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Academy Development Physiotherapist

Burnley FC

Burnley Football Club is an English association football club based in Burnley, Lancashire, that competes in the EFL Championship, the second tier of English football, following relegation from the 2021–22 Premier League.

Posted
15 Sep 2022
Status
Contract - Fixed Term
Location
England
Closing date
5 Oct 2022

Job Summary:

This role will work closely with academy staff and players in the provision of match preparation and recovery whilst also delivering on the key performance physiotherapy tasks such as injury assessment, screening, monitoring, training preparation, pitch side cover for training and delivering appropriate rehabilitation and conditioning tasks.

The Academy Development Physiotherapist will take part in a 3-year programme, each with a defined development target:

Athlete screening and assessment

During this year there will be a key emphasis in assisting on the development and implementation of an evidence- based screening programme across the academy. Throughout the year there will a clear and obvious focus on developing clinical assessment and reasoning skills. Both internal and external continuous professional development (CPD) will be provided in this area. Therapists will be actively involved in developing and implementing a quality improvement or research topic in this area.

Injury Rehabilitation

During this year there will be a key emphasis in assisting on the development and implementation of an evidence- based gym and grassed based rehabilitation programmes. Therapists will deliver much of their day-to-day work in this area under the supervision of experienced therapists and strength and conditioning coaches. In addition to internal CPD, opportunities for external CPD with a strength and conditioning focus will be available. Therapists will be actively involved in developing and implementing a quality improvement or research topic in this area.

Management

During this year there will be a key emphasis in assisting on the development of managerial skills across the academy. This includes the day to day running of a sports medicine department, organising and holding departmental and academy wide multi-disciplinary team meetings. Throughout this year, there will be a clear and obvious focus on developing management skills. Both internal and external CDP will be provided in this area. Therapists will be actively involved in developing and implementing a quality improvement or research topic in this area.

Upon completion, we aim that therapist are confident and competent in all aspects of clinical care and medical management and are ready to take the next step in their career.

Roles and Responsibilities:

General

  • Respond to the requirements of the Academy Doctor and Academy Director.
  • To provide effective assessment and appropriate treatment interventions for all players, contributing to the diagnosis and treatment plans in conjunction with Club Physiotherapists and Soft Tissue Therapists.
  • To support the delivery of all elements of Academy screening (pre-season and in season monitoring).
  • To assist in the clinical data collection / monitoring / auditing and presentation to evaluate staff and department performance.
  • To assist and lead first aid and pitch side cover for matches/training as required by the department.
  • Accompany players to scans and hospital appointments as requested by the Academy Doctor and Academy Director.
  • Recording of detailed and accurate medical records for all treatment interventions and assessments for fit and injured players in accordance with CSP and HCPC requirements.
  • Demonstrate and maintain expert level of communication skills with all key stake holders that are involved in the care of all players.
  • To actively contribute to the Club's commitment to research and development.
  • To adhere to a strict code of confidentiality in respect of any information relating to Burnley Football Club and its operation.

Treatment and Rehabilitation

  • To deliver an expert level of manual handling and soft tissue skills for all fit and injured players.
  • Complete expert assessments of injuries and complaints, both in acute setting and during rehabilitation.
  • To consult with players to gather information about general health and injury.
  • Collect and analyse data to profile players and potential causes of injury.
  • Contribute to strategies to maximise performance and robustness
  • To support the delivery of all elements of treatment room, gym and pitch-based rehabilitation in conjunction with wider multi-disciplinary team.
  • Contribute to the development of rehabilitation / treatment plans.
  • To work with other members of the Medical and Performance team to provide a holistic and integrated approach to athlete management for both fit and injured players

Communication

  • Regular communication with all members of the Medical and Performance team.
  • To liaise and work closely with Academy Doctor and other Physiotherapist’s.
  • To develop strong professional relationships with players based on trust and respect Burnley FC
  • To maintain continuous professional development (CPD) through the development of internal and external CPD programmes.
  • To be able to work flexible hours where the role of the job requires.
  • To work towards agreed objectives.
  • Comply with all Club policies.
  • Promote the Burnley FC brand and ethos in a professional, strong, and positive manner.
  • Work alongside other team members to support in other areas of the organisation as and when require to promote best practice.
  • Hold a commitment to equality and diversity in the workplace.
  • Willingness to attend training courses to enhance own professional development.
  • Always demonstrate the Club’s values.

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Additional Information

Status
Contract - Fixed Term
Job Type
Academy
Sports Science & Medicine
Sport
Football
Pay Information
Competitive

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