Lead Physician – Head of Clinical Medicine, Men’s Cricket Pathway

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Lead Physician – Head of Clinical Medicine, Men’s Cricket Pathway

The England and Wales Cricket board supports the whole game including men’s, women’s and disability international teams and respective development pathways. In addition, it works with all professional teams across the game, ‘The Hundred’ franchises and the recreational game to maintain standards across the game. There is a Managing Director and Performance Director for each pathway and in relation to its clinical activity and governance across the whole game, there is a Chief Medical Officer.

The Performance, Science and Medicine Department supporting the England Men’s pathway is primarily focused on providing medical care, injury prevention/management and increasing the physical performance to its elite cricketers. The support comes from a multi-disciplinary team comprising of doctors, physiotherapists, strength and conditioning coaches, nutritionists, psychologists, researchers, and other complementary disciplines. This multi-disciplinary team looks to address all elements of player care and welfare.

The purpose of this role is to lead clinical care and decision making, including injury, illness, and wellbeing, across the England Men’s pathway. The role will include touring duties shared across a medical panel and will be expected to work closely with other leadership roles within the pathway including the Head of Performance Science and Medicine and the National Lead for Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation.

Job Details

Depending on experience
Required Skills & Experience
Member (essential) / Fellow (desirable) of Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine

Full Registration with the GMC and demonstration of annual appraisal and revalidation.

Diploma / Masters in Sport and Exercise Medicine (minimum) / Specialist Register in Sport and Exercise Medicine (desirable)

Sufficient experience as Sports physician in elite sport i.e. national / international level.

Current and regular work with elite teams and athletes such that sports medicine practice represents current best practice in elite Sports Medicine.

Regular attendance and involvement with the Sports Medicine community in respect to Continued Professional Development Opportunities.

Significant experience leading a department within elite sport.

An understanding of Health and Safety and its application within a sporting environment.

The ability to coordinate, interpret and liaise with specialists as with regards radiology. This requires the ability to question radiology protocols, reporting and where necessary seeking and coordinating second opinions. This requires a good working knowledge and where possible, relationships with the leading specialists in the UK.

Ultrasound skills need to be of sufficient quality to ensure reasonable diagnostic and interventional skills of acute and chronic MSK diagnoses. This requires the regular practice of US and US guided injections outside of the touring environment as an adjunct to acute injury management.

IT skills need to be current and appropriate to be able to manage current IT based medical systems.

Keeps up to date with CPOD program and development pertinent to cricket. In time it would be desirable if the practitioner was involved in a Cricket County or England players outside of the England team environment.


Contact Information

England and Wales Cricket Board, Birmingham, UK
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