Optimus Sports Medics & Physiotherapists
We believe that every community and school sports team should have access to a suitably trained healthcare professional that can provide the best possible care to students and athletes.
Optimus Medics look after over 5000 athletes, on the field, each week providing a range of sports specific services including:
- Sports strapping
- Injury assessment and management
- Sports massage
- First Aid & CPR
- Sports trauma injuries
- Suspected concussion identification and return to learn & play programs
Come join our team of 40 medics who are made up of Physiotherapists, Medical Students, Sports Therapists and Exercise Science Scientists.
Do you need sports experience to work for Optimus?
Ideally having some form of club or school sports experience, especially with strapping would be fantastic however for those that are looking to make their first step into sports work please still apply. We take ALL of our medics through a specific training program at the start of the season to make sure you will hit the ground running on your first match.
What about experienced sports medics - Can Optimus provide a challenging position for me?
Yes - for those who are highly experienced with sports medic or physio work, you will be placed with a 1st grade or senior team to ensure that you get to practice all the skills plus learn more under the guidance of our Senior Physios.
What qualifications do I need to be an Optimus Medic?
You must be qualified or studying in any of these disciplines
Physiotherapy - 2nd year post graduate or 3rd year under graduate and above (1st year physios with a sports trainer level 1 could be considered)
Sports Therapy - Studying towards your Advanced Diploma of Sports Thearpy
Medicine - 2nd year and above
Exercise Science - 2nd year undergraduate and above
Is there anything else that I need?
All the normal things need to be considered including:
Eligibility to work in Australia i.e Australian/New Zealand passport holder, Permanent Residency or Working Visa.
Working with Children Check
Depending on your qualification or level of qualification we might advise you to complete SMA's Sports Trainer Level 1 certificate
Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance (can be obtained through SMA after completing Sports Trainer Level 1, Physio or Physio students with APA Membership are covered for PI and PL)
Australian Business Number
What sort of time commitments do you require?
At the very minimum you must be available for up to 4 hours on a Saturday, we provide services to both School and Community Sports Teams, schools generally play in the morning and clubs from midday onwards. We also have training coverage shifts, mostly Tuesday and Thursday and can accommodate full day shifts on a Saturday. Most of our work is between February and September however over the summer we have ad-hoc requirements such as working as a therapist at large international sporting events.
How do I find out more?
Send your CV through to our HR Director, Stacey Fenemor - firstname.lastname@example.org for a confidential discussion.