Assistant Chief Athletic Medicine, Team Physician

Yale University New Haven , CT 06501

Posted 8 months ago

Essential Duties
1.Provides comprehensive ongoing patient centered medical care for all varsity student athletes. 2. Diagnoses and treats injuries and illnesses that occur as a result of or that impact participation in varsity athletic activities. 3. Evaluates and implements programs for primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of illness and injury to the student athlete. 4. Serves as Primary Care Sports Medicine consultant to Yale Student Health for non-varsity athletes. 5. Maintains standards, in consultation and collaboration with Primary Care Sports Medicine colleagues and specialty consultants, for medical care within the specialty and assist in the development of productivity and quality assurance measures. 6. Works closely with the Deans and Heads of College as well as with other stakeholders including, but not limited to, Orthopedics and Athletics. Interpersonal skills, collegiality and ability to function as a member of an interdisciplinary team are critical characteristics for success in this position. 7. Works closely with certified athletic trainers. Support and supervise the clinical care provided by certified athletic trainers while appreciating that these certified athletic trainers are employed by the Department of Athletics. 8. Documents encounters in the EMR including diagnosis and proposed plan of care. Updates patient's active problems, medication list and health maintenance at each encounter. Monitors patient's adherence with the treatment plan and varies plan according to patient's responses. 9. Meets departmental standards for quality of clinical care, productivity and service. Follows practice guidelines established by the department and Yale Health.

Required Education and Experience
1.Graduation from an accredited medical school. Graduation from an accredited residency in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics or Emergency Medicine. 2. Holds or is eligible to hold a CT Medical License. 3. Holds or is eligible to hold a CT Controlled Substance Registration and Federal DEA Registration. 4. Board Certification. 5. Qualifies for hospital and faculty appointments. 6. Fellowship training in Primary Care Sports Medicine. Previous experience working with adolescents and young adults, preferably in a high school or college setting.

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Position Focus:

Yale University seeks an Assistant Chief of Athletic Medicine, Team Physician, serving Yale students within Yale Health, the University's comprehensive, physician-led health maintenance organization. The University's Student Health Services provide primary care to Yale University's large and diverse undergraduate and graduate student population, with approximately 12,000 students ranging in age from 18-60.

The Athletic Medicine Department at Yale Health provides primary care sports medicine service to Yale varsity athletes - Yale has 35 teams competing in NCAA Division I sports - and is led by a full-time Chief. Athletic Medicine provides 3,000 clinical encounters annually with varsity athletes both at the Yale Health Center and at athletic sites. The Athletic Medicine Department works in close partnership with Student Wellness, Mental Health & Counseling, Nutrition Counseling, SHARE (Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Education Center) and other Yale Health Departments including Gynecology, Health Education, Acute and Inpatient Care, Laboratory Services, etc.

The Assistant Chief will report to the Chief of Athletic Medicine at Yale Health and serve as primary care clinician to Yale varsity student athletes. The Assistant Chief will provide continuing, comprehensive health care for all varsity student athletes and serve as primary care sports medicine consultant for Student Health services for non-varsity athletes. This is a non-faculty, clinical position.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance.

Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University's Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:

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Assistant Chief Athletic Medicine, Team Physician

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