Assistant Director of Sports Medicine
Department: Athletics / Sports Medicine
Reports to: Director of Sports Medicine
Time Commitment: 40 - 60 hours per week
In accordance with the mission of FPU sports medicine department, the assistant director of sports medicine, under the supervision of the director of sports medicine, provides administrative leadership, coordinates insurance, supervises athletic training students (ATS), and provides daily sports medicine coverage for FPU athletics teams as assigned. The assistant director of sports medicine functions within the standards, policies, procedures and guidelines of Fresno Pacific University.
- Uphold the “Founded on Christ” mission of Fresno Pacific University at all times.
- Exhibit unfaltering commitment to the “The Fresno Pacific University Idea” and agree to support its ideals and practices while employed by the university.
- Be Christ-centered in all areas while working with other staff members, students and guests.
- Athletic care and coverage:
- Responsible to act within the scope of practice of a NATA-BOC Certified Athletic Trainer.
- Supervise and participate in a sports medicine program that meets the health care needs of all student-athletes (approximately 320 student-athletes on 16 teams) including the prevention, assessment, care, management, rehabilitation, healthcare administration and education and guidance of the injuries sustained in Fresno Pacific University (FPU) intercollegiate athletics.
- Assist in organizing coverage or designation of appropriate personnel to cover all intercollegiate practices and contests.
- Responsible for the coverage of specific athletic teams. Communicate with coaches regarding practice and game coverage.
- Travel with above-mentioned teams whenever coverage on campus permits. Travel with teams when no ATC coverage is provided by host, to playoffs, and to national tournaments.
- Assist in organizing coverage or designation of appropriate personnel to cover Sports Medicine Clinic hours.
- Determine medical clearance:
- Assist student-athletes with health care needs and concerns and make appropriate referrals as needed. Stay in communication with attending physicians regarding prognosis and orders for injured student-athletes.
- Communicate with team physicians and coordinate patient referrals as needed for outside medical service.
- Assist student-athletes in scheduling physician appointments per individual insurance requirements and schedule free consultations with team physicians as needed.
- Monitor and facilitate communications with coaches regarding the health status of student-athletes.
- Evaluate the readiness of student-athletes to return to physical activity in coordination with physician and other health care professionals when necessary.
- Assist the recruitment, interview process and hiring for 3 graduate assistant certified athletic trainers. These are revolving positions that must be filled annually. Responsible for end of year evaluations of graduate assistants.
- Assist in supervision and evaluation of graduate assistant athletic trainers (GAs) and intern of sports medicine. Supervision of GA’s and intern includes, but is not limited to, injured student-athlete documentation review, weekly coaches’ report reviews and supervision of the athletic training students assigned to them.
- Supervise and evaluate athletic training students (ATS). Supervision includes, but is not limited to evaluation of student-athlete injuries, administration of therapeutic modalities, injury documentation, implementing rehabilitation program, set-ups for practices and games, and any prevention measures.
- Coordinate and arrange for drug testing of student-athletes in conjunction with the director of sports medicine and senior associate athletic director – SWA.
- Create randomized lists of students-athletes selected for drug-testing and submit these lists to associate athletic director for compliance for distribution.
- Ensure that those student-athletes that have been selected for drug testing have received proper instruction and education on the procedures and expectations of the drug testing process.
- Be responsible for informing each team head coach and the director of athletics (or designee) the names of any of their student-athletes who have failed a drug test.
- Maintain documentation of student-athletes enrolled in the Safe-Harbor Program. This includes but is not limited to keeping record of dates of drug tests, enrollment into Safe-Harbor and subsequent meeting sessions with their counselor.
- Be responsible for tracking Safe-Harbor student-athlete compliance with the regulations set forth in their Safe-Harbor contracts this includes but is not limited to collecting receipts from student-athlete for counseling sessions attended and their participation in future drug testing sessions.
- Acting medical liaison to campus committees on behalf of athletics including but not limited to drug and alcohol awareness.
- Be responsible for annual inventory, bidding, budgeting and ordering.
- Be responsible to be a part of committees when needed.
- Assist director of sports medicine in maintaining and annually updating policies and procedures for the Sports Medicine Clinic (SMC) in the Sports Medicine Handbook.
- Be responsible for implementing OSHA and California Health and Safety Code requirements for Blood Borne Pathogens in the Sports Medicine Clinic. This includes education and organization of student athletic trainers to meet requirements.
- Control access to the Sports Medicine Clinic and Rehabilitation Room.
- Participate in regular meetings with the sports medicine staff to coordinate coverage and other pertinent information.
- Attend all athletic department staff meetings.
- Attend an annual convention to keep up-to-date with current standards and advances in athletic training, and to meet with vendors to facilitate the purchasing process (paid by university).
- Communicate clearly and timely with athletic department personnel, student-athletes and team physicians through Microsoft Outlook on laptop and phone.
- Maintain continuing education units required by the NATA.
- Comply with NCAA medical regulations and PacWest Athletic Trainers’ Handbook, including but not limited to, caring for visiting teams.
- Assist in the development and oversight of a confidential system that maintains medical records and accurate injury/illness reports of all injuries/illnesses. Maintain an individual chart of records for each student-athlete. Such charts will include physical paperwork, insurance, and emergency contact information, injury reports, treatment records, physician reports and clearances. This also includes the use of injury tracking software for the purpose of injury recording, maintaining, progress notes, and coaches’ reports, compiling statistics and producing year-end reports.
- Assist the director of sports medicine with coordinating or designating staff to schedule appropriate coverage for all home events and tournaments including certified athletic trainers, athletic training students, team physicians and EMS when necessary.
- Assist in designation and coordination of team physicians who are responsible for clinical visits to FPU, on call status, free consultations and physical therapy.
- Meet with each team as assigned regarding athletic insurance policies, SMC rules and procedures, collection of emergency and physical information, and answer questions regarding health care at FPU.
- Take part in a confidential system that maintains medical records and accurate injury/illness reports of all injuries. Maintain an individual chart of records for each student-athlete. Such charts include physical paperwork, insurance and emergency contact information, injury reports, treatment records, physician reports, and clearances. This also includes the use of injuring tacking software for the purpose of injury recording, maintaining progress notes, coach’s reports, compiling statistics and producing year end reports.
- Assist in the general maintenance and repair of clinic as well as its equipment which may include coordinating service with the FPU campus maintenance department.
- Other duties as assigned by the director of sports medicine.
- Clinical instruction:
- Serve as an approved preceptor to ATS in Fresno State’s Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP). This includes the hands-on instruction of care, prevention, evaluation, treatment, management, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries as well as teaching and modeling administrative duties such as record keeping and communication with physicians and coaches.
- Supervise ATS as assigned.
- Evaluate ATS at the end of the semester in a detailed form as established by ATEP.
- Evaluate the ATS when asked by Fresno State’s ATEP.
- Educate and evaluate ATS on proficiencies for their education level.
- Work with ATEP director or designee in coordinating ATS’ clinical assignment.
- Attend annual preceptor training by the ATEP program director.
- Demonstrated personal Christian faith and commitment to the Christian mission of the university
- Certification through the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification.
- Minimum of a master’s degree from an accredited institution in sports medicine, physical education, kinesiology or other related discipline.
- Minimum of two years of sports medicine experience at the collegiate level.
- Current Professional Rescuer CPR and First Aid Certification.
- Eligible to become an Approved Preceptor for Fresno State’s ATEP.
- Perform the following, with or without reasonable accommodation: stand, sit, kneel, stoop, reach, lift, grasp, finger, see (near and far) for injury record and administrative paperwork analysis on a computer screen, hear and talk for ordinary conversation and telephone calls.
- Perform analytical and cognitive thinking and decision making.
- Approximately 70% of this position’s duties require use of a computer.
- Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
- Attendance and punctuality.
- Based on the main campus of Fresno Pacific University.
Fresno Pacific University provides equal opportunity for employment without regard for race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.
The university reserves the right to fill positions before the application deadline or to extend the deadline as circumstances may warrant.