Sports Physician (working with British Canoeing - Flatwater)
The English Institute of Sport (EIS)
The EIS exists to deliver outstanding performance support that enables UK High Performance System sports and athletes to excel.
The EIS is the world’s leading provider of Sports Science, Medicine, Technology and Innovation to high performance sport. It is unlike any other organisation in high performance sport, with an unrivalled network of experts in their fields delivering people-first solutions to over 40 Olympic and Paralympic Sports. Established in 2002, and now a wholly owned subsidiary of UK Sport, the EIS has been providing support to Olympic and Paralympic sports for almost 20 years and is now one of the largest organisations in high performance sport globally.
At the EIS we have around 400 high performing and highly motivated staff and work in a complex environment of external stakeholder relationships. The EIS sits in a pivotal role in the UK within high performance sport. On a day to day basis EIS people provide outstanding support services to sports in our elite training centres. It is also at the heart of leading innovation across sport as well as being a key voice in the world of sports science and technical and medical challenges that will face our world of sport over the coming years; mental health, doping, safeguarding, concussion – to name just a few.
This role is an exciting opportunity to shape the way we deliver sports medicine inside the Flatwater Canoe (Sprint & Paralympic) Program. On top of existing success at the Tokyo games, British Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe have set ambitious targets for Paris 2024 and beyond. We see this role as crucial to our success in delivering against our medal targets and wider British Canoeing strategy. We are looking for genuine leadership skills alongside exceptional clinical delivery. Alongside this, a fundamental part of the role is to work in an integrated manner as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Working with the Performance Director, Head of Performance Support (HoPS), Athlete Health Lead and wider support team, the role is aimed at improving performance through developing, implementing and evaluating medical services. The role will:
- Deliver excellent clinical support for all World Class Programme (WCP) and academy athletes (~26; 14 Sprint + 12 Paracanoe) including the effective management of referrals and timetabling of appropriate athlete support (in consultation with physiotherapist, psychologist, and other members of the MDT as relevant).
- Oversee medical care incl. rapid, accurate diagnosis of new injury or illness. This may include managing complex medical cases to ensure optimal patient care.
- Be suited for someone whom values being part of a multi-disciplinary team and recognises the balance of consulting/communication with others whilst also making important decisions.
- Record high standard athlete medical records using the EIS PDMS medical records system in line with the GMC medical record keeping requirements.
- On occasion, work alongside another doctor (based inside our Slalom program operating out of LVWWC, London) with occasional touch points required for cross program alignment.
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The deadline for receipt of applications is midnight on Tuesday 7 December 2021.