Westholme, Alexandra Road,

Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4LY

Tel: 01736 331961 Email: [email protected]

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To assist the Head of Physiotherapy in providing medical diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation to all first team players.

Job Description

Department: Medical
Reports to: Head of Physiotherapy
Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week plus any additional hours necessary for the performance of duties. This will include evening and weekend work.
Contractual status: Permanent

1. Job purpose:
To assist the Head of Physiotherapy in providing medical diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation to all first team players.

2. Duties and responsibilities:
• To individualise the care of all first team players in alignment with their pre-season screening, daily markers and GPS loadings;
• Assist and lead under the guidance of the Head of Physiotherapy in the treatment and rehabilitation of first team players when necessary;
• Be part of the medical team that provides emergency cover at all first team training sessions and matches home and away;
• To be responsible for ordering medical supplies that are used on a daily basis;
• Liaise with the Head of Physiotherapy on a daily basis relating to any issues and medical concerns regarding the care of the first team squad members;
• Respect and maintain patient confidentially at all times;
• Maintain standards of clinical hygiene and cleanliness within the department areas;
• Provide massage support for the first team squad players as required
• Maintain up to date daily medical records on the players that have been treated and rehabilitated under your guidance to the standards of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy;
• Keep up to date with any necessary mandatory training for the post; and
• Contribute and commit to the departmental in-house CPD program.

3. Skills required:
• Excellent communication skills;
• The ability to advise and motivate people;
• Excellent organisational and administration skills;
• The ability to form professional relationships with people from diverse backgrounds;
• The ability to be flexible and work unsociable hours if required;
• IT literate;
• Able to deal with sensitive and confidential information regarding injured players; and
• To be able to work independently and also under the guidance of the Head of Physiotherapy when required.

4. Knowledge & Experience required:
• Knowledge and experience in soft tissue management, injury treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries; (Desirable)
• Experience of having worked in a professional sporting environment; (Desirable)
• Experience of rehabilitation in a professional sporting environment; (Desirable) and
• Experience of leading emergency aid in a professional sporting environment. (Desirable)

5. Qualifications required:
• BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (essential);
• Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (essential);
• Member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) (essential);
• RFU Phicis or working toward. Dispensation can be obtained for individuals with other trauma qualifications until such time as an RFU course becomes available.

DBS check required: Yes (enhanced)

How to apply

The closing date for this role is 5pm on 11.09.2020. To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to [email protected] Equality and Diversity Cornish Pirates Rugby is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment. Cornish Pirates is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. The jobholder will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding checks as well as providing proof of right to work in the UK. The successful applicant for this role can expect to have their relevant personal information shared with key regulatory and governing bodies in Rugby Union.

NB. Please note that due to the uncertainty around the current Pandemic, the start date for this post is likely to be the beginning of November, currently there is no start date for the 2020/21 season, there are a number of proposed season start dates, but as yet there is no confirmed date.

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