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Sports Medicine / PM&R Director, New York

UHG - New York, New York

Posted: 12/7/2018

At Orthology, we are changing the game for musculoskeletal pain. Working in a dynamic multidisciplinary environment, Orthology physicians, physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists, and athletic trainers share a passion for helping patients quickly get back to living their lives to the fullest. We treat world-class athletes, weekend warriors, and thousands of other patients who need rapid recovery from back and body injuries, chronic pain, and/or orthopedic surgeries.
The Sports Medicine / PM&R Medical Director provides clinical oversight to Midlevel Providers of the Pain Management Team.
In this role you will:
  • Provide direct patient care and oversight of patient care diagnosis and treatment plans for patients referred into the Pain Management Department
  • Perform outpatient musculoskeletal and neuromuscular pain diagnoses and treatments
  • Develop functional assessments of pain issues including acute and chronic pain, headaches, musculoskeletal problems such as back and neck pain, tendonitis, pinched nerves, osteoarthritis, myalgia, post herpetic neuralgia, carpal tunnel and fibromyalgia
  • Treat patients of all ages afflicted with painful and function-limiting musculoskeletal disorders of the spine, peripheral joints, and soft tissues such as sprains/strains, disc herniation’s, rheumatologic conditions and athletic injuries
  • Prescribe therapeutic exercise and other rehabilitation modalities
  • Recommend therapy techniques, interventional pain procedures and rehabilitation plans. - Perform injection techniques such as peripheral nerve blockade, trigger point injections, large and small joint injections
  • Interpretation of electro diagnostic studies including electromyography, nerve conduction studies, and evoked potentials to diagnose carpal tunnel and pinched nerves or other pain related issues
Major Administrative/ Practice management responsibilities:
  • Participate in the interview, selection, orientation, development of clinical staff and providers
  • Ensures cost effective use of resources. Participates with RN Team Leaders to coordinate and communicate re: patients across all venues of care
  • Ensures excellent patient communication, appropriate medical records documentation, and teamwork
  • Supervision/evaluation of provider staff for compliance with all SMA/SHS policies and procedures, state and federal regulations, and standards of practice to ensure quality of care
  • Lead and/or participate in Multi-disciplinary Pain Management Team meetings Provides communication among the team members to discuss care plans, goal setting and patient profiles in team conferences

Required Qualifications:
  • MD/DO degree or equivalent experience
  • Outpatient Physician (1 in NYC)
  • Should be PM&R, Family Practice with Sports Certification, Orthopedic (nonsurgical)
  • Must be UPN (University Physician Network) certified, have hospital privileges at NYU hospital, or be NYU trained (resident or Med school)
Careers with Orthology. Join the team where quality care comes first. At Orthology, you're part of a world-class solution for rapid recovery from physical injuries and chronic pain. Our high energy, collaborative environment is a place where physical therapists use research-based methodology and evidence-based treatment to get at the root causes of pain. With locations in New York, and Minneapolis we treat world-class athletes, weekend warriors, and anyone else needing rapid recovery from back and body injuries, chronic pain and/orthopedic surgeries. Backed by UnitedHealth Group we’re part of an effort to improve lives through better health care. Learn more about career opportunities with Orthology — where every day is another opportunity to do your life's best work.SM
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