Writing a CV for a Sports Therapy Job

Writing a CV for a Physiotherapist job

Writing a CV is never easy, particularly in today's competitive market place and especially for a professional Physiotherapist position.
That's the bad news, the good news is that if you need help putting an interview winning one together, then you've come to the right place. On this page you will find useful tips that will show you how to target your CV and at the same time get ahead of the competition.

The aim of your CV
Remember that the goal of a CV is to win an interview and not tell your life story. Its therefore vital that you quickly show a prospective employer your ability to assist people affected by injury, illness or disability through exercise, physical therapy and advice.

Using a CV template
One way to quickly put together an attention grabbing document is to use pre-written and designed CV templates. These can make your life easier and save you a considerable amount of time. A quick search online will show a wide range that you can choose from, with many of them being free to download.

Tips on writing a CV
Here are some targeted examples of typical duties, skills, competencies and attributes that you can include in your Physiotherapist CV.
• Helping people to recover from injuries sustained from surgery, illness, ageing or disability.
• Assisting in the rehabilitation of clients who are suffering from reduced mobility.
• Instructing, motivating, and assisting clients to improve their health and mobility.
• Working with patients from orthopaedic, neurologic, trauma, medical, surgical, and other diagnostic groups.
• Putting together short term and long terms treatments plans for patients.
• Ensuring high standards of cleanliness and presentation are maintained at all times.
• Giving patients advice on exercises, manual therapy and electrotherapy.
• Writing up accurate patient case notes and administrative records.
• Carrying out timely assessment and treatment of a mixed caseload of inpatients.
• Training up patients, carers and family members in the use of any specialist equipment.
• Responding quickly to any enquiries, telephone messages and emails.

Skills to show in your CV;
• Diagnosing the causes of an injury.
• Able to manage emergency situations, escalations, sensitive issues and risks.
• Experience of dealing with emotional and stressful situations.
• Can work on own and as part of a group.
• Ability to work in a busy environment.
• Scheduling patient appointments in an efficient way.
• Getting patients involved in their treatment.

Professional competencies
• Physically fit and able to remain standing for long periods of time.
• Maintaining professional relationship with co-workers as well as patients.
• Keeping to professional boundaries in any relationships with clients.
• Always adhering strictly to all relevant rules and regulations.
• Experience of treating a wide range of people, including children, adults and sportspeople.

Personal attributes
• Having an unwavering commitment to put my patients at the centre of everything that I do.
• Having a compassionate and friendly attitude.
• Professional by nature and always complying fully with all required laws, policies and procedures.
• Can work in a pressurised environment where time if of the essence.