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 administrative duties as well as any and all aspects relative to provide comprehensive, evidenced-based health care to SCU student-athletes. This individual will be responsible for maintaining a working relationship with student health services, team physicians, physical therapists, other health care professionals, coaches and parents of student athletes. 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 Student-Athlete Injuries and Illnesses
Represent Santa Clara University as the certified athletic trainer for assigned SCU athletic sanctioned events. This may include on or off campus practices, events, and/or competitions. Travel may be required.
Conduct injury prevention assessments.
Design and implement individualized injury prevention programs for student-athletes.
Collect and evaluate injury prevention, performance, and/or injury record data.
Evaluate injuries and/or illnesses for student-athletes. Refer to other medical personnel when professionally indicated.
Design and implement treatment and/or rehabilitation programs for athletic injuries.
Communicate with medical personnel regarding the medical care and treatment of athletic related injuries and/or illnesses. Create injury management plans that may include doctor visits, x-rays/scans, medical exams/studies, rehabilitation programs, and/or surgery for injured student-athletes.
Provide onsite emergency care at assigned SCU athletic sanctioned practices, events, and/or competitions.
Abide by all SCU sports medicine protocols.
2. Program Direction and Development Assistance
Advise Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Medicine and participate in policy-making decisions relative to sports medicine.
Assist Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Medicine in conducting annual review of current policies and procedures.
3. Scheduling Coordinator
Develop and distribute weekly schedule of events, including full-time, graduate assistant and student daily schedules, and student insurance processors.
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/Bloodborne Pathogen 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.
Assign graduate assistant athletic trainers to assist physical therapist 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 and Facilities regarding building access, protocols, and scheduling.
Manage security system for Sports Medicine locks and cabinets.
8. Compliance & Academic Coordinator
Coordinate with compliance representatives regarding student-athlete medical hardship process and required documentation with compliance unit.
Coordinate with academic representatives regarding student-athlete academic accommodations.
9. Technology Coordinator
Coordinate implementation, updates, and access to sports medicine technology platforms that include, but is not limited to: electronic medical records, concussion management, injury prevention program, inventory, and scheduling
10. Site Coordinator for Education Programs
Lead contact for clinical site to affiliated programs.
Lead preceptor to students in CAATE accredited education programs.
Coordinate learning labs, student education programs, clinical competencies, and other requirements for SCU to serve as an affiliate clinical site.
11. 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. 2. Identifies and determines cause of problems; develops and presents recommendations for improvement of established processes and practices; implements approved recommendations. 3. Maintains contact with student-athletes and solicits feedback for improved services. 4. Maximizes productivity through use of appropriate tools, planned training, and performance initiatives. 5. Researches and develops resources that create timely and efficient workflow. 6. Prepares progress reports; informs supervisor of project status; and deviation from goals. 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 supervision and work direction to full-time athletic training staff, graduate assistants, athletic training students and student assistants.
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 athletic teams to events outside of the SCU campus.
May be required to attend conference and training sessions within Bay Area and/or in- or out-of-state locations.
May be required to occasionally travel to outside customers, vendors, suppliers, or institutions.
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, provide treatment, and design rehabilitation programs for athletic injuries and illnesses.
Ability to assist in policy and procedure development.
Ability to utilize technology effectively in all aspects of the development and administration of a sports medicine department
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor and master degree in related health field required, with advanced degree and certification 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.