The successful candidate will create a positive, responsive and productive relationship with the dual career athletes, the coaches, other support staff and MMU Sport. They will also support the players both in training and competition. Training takes place across evenings during the week (except for Thursdays), on Saturday morning with games on a Sunday. The role is for 15 hours per week for a fixed term contract of 39 weeks.
- To provide high quality physiotherapy, focussed towards the athletes within the MCWFC WSL Academy
- To consult with players to gather information about health and injury in line with MCWFC procedure, policy and guidance.
- Contribute to strategies for prevention and reduction of injury.
- Provide injury reports for the identified line report at MCWFC identifying trends in occurrence, treatment & prevention strategies.
- To provide Physiotherapy input to optimise player performance and minimise time lost due to injury.
- Devise and manage rehabilitation/treatment plans.
- Develop a strong evidence based sports medicine approach to injury prevention and rehabilitation of athletes.
- Produce up-to-date comprehensive, accurate, confidential Physiotherapy notes which comply with the Health and Care Profession Council standards of documentation aligned with MCWFC procedures.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of rehabilitation/treatment programmes.
- Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide a holistic approach to the treatment and prevention of injury both at and with the MCWFC WSL team and the MMU wider support network.
- To communicate with players in a professional manner to maximise the effectiveness of treatment modalities.
- To provide pitch side first aid and high quality pitch side support
- To work in collaboration with MMU Sport based out of the Business School and the Manchester Movement Unit based out of Brooks ensuring regular communication of a summary of the work
- To use developed clinical reasoning skills to review and evaluate patient progress and their current condition at each treatment session and to amend the treatment programme as appropriate to achieve agreed goals
- To effectively manage and prioritise your own workload within the time schedule identified by the partnership of MCWFC and MMU including the prioritising of patients to be treated along with other commitments in the day (e.g. meetings).
- To adjust own/team’s plans to accommodate changes in demand
To apply for this position, please submit a current CV and covering letter by email outlining the following:
- Why you would like to apply for the role;
- How you hit the essential criteria and any of the desirable criteria identified on the job description
The deadline to apply for this position is 12.00 Monday 26th October 2020.
Please submit applications to G.A.Smith@mmu.ac.uk using the subject heading: MCFC WSL Academy Physiotherapist application. All interviews will be held by video conference call.