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ASCC/SMC Non-Physican Expert, Sports Medicine, Faculty of Kinesiology

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Job ID: 12900

Updated: June 8, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

The Department of Sports Medicine in the Faculty of Kinesiology is currently seeking a Recurring Part-time ASCC/SMC Non-Physican Expert (NPE-1).

The position reports to the Director of the Acute Sport Concussion Clinic (ASCC) at the University of Calgary Sport Medicine Centre (SMC).

The incumbent is required to complete a concurrent 2-week training program on screening, diagnosing and managing acute sport concussion to be considered a Non-Physician Expert (NPE). This training requires attendance at all training sessions, monthly rounds, and scheduled training clinics at the University of Calgary. Evaluation will be performed through direct observation during the training period with subsequent mid-point ( 6 month) and year-end evaluation.

Upon completion of the training programs and evaluation component, the candidate will begin work with the ASCC. The ASCC position will include all administrative duties of the ASCC; maintenance and development of evidence-based evaluation and treatment protocols including online patient screening, clinic scheduling, ongoing development and implementation of the ASCC website, collaboration with information technology support staff, and complete and accurate patient record keeping which may involve the collection and some analysis of data of all patients seen in the ASCC clinic.
Data may be collected from the online screening and diagnostic tool, clinical examinations and health-related outcome measures at each patient visit to the ASCC. This role may evolve to fit the clinic needs i.e. involvement in clinical research and baseline neuropsychological testing for patients. This position will include development of patient handout materials, communication with SMC physicians to provide exercise prescriptions, and demonstration of exercises to patients as they pertain to concussion rehabilitation.

The position is required to effectively communicate with all members of the team, other physicians, physiotherapists, clinical administrative staff, patients and their families. This individual must make quick and accurate decisions within the clinical environment, and resolve problems with respect to the Acute Sport Concussion Clinic. Appropriate referral letters and patient related documents are expected to be ready for the patient by the end of their clinical encounter. If there are complex issues or concerns, this individual may recommend changes to the procedures or practices to improve the clinic flow as it relates to the ASCC.

The individual in this position must demonstrate strong organizational skills to ensure that patients are screened appropriately, patient visits are scheduled on time, and that all records are collected and regularly maintained. All patient records, appropriate referrals, imaging, or other patient-related tasks are expected to be completed by the end of that clinic day. This position will work relatively independently, but under the supervision of a Sport Medicine Physician. Guidance can be sought from other staff or the supervisor when appropriate.
Feedback is provided by the supervisor and other physicians/clinicians to assist the individual in further developing their clinical, research and personal skills.

Recurring Part Time employee's work an irregular schedule.


Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Successful completion of NPE curriculum training and demonstrated proficiency in required tasks
  • Successfully screen patients into the acute sport concussion clinic within expected timelines ( <72 hours from time of injury)
  • Evaluate, diagnose and manage acute sport concussion patients under the supervision of Sports Medicine Centre physicians
  • Triage, schedule and ensure follow-up of the patients of the Acute Sport Concussion Clinic
  • Effective and efficient application of evidence-based medical practice
  • Assist in development of evidence-based treatment algorithms for the ASCC
  • Monitor and manage the online screening and diagnostic tool and the administrator website for the ASCC
  • Schedule patients for completion of online health-related outcome measures
  • Assist other ASCC staff in submission of abstracts and research grants if applicable
  • Provide support for streamlining the clinical procedures during sport medicine clinics

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in kinesiology, athletic therapy, physiotherapy or related discipline certified to work in the province of Alberta and with knowledge of concussion assessments and management
  • Certified Athletic Therapist with the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association or Physiotherapist certified to work in the province of Alberta
  • Experience in the field of concussion management
  • Proficient clinical examination and treatment management skills Experience in research is preferred
  • Effective time and project management skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and web technology Demonstrates personal initiative and teamwork
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task and attention to detail Effective communication skills
  • Demonstrate professionalism

Application Deadline:  May 24, 2017

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.


Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Technical Job Family, Phase I.

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