BIS011.19 - Physiotherapist (Wheelchair Tennis)

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Posted: 04/02/2019 11:09
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £32,908 - £38,216 per annum, pro rata
Location: National Tennis Centre, Roehampton
Level: Practitioner
Deadline: 25/02/2019 12:00
Hours: 18.5 hours per week
Benefits: 29 days annual leave, career average pension scheme (pro rata)
Job Type: Fixed Term

JOB DESCRIPTION – PHYSIOTHERAPIST (working with Wheelchair Tennis)

Salary Scales: Level 2 £32,908– Level 3 £38,216 per annum, pro rata.

Grade: Level 2 Intermediate- Level 3 Entry (Physio)

Interview Date:7th March 2019

This post is fixed term until 31st March 2021

Hours of Work: This is a 0.5 FTE equivalent to approximately 2.5 days a week. This will include working outside normal office hours at evenings and weekends, camp and competition travel and on Public Holidays. Please note this role will involve some weekend work throughout the year and will require some flexibility of working days.

Location: The normal place of work is National Tennis Centre, Roehampton, however the EIS may require you to travel to and work at other offices and competition venues both nationally and internationally.

ROLE SUMMARY

The vision for the LTA Wheelchair Tennis World Class Programme (WTWCP) is to become the world leading Disability Tennis programme delivering sustainable success.

The successful applicant will support the delivery and development of physiotherapy support services to World Class Programme athletes.  Working collaboratively with the interdisciplinary athlete support team which includes a Sports Physician, Physiotherapist and Soft Tissue Therapist.  The purpose of this role is to to optimise athlete health and wellbeing to minimise time-loss due to injury and illness and maximise performance in training and competition.

MAIN TASKS AND ACTIVITIES

Work with the EIS Technical Lead Physiotherapist, EIS and national governing body (NGB) support staff to improve performance through implementing, evaluating and developing physiotherapy services.

  • Support the development and delivery of athlete health strategies in wheelchair tennis to optimise performance.
  • Proactively support and deliver physiotherapy services to wheelchair tennis athletes.
  • Assist with the design and delivery of individualised athlete management and rehabilitation programmes and targeted injury risk management strategies to enhance performance in collaboration with the interdisciplinary athlete support team, coaches and athletes.
  • Ensure that the delivery of the physiotherapy and soft tissue therapy services effectively meet their commitments to athletes, coaches and the LTA.
  • Utilise the electronic medical records system (PDMS) for accurate record keeping and injury surveillance analysis to inform athlete health decision making.
  • Monitor on an on-going basis the health status of the programme players
  • Lead the delivery of project work or applied research within wheelchair tennis and across the organisation as appropriate.
  • Within the rules of professional confidentiality liaise with athletes, parents, coaches and other support staff as appropriate.
  • Comply with Professional Codes of Conduct, standards and guidelines.
  • Contribute to knowledge sharing and development across the organisation to support the development of world class physiotherapy services.

 

This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of the changing needs of the organisation.       

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION – SENIOR PHYSIOTHERAPIST LEVEL 2/3

COMPETENCY AREA

ESSENTIAL / DESIRABLE

ASSESSED BY

Qualifications

   

Degree in Physiotherapy

Essential

Sight of certificates

Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP) and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Essential

Sight of membership

Higher degree (or equivalent) specialising in Sports Physiotherapy / Sport and Exercise Medicine / Sports Rehabilitation

Desirable

Sight of certificate

Experience

 

 

Experience in the provision of physiotherapy services to athletes with a disability and coaches to improve performance.  This must include work with high performance teams or squads.

Essential

Application

Interview

Experience of developing and implementing innovative ideas and putting them into practice.

Essential

Application Interview

Extensive experience of the application of technical and non-technical skills to deliver injury management and rehabilitation strategies within a sports environment.

Essential

Application

Interview

Experience of developing and delivering strategies to manage injury risk and optimise performance in collaboration with coaches and support staff.

Essential

Application Interview

Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of physiotherapy support to high performance sport.

Essential

Application

Interview

Experience of working as a first responder for acute trauma management in sport.

Essential

Application

Have travelled with a team to a major international competition at senior or junior level (e.g. Olympic or Paralympic Games, World or European Championships or Commonwealth Games).

Desirable

Application

 

Experience of dealing with national performance programmes within National Governing Bodies of sport.

Desirable

Application

Interview

Experience of monitoring and tracking athlete health

Desirable

Application

Interview

Experience of supporting athletes through the classification process and compiling relevant evidence for classification portfolio

Desirable

Application

Knowledge and Skills

 

 

A comprehensive understanding of the performance demands and needs of elite athletes and coaches.

Essential

Interview

Comprehensive knowledge of applied functional anatomy/pathoanatomy to inform assessment and clinical reasoning.

Essential

Interview

Practical Task

Comprehensive knowledge of technical skills underpinning the delivery of physiotherapy and rehabilitation in the sporting environment.

Essential

Interview

Practical Task

Comprehensive knowledge of recent advances in applied musculoskeletal medicine (encompassing assessment, clinical reasoning, best practice rehabilitation, return to play and injury risk management).

Essential

Interview

Practical Task

A comprehensive understanding of the various sports science and sports medicine disciplines.

Essential

Interview

Excellent presentation and communication skills that can motivate behavioural change to have a positive impact on performance.

Essential

Practical task

Interview

Ability to communicate complex data in terms that are easily understood by a wide range of audiences.

Essential

Practical task

Interview

An interest in sport and recognition of the importance of promoting and supporting equality, safeguarding and anti-doping within sport.

Essential

Interview

Skilled in building and maintaining productive relationships with high performance staff within national governing bodies of sport.

Essential

Interview

Can demonstrate knowledge and awareness of Athlete Support Personnel roles and responsibilities under the World Anti-Doping Code.

Essential

Interview

Having the willingness to engage with and support continuous professional development in anti-doping, i.e. UKAD Accredited Advisor Certification.

Essential

Interview

May be required to work with athletes under 18 (DBS check required)

Yes

 

For this level of role we would expect the individual to have a minimum of 4 full years’ experience of working in high performance sport, although this does not preclude applicants without this from applying if they feel they have the necessary knowledge and skills.

There is a practical task and assessment process involved in the selection of this role. Further details will be provided to shortlisted candidates.

To apply, please upload your CV and Covering Letter.



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