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Senior Squad Physiotherapist
Location: The County Ground, Abington Avenue, Northampton, NN1 4PR
Contract Type: Part Time (Summer Contract – with a view to continuing beyond this fixed term)
Closing Date: 22nd March 2015
Interview Date: 25th March 2015
Start Date: 1st April 2015 (or as soon as available after this date)
How to apply: Email your cover letter and CV to email@example.com
An opportunity has opened up for a motivated and driven Physiotherapist to join our ambitious Science and Medicine Team at Northants Cricket. We are one of the 18 First Class Counties and won the prestigious domestic T20 competition in 2013. Our Science and Medicine Department have access to an onsite pool, gym, lab area and a substantial physiotherapy room.
Role Summary: The Physiotherapist will be working closely alongside Head Physiotherapist Barry Goudriaan in looking after the overall medical care, rehabilitation and injury prevention programmes of all Professional and Academy playing staff.
Key Responsibilities: Providing physiotherapy cover on all 2015 home match days at the County Ground and out grounds for the Northants Cricket Second XI. Physiotherapy cover is also required for First Eleven fixtures when the Head Physiotherapist is unable to attend, on all squad practice days and cover the Sports Injury Clinic.
Responsibility for respecting the players’ confidentiality at all times. The Physiotherapist will not pass on any information regarding the injury/ illness to any other person within Northants Cricket or elsewhere without the players consent.
Liaise closely with the Head Physiotherapist regarding assessment outcomes and treatment objectives for the players on a daily basis.
To coordinate return to play programmes with the Head Physiotherapist and the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach.
The Physiotherapist reports assessment and treatment results, in full, of Professional and Academy players on the electronic note keeping system Profiler.
Assist with musculoskeletal and movement screening of Professional and Academy playing staff.
Assist the Head Physiotherapist with the annual ECB Science Medicine Audit.
Participate in the annual ECB CPD seminars and contribute to the ongoing CPD programme of our Science and Medicine Department to keep abreast of best practice.
Maintaining good working relationships with all playing staff, Head Physiotherapist, Head Strength and Conditioning, Chief Medical Officer, Performance Coaches and ECB Medical Staff.
To carry out any other duties that may be required by management and are within the capabilities.
Current registration with the HCPC and current membership with the CSP.
Advance Life Support and trauma management qualification.
Enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
A minimum of three years experience in provision of Physiotherapy services to elite athletes including some touring.
Flexibility to work days / hours and willing to be available on occasional weekends.
A postgraduate qualification specialising in Sports Physiotherapy/ Sports and Exercise Medicine or equivalent.
Having worked as a Physiotherapist in cricket.
Preparing and delivering peer reviewed conference presentations or journal articles in the past two years.
Preparing and delivering a presentation at a formal CPD course (i.e. externally ratified with paying attendees) in the past two years.