Women’s Team – Lead Physiotherapist
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary: Competitive
Expires: 16/06/2021 23:59

Department: Women’s Football

Term: Permanent

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Hours of work: Hours are set to meet the needs of the business but are a minimum of 37.5 hours per week.

Salary: Competitive

Application Closing Date: 16/06/2021 (Due to the urgency of filling this vacancy, suitable candidates will be interviewed as and when they apply and the role will be closed as soon as a suitable candidate has been sourced).

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to be responsible for the day-to-day delivery of high-level injury prevention, injury rehabilitation and pitch side first aid / emergency care including the systems and infrastructure required to ensure that these processes are supported, documented and reviewed appropriately, in collaboration with the rest of the Club’s medical staff.

JOB DESCRIPTION

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To accept responsibility for case load, ensuring a high standard of care of all players.
  • To undertake comprehensive clinical assessments, including those of patients with complex musculoskeletal problems, using clinical reasoning skills to establish accurate diagnosis.
  • To provide highly skilled physiotherapy treatment, using manual therapy and manipulation techniques.
  • To guide and update the Head Coach on player management as required.
  • To work closely as part of a multi-disciplinary team – Sports Science, Coaching, Medical, Operations
  • To line manage other members of the medical team as required.
  • To provide signposting and support for players with regard to Mental Health and to contribute to the continued development of the Team’s Mental Health Pathway.
  • To maintain comprehensive, accurate, confidential and contemporaneous medical and patient records in a timely fashion.
  • To ensure that patient confidentiality and dignity is maintained at all times and to observe strict confidentiality in respect of all information about players or matters relating to the Club.
  • To maintain a safe working environment and comply with Health and Safety requirements and associated procedures, including accident reporting.
  • To communicate with players in a professional manner to maximise the effectiveness of treatment modalities.
  • To create and maintain the Medical Emergency Action Plan for training and matchdays alongside the Team Doctor.
  • To collaborate with the Team Doctor and Club’s Chief Medical Officer to support players when required.
  • To participate in clinical audits as directed by the Chief Medical Officer or The FA as appropriate.
  • To take responsibility for own Continuous Professional Development through self-directed learning and reflective practice in line with Clinical Governance and Health Professions Council standards.
  • To maintain registration with Health Professions Council, adhering to standards of conduct, performance and ethics.
  • To undertake such other duties as might reasonably be required from time to time.
  • Ensure compliance with all the Policies and Procedures contained within the Staff Handbook, paying particular regard to the Equality & Diversity Policy and Health & Safety Policy and procedures at all times.
  • Any other duties as deemed necessary by your Line Manager or Head of Department.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Qualifications

Essential

  • Physiotherapy Degree.
  • In date ATMMIF Qualification.
  • Attend a yearly ATMMIF-R reaccreditation.
  • HCPC Registered.
  • Medical Indemnity to treat/advise WSL & WC players.

Desirable Requirements

  • Master’s Degree.

Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Experience working with high level athletes and treating sports injuries.
  • Experience of working in a team environment.
  • Experience in planning and delivering rehabilitation and prehabilitation programmes for elite athletes.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience working with female athletes.
  • Extensive and advanced CPD education with particular reference to the field of sports medicine.

Personal Requirements

  • Must adhere to confidentiality and data protection procedures at all times.
  • Must adhere to all Club policies and procedures.
  • Must hold a in date DBS certificate.
  • Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Only applicants that demonstrate within their application that they meet the above criteria will be considered for the role.

This role is regarded as a ‘Regulated Activity’ and is therefore subject to an Enhanced DBS check, (previously a CRB check) which includes the barred list for working with children. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Birmingham City FC is an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the Community.