Part Time Women’s Physiotherapy Clinical Lead

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Apply by 9th June
Interviews to take place following 16th June
Salary TBC

Women’s Clinical Lead, under supervision of the Club’s Head of Medical Service, would be responsible for the following in relation to all Richmond senior female players:

Essential requirements

• Chartered Physiotherapist with minimum of 4 years post graduate experience.
• HCPC registered.
• Musculoskeletal and sports and exercise medicine experience.
• ICIS level 2 (can be arranged for appropriate candidate).
• May be required to work with athletes under 18 (DBS check required).
• Awareness of anti-doping program.
• Experience of working with a sports team.
• An understanding of current concepts in physiotherapy management of musculoskeletal management.
• Some flexibility as women’s premier competition constraints are not yet finalised.
• May be required to help with mini and youth cover.
• May be required to help with men’s cover

Desirable requirements

• Further recognised qualification in sports medicine or sport physiotherapy
• Previous work within rugby union
• Previous NHS inpatient work (various specialties)

Job Description (To include but not exhaustive at this time)

• Provision of physiotherapy at all training sessions and matches (including away games). Such provision is to be available during training sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for a minimum of 3 hours per session (6.30-9.30pm) and on match days. Match days may be Saturdays or Sundays. Further sessions totalling around 2 hours per week should be made available to players as need dictates;
• Reporting of catastrophic injuries or potential catastrophic injuries;
• Maintaining rugby squad as notes system.
• Liaising with the RFU with regard to managing the rehabilitation of England contracted players;
• Delivering an agreed return-to-play protocol for players, in co-ordination with the Club’s Strength and Conditioning and Coaching staff and Head of Medicine.
• Attending at RFU hosted CPD sessions and completing a concussion online module
• Comply with Professional Codes of Conduct, standards and guidelines