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Charlton Athletic FC

Charlton Athletic FC

Physiotherapist (First Team)

country

posting Date

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England

Physiotherapy

Mar 4, 2024

ROLE DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Physiotherapist (First Team)


Current Job Holders: Vacant




Department: Medical
 


Effective Date: TBC




Location: Sparrows Lane Training Ground or as required
 


 




JOB PURPOSE
To be part of the 1st team medical department, providing effective and efficient assessments, treatments and rehabilitation of all injuries sustained by the professional playing squad and be responsible for the injury prevention strategies within the 1st team squad.
RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
Management responsibility for: TBD
Reports to: Head of Medical
Budgetary signing limit and commercial framework: N/A
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Main responsibilities

Working with the Head of Medical in the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of all injuries sustained by the men’s first team professional players;
To liaise with the sports scientist, nutritionist, sports therapist and other members of the medical team, about the rehabilitation of the players;
To assess individual players in terms of past medical history and risk of injury and implement injury prevention strategies accordingly;
To design and implement injury prevention strategies for the professional players, both as a team and individually;
To liaise with the sports science department and Head of Medical regarding the injury prevention strategies;
To design and implement post injury programmes for players;
To design and implement strategies on improving and maximising player performance on the football field from a medical perspective;
To assist the Head Physiotherapist at all 1st team home matches and to provide occasional cover for away fixtures
In the event of the Head Physiotherapists absence, deputise by covering all first team needs, and or matches both home and away;
To report all injuries sustained to professional players to the Head of Medical as soon as possible and providing regular updates on all player’s rehabilitation progress;
When required, to take players to and from any consultations with surgeons, medical personnel, MRI scans, X-rays, or any other appointment requested by the Head Physiotherapist;
To ensure medical cover for the professional players is maintained throughout the year.  This may include Sundays, evenings and public holidays;
To assist the medical team in ensuring a quick, safe and objectively led return to training with a minimal risk of re-injury;
To be part of the off-season rota (with the other members of the medical team) for the professional playing squad to ensure continuity of treatment;
To be professional at all times both during work hours and outside of work hours in order to maintain the excellent reputation of Charlton Athletic Football Club.

Medical Records

To be responsible for the preparation and regular updating of comprehensive medical records for all professional players with whom they have had contact, ensuring that these records remain confidential at all times.

Continual Personal Development

To undertake training and development courses to update skills and maintain HCPC Registration, with prior approval from the Head physiotherapist.  The course should be of a nature that will benefit both yourself and Charlton Athletic Football Club;
To keep up to date with the latest developments in sports medicine through the use of journals, seminars, internet and various sports medicine resources;
To keep up to date with relevant first aid qualifications (ATMMiF);
To attend, participate and contribute to the regular in-service programme within the medical department 

MAIN JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PERSON SPECIFICATION
Education/Qualifications/Training:

Educated to degree level (E);
BSc degree in Physiotherapy (D);
Advanced Trauma Medical Management in Football (ATMMiF) (E);
Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (E);
HCPC Registered (E).

Specific Experience:
·        Experience working as a Physiotherapist within elite sport (D);
·        Experience of working within professional football (D).

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