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 1, 2019.
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: -Serve as the Chief Medical Officer for the JMU Sports Medicine Department and provide medical/clinical supervision of staff.
-Provide evidence-based medical services to 450+ JMU student-athletes competing in 18 NCAA Division I sports, provide leadership in the clinical and 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.
-Provide event/game coverage for home and away football games and assist in home coverage for M/W Basketball games and Conference/NCAA tournament events hosted by JMU with Orthopedic Team Physicians.
-Work with key constituents on establishing quality assurance of health care services provided by the Sports Medicine Department.
-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.
-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.
Minimum qualifications include: MD or DO degree obtained from an accredited institution. A Virginia license to practice medicine will be required prior to beginning work; an unrestricted license through the DEA to prescribe controlled substances; possess a fundamental knowledge of emergency care regarding sporting events; be 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; possess the ability to effectively communicate with multiple parties within the athletics department and campus community.
Preferred qualifications include: certificate of added qualification in sports medicine (CAQSM); specialty board certification; formal fellowship training in sports medicine; training and proficiency with musculoskeletal ultrasound; membership and participation in a sports medicine society; involvement in teaching; research and/or publications related to sports medicine; demonstrated leadership qualities; highly motivated with proven ability in patient care in primary care sports medicine.
The successful candidate will ensure compliance with all relevant institutional, CAA, NCAA, and Commonwealth of Virginia regulations.
James Madison University is 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.
We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.
Interested candidates will need to apply through the JMU Joblink system:
Established in 1908, James Madison University is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs to more than 20,000 students. JMU is regarded as one of the finest regional universities in the nation and has been continuously cited in U.S. News and World Report, Changing Times and Money Magazine as an outstanding public university. Located in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. Known for its livability, diversity, local food, arts and natural surroundings, this Virginia Main Street community is a great place to live and work.