|Date Posted:||Apr 6, 2017|
|Closing Date:||Apr 11, 2017|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||5|
|Salary Range:||Salary is negotiableNone|
|Years of Experience:||3 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Probation Period:||3 months|
About Afghanistan Cricket Board:
The Afghanistan Cricket Board was established in 2001. It is an independent and specialized organization in the field of Cricket. It works for the development of cricket, and players in the country, and organizes different formats of opportunities aiming to improve cricket and support players. ACB is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Therefore, applicants are considered for employment based on their skills, abilities, and experience
To manage and provide the Physiotherapy service for the regions (Spinghar, Band E Amir, Mis Ainak, Amo and Boost) teams within the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) Sports Science & Sports Medicine (SSSM) team.
The Regional Physiotherapist is accountable to the Region for Physiotherapy and will report directly to the Sports Science & Sports Medicine (SSSM) Manager regarding the delivery of physiotherapy services to the Regions Teams.
The normal place of work is center of each region (Nangarhar, Kabul, Khost, Kandahar and Kunduz), however frequent travel to other regions and abroad will be required
Duties & Responsibilities:
To provide and support Physiotherapy services to all of the ACB Regions Teams with reference to world’s best practice in cricket.
To act as the primary Physiotherapist to the ACB Regions Teams for training, camps and competitive series. This may involve extended periods of travel, both within the Afghanistan and abroad. It will also require extended hours of work including weekends, evenings and Public Holidays.
Communicate all relevant injury issues and management plans immediately to the Head Coach of the relevant squad
All injuries to Regions senior players that prevent the player from fully participating in play, practice or training will be accurately assessed and -the findings communicated with Regional Manager and ACB Sports Science & Sports Medicine (SSSM) Head.
Discuss, devise and communicate a plan for the management of any significant injuries within 48 hours of the injury being reported.
Discuss and agree with the injured player, the management plan and logistics regarding attendance for consultations
Monitor and review the program of treatment, with the ACB Medical Department if deemed necessary, considering the injured player’s progress. Recommend changes in the course of treatment and the provider if not satisfied with the quality of care or progress at any stage.
Contribute to the monthly Regional team Fitness Report which updates the injury and fitness status which will be distributed to the Region Coaching staff and SSSM Department.
Maintain accurate and timely medical records on all players on the ACB central medical database Performance Profiler.
Lead and develop Player Profiling for all Regional squads in conjunction with the Region Coaching staff and SSSM Department.
Liaise closely with the National Lead of Physiotherapy and be prepared to undertake any other duties.
Provide relevant information to the ACB Media Manager for the preparation of media statements regarding injured players.
Undertake appropriate continuing professional development to keep abreast of world’s best practice relevant to cricket
Other Duties include:
Responsibility for respecting the players’ confidentiality at all times. The Physiotherapist will not pass on any information regarding the injury/ illness to any other person within Region Cricket or elsewhere without the player's consent.
Liaise closely with the Head Physiotherapist and Head of Sports Science & Sports Medicine (SSSM) regarding assessment outcomes and treatment objectives for the players on a daily basis.
To coordinate return to play programs with the Head Physiotherapist and the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach.
The Physiotherapist reports assessment and treatment results, in full, of Professional and Academy players on the electronic note keeping system Profiler.
Maintaining good working relationships with all playing staff, Head Physiotherapist, Head Strength and Conditioning, Chief Medical Officer, Performance Coaches and ACB Medical Staff.
To carry out any other duties that may be required by management and are within the capabilities.
DPT/ BSC Physical therapy
A postgraduate qualification specializing in Sports Physiotherapy
Sports and Exercise Medicine or equivalent.
A minimum of three years’ experience in the provision of Physiotherapy services to elite athletes including some touring.
Strong clinical & Physical therapy experience
Evidence-based injury prevention diagnoses and Rehabilitation
Experience of working in elite sport and interdisciplinary Science and Medicine team
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills