Senior Physiotherapist

Recruiter
Confidential
Location
Nottinghamshire
Posted
13 Apr 2018
Closes
22 Apr 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our client, which delivers a range of performance impacting sport science and sport medicine services, are looking to recruit for the role of Senior Physiotherapist. The normal place of work is Nottingham, however you may be required to travel to and work at other offices and to competition venues both nationally and internationally. Job Responsibilities The successful applicant will lead the development, coordination and delivery of athlete health strategies and physiotherapy services to World Class Programme athletes. Working collaboratively with the interdisciplinary athlete support team, this position will establish strategies to optimise on water performance . The successful candidate will work out of a centralised training base where the athletes train daily. You will be required to work across both speed and endurance men’s and women’s sprint kayak squads and share philosophy and best practice across a wider support team. PERSON SUMMARY The successful candidate will be someone whom can develop relationships quickly and earn coach/athlete trust. They should have a proven track record in performance enhancement and have the ability to build athlete confidence via appropriate technical-non-technical skills. They will seek to ensure maximum adoption of interventions/programs aimed at optimising individual performance. MAIN TASKS AND ACTIVITIES Work with the Head Sprint Coach, Head of Performance support, Canoe coaches and the Physiotherapy Technical Lead to improve performance through linking physiotherapy services within the individual athlete plans and developmental needs. Lead development and delivery of athlete health strategies within British Canoe (Sprint programme) to optimise performance. Using a performance backwards approach, proactively manage and deliver physiotherapy services to canoe athletes. Lead and deliver individualised athlete management and rehabilitation programmes. Provide targeted injury risk management strategies to enhance performance in collaboration with the interdisciplinary athlete support team, coaches and athletes. Work with Head coach and other support staff to identify ‘on-water’ performance restrictions and proactively lead on plans aimed at mitigating such using an interdisciplinary approach Ensure the delivery of the physiotherapy and soft tissue therapy services effectively meet the level required by canoe incl. coach and athlete expectations. Keep up to date electronic medical records system for accurate record keeping and injury-illness surveillance analysis to inform athlete health decision making. Develop highly effective relationships which foster optimal athlete/coach engagement and create an environment which enables positive influence where appropriate. Deliver athlete and group-based screenings (as appropriate) to inform athlete progression, potential performance risk and utilise information to guide practice for podium potential athletes. Objectively assess impact of athlete screenings through appropriate collation of evidence. Lead sprint based education program for developing athletes and coaches at specific time points during calendar year to ensure risk is proactively managed further down the athlete pathway. Provide physiotherapy service at all senior competitions and camps for world class programme athletes and help coordinate physiotherapy cover for podium potential camps and races. Provide up to date injury and illness statistics with potential solutions and interventions to optimise athlete health and adherence to training. Collaborate closely with the relevant coaches and support team to ensure that the best possible timing and return to training programme is in place. Inform and educate athletes and coaches in injury rehabilitation and self-management programmes Using objective and subjective inputs, identify risks and lead on injury prevention strategies. Lead the delivery of certain projects/applied research (where warranted) within canoe flatwater (Sprint & Paracanoe) and across the organisation as appropriate. Comply with Professional Codes of Conduct, standards and guidelines. Applicants must have the following skills, experience and attributes to be considered for this role: · Degree in Physiotherapy/Physical Therapy · Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP) and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) · Higher degree (or equivalent) specialising in Sports Physiotherapy / Sport and Exercise Medicine / Sports Rehabilitation · Extensive and demonstrable experience in the provision of physiotherapy services to athletes and coaches to improve performance. This must include work with high performance teams or squads. · Experience of developing and implementing innovative ideas and putting them into practice. · Extensive and demonstrable experience of the application of technical and non-technical skills to deliver injury management and rehabilitation strategies within a sports environment. · Extensive experience of developing and delivering strategies to manage injury risk and optimise performance in collaboration with coaches and support staff. · Extensive experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of physiotherapy support to high performance sport. · Experience of working as a first responder for acute trauma management in sport. · Have travelled with a team to a major international competition at senior or junior level (e.g. Olympic or Paralympic Games, World or European Championships, World cups or Commonwealth Games). · Experience of dealing with national performance programmes within National Governing Bodies of sport. · Experience of presenting applied sports medicine learning in lecture and practical application at M level. · Have experience working with on water based program athletes and/or experience with upper body incl. maximising shoulder health. · Knowledge and experience of working with athletes undertaking high land based load/forces incl. ability to advise on stability + power transfer · A comprehensive understanding of the performance demands and needs of elite athletes and coaches. · Comprehensive knowledge of applied functional anatomy/pathoanatomy to inform assessment and clinical reasoning. · Comprehensive knowledge of technical skills underpinning the delivery of physiotherapy and rehabilitation in the sporting environment. · Comprehensive knowledge of recent advances in applied musculoskeletal medicine (encompassing assessment, clinical reasoning, best practice rehabilitation, return to play and injury risk management). · A comprehensive understanding of the various sports science and sports medicine disciplines. · Excellent presentation and communication skills that can motivate behavioural change to have a positive impact on performance. · Firm grasp of Microsoft excel/other to collate and understand load incl. ability to communicate complex data in terms that are easily understood. · Show ability and/or desire to learn the sport of canoeing incl. key technical components to on water performance · An interest in sport and recognition of the importance of promoting and supporting equality, safeguarding and anti-doping within sport. · Demonstrable experience in building and maintaining productive relationships with high performance staff and athletes within elite sport · Can demonstrate knowledge and awareness of Athlete Support Personnel roles and responsibilities under the World Anti-Doping Code. · May be required to work with athletes under 18 (DBS check required) Closing date for the receipt of applications is Thursday 3 May 2018. Applicants need only apply if they have an exact match with the skill sets stated. Strictly in the first instance all responses must be via e-mail quoting the reference number in the subject line.

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