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Director of Medical & Performance


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Posting Date

Dec 13, 2022

Role description

The Director of Medical Performance will report directly to the General Manager and will be responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of medical, physical performance, psychology, nutrition, and sports science across the club, to ensure consistent, excellent service levels and competitive advantage for Angel City FC. They will possess excellent leadership skills, have extensive experience developing and managing medical high-performance teams and a background in optimizing and managing relationships with healthcare providers.Responsibilities:Strategic and operational leadership of medical, physical performance, nutrition, and sports science across the club, to ensure consistent, excellent service levels to players resulting in competitive advantageImplement a complete model of player care that takes a holistic, 360-degree approach to both individual and team wellnessIn close collaboration with team physicians, physical therapists, athletic training and performance staff; design, plan and implement a health, performance, and wellness strategy, including but not limited to: regular physical assessments of players, periodic tests, load monitoring, psychology, women’s health, recovery, wellness assessments and return to playCreation and delivery of core operating processes, protocols, and initiatives which support elite levels of physical capability, low levels of injury, and support for cultural developmentOversee and direct delivery of excellent levels of team services in all areas related to medical servicesServe as an optimal partner to medical provider, Chief Medical Officer, and team physicians. Lead communication, management, and integration of all external care providers and optimize healthcare partnership through increased levels of physician presence and access to careLead the medical assessment and evaluation processes for potential or current playersWork collaboratively within an interdisciplinary player care and performance team, other department / areas and with consultants where needed to achieve the best results for the clubCoordinate internal communications through the appropriate channels, including collecting, collaborating, preparing, and delivering reports on departmental functionRecruit, appraise and develop medical and performance staff in line with organizational needs and individuals’ personal goalsLead the communication process (meetings, reports etc.) between the medical and performance teams and other departments (such as the coaching and front office departments)Lead initiatives to continually develop the high-performance environment (facilities, work areas, equipment)Oversee the research, acquisition, and integration of cutting-edge medical technologies into the medical department, to help advance the department’s service capabilitiesManage the game day medical coverage consisting of field injury coverage, sideline injury management, injury evaluation and pre and post treatmentsOversee management of appropriate game day staff consisting of ATCs, league mandated medical affiliates, x-ray techs, EMS, physicians, etc.Key communicator with game day injuries to appropriate personnel consisting of team physicians, General Manager, coaches, Communications team, and any other pertinent affiliatesOversee the documentation process of injuries, diagnoses, assessments, treatments and return to play datesCreate and manage any Emergency Action Protocols that occur on game day for home and away teamsConduct yearly evaluations of key performance indicators and develop a culture of constant process improvement, with a goal of promoting professional development and fostering an environment of continual learning and new skill acquisitionDevelop and deliver a program of player education to address topics that would influence performance, recovery, and optimal healthComply with all leagues medical policies and protocolsOversee budget forecasting and management in addition to procurement, ordering, maintaining and inventory of technology, supplies and equipmentManage insurance / worker’s compensation claims for playersOther duties as assignedRequirements:Experience of leading a multi-disciplinary team in an elite environment with the ability to improve team and individual performanceExperience of working with athletes, coaches and technical staff assisting in the design, implementation, and evaluation of medical and performance programs. Medical elite soccer experience preferredExperience of creating and successfully implementing a long-term strategy with an ability to articulate the strategic vision, ensuring consistent delivery and reviewExperience partnering with healthcare partners and optimizing relationshipsAdvanced written and spoken communication skills; need to establish clear channels internally as well as externally with regards to physicians and healthcare providerAbility to communicate technical and complex information in a simple and concise way to coaching staff, technical staff etcMust have a collaborative, team-oriented management style that engages leadership and all stakeholders.Growth minded leader with a curiosity around innovationAbility to perform and provide clear decision-making leadership while working within a fast-paced environment and juggling multiple responsibilitiesKnowledge, appreciation and passion for women’s professional soccer and the trajectory of the sport within the NWSL and globallyAbility to manage budgets effectively Licenses or Certifications Postgraduate degree level; Master’s degree, PhD, or equivalent qualificationA.T.A / Physical Therapist LicensureCurrent professional CPR certificationPossess personal professional liability insuranceWe are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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