The Assistant Director of Sports Medicine is responsible for assisting in the developing, coordinating, and administering of all aspects of a Division I sports medicine program that serves approximately 425 intercollegiate student athletes. This includes, but not limited to, assisting in maintaining a working relationship with student health services, team physicians, physical therapists, other health care professionals, coaches and parents of student athletes. This person is responsible for staff and student scheduling, medical documentation, and coordinating event medical coverage. The person in this position is responsible for abiding by all WCC and NCAA regulations and assisting to ensure departmental compliance.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1. Prevention and Care of all Athlete Injuries
Represent Santa Clara University as the certified athletic trainer at home and away events for assigned sports, and any other events or teams that may need to be covered.
Design and implement rehabilitation programs for injured student-athletes.
Working closely with medical personnel who provide medical care and treatment of athletic related injuries. Create injury management plan that may include doctor visits, x-rays/scans, medical exams/studies, rehabilitation programs, and/or surgery for injured student-athletes.
Act as onsite emergency care representative at team practices and games.
Act as liaison between medical providers, coaches, athletes, parents (if authorized), Cowell Health Center (if necessary) on medical consultation and status matters.
Maintain oversight of injury reports, treatment cards, medical clearances, and sports medicine protocols.
2. Program Direction and Development Assistance
Advise Director of Sports Medicine and participate in policy-making decisions relative to sports medicine.
Attend continuing education symposiums as required to maintain NATA certification for required CEU's.
3. Posting of Weekly Staff Scheduling
Develop and distribute weekly schedule of events, including full-time, graduate assistant and student daily schedules, plus student insurance processors.
Collect all athletic training student academic class schedules necessary to formulate sports medicine weekly schedule.
4. Sports Medicine Operating Budget
Assist the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine in budget planning and management.
Manage all purchasing card transactions and maintain the sports medicine credit card log.
Monitor student wage and payroll budgets for student workers.
5. OSHA Compliance Coordinator
Conduct annual training to ensure staff and athletic training students are blood borne pathogen certified.
Work with environmental health and safety manager to ensure training room compliance.
6. Physical Therapy Coordinator
Coordinate in house physical therapy schedules with physical therapists.
Coordinate in house student-athlete physical therapy appointments.
Assist staff athletic trainers in implementation of formal rehabilitation programs and individual treatments for student-athletes.
7. Sports Medicine Administration
Ensure compliance with federal regulations regarding inventory procurement and policies of medication dispensing programs.
Organization and scheduling of staff continuing education symposiums as required by BOC to maintain CEU's.
Designated contact for Campus Safety regarding building access and protocols.
Manage access and keys to Sports Medicine locks and cabinets.
8. Compliance Liaison
Coordinate with compliance representatives regarding student-athlete medical hardship process and required documentation with compliance unit.
9. Other duties as assigned
Attend continuing education symposiums as required to maintain BOC certification.
1. Recommends initiatives and implements changes to improve quality and services. Identifies and determines cause of problems; develops and presents recommendations for improvement of established processes and practices. 2. Maintains contact with student-athletes and solicits feedback for improved services. 3. Maximizes productivity through use of appropriate tools; planned training and performance initiatives. 4. Researches and develops resources that create timely and efficient workflow. 5. Prepares progress reports; informs supervisor of project status; and deviation from goals. 6. Ensures completeness, accuracy and timeliness of all operational functions. 7. Prepares and submits reports as requested and required. 8. Develops and implements guidelines to support the functions of the unit.
Provides Work Direction
Provides work direction to full-time athletic training staff, graduate assistants, and athletic training students.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred.
This position requires the ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, SCU provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Considerable time is spent at a desk using a computer terminal.
May be required to travel to other buildings on the campus.
May be required to travel with SCU athletic teams
May be required to attend conference and training sessions within Bay Area or in- or out-of-state locations.
May be required to occasionally travel to outside customers, vendors or suppliers.
Considerable time may be spent outdoors attending practices or athletic events.
Considerable time spent at athletic events with associated noise and crowds.
The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Typical office environment.
Mostly indoor office environment.
Offices with equipment noise.
Offices with frequent interruptions.
Athletic fields and events.
Outdoor athletic events.
NATA, CPR, First Aid and BBP certification required.
Knowledge of FERPA, OSHA, and HIPPA bylaws.
Basic computer skills required.
Ability to provide evidenced-based service.
Ability to evaluate, recognize, manage and treat athletic injuries.
Experience creating and implementing athletic rehabilitation programs.
Ability to assist in policy and procedure development.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor degree in related health field required, with advanced degree in related field preferred.
5-7 years of relative experience preferred.
$2053.33 - $2360.00 semi-monthly (commensurate with experience)
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offers its more than 8,000 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees. Distinguished nationally by the fourth-highest graduation rate among all U.S. master's universities, California's oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice.