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The University of Michigan (UM) University Health Service (UHS), a unit of Student Life, is an AAAHC accredited ambulatory, multispecialty clinic that serves a large and diverse student body of more than 45,000 students, as well as UM faculty and staff. UHS is committed to promoting and protecting the health of students and other members of the University community so that they achieve their educational and personal goals. Through our programs, services and partnerships, we foster lifelong learning in support of individuals' becoming active participants in their health and wellness.
UHS provides clinical services throughout its primary care and specialty clinics, as well as health and wellness education and promotion. Specialty clinics include: Allergy, Dermatology, Eating & Body Image Concerns, Eye Care, Gynecology & Sexual Health, Nutrition, Psychiatry, Sleep, Social Work, Sports Medicine, and Travel Health. Patients are additionally supported through an on-site laboratory, pharmacy and radiology suite. UHS annually completes >90,000 clinician visits, >4,900 radiologic studies, >25,000 prescriptions filled, and >35,000 laboratory tests.
The UHS Sports Medicine department is co-located with Physical Therapy and works collaboratively to support the musculoskeletal, rehabilitation and concussion recovery needs of all UM students, including students who participate in Recreational Sports, Club Sports, and Adaptive Sports and Fitness. The Athletic Medicine department supports UM student-athletes who participate in 31 Varsity Olympic sports programs and represent approximately 2% (930) of the total UM student population. Each year Division I student-athletes are seen for approximately 4,000 physician visits at two Athletic Medicine offices and Athletic Training Room facilities. In addition to these physician visits, approximately 150,000 treatment, rehabilitation and dietician sessions occur annually under the supervision of the Medical Director of Athletics.
UM seeks an innovative student-centered leader with a reputation for outstanding clinical care to serve as Medical Director of Athletic Medicine. This is an opportunity to lead and shape a growing, multidisciplinary service that is committed to a holistic and inclusive approach to the health and well-being of all levels of student-athletes. The Medical Director of Athletic Medicine will be a change agent with a vision for better integrating and aligning the interests of the University Health Service, Athletics, Michigan Medicine, Physical Therapy, Adaptive Sports and Fitness, and Recreational Sports. Reporting to the UHS Medical Director, the Medical Director of Athletic Medicine will be a key member of the UHS clinical leadership team.
The Medical Director of Athletic Medicine will oversee the Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy departments within University Health Services and provide clinical care, with special attention to musculoskeletal care for students in the Sports Medicine clinic. This is a 12-month permanent staff appointment and consists of office-based practice, practice coverage, travel with assigned team(s) for game coverage, and clinician supervision. An adjunct clinical faculty appointment at Michigan Medicine is possible and may provide opportunities for education and greater collaboration.
Clinical – 70%
Adhere to all policies and procedures as defined by the NCAA, Big 10 Conference, University of Michigan, University Health Service, and University of Michigan Department of Athletics
Promote a culture where student-athletes choose to make a commitment to lifetime health and wellness and personal and professional development
Provide a high level of service and communication at all times to all entities
Pre-participation evaluation and screening of student-athletes
Prompt, effective, and coordinated emergency care for acute injuries
Medical coverage and care for athletic teams and events
Prevention, evaluation, management, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries
Nutrition education and enhancement
Provide at least initial evaluation of primary care-related mental health concerns and, when appropriate, refer to other health professionals
Return-to-play decision-making for all student-athlete conditions
Collaborate with Student-Athlete Health and Welfare personnel, coaching personnel, administration, and campus and community medical, nutrition, strength and conditioning, mental health, sports science, equipment operations, and other pertinent personnel to develop best practice models designed to enhance performance optimization, rest, recovery, and regeneration, injury prevention, athlete readiness, and lifetime wellness
Attend assigned team practices, competitions, strength and conditioning sessions, and other team events as needed and/or directed
Maintain a safe environment for student-athletes to include independent decision-making involving the ability of student-athletes to safely return to practice or competition following an injury and/or illness and communicate participation status with the appropriate personnel
Provide written and/or verbal reports to administration, Student-Athlete Health and Welfare personnel, physicians, coaching personnel, and other pertinent individuals, within the limitations of FERPA and other applicable laws, as needed and/or requested
Perform detailed history and physical examinations and develop appropriate management plans within primary care and sports medicine clinics
Develop problem-based care plans, prepare orders and prescribe medications
Order and interpret diagnostic labs, radiologic studies, ancillary testing
Perform diagnostic, therapeutic, and minor surgical procedures including but not limited to: suturing, incision/drainage of abscesses, skin biopsies, and joint injection
Provide typical office orthopedic care to patients
Effectively communicate clinical information and follow-up plans to patients
Analyze reports, findings of tests, and examinations in order to diagnose conditions and then effectively communicate this information to patients
Extend the knowledge of clinicians at UHS by providing consultation service for complex patients
Maintain compliance with billing and coding practices
Advise and educate patients about diet, hygiene, normal growth, prevention of disease, risk factor reduction, and other dimensions of wellness
Assist in the appropriate referral of patients to both internal and external resources, including emergency care
Respond in a timely manner to nursing concerns/requests
Collaborate with other health care providers/clinicians to coordinate clinical care
Maintain accurate and timely patient documentation in compliance with UHS policies and procedures
Provide timely and effective communication of patient needs to internal and external care providers
Complete regular peer review activities
Participate in quality improvement activities
Assure patient safety and satisfaction
Utilize new improvements and/or technologies that relate to job assignments
Work effectively with and serve as a clinical resource for other UHS and Student Life colleagues
Administrative/Supervision – 30%
Supervise Assistant/Associate Team Physician(s), UHS Sports Medicine clinician(s), UHS Athletics Trainers (ATCs), UHS Physical Therapy staff, as well as Athletic Department ATCs, registered dietician(s), and mental health professionals
Liaise and coordinate with campus colleagues, Big 10 and NCAA stakeholders
Attend staff meetings at UHS and the Athletic Department
Indirect patient care via the patient portal, phone calls, and other modes of communication
Graduation M.D./D.O. from an accredited medical school
Full, unrestricted license (or license-eligible) as a physician in the State of Michigan
Board-certified in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, or Pediatrics
Current Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Primary Care Sports Medicine
Possession of a State and Federal Narcotics and Controlled Substance license
Current BLS & ACLS certification
Minimum of two (2) years of relevant clinical experience as a sports medicine physician at the NCAA Division I or professional athletics level
Compliance and understanding of Big Ten Conference and NCAA rules
Expert clinical skills in the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and overall management of commonly acquired athletic injuries and common medical conditions and illnesses seen in the collegiate student-athlete population
Experience with office-based surgical procedures and orthopedic care
Familiarity with strength and conditioning principles, mental health and performance psychology principles, performance nutrition principles, and performance science applications
A record of leadership and mentorship in a complex, busy, multidisciplinary environment
Clinical experience working with young and emerging adults in a university setting
Clinical experience working with athletes who have physical disabilities and participate in adaptive sports and fitness
Ability to work with a diverse population
Experience with contraception education / prescriptions, including emergency contraception
Experience with quality improvement and safety initiatives
Track record of effective collaboration with peers
Position Criteria (Candidate characteristics):
Proven ability to multi-task, work independently, prioritize, and complete tasks in a timely manner
Excellent critical thinking and judgment
Ability to prioritize, organize, and efficiently work in a fluid environment that is rapidly changing, and with multiple assignments simultaneously
Strong interpersonal skills
Flexible and collaborative working style
Excellent written and verbal communication; excellent interpersonal skills; must be able to establish and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues, coaches, student-athletes, physicians, and other allied health personnel
Flexibility and ability to work independently and collaboratively with multiple co-workers and staff across the University
Shift/Hours: Variable, primarily daytime hours but occasional evening and weekends expected for games, travel, practice coverage and cross-coverage. Ability to work long hours, including early mornings, late nights, weekends, holidays, overtime, non-traditional work hours, extended periods of time without days off, travel, and be on-call as a regular part of the position.
Locations: University Health Service, South Campus Performance Center, Schembechler Hall, various game and practice locations.
Ability to transport heavy objects, stand for long periods, work in various environmental conditions, and assist injured individuals on/off playing surfaces.
Assistant/Associate Team Physician(s), UHS Sports Medicine clinician(s), UHS Athletics Trainers (ATCs), UHS Physical Therapy staff, as well as Athletic Department ATCs, registered dietician(s), and mental health professionals. Opportunities may arise to supervise fellows from the Michigan Medicine Sports Medicine Fellowship program.
The opportunity for an adjunct faculty position with the UM Department of Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, or PM&R may be available depending on interest and credentials.
This role may have reporting obligations under Title IX and Clery.
Salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and education of selected candidate.
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