Crystal Palace FC

Crystal Palace FC

Academy Doctor


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Posting Date

Jun 10, 2022

Role description

Crystal Palace FC are seeking a highly motivated GMC registered Doctor to join our progressive and dynamic Medical Department at Crystal Palace Football Club. You will be working with the Head of Academy Medical to assist in medical and player development of the Academy.

You will be responsible for….

To manage the provision of all medical services related to Academy from U9 to U23 level alongside the Head of Academy Medical
To assist the Head of Sports Medicine in the provision of medical services to the First Team
To attend weekly Academy Medical meetings and help with assessing, diagnosing, and formulating appropriate treatment plans for musculoskeletal and medical conditions alongside the rest of the medical department
Organise and complete pre-signing medical examinations for new Academy Players
Help assist completion of all relevant baseline data for Academy Players (blood, cognitive baselines etc.)
Work with the Head of Academy Medical and Head of Academy Operations to design and then sign off all Emergency Action Plans for CPFC Academy
To have medical responsibility for Academy Players’ health and fitness for all training/fixtures
Ensuring that Players’ cardiac screening is up to date, and that protocols are in place to provide regular screening of players
To ensure that all Academy Players and medical staff are fully aware of FIFA/ UEFA/WADA regulations regarding drug use/doping in sport, and manage a programme of drug testing
To develop medical networks, in particular Radiology and Orthopedic Surgery, and help transfer all Medical Protocols from First team over to the Academy
To organize appropriate medical cover at CPFC Academy fixtures and tournaments in order to ensure first class medical care.
Assist Head of Sports Medicine with First Team medical cover as and when required based on Head of Sports Medicine’s schedule
Assist Head of Sports Medicine with attending First Team player appointments if required alongside attending external appointments for Academy Players if necessary.
To uphold the highest standards of clinical practice, governance, and ethics in line with the General Medical Council (GMC) and all relevant football governing bodies (including FIFA, UEFA, The FA and the Premier League).
Maintain highly accurate medical records using PMA system and external databases whilst ensuring strict medical confidentiality in accordance with the code of professional ethics and data protection legislation
Support the in-service training of the multi-disciplinary team and ensure the Academy and medical team are kept up to date with relevant medical developments
Help progress and develop operations manual for the Academy Medical Department.
Assist with producing injury audits throughout the season and completing reflections on key injury incidents/events
Help manage onsite paramedic/trauma team and practices, including checking and maintenance of all Academy medical equipment in order to comply with PL regulations
Managing storage and stock of prescription and non-prescription medications.

You will have…

A medical practitioner of good standing on the General Medical Council (GMC) register with evidence of successful on-going appraisal and revalidation under the GMC.
To hold a current ATMIFF qualification (Pitch side trauma qualification) or equivalent
An MSc / Diploma in Sports Medicine
Have worked in Elite Sport over the last 3 years preferably with at least 1 years’ experience at a Category 1 Premier League or Championship Football Academy
Ideally have access to a car with a clean, valid driver’s license
IT Literate
Experience and competency in basic MSK Injection Therapy and Diagnostic Ultrasound is desirable

You are…

An excellent communicator

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