  • Ensure all full-time players are registered with NHS GP (not club employed)
  • Undertake pre-signing player medicals, including cardiac and blood screening as necessary
  • Provide doctor cover for all home fixtures
  • Commitment to continuing CPD and stay updated with the latest evidence in football medicine.
  • Play an active role in the delivery of recovery sessions following games.

Person Specification

The club would welcome applications from individuals who have the following qualifications and experiences:

Essential:

  • Be fully registered and licensed to practice by the GMC
  • Have appropriate medical indemnity to treat/advise BWSL and BWC players
  • Have an up to date full Advanced Emergency Aid qualification; this should be the Level 5 ATMMIF (or to equivalent level from another sport with the expectation of achieving ATMMiF within 6 months)
  • Attend a yearly ATMMiF-R reaccreditation
  • Have a Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine or an equivalent or higher professional qualification as otherwise approved by The Football Association or working towards this qualification
  • Be a UKAD Clean Sport Advisor

Desirable:

  • Experienced in working in elite women’s sport
  • Pitch rehab experience

This position will commence in July 2024.

How to Apply

Applications are to be sent by email to careers@bcfc.co.uk. Applications should include a covering letter (max. 1 page) on the experience you have that makes you suitable for the role and should be accompanied by a current CV (max. 2 pages).

Safeguarding Statement:

Bristol City Football Club is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to endorse this commitment.

Note: Due to the nature of the role, any job offer is dependent on a DBS check. All information will be kept by the Safeguarding Officer in strictest confidence.

Equality Statement:

The successful candidate must ensure a positive commitment towards equality and diversity by treating others fairly and not committing any form of direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation or harassment of any description and to promote positive working relationships between all internal and external stakeholders.