Women’s Team Physiotherapist

  • Employer Chelsea FC Women
  • Town / City Cobham
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Salary Competitive
  • Closing Date 09/04/2021
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DEPARTMENTCFC Medical Department, CFC Women’s Team
JOB FUNCTION: Provide medical support to the Women’s Team, especially with respect to the prevention, diagnosis and rehabilitation of injuries.
LOCATION: Cobham. Travel to home & away games (including international travel) with the Team when required.
CONTRACT: Full time hours over 6 days. As and when required according to team schedule.
  • Support the Club and the Team Manager/Coaches to achieve our shared goal of success across all squads.
  • Departmental: Perform daily duties in a manner consistent with the Medical Department’s philosophy.
  • Provide support to other members of the women’s team medical department. Contribute as part of the medical team to the planning and implementation of injured player treatment interventions.
  • Deliver the practical application of the players’ medical plans.
  • Lead on the rehabilitation of injured players in a manner which is in keeping with the overall club medical philosophy.
  • To communicate effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary team to ensure players receive the best support available.
  • Undertake a progressive and ongoing professional development process attending and  participating in in-house CPD sessions (when possible), keep a regular CPD file, and ensure up to date with medical advances and research in their field.
  • Support the Team Doctor in in clinically assessing players with physical complaints.
  • Provide maintenance treatments to support the health of uninjured players.
  • Carry out screening assessments twice per season, and use this information to develop individualised prehab programmes aimed at preventing injuries and improving performance.
  • Contribute to the medical preparation of players on match day, and support players with their recovery needs.
  • Support the Team Doctor with the emergency management of injured players. Participate in the department’s regular emergency training scenarios.
  • Deliver daily injury reports on behalf of the medical department.
  • Schedule the daily treatment and rehabilitation plans of players.
  • Maintain high standards of clinical governance, including contemporaneous clinical documentation using the KitmanLabs system.
  • Ensure medical equipment is kept fully stocked and maintained.
  • Deliver service in any area of Chelsea Football Club as required.
  • To perform other duties as required helping the performance of the women’s department.
  • To represent the Women’s medical team and facilitate a team directed approach.
  • Consistently deliver a high quality of physiotherapy service to players, support other members of the medical staff in completion of their respective duties, and contribute to the daily routines and team approach of the Chelsea Football Club Medical Department as requested by the Team Doctor and Medical Director.
  • Excellent timekeeping and attendance
  • Excellent communication skills with colleagues and players
  • Excellent team player
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work to deadlines and efficient
  • A recognised Physiotherapy qualification
  • Full registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • To hold an up-to-date advanced emergency pitchside qualification (eg ATMMiF or equivalent)
  • At least five years working in a professional football environment, with experience of leading on the rehabilitation of common and complex football injuries.
  • Experience of working effectively within a high-performing interdisciplinary team.
  • Experience of working in elite women’s football / sport.
  • An understanding of football periodisation.
  • A track record of carrying out research within an applied setting.
The Employee must at all times carry out his/her responsibilities with due regard to Chelsea Football Club policies and procedures in particular Health & Safety, Financial Authorisation, Confidentiality and with regard to the Data Protection Act. The Employee must act to protect all young people and vulnerable adults that are in their care or attending the Company’s premises. The Employee must report any misconduct or suspected misconduct to the Safeguarding Lead.
Chelsea Football Club and the Foundation is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults at risk (vulnerable groups) that are in our care or attending our premises. As a consequence, Chelsea FC may require any successful applicants to complete a DBS Check prior to working at our premises. Successful applicants may also be required to undergo other child protection screening appropriate to the post applied for.
The Employee must ensure a positive commitment towards equality and diversity by treating others fairly and not committing any form of direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation or harassment of any description and to promote positive working relations amongst Employees and customers.
The above Job Description is not intended to be exhaustive, the duties and responsibilities may therefore vary over time according to the changing needs of the Club.

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