At USA Gymnastics, our mission is to build a community and culture of health, safety, and excellence, where athletes can thrive in sport and in life. We are focused on creating an athlete-centric organization and are guided by our new organizational values: Safety, Accountability, Integrity, Transparency, and Listening. As part of making safety our highest value, it is part of everyone's role in the organization to prioritize the protection of members, particularly minor athletes, from harm.

In collaboration with the Chief of Athlete Wellness, in accordance with all USA Gymnastics policies, including medical staff policies, provide high-level oversight and direction of all medical programming, policies and procedures for all disciplines in support of sustained excellence in sports performance at USAG activities.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide direction in strategic planning for health and wellness priorities.
  • Provide physician oversight of USAG medical initiatives.
  • Lead development and promotion of policies and position statements surrounding athlete sports medicine initiatives using available evidence-based medicine and sports medicine best practices. Policies shall have a focus on wellness, safety, and excellence of athletes.
  • Provide input on requirements/roles/responsibilities for medical personnel.
  • Contribute to the development of protocols and provide final approval of protocols for medical care.
  • Serve as physician spokesperson for USAG on medical issues.
  • Participate in and provide guidance to the USAG Athlete Health and Wellness Council.
  • Provide input as requested on Safe Sport medical complaints.
  • Review medical partnership proposals in conjunction with Chief of Athlete Wellness and other relevant personnel to determine suitability of partnership with USAG.
  • Establish standing orders for licensed medical personnel providing team coverage.
  • Provide prescriptions as appropriate for emergency Epi-Pens, emergency Inhalers, medications, or other prescription items as needed and approved for teams.
  • Facilitate the ordering of medications for team physician event and camp supplies.
  • Facilitate and order laboratory analyses for National Team athletes, upon request.
  • Perform as a physician event medical director during assigned events, placing athlete well-being, health, and safety at the forefront of decision-making. Health care includes injury prevention, emergency care, examination and evaluation of injuries and illnesses, developing and applying care plans.
  • Attend and provide services during yearly multi-disciplinary national team events.
  • Consult on RTP decisions in accordance with the Return-To-Gymnastics Medical Clearance policy.
  • Review and consult on emergency action plans and medical preparations for events and camps.
  • Maintain active licensure and compliance with medical/legal requirements for the state of residence.
  • Maintain current knowledge in area of specialty via continuing education, review of medical literature and continuous learning, consistent with requirements for certification/licensure.
  • Work and/or consult with national team physician(s) and leadership on operational and clinical issues/strategies and facilitate implementation of case management strategies.
  • Maintain knowledge of and compliance with USAG, IOC, FIG, WADA, and USADA policies, and the Olympic Code to provide for maximum athlete health and safety, as well as sports performance.
  • Maintain SafeSport certification.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining professional working relationships with sports performance partners, the USOPC and other outside parties.
  • Provide education and conduct training on pertinent topics to coaches at regional and/or national congresses as mutually agreed upon.
  • Coordinate and execute special projects and other duties as mutually agreed upon.
  • Must remain professional and use good clinical decision making in high stress/high pressure situations.
  • Must maintain compliance with all USAG policies and procedures, while on assignment.
  • Attend and participate in routine medical staff and medical leadership meetings.
  • Participate in the bi-annual medical staff review process including evaluation of the skillset of contracted physicians.
  • Conduct regular telephone or virtual meetings with USAG Chief of Athlete Wellness and/or Medical Coordinator, and other relevant USAG leadership as needed.
  • MD or DO with unrestricted license to practice and board certified in area of specialization, if any
  • CPR and AED certification
  • Experience/advanced education in Sports Medicine
  • Fundamental knowledge of on-field emergency care (concussion, cardiac emergencies, spinal emergencies)
  • Working knowledge of musculoskeletal injuries, medical conditions and psychological issues affecting the athlete
  • Maintain USAG Professional Membership which includes Safe Sport certification and background check
  • Complete Stanford or ADEL Anti-Doping training prior to first assignment
Strongly Preferred:
  • Sports Medicine board certification from ACGME/AOA
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
  • Complete USADA/WADA online training
  • Follow HIPAA guidelines for release of protected health information
  • Follow all policies, procedures and protocols adopted by USAG for medical personnel
To apply, send cover letter referencing this position and a detailed resume to:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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