Special Olympics MN - Clinical Director - Healthy Athletes "Fit Feet" - Podiatry

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Special Olympics Minnesota

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Special Olympics Minnesota is seeking a Clinical Director to join the Healthy Athletes Fit Feet program. Special Olympics MN needs qualified medical professionals to assist with the organization of the Fit Feet screening events. Certificate and current licensure as a Podiatrist or other licensed foot health care providers are needed.

Special Olympics Fit Feet offers podiatric screenings to evaluate ankles, feet, lower extremity biomechanics, and proper shoe and sock gear to participating athletes. Many athletes suffer from foot and ankle pain, or deformities that impair their performance. During Fit Feet events, volunteers work with athletes to evaluate problems, document health status and offer solutions to treat conditions.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with Special Olympics MN to coordinate Fit Feet screening events
  • Recruit and train volunteer health professionals
  • Use Healthy Athletes Software (HAS) to document athletes’ health status and needs during screenings

If you are a medical professional and are interested in this role, please respond with your contact information so we can share more information regarding this essential volunteer opportunity or contact us directly at kelsey.sparks@somn.org

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About Special Olympics Minnesota

Location:

900 2nd Ave S, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55402, US

Mission Statement

Special Olympics Minnesota enhances the human potential and quality of life for children and adults with intellectual disabilities by offering year-round sports training and competition. By sharing their joy and courage, our athletes inspire the human spirit in all of us.

Description

Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver with the belief that individuals with intellectual disabilities can participate fully in their communities and in life, Special Olymics is the largest, fastest-growing sports program in the world. Special Olympics represents more than 2 million athletes in more than 150 countries worldwide, and was begun in Minnesota in 1973. It is the only organization in Minnesota, the United States and the world utlizing the unique benefits of sports to improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Minnesota continues to grow thanks to the volunteering and financial support from individuals, businesses and civic organizations.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Special Olympics MinnesotaMinneapolis, MN 55402

(44.97548,-93.26968)
 

SKILLS

  • Program Management
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Networking
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 days during the event (typically a weekend)
  • 4-6 months planning; 1 yearly event for a minimum of 3 years

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