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Sports Medicine Physiotherapist

JOB DESCRIPTION & RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT

POST TITLE: Sports Medicne Physiotherapist

  • Current Post Holder: Vacant

ROLE AND PURPOSE OF POSITION

To provide physiotherapy services to the EHS Sports Medicine Clinic (3 days) and to deliver best practice sports medicine services in partnership with the EHS Sports Medicine Team.

To liaise and work with medical, fitness and coaching staff on all physiotherapy related issues within the EHS Sports Medicine Team.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

  • Operational:        Lead Physiotherapist
  • Functional:          Medical Director, EHS and Director Sports Medicine & Orthopedic, EHS


KEY QUALITIES

Essential:

  • Degree or equivalent in physiotherapy / Chartered Physiotherapist
  • A minimum of two years post graduate experience working in a clinical setting or sports medicine
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to work well within a team environment
  • Good organisation skills
  • Experience working in Sports Medicine
  • Flexibility and willingness to work unsociable hours including weekends and evenings.

Desirable:

  • Higher qualification in sports physiotherapy, musculoskeletal physiotherapy or sports science
  • More than 1 years’ experience working as team physiotherapist to a professional sports team
  • Computer competence
  • Pitch side traumatology qualification

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To work with the Team doctor in the treatment and monitoring of injuries.
  • Develop rehabilitation programs for long-term injured players
  • Assist with the local development and integration of the proposed Injury Tracking/Monitoring system and ensure that the injury data is kept up to date
  • Co-ordinate injury pre-habilitation and rehabilitation programmes of players
  • Work closely with other specialists and the EHS fitness advisors especially in the pre-habilitation and injury rehabilitation of players
  • Take part in player education in consultation with team Doctor(s) and Fitness Staff on injury prevention, treatment and management
  • Assist in the completion of musculo-skeletal screening for all contracted players at the start of the season and implement individual pre-habilitation programmes as required. End of season screening should be completed where necessary.
  • Attend squad training and be available to give treatment at times suitable to you and the player. Ensure that there is a cross-cover arrangement in place for all absences, utilising the existing EHS personnel
  • Complete written reports for coaching staff in preparation for squad training days. Communicate with coaches regarding progress of injured players on a regular basis.
  • Be trained and updated in acute pitch side care, including spinal injury, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Keep up to date on recent research in sports medicine related physiotherapy issues
  • Maintain and update your knowledge and practice of sports medicine, by participation in a proposed CME education program.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

  • Develop and implement injury prevention and treatment protocols
  • Maintain satisfactory continued education in the practise of sports physiotherapy
  • Excellence in communication within the medical, management and coaching groups
  • Ensure that the proposed Injury Monitoring database is kept up to date

Interested applicants should send CV to info@ehs.com.ng with subject SPORTS MEDICINE PHYSIO APPLICATION.

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