Job Title: Head Physiotherapist

Reporting To: Head Coach

Salary: To be discussed, dependent on experience

To Apply: email Wed 1st May

Overview: To provide and oversee physiotherapy and medical support to the Cambridge Rugby 1st XV squad at training and on match days. To work as part of a close MDT to rehabilitate and return players to full fitness post injury.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide pitch side 1st aid for training sessions and matches
  • Provide specialist taping for players during training and on match days
  • Diagnose and provide immediate medical / physiotherapy treatment of an injury sustained at matches,
    training sessions and occasionally out of season
  • Advise athletes on continuing sporting involvement following full assessment of an injury and refer
    athletes to Club Doctor, A&E or GP as appropriate
  • Provide physiotherapy treatment and rehabilitation for all players
  • Provide specialist post op rehabilitation for players following surgery
  • Provide support and guidance for all players throughout their rehabilitation
  • Liaise with coaches and squad managers regarding the injured players progress / status
  • Complete and maintain accurate records
  • Complete and participate in the CRISP project
  • Use sound clinical reasoning to diagnose and treat players and return them to play
  • Be Confident in own knowledge base and have a sound understanding of common rugby injuries and
    injury risks associated with rugby
  • Have the ability to work independently in a demanding and often pressurised rugby environment
  • Have excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Have good administrative and IT skills
  • Arrange and manage ordering of equipment including gases, tape and rehab equipment.
  • Lead and manage the RFU MSC process for the club, and effectively manage the auditing process to
    maintain compliance.
Qualifications / Experience:
  • Degree level in physiotherapy/ sports rehabilitation/ sports therapy (including relevant HCPC/BASRT/SST
  • RFU ICIS qualification desirable
  • Valid RFU DBS Certificate
  • Postgraduate education in relevant fields advantageous
  • Previous proven experience of working within a sports team environment