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JOB OPENING: USA Bobsled/Skeleton High Performance Health Care Provider

Reports directly to the USA Bobsled/Skeleton Director of Sport while on tour and works in conjunction with CMO and Director of Internal Operations for logistics and administrative duties.  Provides clinical care as a member of the USOC Sports Medicine team, including adherence to all USOC clinic policies and procedures.

Duties & Responsibilities of the USA Bobsled/Skeleton Health Care Provider:

  • Health care includes emergency care, evaluation of injuries and illnesses, developing and applying treatment and rehabilitation programs through the use of wound care, concussion management, active care, therapeutic modalities and manual treatments including soft tissue cares. Perform additional allied duties, as permitted by state law. 
  • Provide for patient care activities as needed in accordance with the licensure, scope of practice, standards and functions of his/her individual professional licensure, job description and standards for appropriate practice, including clinical competency and documentation and USABS policies and procedures.

  • While in clinic, perform as a high performance medical team member and participate in the functions and activities essential to clinic operations. Participate in the daily care of athletes, including performance enhancing, preventative, routine cares.

  • Be in compliance with medical/legal requirements for the States of employment as well as any other states in which the individual supports the USOC or NGB at sporting events or activities.
  •  Maintain compliance with IOC, WADA, USADA, and the Olympic Code in order to provide for maximum sports performance from each athlete.

  • Maintain knowledge of up to date techniques in the enhancement, prevention, and care of athletic injuries including but not limited to manipulation and soft tissue cares.

  •  Assist in developing and maintaining professional working relationships including Sports Performance partners, USA Bobsled/Skeleton, and outside parties.
  • Work cooperatively with the National Team Coaches and personnel and USOC Sports Performance teams to implement the enhancement of athletic performance and the prevention of potential injuries through programming and other case management strategies.
  • Attend training sessions of resident program and training camps to monitor health and well-being of athletes and provide needed medical services as assigned by Director of Sport.

  • Travel extensively with National Teams, providing medical support during competitions held both nationally and internationally and oversee scheduling of support medical staff for NGB events, where appropriate. Duties to include assistance in building and managing medical volunteer pool.

  • As indicated, accompany, injured athletes to hospitals, outside referrals and Sports Medicine Clinic.
  • Communicate to USA Bobsled/Skeleton CMO the status of injured athletes and coaching staff when appropriate.

  • Work collaboratively with other NGB, USOC Sport Performance team member and third party contracts on athlete plans of care and performance enhancement programs, including pre-season testing, post-injury physical exams and rehabilitation programs.  

  • Work cooperatively with strength and conditioning athlete programs to plan and implement conditioning programs and other preventative measures to help prevent potential injuries in order to maximize performance.

  • Record and enter athlete medical data into electronic health record system in a timely manner for entry and maintenance of athlete medical records.  Participate in athlete medical tracking, as requested.

  • Initiate insurance claims for athletes.

  • Assist and coordinate referrals to outside providers for diagnostic or treatment modalities, as necessary. 
  • Operate and maintain equipment as permitted by and in accordance with local and state regulations.
  • As appropriate, oversee medical supply ordering of equipment and supplies for NGB medical needs in conjunction with CMO.
      
  • Keep work areas safe, clean and organized.

  • Coordinate and execute special projects as assigned.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

 

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Masters in Athletic Training
  • Safe Sport Training (will be provided)

Licensure & Certification:

  • Continuous State or Provincial Licensure in field of expertise or certificate in good standing
  • Board Certification in field of expertise, as appropriate.
  • Current Health Care Provider CPR and First Aid certification
  • Proficiency including but not limited to Massage, soft tissue, manipulation/mobilization and taping preferred.

Experience:

 

  • Minimum 5 years of sports medicine clinical experience after licensure or certification experience with a variety of high level athletes and winter sliding sports preferred.
  • Documented experience working with collision and sprint and power  sports preferred.
    • Multidisciplinary Clinic experience preferred
    • Experience working with Strength and Conditioning

Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including medical documentation
  • 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
    •  Sport Performance enhancement
    • Emergency medicine skills
      • Annual Blood Borne Pathogen Training (will be provided)

Other:

  • Mandatory to travel domestically and internationally.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet strict deadlines.
  • Pass a medical credential review and a criminal background check.
  • Abide by the USA Bobsled/Skeleton and the USOC Code of Conduct and Code of  Ethics.
    •     Ability to drive a standard truck and have a clear driving license.

Compensation:

  • Commensurate with experience
  • Employee benefits package.
  • 6 month Evaluation Period. 

Work Location:

  • Lake Placid, New York Olympic Training Center during the off-season
  • Travel, national and international, during winter season (October-March)

USA Bobsled/Skeleton does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, age, handicap, or veteran status.  All qualified applicants will be given equal opportunity.  Selection decisions are based upon job related factors.

Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to:

          Ashley Walden

          Ashley.walden@usabs.com

          Office: 518-523-1842

          Fax: 518-523-9491

 

Application deadline: Sunday April 17th, 2016