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Vacancy: Sports Therapy Intern X2

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Job Title: Internship Opportunity at Plymouth Albion RFC – 2024 Season

Location: Plymouth Albion Rugby Football Club, Brickfields Recreation Ground, 25 Damerel CI, Devonport, Plymouth, PL1 4NE.

Position: Sports Therapy Intern

Duration: 17 June 2024 – 26th April 2025

Application Deadline: 07/06/24

About Plymouth Albion RFC: Plymouth Albion RFC is a distinguished rugby club based in Plymouth, UK, renowned for its competitive edge and community involvement. As we prepare for the upcoming season, we are seeking passionate and dedicated Sports Therapy Interns to join our medical team. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a professional rugby environment and contribute to the health and performance of our athletes.

Roles and Responsibilities: As a Sports Therapy Intern at Plymouth Albion RFC, you will be an integral part of our medical team, working closely with our Head of Medical, medical staff, and athletes. Your specific roles and responsibilities will include:

  1. Injury Prevention and Management:
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of injury prevention programmes.
  • Supporting the assessment and diagnosis of injuries under the supervision of the Head of Medical.
  • Providing immediate first aid and injury management during training sessions and matches.
  1. Rehabilitation:
  • Designing and delivering individualised rehabilitation programmes for injured players.
  • Monitoring and documenting player progress and adjusting rehabilitation plans as needed.
  • Assisting in the use of various therapeutic modalities and equipment to aid recovery.
  1. Training Support:
  • Supporting the medical team during training sessions with set-up and break-down of equipment.
  • Conducting pre-training treatment sessions, including taping, strapping, and massage.
  • Assisting with warm-ups and cool-downs to ensure players are prepared for physical activity.
  1. Match Day Responsibilities:
  • Providing match day support, including pre-match preparation, pitch-side first aid, and post-match recovery.
  • Assisting with the set-up and maintenance of medical equipment and supplies.
  • Ensuring effective communication with coaching staff regarding player fitness and availability.
  1. Administrative Duties:
  • Assisting in maintaining accurate and up-to-date medical records for all players.
  • Assisting with scheduling and coordinating medical appointments and treatments.
  • Participating in regular medical team meetings and contributing to case discussions.

Requirements:

  • Currently pursuing a degree in Sports Therapy, Physiotherapy, Sports Rehabilitation, or a related field.
  • Strong interest in rugby and sports injury management.
  • Basic knowledge of sports injuries, therapeutic techniques, and rehabilitation processes.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends, especially on match days.
  • Certification in First Aid and CPR is preferred.

Benefits:

  • Gain practical experience in a professional sports environment.
  • Work closely with experienced sports therapists and medical professionals.
  • Opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge in real-world scenarios.
  • Access to club facilities and matches.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send their CV’s and a cover letter detailing their interest in the sports therapy internship and relevant experience to Kyrencoulls@gmail.com by 4pm on 07/06/24.

Join us at Plymouth Albion RFC and be part of a dedicated medical team committed to the health and performance of our athletes. We look forward to hearing from you!

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