An exciting opportunity for a doctor to join our Medical and Performance Department has arisen. The position is fixed term part-time until 30th June 2023 as part of a multi-professional team focused on offering players outstanding medical, sports science and conditioning support. Reporting to the Head of Medical and General Manager your role will typically include:
- Being present at the training base 1x per week to assist with complex injury cases, provide a drop-in clinic for players and lead education programmes on female health and anti-doping.
- Lead on the referral of injured players for imaging and specialist consultations.
- With the Sports Nutritionist develop an anti-doping education strategy and lead the management of positive doping tests and TUE applications.
- Manage the club's WPS medical records system, ensuring all medical encounters are recorded in a timely fashion with appropriate records maintained in line with professional body and FA guidelines.
- Co-ordinate and execute health screening of all players biannually with the medical team.
- Assist in coordinating cardiac screening and any consequential referral and management.
- With the Head of Medical or Sports Therapist/Physiotherapist lead pitch side first aid and trauma management at home fixtures.
- With the Head of Medical help to manage the medical budget, make decisions on how the budget is spent, and reflect on expenditure.
- With the Head of Medical develop robust referral pathways to specialists.
- With the Wellbeing Officer develop and lead a mental health management and referral pathway for players.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual who will be an approachable point of contact for players. The candidate attributes include:
- A fully registered doctor licensed to practice by the GMC with appropriate medical indemnity to treat/advise FA Women’s Championship players.
- Advanced Emergency Aid qualification: this should be the FA Level 5 ATMMiF or equivalent or be willing to complete this upon appointment.
- Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine or equivalent professional qualification as otherwise approved by The FA or working towards this qualification.
- Experience working in high-performance sport.
- Knowledge and understanding of female injury and physiology.
- Good communicator with strong medical ethical values.
- Good powers of clinical reasoning and ability to embrace evidence-based practice.
- Firm commitment to professional development in line with professional body guidance.
- A strong desire to advance as a medical practitioner in football.
How to apply
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