Under the direction and supervision of the Associate Director, Sports Medicine Clinics, provide evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries/illnesses of athletes registered at the Colorado Springs OTC to ensure athletes receive care necessary for them to excel at elite levels of competition. Upon assignment, serve in the capacity of Sports Medicine staff at USOC sponsored events. The Health Care Services Provider (HCSP) is clinically competent in his/her area of focus (PT, ATC &/or DC). The Health Care Services Provider also has good communication skills and is timely in completing medical documentation and communication amongst the sports medicine team and across departments, as appropriate.
Duties & Responsibilities
Perform as a HCSP for the health care of registered and/or assigned athletes. Health care includes emergency care, evaluation of injuries and illnesses, developing and applying treatment and rehabilitation programs through the use of therapeutic modalities, exercise, and manual treatments including soft tissue cares. Assist with making referrals to outside medical sources. Perform additional allied medical duties, as permitted by state law.
Perform as a medical team member and participate in the functions and activities essential to clinic operations. Refer to, and accept referrals from, medical team members including physicians, physical therapists, certified athletic trainers and chiropractors. Participate in the daily care of athletes, including preventative, routine and rehabilitative treatment
Provide patient care activities as needed according to standards and functions of his/her individual professional practice, job description and standards for appropriate practice level, including clinical competency and documentation.
Coordinate and execute special projects as assigned for the Colorado Springs Clinic.
Operate and maintain equipment as permitted by and in accordance with local and state regulations.
Work and/or consult with leadership on operational and clinical issues/strategies and facilitate implementation of case management strategies.
Work collaboratively with other Sport Performance team members on athlete plan of care and performance enhancement programs, including post injury physical exams and rehabilitation. Act as a liaison between athletes/coaches and physicians on medical consultation matters.
Ensure compliance with medical/legal requirements for the states of Colorado, California, and New York, as well as any other states in which the USOC conducts sporting events or activities.
Work cooperatively with the strength and conditioning area of Sport Performance to plan and implement the prevention of potential injuries through conditioning programs and other preventative measures in order to have the maximum performance from each athlete.
Consult with coaches/athletes/staff members on proper injury prevention techniques in the areas of nutrition, training periodization, bracing, safety of playing surfaces and environmental conditions.
Communicate to coaches the medical status of injured athletes, while maintaining appropriate compliance with medical privacy laws.
Maintain knowledge of up to date techniques in the prevention, care, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries by attending courses, clinics, seminars and reading current periodicals.
Keep the USOC Sports Medicine Clinic safe, clean and organized and comply with local, state and federal health and safety standards.
Provide input regarding equipment and/or supply purchases and/or donations.
Assist in developing and maintaining professional working relationships including Sports Performance partners and outside medical consultants.
Record and enter athlete medical data into electronic medical record system in a timely manner for maintenance of athlete medical records.
Initiate insurance claims for qualified athletes.
Coordinate referrals to outside providers for diagnostic or treatment modalities (physical therapy, MR Imaging, etc.), when deemed necessary.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications Required
Master’s degree in Sports Medicine or related field
Licensure & Certification:
Board Certification in field of expertise
Current Health Care Provider CPR certification
Dual licensure in Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, or Chiropractic preferred
Massage or other soft tissue certification
Must have current/maintain licensure and certification in state of practice
3 years of clinical experience
2 years of sports medicine experience after board certification – experience with a variety of sports preferred
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Working knowledge of Word, and Excel computer programs
Must be willing and able to travel and work irregular hours
Must possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a diverse population including, but not limited to, athletes, coaches, administrative staff, physicians, volunteers and other medical personnel
Knowledge in the areas of:
Injury/illness prevention and treatment
Rehabilitation of athletic injuries
Emergency medicine skills
Tools, Equipment, & Conditions
Medical, treatment and rehabilitation equipment
Telecommunications equipment, fax machine and copier
Personal computer, peripherals and related software
Motor vehicles/motorized carts
Health care facility
Provide after hours on call duty
Domestic and/or international travel
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