Job Title: TASS & Performance Sport MSc Physiotherapy Studentships
Organisation: Sheffield Hallam University
Salary: MSc Course Fees plus bursary
Contract Type: Part-time (20 hours per week)
An opportunity has arisen at Sheffield Hallam University for the positions stated above. These positions are part time to enable the successful candidates to undertake a fully funded Masters degree alongside this clinical post. This unique opportunity is for a Chartered Physiotherapist with musculoskeletal and sports injury management experience to apply and develop their clinical skills in multisport physiotherapy, in conjunction with full time study. The successful candidates must hold a UK recognised physiotherapy qualification and be HCPC registered.
As a Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme hub (TASS) the successful candidates will deliver physiotherapy services with support of senior clinicians to student athletes up to international level, alongside Performance Sport Scholarship and Team Hallam members, staff, students and external partners of the University. This role will include injury screening and delivery of pre-habilitation strategies in addition to rehabilitation and return to play management of athletes across a wide range of sporting disciplines (see TeamHallam.org for non-exhaustive list of sports covered). Successful candidates will be required to provide multisport pitch-side physiotherapy at our purpose built Sports Park and hockey grounds, alongside supporting our team of pitch-side student physiotherapists. Opportunities may also be provided to supervise and support physiotherapy students at various external athletic and sporting fixtures.
This is a unique opportunity to apply and develop your skills, experience and understanding of multisport and MSK physiotherapy in a range of clinical environments, alongside development of educational and leadership skills for future careers.
We are looking to appoint motivated, enthusiastic physiotherapists who can demonstrate an ability to work as autonomous practitioners as well as both effectively and creatively in a multidisciplinary team. Good communication skills are essential for this post to facilitate effective working relationships between the clinic, TASS networks, NGBs and the University. Additionally, the successful candidates must have flexibility to work occasional evenings or weekends. The opportunity to travel nationally and internationally with individual sports may also be facilitated.
It is expected the successful candidates will have achieved or be working towards ACPSEM Bronze Award and pitch side trauma qualifications prior to commencing employment. Mentorship with senior clinicians to support development within the ACPSEM pathway over the duration of the post can be provided. This role requires close working with our Strength & Conditioning team, engaging in multidisciplinary CPD activities as part of this. Support and encouragement will be provided to network and attend the various multidisciplinary CPD workshops and conferences held nationally by TASS during your post.
- BSc(Hons)/MSc/Grad dip Physiotherapy
- Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP)
- Registration with the Health Professions Council (HPC)
- Minimum 2 years working in musculoskeletal environment as a Chartered Physiotherapist.
- An understanding of current healthcare issues relating to sports physiotherapy / private practice
- Excellent communication skills
- Excellent ability to work independently and within MDT.
- Flexibility and willingness to work unsociable hours and weekends.
- Able to travel across the region
- Ability to educate and motivate athletes/coaches with programme adherence
- Ambitious, innovative and pro-active with regard to their Physiotherapy work
- ACPSEM Bronze award or higher
- Sports Trauma Qualification (or the ability to gain one before commencement of post)
- Experience of working with athletes / managing sports injuries.
- Experience in delivering athlete / client education
- Knowledge of exercise prescription / strength and conditioning
- Evidence of CPD with an MSK bias
- Understanding of Private Practice
Clinical hours will be delivered over 2-3 days per-week (approx. 20 hours per-week).
Support will be available to undertake additional external work alongside this post, so long as this does not affect your current role or MSc studies. The lead clinician will provide academic advisory and mentorship support throughout this post.
All MSc course fees will be funded, and a £22,500 bursary will be provided to support the successful candidate with their studentship role (£10,000 Year 1 and £12,500 Year 2 pro rata).
This post will commence in January 2021 for a period of eighteen months.
A more detailed job specification is available upon request, or alternatively to discuss this role further please contact L.Higginbotham@shu.ac.uk
How to apply
Please send your C.V. and covering letter expressing your suitability for this post to L.Higginbotham@shu.ac.uk
Closing date: Monday 21st September, 2020.
Interview Date: Interviews are planned for Monday 5th October, 2020.