An exciting opportunity has arisen with Yorkshire Carnegie Rugby for a physiotherapist to join their Sports Science and Medicine team working as assistant to the Head Physiotherapist

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 Senior squad
 
Provide pitchside cover for training sessions and matches as both as an individual and as second physio.
 
To assess and provide timely treatment/ advice (including telephone advice outside of normal clinic times) for senior players injuries and alongside colleagues, to decide upon further investigations if required to establish accurate diagnosis and prognosis.
 
Provide all treatment and rehab including soft tissue therapy in accordance to management plan agreed by Head Physiotherapist.
 
Lead group prehab and warm up sessions
 
Liaise with the local universities and supervise students providing soft tissue therapy to players.
 
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.
 
Liaise with the Head Physiotherapist to optimize player management, improve our pre and post rehabilitation protocols and optimize patient recovery.
 
Keep appropriate medical records and utilize 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.
 
Commit to and contribute to the club’s internal continuing professional development program.
 
Essential qualifications:
Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered and Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
BSc or equivalent undergraduate degree in Physiotherapy with over 2 years of post-graduate experience
First aid qualification
 
Desirable qualifications (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
 
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