Strength & Conditioning Coach

Location
Dublin, Ireland
Salary
Competitive
Posted
04 Apr 2017
Closes
21 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Sports Surgery Clinic is a JCI accredited Private Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital in Dublin which opened in 2007. It is a leading centre internationally for the treatment of Orthopaedics, Spinal, Sport and Exercise related injuries and Sports Medicine.  

The clinic has five ultra clean operating theatres, a world class Diagnostic Imaging Department with two MRIs, 64 slice CT, and MSK specialist radiologist-led ultrasound service. Services include Sports Cardiology, Exercise Physiology, 3D-Biomechanics, Strength and Conditioning and Physiotherapy.  In-patient facilities include 84 beds with en-suite bathrooms and showers, along with entertainment systems.   

In 2017 the Sports Surgery Clinic will open a brand new custom designed 10,000 sq ft Sports Medicine and Performance centre with Sports Medicine, Strength and Conditioning, Rehabiliation, Biomechanics, Running and Research facilities currently seeing over 34,000 patients a year and expected to rise to 50,000 per annum in the next 18 months. 

Facilities will include, 3 embedded Woodway treadmills with Video feedback, 8  Eliko equipped lifting platforms including 2 with Gym Aware, 2D video feeback and embedded force plates, ideo wall 3D VICON biomechanics laboratoires, Visual distraction retraining technology along wth Exercise Physiology  analysis and Full Concussion suite analysis including King Devick, Visual tracking Goggles and Neck strain assessment. 

The current Sports Medicine and Performance team is comprised of a staff of over 60 personnel including administration, Consultant Sports Physicians, Physiotherapists, Biomechanics and Strength and Conditioning Staff. 

The Department is seeking an additional Strength and Conditioning Coach. 

It is expected that candidate will take on a high clinical workload in a speciality clinical area such as Athletic Groin Pain, ACL Rehabilitation, Back Pain, or Ankle rehabilitation.  

Residential rehabilitation of Elite Professional Athletes is a stream of SSC activity an a successful candidate may be employed increasingly in that stream dependent on availability. 

It is expected that these roles will be 8 clinical sessions and 2 research sessions per week  and after sucessful probation, funding for concurrent PhD study will be available. Research is embedded withn the pathways, databse and infrastructure of the department and patinet recruitment, capture and analysis a main focus of day to day activity. 

Given the expectation that these roles will combine day to day data capture with clinical excellence it is expected that candidates will have a MSc or significant research experience post BSc enabling