Club Physiotherapist Old Emanuel RFC:
Reports to: Director of Rugby/Head Coach
To oversee the therapy and medical provision for Old Emanuel Rugby, senior rugby section.
This is an exciting role in a growing club whose 1st XV compete in London SW3.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced Physiotherapist interested and passionate about working in sport. Ideally this candidate will have a minimum of 3 years' experience, preferably in the field of rugby union.
The candidate must have strong clinical skills, including assessment, treatment and management of MSK injuries, with a sound rehabilitation background.
The key roles and responsibilities within this position are to attend home and away matches (Saturday), and hold a clinic at Tuesday training sessions. training sessions are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
· Graduate Sports Therapist or Physiotherapist with experience in Rugby Union.
· Candidates will need to have the RFU Pre-Hospital Immediate Care In Sport (ICIS Level 2) qualification to cover matches.
· Candidates will ideally have (or be working towards) the RFU Pre-Hospital Immediate Care In Sport (ICIS Level 3) qualification to cover matches.
· At least 3 years' post-graduate experience working within sport.
· To offer timely assessment of acute injuries and ensure appropriate follow up care is arranged
· To communicate effectively with the coaching team, on player availability both in the short and longer term, including planning modified training programmes.
· To work with the head coach and coaching team in developing clear return to play pathways, providing a template for commonly seen injuries.
· To evaluate rehab programme progressions
· To ensure all necessary medical equipment and medicines has been audited, remains in date, in good working order and accessible for use.
· To arrange appropriate cover for all matches (in line with RFU protocol) and liaise with opposition team medics where appropriate to facilitate this.
· To provide match day first aid and immediate care when in attendance.
· To assist players in pre-match preparations as required and provide pitch-side injury assessment and immediate care.