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Vacancy: Head of Academy Physiotherapy

Vacancy: Head of Academy Physiotherapy

Hull City Academy are looking to recruit an experienced and ambitious individual to join our team in the position of Head of Physiotherapy.

The successful candidate will have the ability to organise, communicate and deliver world-class medical provision to players of all ages within the Academy pathway, being responsible for the running of our Medical Department under the guidance of the Head of Medicine and Sports Science. Based at Bishop Burton College, the role involves both managerial and clinical duties and is an important part of the structure of a Category 2 Academy under EPPP rules.

The successful candidate will expected to:

Fulfil the role of a Chartered Physiotherapist in the assessment, diagnosis and rehabilitation of all injuries and lead junior staff members in their own professional development.

Effectively manage the Academy Medical Department in line with Club guidelines and current EPPP requirements; this should be delivered to a high professional standard of clinical Physiotherapy Practice within the Academy’s framework

Deliver and co-ordinate the Club’s medical programme from U23s to U9s ensuring accurate diagnosis and rehabilitation of all injuries.

Ensure all training and matches are covered by adequately qualified medical staff following EPPP guidelines.

Plan and execute evidence-based rehabilitation sessions for all injured players in line with current evidence based practice.

Develop and lead an effective injury prevention programme for all players. This includes assessment, analysis, delivery and auditing of collected data.

Complete administrative tasks to keep accurate and up to date information on a daily, weekly, monthly basis, ensuring all note-keeping is completed in line with HCPC regulations.
Educate players, parents and coaching staff within the framework of confidentiality practice, regarding medical matters and injury diagnosis and prognosis.

Assist in the maintenance and security of all the medical records for Academy players.

Maintain all legal and professional qualifications in relation to the position within the Club.

Maintain detailed records for all activities in the department in accordance with relevant legislation, policies and procedures including contributing to the submission of daily and weekly whereabouts for full time Academy playing staff.

Work closely with the Academy Manager to ensure all requirements of the EPPP and Audit process relevant to this role are carried out at the appropriate time.

Observe, monitor and react to the ever-evolving world of Sports Physiotherapy/Medicine, keeping up to date with current research developments in professional regulations and implementing changes.

Maintain professional distance from the playing staff at all times.

Act in an appropriate manner as a representative of Hull City at all times.

Attend all Academy Team Meetings as required and attend any national/regional sports medicine meetings as directed on behalf of Hull City Academy.

Medically lead and contribute fully within the Academy CPD programme of the department, through both participation and delivery of material.

Work closely with coaching staff to ensure medical aspects of player reviews and PMA are completed to the relevant standard.

Liaise closely with and assisting the First Team medical staff regarding all injuries including diagnosis, prognosis and rehabilitation planning.

Ensure the latest clinical, scientific and technical innovations to practice are incorporated into maintaining the highest level of care.

BSc (Hons.) Physiotherapy or higher
MSc Sports Medicine Degree (Desirable)
Member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (MCSP)
Valid First Aid Certificate / National Sports First Aid Course
Minimum of FA Level 4 Intermediate Trauma Medical Management in Football (ITMMIF) or equivalent
Indemnity through professional registration to £5 million liability

Skills Required:
Excellent clinical reasoning and manual therapy skills
Excellent problem solving, organisational and decision making skills with the ability to manage competing demands/ deadlines within in a fast-paced environment
Excellent range of clinical treatment skills with an emphasis on rehabilitation
Excellent management skills to lead a group of Chartered Physiotherapists/Sports Therapists within the medical department
A good understanding of the principles of human performance and how they relate to clinical sports medicine
Ability to lead individual/ group sessions in both gym and pitch based environments within the current framework of the Academy Sports Science and Medicine Department
Excellent written and verbal communication skills that are clear, engaging and responsive to convey complex information to players and their parents/guardians
Establish relationships and influence key stakeholder groups
First Aid experience, preferably ITMMIF (as a minimum) that includes knowledge of defibrillation techniques
Hold a full driving licence

Salary Range: £28,000 to £33,000 per annum

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Closing Date: 5pm on Tuesday 16th October 2018

Hull City are committed to Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults and colleagues are expected to contribute to the delivery of our safeguarding policy and procedures. Some posts may require the employee to undertake an enhanced disclosure check by The Disclosure and Barring Service.

If you are shortlisted for interview you will normally be contacted within five working days of the closing date. If you do not hear from us within this period then you should assume that, unfortunately, on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

Hull City is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, belief and gender.