James Madison University (JMU), a Division I Member of the NCAA and Colonial Athletic Association, is accepting applications for a Primary Care Team Physician/Chief Medical Officer. This position is a full-time, 12-month position with a full comprehensive benefits package. The anticipated start date for this position is July 23, 2018. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a high level of communication, outstanding interpersonal and clinical skills, professionalism and ensure the delivery of a high level of care to the student-athletes as a member of the JMU Sports Medicine Staff. In addition, the Team Physician will provide medical/clinical supervision and education for athletic training staff members.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide evidence-based medical services to JMU student-athletes and provide for the medical management and coordination of care of medical conditions, illnesses and injuries including but not limited to general primary care, non-operative orthopedic care, mental health, concussion management, female athlete triad/REDS, minor procedures and substance abuse education. Services provided daily at the on-campus JMU Sports Medicine Physicians’ Clinic.
- Educate and counsel JMU student-athletes regarding medical conditions that could affect their safety and performance.
- Serve as an interdisciplinary member of the health care team of providers to include: athletic trainers, sports dietitian, orthopedic surgeons, chiropractors, sport and clinical psychologists and other allied health care professionals.
- Assist Sports Medicine staff with the administration and documentation of pre-participation medical exams. Establish medical clearance for all JMU student-athletes.
- Assist the Associate Athletic Director for Integrated Health and Sports Performance with the development, review and rehearsal of emergency action plans, the development of medical and administrative protocol and clinical management policies.
- Collaborate with JMU Orthopedic Team Physicians and Sports Medicine staff regarding rehabilitation and return to play progressions and protocols.
- Provide event/game coverage for home and away football games and assist in home coverage for men and women’s Basketball games and Conference/NCAA tournament events hosted by JMU.
- Maintain medical records and documentation on all student-athletes in a timely, efficient and confidential manner.
- Provide clinical education of athletic training students rotating within the JMU Sports Medicine Physicians’ Clinic.
- Ensure compliance with all relevant institutional, CAA, NCAA and Commonwealth of Virginia regulations.
Qualifications include MD or DO degree obtained from an accredited institution and an unrestricted license in good standing to practice medicine from any state in the United States; a Virginia license to practice medicine will be required prior to beginning work. Other qualifications include an unrestricted license through the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to prescribe controlled substances; possess a fundamental knowledge of emergency care regarding sporting events; trained in CPR/AED and advanced cardiac life support; have a working knowledge of medical conditions affecting the athlete; have a working knowledge of musculoskeletal injuries affecting the athlete; have at least 2 years’ experience as a Team Physician at the high school, college or professional level and possess the ability to effectively communicate with multiple parties within the Athletics Department and campus community.
Preferred qualifications include continuing medical education in sports medicine (CAQSM); specialty board certification; formal fellowship training in sports medicine; membership and participation in a sports medicine society; involvement in teaching; conduct research and/or write publications related to sports medicine; demonstrated leadership qualities and highly motivated with proven ability in patient care in primary care sports medicine.
James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.