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"Sports Medicine Physician"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Diagnose, treat, and help prevent injuries that occur during sporting events, athletic training, and physical activities.

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Job Duties and Tasks for: "Sports Medicine Physician"

1) Select and prepare medical equipment or medications to be taken to athletic competition sites.

2) Provide coaches and therapists with assistance in selecting and fitting protective equipment.


3) Advise against injured athletes returning to games or competition if resuming activity could lead to further injury.

4) Observe and evaluate athletes' mental well-being.

5) Participate in continuing education activities to improve and maintain knowledge and skills.


6) Develop and prescribe exercise programs such as off-season conditioning regimens.

7) Advise athletes on how substances, such as herbal remedies, could affect drug testing results.

8) Conduct research in the prevention or treatment of injuries or medical conditions related to sports and exercise.

9) Advise athletes, trainers, or coaches to alter or cease sports practices that are potentially harmful.

10) Attend games and competitions to provide evaluation and treatment of activity-related injuries or medical conditions.

11) Record athletes' medical histories and perform physical examinations.

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12) Supervise the rehabilitation of injured athletes.

13) Refer athletes for specialized consultation, physical therapy, or diagnostic testing.

14) Record athletes' medical care information and maintain medical records.


15) Provide education and counseling on illness and injury prevention.

16) Inform coaches, trainers, or other interested parties regarding the medical conditions of athletes.

17) Prescribe orthotics, prosthetics, and adaptive equipment.

18) Prescribe medications for the treatment of athletic-related injuries.

19) Order and interpret the results of laboratory tests and diagnostic imaging procedures.

20) Inform athletes about nutrition, hydration, dietary supplements, or uses and possible consequences of medication.

21) Evaluate and manage chronic pain conditions.

22) Examine and evaluate athletes prior to participation in sports activities to determine level of physical fitness or predisposition to injuries.

23) Develop and test procedures for dealing with emergencies during practices or competitions.

24) Coordinate sports care activities with other experts including specialty physicians and surgeons, athletic trainers, physical therapists, or coaches.

25) Advise coaches, trainers, or physical therapists on the proper use of exercises and other therapeutic techniques and alert them to potentially dangerous practices.

26) Examine, evaluate and treat athletes who have been injured or who have medical problems such as exercise-induced asthma.

27) Diagnose or treat disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

Job Description for "Sports Medicine Physician" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

"Sports Medicine Physician"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  NA        SOC:  29-1069.11


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