This partnership illustrates the whole spectrum of treatment options available, from non-surgical treatment to surgery, as well as subsequent rehabilitation and recovery.
The role is full time, employed by Nemours but working in close collaboration and partnership with the Andrews Institute athletic medicine team at the UATA.
Applicants can hold MD, MD/PhD or DO degrees and must be board certified in the appropriate specialty. The candidate must have successfully completed a Family Medicine or Pediatric residency with additional training and/or certification in sports medicine.
The successful candidate should demonstrate a willingness to engage in collaborative and patient centric pediatric, adolescent/young adult, and adult clinical care.
The primary responsibility of the Team Physician for the USTA is the medical care of athletes at all ages and all levels of participation. The team physician will possess special proficiency in the prevention and care of musculoskeletal injuries and medical conditions encountered in sports, in this case specifically tennis. He/she is expected to help players (across the developmental age span) decrease their pain, manage minor injuries and improve function. Therapeutic intent is to safely return to athletic activity. The team physician will assist the patients in determining the best treatment plan, and can refer the patients if surgery or other medical care is indicated. He/she is expected to integrate medical expertise with medical consultants, certified and licensed athletic trainers (Athletic Medicine team at the USTA from Andrews Institute) and physical therapists, and other allied health care professionals (athletic, orthopedic, and clinical care network). He/she participates in the return-to-play (RTP) decisions and medical clearance for USTA and tournament players. In partnership with the Athletic Medicine team members, the team physician will also educate athletes, coaches, parents/guardians, administrators, and the public.
The primary responsibilities of the Nemours primary care sports physician will be to provide clinical care and consultation services at Nemours Health System. The candidate will care for a caseload of pediatric and adolescent patients and may collaborate in the care of patient’s pre and post operatively. Clinical work and patient continuity of care will be conducted primarily at Nemours Children’s Hospital and its associated ambulatory clinics in the Orlando, Florida area. Additionally, under the direction of the Chair of Orthopedics and in collaboration with orthopedic colleagues, the successful candidate will guide primary care sports strategic program development.
For confidential consideration, please forward your formal CV to:
Brian Richardson, Senior Physician Recruiter
The Nemours Foundation
Located in Orlando, Fla., Nemours Children’s Hospital is the newest addition to the Nemours integrated healthcare system. Our 100-bed pediatric hospital also features the area’s only 24-hour Emergency Department designed just for kids as well as outpatient pediatric clinics including several specialties previously unavailable in the region. A hospital designed by families for families, Nemours Children’s Hospital blends the healing power of nature with the latest in healthcare innovation to deliver world-class care to the children of Central Florida and beyond. In keeping with our goal of bringing Nemours care into the communities we serve, we also provide specialty outpatient care in several clinics located throughout the region.
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.