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Vacancy: Head of Medical, Munster Rugby

11th October 2016 By Munster Rugby

Vacancy: Head of Medical, Munster Rugby

Munster Rugby would like to invite applications for the position of Head of Medical. The Head of Medical will provide medical services to the Munster 1st Team and Academy squads, diagnose and refer player injuries as appropriate and deliver best practice sports medicine services.

Attendance at games played by Munster at home and abroad will be required.

This position is being offered as either:

A part time, 3 days per week post as Munster Rugby Head of Medical based at the High Performance Centre at the University of Limerick


As a full-time post working both as Munster Rugby Head of Medical and as a Specialist Sports Physician in one of Irelands Leading Sports Clinics
To apply, please send your CV to Claire Cooke, HR Manager at recruitment@munsterrugby.ie  Closing date for applications is strictly 25th October 2016 at 17:00. A full job description can be found below.

Munster Rugby is an equal opportunities employer
POSITION TITLE:               Head of Medical – Munster 1st Team and Academy
LOCATION:                         High Performance Centre, University of Limerick
To provide medical services to the Munster 1st Team and Academy squads on site at least 3 days per week to assess, diagnose and refer player injuries as appropriate and to deliver best practice sports medicine services.
To attend games played by Munster at home and abroad providing best practice medical services.
Operational:       Director of Rugby, Munster
Medical:               IRFU Head of Medical Services.
Munster Rugby Head Coach
Munster Rugby Team Manager
Munster Rugby Academy Manager
Munster Rugby Head of Fitness
IRFU Head of Medical Services
National Team Doctor
National Team Physiotherapist
Provincial physiotherapists
Allied Medical Professionals/ Sports Scientists/ Nutritionists
Provincial CEO
Team management

  • Registered Medical Practitioner with the Irish Medical council.
  • Fellow of the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine or equivalent.
  • Maintenance of ongoing CPD in Sports & Exercise Medicine.
  • More than 5 years’ experience working in high performance sport


  • On the Specialist Register in the Division of Sports & Exercise Medicine in Ireland or equivalent.


  • Player welfare, to develop proactive
    • Health maintenance and Injury prevention strategies.
  • Injuries, to oversee and manage and deliver
    • The appropriate recognition and rapid management of injury.
    • Injury rehabilitation and return to play decisions
    • Clinics for injury management
  • Match day cover.
  • Player Medicals
    • Perform contract entry, renewal and exit medicals.
    • Perform pre-participation medical assessments.
  • Anti-doping
    • Manage the anti-doping procedures
    •  Educate the players and management on IRB/ISC drugs use, abuse and doping control.
  • To work as part of a multidisciplinary team. 
  • Oversee and manage Munster Rugby medical multidisciplinary team.
    • Liaise with the National Squad medical personnel.
    • Liaise with the Head of Medical Services at the IRFU.
    • Develop a fast-track network of Consultant Specialists.
  • Record keeping and confidentiality as appropriate.
  • Carry out any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work required from this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required.  The holder of this position is required to respond with a flexible approach when tasks arise which are not specifically covered in this job description.

  • Carry out duties and responsibilities as mentioned above to an effective and efficient standard;
  • Maintaining effective relationships with various staff within provincial branch
  • Portray a professional image on behalf of Munster Rugby

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