Cirque du Soleil is much more than just a show: it’s also you. At the center of Cirque's creative energy are talented people with a passion for challenging their own limits. Life at Cirque is about creating wonderment with colleagues of enlightening talent, doing so at nothing less than the speed of light. Together, we work hard, juggle priorities, sometimes shifting trajectories, always having loads of fun and, above all, daring to reinvent ourselves as we reach for and meet new challenges.
Learn, demonstrate, and deliver performance medicine department services while reporting operationally to the Head Therapist of Performance Medicine as well as functionally and operationally to the Manager of Performance Medicine.
In this pivotal role, you will:
· Respect all arrangements and agreements made between Cirque du Soleil and other medical authorities and institutions in an ethical and professional manner;
· Help ensure the department's daily operational needs are met at the highest possible standard of professionalism, care and ethics;
· Adhere to the direction of and closely communicate with Head Therapist, and if needed the Performance Medicine Manager;
· Adhere to optimal safety guidelines and processes within the artists’ working and performance environment;
· Foster interdependent relationships with the members of the artistic team while actively and professionally contributing to functional decision making processes (Human Performance Risk Management);
· Maintain a high level of professionalism and ethics with co-workers, artists, and other health care professionals;
· Promptly convey all pertinent information to the Performance Medicine Manager while actively participating in periodic meetings and reporting.
· Provide appropriate care, prevention, rehabilitation, and health care administration at the highest possible standard of care, which is relevant to the functional demand of our artists and environment;
· Provide timely and safe emergency response and care when necessary, while actively participating in maintaining/optimizing emergency preparedness of the environment.
· Actively collaborate with Coaches and Head Therapist in establishing and implementing programs directed at the prevention of injury in an effort to achieve optimal performance, relevant to an artists’ specific needs.
· Make recommendations for referrals, when appropriate, for medical conditions (psychological and nutritional);
· Collaborate with Head Therapist and Coaching Department to create moments of exchange for feedback and problem solving in regards to strength and conditioning, reintegration planning, and performance support;
· Consistently document and manage all medical information, interactions and events as per medico-legal and CdS specific requirements while upholding artist-therapist confidentiality at all times. This includes MediCirque and completion of necessary legal/insurance documents;
· Accompany artists to medical appointments (when indicated) for the purpose of artist/show support while ensuring all necessary legal/insurance documents are being obtained, properly communicated and filed;
· Collaborate with artistic team to ensure clear communication regarding PMed recommendations for artist functional restrictions;
· Closely communicate with the show’s disability management or worker’s comp representative regarding insurance and worker's compensation necessary information, forms, and reports;
· Maintain a properly and professionally organized work space;
· Communicate supply needs to Head Therapist in a timely manner.
Ideally, you will have:
· Master’s degree and eligibility for Florida licensure in Athletic Training or Physical Therapy;
· Valid CPR/AED certification (additional emergency medical training and certifications preferred)
· Minimum 4 years' relevant clinical experience (on-field/event coverage preferred);
· Fluency in English (French an asset);
· Engagement in ongoing professional learning and development with emphasis on manual therapy techniques, exercise progression, and emergency care;
· Experience working with high-caliber athletes;
· Ability to work in a culturally diverse Ability to quickly adapt to unexpected situations and work with a variable schedule while working under pressure;
· Ability to work and communicate with medical professionals;
· Good computer skills;
· Strong organizational and leadership skills.