LOE039.19 - Physiotherapist ( British Triathlon Paralympic athletes)

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Posted: 17/04/2019 16:34
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £28,413 - £35,917 p.a pro-rata
Location: Loughborough
Level: Practitioner
Deadline: 16/05/2019 09:00
Hours: 26 hours per week
Benefits: 29 days annual leave (pro-rata) career average pension scheme
Job Type: Permanent

JOB DESCRIPTION – PHYSIOTHERAPIST (Working with British Triathlon Paralympic athletes)

Salary Scales: £28,413 - £35,917 p.a pro-rata

Grade: Level 2 (Physio)

Hours of Work: Such hours as necessary to carry out your duties. This will involve a minimum of 26 hours per week (0.7 FTE) and may include working outside normal office hours at evenings and weekends and on Public Holidays.

Location: The normal place of work is the English Institute of Sport performance centre Loughborough, however the EIS will require you to travel to and work at other offices and competition venues both nationally and internationally.

Interview date: 23rd May 2019

ROLE SUMMARY

The successful applicant will provide and develop physiotherapy support services to World Class Programme Paralympic athletes. Working collaboratively with the interdisciplinary athlete support team, this position will underpin strategies to optimise athlete health and wellbeing to minimise time-loss and maximise performance in training and competition. The role also requires team travel both nationally and internationally to support the Paratriathlon camp and competition schedule, including delivery at major games and events.

MAIN TASKS AND ACTIVITIES

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

  • Contribute to the development and delivery of athlete health strategies in para triathlon to optimise performance.
  • Deliver physiotherapy services to Loughborough and remote/non centre UK based para-triathletes (0.7fte).
  • Individualised management of remote athletes to deliver an effective physiotherapy service; including delivery at the performance centre and home environment with regular communication to local support services.
  • Identify and deliver 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 National Governing Bodies.
  • Utilise the electronic medical records system (PDMS) for accurate record keeping and injury surveillance analysis to inform athlete health decision making.
  • Participate in the delivery of project work or applied research within para triathlon 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 development, aggregation and sharing across the organisation to support the development of world class physiotherapy services and the high-performance system #CollectiveBrilliance. 

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.      

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PERSON SPECIFICATION – PHYSIOTHERAPIST LEVEL 2

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 and coaches to improve performance.  This should include work with high performance teams or squads.

Essential

Application

Interview

Experience in the provision of physiotherapy services to Paralympic athletes, including work with high performance teams or squads.

Desirable

Application

Interview

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

Essential

Application Interview

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.

Desirable

Application

Have travelled with a team(s) to a national competition or training camp.

Desirable

Application

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

Desirable

Application

Interview

Knowledge and Skills

 

 

An understanding of the performance demands and needs of elite athletes and coaches.

Essential

Interview

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

Essential

Interview

Practical Task

Knowledge of technical skills underpinning the delivery of physiotherapy and rehabilitation in the sporting environment, Olympic or Paralympic.

Essential

Interview

Practical Task

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 sound 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 Paralympic 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.

Desirable

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

 

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



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