USA Luge Health Care Provider

posted 8/20/2018

USA LUGE

Health Care Provider

Reports directly to the USA Luge Sport Program Director. During the Luge season, this position takes daily direction for duties and activities from the National Luge Team Head Coach. 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 Luge Health Care Provider:

1. 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.

2. 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 USOC policies and procedures.

3. Perform as a high performance 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, chiropractors, physical therapists, certified athletic trainers, USOC Sports Performance staff and others. Participate in the daily care of athletes, including performance enhancing, preventative, routine cares.

4. 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, including the management of pharmaceuticals with the individual’s scope of practice.

5. Maintain compliance with IOC, WADA, USADA, and the Olympic Code in order to provide for maximum sports performance from each athlete.

6. Maintain knowledge of up to date techniques in the enhancement, prevention, and care of athletic injuries.

7. Assist in developing and maintaining professional working relationships including Sports Performance partners, USA Luge, and outside parties.

8. Work cooperatively with the National Team Coach 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.

9. Attend all training sessions of resident program and training camps to monitor health and well-being of athletes and provide needed medical services.

10. 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.

11. As indicated, accompany, injured athletes to hospitals, outside referrals and Sports Medicine Clinic.

12. Communicate to high performance teams, USOC Sports Medicine, USA Luge staff and the USA Luge Sport Program Director the status of injured athletes, while maintaining appropriate compliance with privacy laws.

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

14. Work collaboratively with NGB and USOC Sport Performance team members on athlete plans to improve the start. May include learning and coaching the start technique.

15. Work cooperatively with the strength and conditioning area of Sport Performance to plan and implement conditioning programs and other preventative measures to help prevent potential injuries in order to maximize performance.

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

17. Initiate insurance claims for athletes.

18. In conjunction with the USOC Sports Medicine staff, coordinate referrals to outside providers for diagnostic or treatment modalities, as necessary.

19. Operate and maintain equipment as permitted by and in accordance with local and state regulations.

20. As appropriate, oversee medical supply budget and ordering of equipment and supplies for NGB medical needs.

21. 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.

22. Keep work areas, to include USOC Sports Medicine Clinic, safe, clean and organized.

23. Perform other duties that support the smooth operation of the National Luge Team during travel. Other duties will likely include taking video during training sessions when the Health Care Provider responsibilities allow, assist with transportation (hotel to track, track to track), record split times during races, and be conversant in the International Luge Federation rules.

24. Coordinate and execute special projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications Required:

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred.

Licensure & Certification:

  • Current NATA BOC Certification required
  • Valid Passport through to the end of August 2018
  • Valid Driver’s License with a clean driving record
  • Dual licensure in Athletic Training or Physical Therapy preferred
  • Continuous State Licensure in field of expertise or certificate in good standing
  • Board Certification in field of expertise, as appropriate.
  • Current Health Care Provider CPR certification
  • Massage or other soft tissue certification

Experience:

  • Minimum 3 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 sports preferred, including winter sliding sports.
  • Multidisciplinary Clinic experience preferred
  • Electronic Medical Record experience preferred

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
  • IOC Medical Code
  • Anti-doping

Other:

  • Ability and willingness 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 Luge and the USOC Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics.

Compensation:

  • Commensurate with experience
  • Employee benefits package.

Work Location:

  • Lake Placid, New York Olympic Training Center

USA Luge 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:

Mark Grimmette

Sport Program Director

mark@usaluge.org

This position is targeted to start in early fall.