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Vacancy: National Women’s Medical Coordinator & Head Physiotherapist

22nd August 2016 By Munster Rugby

The IRFU are inviting applications for the position of ‘National Women’s Medical Coordinator and Head Physiotherapist (Maternity Cover)’. The successful candidate will act as the coordinator of service delivery to the IRFU Women’s Programme and Lead Physiotherapist with primary responsibility for Women’s Sevens team. The successful candidate will provide and deliver best practice sports physiotherapy services to the IRFU Women’s Programme based in Dublin, in partnership with the Medical Lead, and liaise and work with medical, fitness and coaching staff on all physiotherapy related issues within the IRFU Women’s Programme.

The IRFU are inviting applications for the position of ‘National Women’s Medical Coordinator and Head Physiotherapist (Maternity Cover)’. The successful candidate will act as the coordinator of service delivery to the IRFU Women’s Programme and Lead Physiotherapist with primary responsibility for Women’s Sevens team. The successful candidate will provide and deliver best practice sports physiotherapy services to the IRFU Women’s Programme based in Dublin, in partnership with the Medical Lead, and liaise and work with medical, fitness and coaching staff on all physiotherapy related issues within the IRFU Women’s Programme.

This position is being offered on a maternity cover/fixed-term, full time contract basis. The successful candidate will be based in one of our Dublin 4 offices.

To apply for this position, please send your CV to Eoin Ward, HR Generalist (IRFU) at recruitment@irfu.ie. Please note the closing date for applications is strictly 13:00 on Wednesday, 7th September 2016. Please note that interviews will take place on Wednesday, 14th September 2016, with an envisaged start date of 1st November 2016.

For a full job description, please see below.

The IRFU is an equal opportunities employer

NATIONAL WOMEN’S MEDICAL COORDINATOR & HEAD PHYSIOTHERAPIST (MATERNITY COVER)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

Operational: Director of Women’s and Sevens Rugby
Head Coach (Women’s Sevens and/or XVs Team)

Functional: IRFU Medical Director


MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

Women’s programme physiotherapist.

KEY QUALITIES

Essential:

  • BSc in physiotherapist or equivalent;
  • Sports specific emergency pitch-side training.
  • Proven management experience of staff and programmes
  • Good organisational skills including record keeping.
  • On-going maintenance of CPD as outlined by your regulatory body.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • The ability to work well within a multidisciplinary high performance team environment.

Desirable:

  • A minimum of two years post graduate experience as a team physiotherapist to a professional sports team.
  • Excellent computer skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Service Delivery

  • To provide all aspects of physiotherapy care both proactive and reactive to the IRFU Women’s Programme.
  • To work with the programme medical and fitness staff in the coordination of treatment, monitoring and return to play, and co-ordinate injury prehabilitation/rehabilitation programmes of IRFU Women’s Programme;
  • Co-ordinate planning and delivery of injury pre-habilitation and rehabilitation programmes of Women’s 7s squad
  • Work closely with other specialists and the IRFU physiotherapy and fitness advisors especially in the pre-habilitation and injury rehabilitation of players.
  • Complete musculo-skeletal screening for all contracted players and implement individual pre-habilitation programmes as required
  • Complete end of season screening where necessary.
  • Conduct and complete pre-signing and exit medicals as required.
  • Attend IRFU Women’s Programme squad training, meetings and matches 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 physiotherapy personnel;
  • Accompany IRFU Women’s Programme players, where possible, on visits to consultants;
  • Provide physiotherapy cover for Women’s Senior Camps and tournaments both home and away fixtures

Reporting / Documentation

  • Maintain up to date notes on the online player medical management system.
  • Report to the relevant Women’s programmes team doctors on all matters relating to players’ injuries and progress.
  • Complete a post match injury report, in conjunction with the National Women’s’ Team Doctor, and communicate this to the IRFU Medical Director where relevant.
  • Complete written reports for coaching staff in preparation for squad training days.
  • Complete injury Surveillance documentation in line with world rugby guidelines

Communication

  • Communicate regularly with the National Women’s Medicine & Science team regarding any physiotherapy issues related to player welfare or performance.
  • Communicate with coaches regarding progress of injured players on a regular basis.

Stock and budgeting

  • Order medical supplies and equipment as appropriate.
  • Work within a budget and keep accurate information on associated costs and
    forward details of costs on a regular basis to the National Women’s Programme Manager.

Education / CPD

  • Take part in player education in consultation with relevant team Doctor and Fitness Staff on injury prevention, treatment and management;
  • Be trained and updated in acute pitch side care, including spinal injury and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, in your capacity as a Physiotherapist;
  • Keep up to date on recent research in sports physiotherapy and rugby related physiotherapy issues;
  • Maintain and update your knowledge and practice of sports physiotherapy, to include participation in IRFU physiotherapy in-service meetings.


PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Service Delivery

  • Provision of fully documented proactive and reactive physiotherapy care to
    players.
  • Fully documented development and implementation of injury prevention
    protocols.

Communication/ Reporting / Documentation

  • Provision of accurate documentation on injuries and Rehabilitation Programme and ensuring all medical records are kept up to date (i.e. updated within 24 hours of injury/treatment) on the Player Medical Management System (Kitman at present).
  • Ensure effective communication to the IRFU Medical Director, the provincial medical, management and performance groups;
  • Provide end of season report to the IRFU Medical director;

Stock and budgeting

  • Track and report the costs of supplies

Working Relationships

  • Establish and maintain appropriate effective working relationships.

Education / CPD

  • Delivery of player education sessions;
  • Maintenance of satisfactory on-going continued professional development education in the practise of sports physiotherapy, concussion and anti-doping;
  • Attendance and presentation at the IRFU Medical and Physiotherapy meetings.


KPIs

  • Successful completion of agreed KPIs.
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