This role is an exciting opportunity to lead the medical provision and shape the way we deliver sports medicine at England netball. We see this role as critical to our success and are looking for genuine leadership skills alongside exceptional clinical delivery. Alongside this, a fundamental part of the role is to work in an integrated manner as part of an inter-disciplinary team.
Work with the Performance Director, HoPS, Physiotherapist and other identified staff to improve performance through developing, implementing and evaluating medical services.
Governance specifically for elite performance squads (as directed by the criteria in the good medical governance review), but with no responsibility for governance for the competitions or organisation as a whole.
- Be responsible for the direct medical provision for the Roses and Future Roses programmes.
- Oversee the sports medicine provision for the pathway athletes (Roses Academy and U21).
- Provide remote medical provision for P2 athletes based overseas e.g. New Zealand and Australia.
- Be up to date on all current medical cases amongst senior WCP athletes through proactive communication with other doctors and effective communication with MDT
- Work with the NGB staff & EIS Athlete Health leads team to deliver outstanding clinical governance across all elite performance squads.
- Record high standard athlete medical records using the EIS PDMS medical records system in line with the GMC medical record keeping requirements. These notes in particular must facilitate good communication across the medical team(s) and provide information for medical audit.
- Be up to date on all anti-doping policies and procedures England Netball.
- Deliver excellent clinical support for all Roses & Future Roses athletes including the effective management of referrals and timetabling of appropriate athlete support working closely with physiotherapists, psychologists, and other members of the MDT as relevant.
- Work with EIS & England Netball to manage your timetable of availability, including being contactable in an emergency when England Netball are competing abroad.
- Attendance and medical provision at UK based Roses and Future Roses training camps and home based test series’.
Salary Scales: £98,433 - £101,167 p.a. pro-rata
Hours of Work:
Such hours as necessary to carry out your duties. This will involve a minimum of 7.5 hours per week and may include working outside normal office hours at evenings and weekends and on Public Holidays.
Location: The place of work is Loughborough - The English Institute of Sport may from time to time require you to travel to and work at other offices to meet the needs of the service.
MAIN TASKS AND ACTIVITIES
- Complete annual medical reviews of all athletes within your programs, including medication and prescription reviews.
- Contribute to and integrate screening/profiling needs within the performance planning process for each squad e.g., Cardiac screening, blood profiling etc. A robust follow up process for all tests undertaken must be implanted & overseen.
- Ensure information is available and utilised from medical reviews/screening/ profiling to inform sport and individual athlete plans.
- Be familiar with the TUE process for England Netball, ensuring completion of relevant TUE’s is timely.
- Advise on athlete vaccinations (home and abroad).
- Ensure an appropriate service for timely medical review can be achieved for all athletes in the Roses/Future Roses/Academy programme including the facilitation of rapid diagnostic services (where appropriate) and/or specialist opinions.
- Oversee the administration and use of the Athlete Medical Scheme (AMS) within the sport.
- Support the implementation of multidisciplinary management plans for all injuries and illnesses.
- Work with the EIS Athlete Health Team and other sport practitioners to identify priority athlete health risks and work collaboratively with the MDT and athlete(s) to mitigate those risks. This includes a working knowledge of equipment with the sport and it’s role in injury prevention/causation.
- Ensure that communication processes of athlete injury/illness within the sport are optimal.
- Work with the EIS Mental health team to implement outstanding mental health support and processes to your athletes.
- Contribute to the Roses Wellbeing Forum and the Female Athlete Performance Group.
- Contribute to MDT case conferences and reviews as necessary
- Where appropriate, contribute to the recruitment and quality control processes for staff operating in your sport medical teams.
- Oversee the review and updating of medical policies and procedures within the sport.
- Be familiar with whistleblowing procedures and reporting of harmful behaviour within the high performance system.
- Review and contribute to emergency action plans for both home and abroad.
- Advise the EIS medical administrator of equipment and consumable needs
- Maintain up-to-date clinical appraisal and validation with the GMC which is appropriate to the speciality of sport and exercise medicine
- Ensure that the delivery of the medical service effectively meets its commitments to athletes, coaches, and National Governing Bodies
- Ensure that all systems for medical care of athletes comply with the Home Country Sports Institute Sport Good Medical Governance guidelines.
- Represent the sport at Elite Sport CMO meetings arranged by BOA, EIS and FSEM(UK)
The full job description and person specification can be downloaded here
WHY WORK FOR US?! Take a look....
The EIS is a dynamic, growing and fast-moving organisation that will offer you a flexible, positive, stimulating and challenging work environment with real opportunities to make the best better. Working for the English Institute of Sport brings its rewards not only in its salary and benefits package, but also in the opportunities for learning and career development.
Our generous benefits package includes:
- 29 days paid holiday per year (pro rata for part time roles) plus 8 bank holidays
- Membership of EIS’s Occupational Sick Pay Scheme from your first day of employment
- Automatic entry into BUPA health cash back plan for day to day expenses like dentist, eye tests, physio, etc.
- Generous pension scheme
- Discounts on Shopping, Entertainment, Travel and Lifestyle services through our Benefits portal
We are committed to creating an even more diverse and inclusive workforce that will bring different perspectives to our work. So that we can more closely reflect UK society, we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups including Black, Asian and people with other ethnically diverse backgrounds, those with a disability or long-term health condition and people returning to work after a career break.
We also understand the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance, so all of our roles are open to flexible working and, in many cases, remote-working too. We ask only that you work with us to find an arrangement that meets our sports and business needs and enables you to perform the role in full, in a way that works for both of us.
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