Head of Medicine

Organisation: AFC Bournemouth
Country: United Kingdom
State: Dorset
Job Type: Full time
Salary: 150000
Job Description

AFC Bournemouth are excited to be entering the Premier League for the first time in August as well as moving into new training facilities in time for pre-season. Situated at the stadium which is less than 2 miles from the beach these new facilities include treatment rooms, rehabilitation rooms, gymnasium, hydro pool and recovery suite. The academy train on a different site which is based in nearby Poole. The medical and sports science departments have grown over the past 4 years but still aren’t large in numbers compared to other clubs in the league. Despite this the work ethic and dedication of these staff is second to none. Currently three full time therapists work with the 1st team along with two full time sports scientists.  Great emphasis have been put on pre-habilitation and recovery strategies. During AFC Bournemouth’s first season in the Championship (2013/14) there was 81.8% training & match availability. Compared with 93.1% training availability and 92.5% match availability which would have been a contributing factor towards the success of the team last season. The club have backed the medical and sports science departments with the new facilities which can only help to maintain and improve their work. The Role: Head of Medicine Reporting to the Team Manager the head of medicine will be a vital member of the medical department contributing to the main aims of the medical and sports science departments. Provide medical care to 1st team players on training days, travel and match day. Provide pitch side emergency cover for all 1st team training sessions and matches Provide medical care for development and academy squad players on training days Be the lead clinician for diagnosing illness or injury in players and staff Be able to make decisions on players’ medical management and refer to experts for second opinions Working alongside the Head of Physiotherapy and Head of Sports Science to provide medical expertise in the management of injuries Undertake pre-signing player medicals The medical lead for injury updates to the Team Manager Provide MSK Ultrasound assessment of injuries Assist, maintain and help improve the medical and sports science departments current screening, injury prevention and recovery strategies Encourage an interdisciplinary approach of working within the department Attend and chair daily medical team meetings Assist with the provision of doctors for U18 and U21 games Support any doctor who is employed for match cover To assist appropriate CPD training for all club therapists Manage the FA Whereabouts and drug testing procedures for all players Collaborating with the medical insurance provider with respect to medical treatment received by players Communicate with loan players and clubs with respect to general health and fitness Be the home visit lead for ill players Collaborate with National teams when players are called up for International duty Requirements Qualifications Full GMC registration MSc / Diploma in Sports Medicine Member / Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine Membership of MRCPG / MRCS / MRCP desirable Current FA Advanced Resuscitation and Emergency Aid (AREA) qualification Evidence of current Continuing Professional Development requirements for sports medicine and general practice Specialist knowledge of sports medicine   Keys Skills As an individual Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills Be open minded Work independently or as part of a team Be adaptable and flexible with regards to your approach to work Have elite sport medical experience Have post-graduate qualifications suitable for the role Work closely with expert consultants in the field Have on-going involvement with Continued Professional Development As part of a team Be a team player and work within the team Possess excellent collaboration skills Be able to integrate their opinion into team decisions Be able to form and maintain constructive and productive working relationships with all players and staff Have an understanding of the roles and skills of other team members Personal Characteristics Self-motivated with the ability to motivate others Enthusiasm and willingness to flexible in approach to achieve desired outcomes Pro-active Remain calm under pressure High work commitment Willing to self-evaluate and work towards continuous improvement Highest standards of professional and personal conduct, especially confidentiality

Apply Now