Assistant Professor and Athletic Training Program Medical Director
James Madison University
October 11, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
College / University
The Department of Health Professions and College of Health and Behavioral Studies at James Madison University are seeking a visionary individual with professional experience for the position of Assistant Professor and Athletic Training Program Medical Director. The Athletic Training Program is one of five programs within the Department of Health Professions. The faculty member will work collaboratively with faculty from Athletic Training, Dietetics, Health Services Administration, Occupational Therapy, and Physician Assistant Studies programs within the department as well as with other schools within the College. This position also provides medical services at James Madison University Health Center. The successful candidate will join a strong and engaged faculty at one of the nation's outstanding public universities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Medical Director and Athletic Training Program Faculty Member (70%) • Serve as the Athletic Training Program medical director • Provide direct input into both didactic instruction and clinical experiences to ensure current practice standards are met related to the athletic trainer's role in providing client/patient care • Contribute to establishing adequate clinical sites for athletic training students • Teach athletic training courses according to clinical expertise and training (e.g. pharmacology and general medicine) • Contribute to the assessment of athletic training students' clinical skills (e.g. standardized patients, simulations, practical exams) • Assist in developing and administering medical simulations • Supervise athletic training students while providing medical services at the University Health Center • Assist with planning, organizing, and facilitating continuing education for faculty and preceptors during annual preceptor training and as needed for necessary skill development • Facilitate monthly educational event (i.e. grand rounds) with faculty, staff, preceptors, and students • Pursue service and scholarship opportunities within the program and Department
Medical Provider at the University Health Center (30%) • Provide evidence based, quality health care to JMU students by assessing and managing their acute health care conditions which may include collaboration with other licensed physicians or health care professionals • Evaluate and treat students with acute/urgent illnesses and injuries to include proper utilization and interpretation of laboratory and radiology testing and minor surgical procedures • Explain symptoms to patients incorporating appropriate education regarding prevention and treatment • Collaborate with, supervise, and educate Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants on Staff at the JMU Health Center • Serve as a resource to all staff regarding medical assessment and treatment with professionalism and empathy • Document records in the student's electronic medical record. Documents appropriately according to guidelines, in a timely manner with documentation completed on a daily basis • Participate in University Health Center committees as required or requested
Minimum Qualifications: • Completed a MD or DO degree obtained from an accredited institution • Completed a residency program from an accredited program • Possess an unrestricted license to practice Medicine from any State in the US – a Virginia License to practice medicine will be required prior to beginning work • Possess unrestricted license through the US Drug Enforcement Agency to prescribe medications • Possess a working knowledge of trauma, musculoskeletal injuries, and medical conditions affecting the athlete • Possess current certification in CPR and AED • Communicate, collaborate, and cooperate well with others clearly and concisely to achieve common program, department, and university goals with a student/customer first orientation • Adapt willingly and quickly to changing priorities, responsibilities, people, situations, and needs of the Athletic Training Program and the University Health Center • Demonstrate a willingness to gain knowledge and skills to align with the athletic training discipline • Possess aptitude for conducting research to support an evidence-based approach to the athletic training curriculum and all advanced training for faculty, staff, and preceptors • Recognize administrative policy and procedure • Demonstrate an enthusiastic approach to duties • Demonstrate understanding of, respect for, and acknowledgement of legal concerns regarding matters requiring confidentiality • Demonstrate ability to communicate in both verbal and written (including electronically) forms using jargon understandable to students and colleagues • Possess aptitude for technological development and its implications • Possess the ability to walk, stand, and carry objects of moderate weight • Possess the ability to utilize physical senses to include vision, touch, smell, and hearing
Preferred Qualifications: • Completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship from an accredited program • Completed continuing medical education in sports medicine • Possess contemporary knowledge of concussion assessment, rehabilitation, and return to activity guidelines • Possess teaching experience in clinical anatomy, evidence-based practice, spine evaluation, and rehabilitation • Hold a membership and participation in a sports medicine society • Involvement in teaching, scholarship, and/or publications relating to sports medicine • Possess training in advanced cardiac life support • Possess knowledge in medical/legal, disability, and worker's compensation issues • Involvement with diverse patient populations (e.g. through the lifespan, occupational medicine, socioeconomic status, etc.)
To apply visit http://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/4226 or go to JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number F1202. Salary is commensurate with experience.
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