An exciting opportunity has arisen with Yorkshire Carnegie Rugby for a physiotherapist to join their Sports Science and Medicine team within the RFU Regional Academy Programme, providing support within the rugby union player development pathway in Yorkshire.

The Person
You will be highly motivated to work in a sporting environment and ideally have previous experience which allows you to demonstrate your suitability to work in Elite Rugby Union.
You will understand that professional sport requires hard work at unsociable hours including Bank Holidays and weekends.  You will be reliable and organised and understand the importance of versatility.  You will be confident in your clinical abilities but know when to ask for help.  You will value the importance of teamwork and have an understanding of how important multi-disciplinary team working is to sporting success.  You will be passionate about your career and have a clear idea about how this role will allow you to improve as a clinician and as an individual.
 
Key Responsibilities
To provide a comprehensive and accessible physiotherapy service to the Yorkshire Carnegie’s Under 18 Academy Programme and to their AASE players within a joint-education pathway
 
To manage the day-to-day running of the Club’s U18s/AASE programmes i.e. booking of physiotherapy appointments, GP/consultant correspondence etc.
 
Upon completion of the RFU Immediate Care in Sport Certification, to provide physiotherapy cover for AASE/U18’s training and match-days.
 
To assess and provide timely treatment/ advice (including telephone advice outside of normal clinic times) for Academy player injuries and alongside colleagues, to decide upon further investigations if required to establish accurate diagnosis and prognosis.
 
Implement a structured treatment and rehabilitation plan in relation to the diagnosis and specific individual player needs including advice regarding modifications to their weights, rugby training and alternative CV training when required. 
 
In conjunction with the strength and conditioning staff design and implement modified programs for injured players (both weights and CV) to optimize strength and conditioning development without jeopardizing the healing process.
 
Liaise directly with other members of the coaching team (coaches and S&C staff) regarding player management and provide regular and timely medical reports using Rugby Squad on player’s injury status with advice regarding their training status, modifications to their weights, rugby and cv.  Normally this will involve producing a weekly injury report sent to all relevant staff. 
 
Work with the Lead Academy physiotherapist and liaise with the Academy strength and conditioning staff on Academy player’s programs and the implementation of rehab/ prehab to minimise the risk of injury, improve durability, recovery and performance.
 
Liaise with the Lead Academy Physiotherapist to optimize player management, improve our pre and post rehabilitation protocols and optimise patient recovery.
 
Keep appropriate medical records and utilise the Rugby Squad medical records system to ensure injury reporting is complete and accurate
 
Assist in implementing established best-practice protocols and in-club practices/policies through the Academy system, guided by/in conjunction with the Lead Academy Physiotherapist as appropriate.
 
Commit to and contribute to the club’s internal continuing professional development program.
 
Essential qualifications and experience:
Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered and Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
BSc or equivalent undergraduate degree in Physiotherapy with over 1 year of post-graduate experience
First aid qualification
 
Desirable qualifications and experience (not essential):
Previous experience working within a professional sport setting or within talent development environments
MSc or equivalent postgraduate degree in Physiotherapy or other relevant qualification
Pitchside or Prehospital Care Certificate
 
Additional Information
The successful candidate will also be subject to a full DBS check, and will require a full UK driving license and access to own vehicle.
 
This is a fixed term contract from 1st July 2016 until 30th June 2017, you will work 40 hours per week and will be expected to work evenings, weekends and match days as part of this role. The salary for the role will be based on skills, qualification and previous experience.
 
Applications:
If you would like to apply for this position, please forward a copy of your CV together with a covering letter advising why you feel you are a suitable candidate for the role to sarah.tate@leedsrugby.com