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Queen's Park FC

Queen's Park FC

Physiotherapist (B Team)

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Scotland

Physiotherapy

Mar 20, 2024

ROLE DESCRIPTION

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the oldest club in Scottish Football, Queen Park Football Club.
THE ROLE
Queen Park Medicine, Sports Science and Lifestyle Department is currently seeking a committed, knowledgeable, and motivated Physiotherapist to work primarily with the club B Team, as well as assisting the 1st team and academy as necessary.The position is full-time and will be based at Lochinch Training Facility. As well as providing physiotherapy cover for training, there will also be a requirement to provide match cover for the B Team home and away fixtures.
The focus of the Medicine, Sports Science and Lifestyle Department is to develop players with exceptional athletic ability, and a high level of availability, who are robust enough to play at the intensity required to perform at the highest level of European football.The successful candidate will, therefore, have the skills, knowledge, competencies, and personality to achieve this and work effectively within the elite football environment.
Under the supervision of the Head of Medicine and Physiotherapy, the successful candidate will be involved in the comprehensive assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of players within the B Team, ensuring injured players return to play as quickly, and as safely, as possible, with minimal loss of performance. They will implement appropriate, evidence-based interventions to address areas identified at high risk of injury, reducing the incidence of injury, and ensuring player availability remains at the highest possible level.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


Ensure players under your care receive comprehensive, evidence-based physiotherapy assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation.


Demonstrate excellent clinical reasoning skills when assessing and treating players under your care.


Provide first aid and pitch side emergency cover for training and games (home and away).










Maintain a detailed, comprehensive, and up-to-date medical profile for each player under your care to assist in identifying areas at high risk of injury.


Work within a multi-disciplinary team to design and deliver individualised injury reduction interventions for B Team players, appropriate to the age and developmental stage of the individual.


Liaise daily with the Head of Medicine and Physiotherapy and other members of the Medicine, Sports Science, and Lifestyle Department, as well as coaching staff, to provide updates on the injury and treatment status for players under your duty of care.


Maintain an up-to-date and comprehensive continual professional development portfolio.


Be involved in the entire process of injury management in the football context, transitioning players from gym-based to pitch-based rehabilitation.


Contribute to the development of injury management strategies to create standardised injury rehabilitation and return to play protocols.


Work together with fellow physiotherapists and other members of the Medicine, Sports Science and Lifestyle Department to review the efficacy of services and adapt practices, accordingly; ensuring a high-performance environment is always maintained.


Ensure all medical records are maintained and updated to a Health Care Professional Council (HCPC) standard and according to club guidelines and procedures.


Undertake the continuous audit and re-audit of player training and match injury trends.
OTHER CONSIDERATIONS




Ability to work irregular and unsociable hours at times, with evenings and weekends expected.


Understand that, on occasions, working hours may be subject to change with less than 24 hours’ notice.


Overnight travel may be required for match cover at away venues.


Ability to travel abroad with teams if required.
PERSON SPECIFICATION
Qualifications (Essential):




BSc Hons / MSc Physiotherapy.


Health Care Professional Council (HCPC) registered.


Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) registered.


Current up to date Advanced Trauma Care Course e.g. ATMIFF, Sport Promote.


Eligibility to work in the UK.
Qualifications (Desirable):


Relevant Masters Level Qualification in Sport and Exercise Medicine and/or Manual Therapy, or working towards this.






Minimum of two years’ experience working in a similar role within elite sport.
Personal Qualities (Essential)


Ambitious, passionate, and enthusiastic.


Curious and eager to learn.


Versatile and resilient.


Genuine team player but can also work independently.


Possess the soft skills to communicate effectively and develop positive
relationships with players, other members of staff, and key stakeholders (both
internal and external).


Committed to ongoing personal development.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
We are dedicated to fostering a diverse and dynamic working environment by building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are an equalopportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.



Closing 2 April 2024
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