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Vacancy: First Team Physiotherapist

22 June 2022

Walsall Football Club are looking to recruit a First Team Physiotherapist.

JOB TITLE: First Team Physiotherapist

DEPARTMENT: Football Department

REPORTS TO: Head Coach

LOCATION: Walsall, West Midlands

SALARY RANGE: £40,000-£45,000 dependent on experience

 

Job purpose

To manage and implement the club’s and medical programme, providing daily prevention, diagnosis and treatment of injuries to players in the professional phase at Walsall Football Club and oversee the Academy Medical Department.

Job Duties

Daily management of injured players - initial and ongoing assessment, diagnosis, onward referral for imaging/consultation, treatment, rehab planning, gym and outdoor rehab delivery until full return to training. Ensuring end stage rehab data is sufficient to warrant a return to training/play. 

Contacting, discussing and arranging external consultations, imaging and other medical appointments for playing staff. 

Liaise with Club Doctor (and local GP) as required to ensure ongoing medical care of both sporting and non-physiotherapy issues. 

Training and pitch side emergency aid for first team training and match days (home and away). 

Delivery of injury reports/notifications to coaching staff and line managers/directors via face-to-face meetings and other communicable means. 

Management of Benchmark54 system in terms of inputting daily training and injury data plus the management of medical notes/documents within the system. Making sure this is up to date and compliant to maintain accurate information share with EFL injury surveillance audit. Maintain back up files of medical documents. 

Production and updating of training ground and match day emergency action plans in case of serious incident/injury. 

Management of the club PMI.  

Management of stock and ordering of medical consumable supplies.  

Overseeing medical intern. 

Covid - Manage and deliver all elements of first team staff, player and training ground covid protocols.  

Guide and assist Academy Lead Therapist where required in terms of medical management, whilst also ensuring between the departments that adequate medical cover is supplied for reserve/u23 fixtures (home and away). 

Organisational Responsibility

Responsible for the Medical Department – first-team and Academy

Qualifications

BSC (Hons.) Physiotherapy degree or higher

Member of the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC)

Valid ATMMiF qualification or equivalent

Experience

Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team within a sports medicine environment preferably with elite athletes

A competitive package awaits. To apply, please email daniel.mole@walsallfc.co.uk.


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