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VACANCY: Head Physiotherapist

14 February 2022

Oldham Athletic are seeking to employ a new full-time First Team Head Physiotherapist until the end of the season initially.

Job Title: Head Physiotherapist (Fixed-term contract until 31 May 2022).
Location: Boundary Park, Oldham & Chapel Road Training Ground, Oldham.
Reports to: Head Coach
Internal Liaison: Coaching staff, Club Secretary, Playing Staff, General Manager, Academy Staff.
External Liaison: EFL, FA, Clinicians, Health Partners.
Working Hours: First-team schedule as well as separate treatments. Flexibility is essential.
Annual Leave: 20 days.
Salary: Competitive salary.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Medical Department of Oldham Athletic AFC.

  • Provide medical care for all Oldham Athletic AFC first-team players.

  • Maintain an accurate and comprehensive database of treatment and work with all Oldham Athletic AFC first-team players, including current medical status, medical notes, and recordings of rehabilitation or gym sessions.

  • To provide the appropriate examination, assessment, and treatment of first-team players when required, including the referral to internal and external medical professionals.

  • Where appropriate, assist and advise the club's strength and conditioning coach.

  • Developing and overseeing the development and implementation of prehab and rehab programmes for all Oldham Athletic AFC first-team players.

  • Together with the Club Doctor, take responsibility for and update the clubs Emergency Action Plan.

  • Work and communicate with the clubs, other support staff, including doctors/sports scientists and interns to provide an integrated approach to injury prevention, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement.

  • Be responsible for developing and organising medical staff CPD opportunities.

Education/Qualifications/Training:

  • Bsc (Hons) Physiotherapy.

  • HCPC Registered.

  • FA Level 5 Advanced Trauma Medical Management in Football (ATMMiF) – Formerly Advanced Resuscitation and Emergency Aid (AREA).

  • A valid full UK Drivers License.

Specific Experience & Person Specification:

  • At least two years of previous experience working in the medical department of a professional football club. (Desirable)

  • Experience working pitchside/on a matchday at a professional football club. (Desirable)

  • The ability to work effectively and safely, whilst working both independently and as part of a team.

  • Experience in pitchside management of injuries.

  • To be discreet and trustworthy, able to always adhere to confidentiality and data protection procedures.

  • Hardworking and enthusiastic with a passion for football.

To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter to Jack.Tomlinson@oldhamathletic.co.uk by 5pm on Friday 18 February 2022.


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