Sports Medicine Physician

Posted on Nov 17, 2018 by Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Leisure & Sport
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
Job Description

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Dr. Art James Sports Medicine Physician


Department: CH&W-Health Services (141100)

College/Division: Student Affairs

Salary Range: CSU Classification Range: $12,819 - $24,950 per month Anticipated Hiring Range: $18,000 - $20,000 per month

NOTE: More information regarding benefits is available through this link Benefits

Position Description:
The purpose of Campus Health & Wellbeing is to help students achieve and maintain academic success and lifelong health and wellbeing by providing timely and appropriate primary and acute health care, disease and injury prevention education, professional mental health, outreach, educational services and campus consultations.

The physician in this role will be known as the Dr. Art James Sports Medicine Physician to honor the legacy of a long-time Cal Poly Athletics team physician who was dedicated to the health and wellbeing of students.

The purpose of this position is to serve students, including Division I student-athletes, by providing physical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of both sport and non-sport related injuries and illnesses; serve as a consultant/resource to other health care practitioners, facilitate referrals to community-based resources and interface with outside medical, surgical, and other support providers when appropriate.

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  • Minimum Qualifications (Staff Only):
    Education and Experience:
    1. Graduation from a medical school and completion of one or more sports medicine residency programs and/or fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or equivalent in a specialty appropriate to their assigned specialty duties.


    Licenses, Certificates, Credentials (by date of hire):
    1. Valid license to practice medicine in the State of California.
    2. Valid unrestricted Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration and number for prescribing controlled substances.
    3. Current board certification by the American Board of Sports Medicine or currently meeting Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements (strongly preferred). Board-certification in American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Primary Care specialty, OR Board certification in other ABMS specialty with appropriate primary care training/experience
    4. Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator (CPR/AED) certification.


    Required Qualifications:
    1. Thorough knowledge of, and the ability to effectively apply, the principles and methods essential to the diagnosis and treatment of sports medicine and general medical and surgical care.
    2. Knowledge of medical advances in the practice and education of patients on health issues.
    3. Thorough knowledge of community resources for sports medicine and general medical and surgical care.
    4. Thorough knowledge of local, state, and national laws and regulations pertaining to the medical field and treatment of mental health disorders.
    5. Thorough knowledge of applicable professional ethics and standards.
    6. Current competency to assess, diagnose and treat college-aged patients, including Division I intercollegiate athletes requiring urgent care, consistent with recognized standards for sports medicine, general medical care and NCAA sports medicine best practices.
    7. Knowledge and understanding of current recognized standards of care within the scope of licensure.
    8. Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
    9. Excellent computer skills and the ability to enter data into the electronic health record or other computer applications. Ability to accurately maintain patient records.
    10. Ability to serve as a mentor and resource consultant for other health center personnel.
    11. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of medical practitioners and specialists, as well as students, administrators, faculty, and local hospitals and public mental health agencies.
    12. Excellent communication skills particularly related to young adults.
    13. Demonstrated ability to work with PC-based microcomputers and with Windows, including the ability to use an electronic health record.


    Preferred Qualifications:
    1. Two years or more of increasingly responsible experience in Sports Medicine.
    2. Experience working in a student health center.
    3. Prior or current affiliation with a hospital or outpatient clinic.
    4. Knowledge of NCAA sports medicine best practices.


    Special Conditions:
    • Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
    • Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
    • Must be able to work additional hours, occasional holidays, and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
    • The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
    • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check.
    • This position classification has been defined as "Exempt" and is not subject to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

    Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: Cal Poly cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.

    Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.

    For health and well-being, Cal Poly is a smoke-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.

    Review Begin Date: 11-07-2018

    Requisition Number: 105068

    To Apply: All applicants must apply online at: .

    About Us
    Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university. Founded in 1901, the 6,000-acre campus is nestled in the foothills of San Luis Obispo, along California's scenic central coast and midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With a budget of $168.5 million, the university has a student enrollment exceeding 17,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff members. Cal Poly is part of the 23-campus California State University system.

    At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

    Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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