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– Salary: “Dependant Upon Experience”

– Closing Date: 27/02/2019

– Job Role : Physiotherapist

Description of Duties
Deliver individual and group physiotherapy sessions to Scholarship and Sports Union athletes as well as members of the public through the general clinics.
Maintain an organised and comprehensive database of all medical documentation relating to work conducted with athletes and patients.
Attend priority competitions as deemed appropriate by the Head of Performance Sport
Liaise with High Performance Coaches and the Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach concerning athlete rehabilitation and return to fitness procedures.
Build and maintain good working relationships with key partner organisations and practitioners using the physio facilities i.e. Scottish Institute of Sport and Scottish Rugby.
Where appropriate, inform and educate athletes, patients and coaches in rehabilitation programmes, either preventative, performance enhancement or directly related to recovery from injury.
Within the rules of professional confidentiality, regularly meet with coaches, athletes and other staff members to ensure a multi-disciplinary approach is taken to injury prevention and rehabilitation.
Where appropriate, liaise with external clubs, organisations and NGB’s regarding player rehabilitation programmes and player welfare concerns.
Provide screening and education to athletes as required.
Promote and uphold University values through personal example and working practices.
Liaise with the Sales and Marketing team to develop the general clinic and maximise profit for the service.
Any other duties as may reasonably be required, consistent with the grade of the post.

Essential Criteria
A qualification at degree level (or equivalent) in Physiotherapy.
Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP) and registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC).
Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team within a high performance sport setting.
Demonstrated ability to analyse a range of sports in relation to their physiotherapy and rehabilitation service needs.
Ability to modify programmes according to the results of assessment data, in conjunction with coaches and other support staff
A passion and desire to work in a multi-sport environment.
Knowledge of physiotherapy and rehabilitation techniques related to recent advances in musculoskeletal medicine in the sporting environment.
Demonstrated ability to analyse a range of sports in relation to injury management and rehabilitation.
Commitment to demonstrate behaviours in line with the University’s values.
Excellent communication and inter-personal skills; the ability to motivate, enthuse, persuade, negotiate and influence others.
Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise and plan work accordingly.
Proficiency in clerical duties and computer systems (Microsoft Excel, Word).
Excellent attention to detail.
Demonstrate corporate loyalty

Desirable Criteria
A qualification at higher degree level (or equivalent) in Sports physiotherapy/sport and exercise medicine/sports rehabilitation.
A sports trauma management qualification.
An understanding of the various sports science and medicine disciplines.
Management experience.
An understanding of Long Term Athlete Development.
Safeguarding and Protecting Children certificate.

Additional Information
The University offers great benefits such as generous annual leave and membership of the Universities Superannuation Scheme with employer contributions of 18%. Additionally staff can benefit from a reduced membership rate at the University’s excellent Sport Centre facilities and the option of childcare vouchers through a salary sacrifice scheme.

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