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Sports Medicine Manager-Outpatient Clinics

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Office Park (1639) 
Requisition #:  30701



Provides leadership and management of clinical and business operations for programs and locations within the sports medicine departments. Gives guidance and direction to staff for the purpose of planning, organizing, coordinating, and controlling activities for the provision of services. Proactively supports efforts that ensure delivery of safe patient care and services and promote a safe environment at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.


  • Graduate from accredited physical therapy school


  • Georgia physical therapy license or proof of application
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment


  • 5 years of experience in sports medicine and/or orthopedics


  • 5 years of experience in pediatric/supervisory physical therapy


  • Knowledge of pediatric sports medicine theory and practice
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills for effective communication of information
  • Positive interpersonal skills and ability to function in an interdisciplinary environment


Management of Day-to-Day Operations

  1. Ensures high-quality patient care by developing and supervising staff on delivery of quality patient care across appropriate locations.
  2. Develops and implements procedures which support increased quality, decreased costs, and improved services.
  3. Assists Manager, Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Services with development of annual budget, consistent with orthopedic/sports medicine business plan goals and financial parameters.
  4. Complies with all budget and fiscal goals, instituting problem-solving to resolve issues that prevent successful performance and reviewing monthly transaction listings to ensure accurate expenses.
  5. Provides input, review, and approval of staff payroll each pay period.
  6. Establishes, implements, and monitors orthopedic/sports medicine goals and objectives that are consistent with goals of the hospital.
  7. Collaborates with Manager, Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Services throughout business planning process to propose new business initiatives that would strengthen orthopedic services and better serve community needs.

Marketing of Program/Offerings

  1. Markets and promotes orthopedic/sports medicine services locally through professional meetings, facility visits, or community outreach activities.
  2. Works closely with Physician Liaisons and Manager, Sports Medicine Community Outreach to increase/improve physician relations and expand referral sources.

Accreditation and Compliance

  1. Maintains orthopedic/sports medicine department compliance with applicable accreditation, using Joint Commission standards.
  2. Participates in maintaining and monitoring the work environment to ensure a continual state of Joint Commission readiness.

Clinical Duties

  1. Delivers competent, age appropriate patient care (from newborn to 21 years of age, and adults), integrating infection control and body substance precautions, patient safety, body mechanics, and knowledge of growth and development.
  2. Demonstrates and practices family-centered care.
  3. Maintains a therapeutic relationship with patients/families.
  4. Communicates relevant information at patient/family level of understanding.
  5. Identifies patient/family need for services from ancillary departments and provides follow-up and referrals as necessary.
  6. Includes family/caregiver participation in all phases of patient program.
  7. Provides continuous assessment and improvement on quality of care and services provided through orthopedic/sports medicine program evaluations and performance improvement initiatives.

Sports Residency Program – 0.5 of 1.0 FTE (not all managers have this responsibility)

  1. Coordinates program curriculum.
  2. Manages outcomes of program.
  3. Conducts program evaluation.
  4. Conducts faculty/resident evaluation.
  5. Coordinates initial and annual credentialing process.
  6. Works collaboratively with Director, Orthopedics, Manager, Clinical Resources, and Manager, Financial Operations for orthotics/rehabilitation service line regarding other administrative functions of the sports residency program.
  7. Responsible for all aspects of managing and leading a team including: interviewing, hiring, training, developing, directing work and processes, managing performance, recognizing, and rewarding employees.
  8. Mentor team members to encourage personal and professional growth.
  9. Encourage ongoing skill development by providing opportunities for continued education.


Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.


Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.


Ability to lift up to 15 lbs independently not to exceed 50 lbs without assistance

Bending/Stooping - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.

Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Sitting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Standing - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)

Walking - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)


Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids


About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 28 neighborhood locations and a total of 638 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 70 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for thirteen consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country. Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  1639 Tullie Circle, Atlanta, GA  30329
Function:  Allied Health - Rehab

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation, Clinic, Orthopedic, Manager, Healthcare, Management