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Sheffield United FC

Sheffield United FC

Club Doctor


posting Date

role Type



Feb 14, 2024


Part Time

12 hours per week


Head of Medical Services

1st Team (Primarily), Academy and Women (If cover required, in conjunction with other club doctors)

Dependent on Experience


Sheffield United are seeking a dedicated and experienced individual to fill the role of Club Doctor, providing crucial support to the Head of Medical Services. The successful candidate will play a key role in the development, implementation, and evaluation of medical treatment for all players. This includes providing essential medical cover for both games and training sessions when on-site.
Role Responsibilities:

To provide dedicated training ground clinics (likely to be a Thursday or Friday) as agreed with the Head of Medical Services in accordance with contracted hours (12).
To provide pitch-side medical cover for fixtures (these could be home or away, but as a core requirement this would be between 25-33% of full fixture list (Approximately 9 to 16 games) and would incorporate approximately 50% of all away fixtures (Approximately 9 to 12 games) in co-ordination with other club doctors. Cup fixtures may create additional requirement.
Liaise with and manage appropriate pitch-side personnel during games, including Physiotherapists, Paramedics, opposition medical staff etc.
To be fully flexible to be available for advice 'on-call'
To be responsible for the organisation of appropriate additional medical cover as and when required
To be available for occasional 'out-of-hours' additional responsibilities e.g. accompanying players for surgery and consultations etc as required
To provide the organisation for and full over-view of all referrals, investigations, and Consultant review appointments
To oversee the management of squad player injuries in consultation with the Head of Medical Services
To liaise with all Club physiotherapists, allied staff, and squad players to ensure complete medical services are provided to the highest possible standard.
To participate in the training of all Sports Medicine Performance team staff
To maintain adequate stocks of appropriate medicines, appliances and equipment as procured by the club.
To maintain contemporaneous secure medical records and ensure the completion of all appropriate paperwork / electronic records.
To maintain own appropriate Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
To provide advice on medical matters pertaining to Sports Medicine including; diet, exercise, illness, travel, vaccinations, medications, drug-testing etc
To organise and oversee the Cardiac Screening programme for all relevant players who have not previously had this procedure or require updating in accordance with current recommendations and guidelines.
To undertake medical assessments and perform baseline investigations for relevant players in accordance with current recommended guidelines (e.g. peak flow, chest / heart sounds, urine analysis etc).
To arrange and action the findings from medical assessments and investigations performed outside of SUFC as indicated.
To undertake any appropriate additional duties as required and agreed with the Head of Football Operations and the Head of Medical Services.
To carry out/take part in training requests as directed by the Club.

Club Wide Responsibilities:

To adhere to all Sheffield United Football Club's Safeguarding Policies and Procedures to foster an environment which protects from harm those defined as children and adults at risk.
To report any concerns of a Safeguarding nature to the relevant parties and remain fully compliant with any applicable Safeguarding checks and due diligence and recognise your responsibility to the Club's Safeguarding agenda.
To report any concerns of discrimination to the relevant parties and promote a welcoming and inclusive club environment for all.
To adhere to the Club's Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion policies, supporting the Club to create an environment which is inclusive and all-encompassing.

Essential Criteria for the role:

Proven track record in delivering medical support for elite-level athletes.
Demonstrated ability as a strong disciplinarian.
Success in collaborative work within multidisciplinary teams.
Exceptional interpersonal skills, with a consistent commitment to team collaboration.
Fully registered doctor licensed to practice by the General Medical Council (GMC).
FA Level 5 Advanced Trauma Medical Management in Football (ATMMIF) certification.
Minimum qualification of a Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine or an equivalent/higher professional qualification, as approved by The Football Association, or actively progressing towards this achievement.
Current extended Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) clearance.

Desirable Criteria for the role:

Effective workload prioritization abilities.
Demonstrates excellent organizational qualities.
Inspiring and motivational leader with high enthusiasm.
Exemplifies strong interpersonal skills as a people person.

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