Department: Athletics
Reports to: Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Medicine
Status: Exempt
Time commitment: 40+ hours per week; 12-month contract

Position Summary

In accordance with the mission of FPU Sports Medicine Department, the Assistant Director of Sports Medicine, under the supervision of the Assistant AD for Sports Medicine, provides administrative leadership, supervises Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainers, provides departmental representation, processes all FPU athletic related insurance claims, 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.

Essential Functions

Culture

  • Be in agreement with the university's Confession of Faith, have a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, be active in the life of the church and live a life consistent with a commitment to the Lordship of Christ.
  • Embrace the mission, vision and values of Fresno Pacific University.
  • Be Christ-centered in all areas while working with staff, faculty, students and guests.

Service

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 FPU student-athletes; including the prevention, assessment, care, management, rehabilitation, healthcare administration and education and guidance of the injuries sustained in Fresno Pacific University (FPU) intercollegiate athletics.
  • Assists 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 AT coverage is provided by host, to playoffs, and to National Tournaments.
  • Assists in organizing coverage or designation of appropriate personnel to cover Sports Medicine Clinic hours.

Determining 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.

Administration:

  • Assists the recruitment, interview process and hiring for 4 graduate assistant certified athletic trainers. These are revolving positions that must be filled annually. Responsible for end of year evaluations of graduate assistants. 
  • Assists in supervision and evaluation of Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainers (GAs). Supervision of GA’s 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.
  • Responsible to be a part of committees when needed.
  • Assist in maintaining, and annually updating policies and procedures for the Sports Medicine Clinic (SMC) in the Sports Medicine Handbook.
  • 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.
  • Responsible for organizing removal of Biohazard waste materials from the Sports Medicine Clinic.
  • 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, to obtain required CEUs, and to meet with vendors to facilitate the purchasing process.
  • Communicates 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 in 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 electronic chart of records for each student-athlete.  Such e-charts include physical paperwork, insurance and emergency contact information, injury reports, treatment records, physician reports, and clearances.  This also includes the use of injuring tracking 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 the clinic as well as its equipment, which may include coordinating service with the FPU Facilities Department including annual AED maintenance.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Assistant AD for Sports Medicine.

Clinical Instruction:

  • Serve as an approved preceptor to ATS in Fresno State’s Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) when necessary. 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 each semester.
  • Educate and evaluate ATS on proficiencies for their education level.
  • Work with ATEP Clinical Coordinator in coordinating ATS’ clinical assignment.
  • Attend annual preceptor training by the ATEP Program Director or designee.

Qualifications

Required

  • Demonstrated personal Christian faith and commitment to the Christian mission of the university
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Sports Medicine, Physical Education, Kinesiology, or other related discipline.
  • Expressed commitment to NCAA legislation and compliance
  • Certification through the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification.
  • Current Professional Rescuer CPR and First Aid Certification.
  • Eligible to become an approved preceptor for Fresno State’s ATEP.
  • Strong organizational and administrative background

Preferred

  • 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.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in administrating, leading, directing, and managing staff.

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University description

Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Some 4,000 traditional and adult students attend classes on the main campus in southeast Fresno or centers in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced as well as online. The university also reaches about 10,000 students through professional development studies. FPU has the highest four-year graduation rate of any Central Valley college or university, is a Hispanic Serving Institution, with a Hispanic student population of 44 percent, and is one of the top 10 HSIs nationally in graduating Hispanic students. The Valley’s only comprehensive Christian university granting master’s degrees, the university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top tier among western universities—master’s category by U.S. News & World Report. FPU is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church, and all employees express a personal Christian commitment and support the Christian mission of the university. A description of the unique quality of FPU as an academic community can be found in the Fresno Pacific University Idea.

Department of Athletics description

Fresno Pacific University is currently a provisional member of NCAA Division II and a full, championship-eligible member of the NCAA Division II Pacific West Conference. The athletics program fields 14 intercollegiate sports involving over 300 student-athletes and has consistently been recognized at the national level. FPU is committed to the NCAA Division II "Life in the Balance" philosophy and the NCAA Division II Strategic Positioning Platform with intercollegiate athletics playing an integral role in the total development of the student-athlete. For more information about Sunbird Athletics, visit fpuathletics.com.

Fresno Pacific University is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic or social background, sex, age, or disability. Committed to excellence and actively supportive of cultural diversity, FPU invites individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply.

The university reserves the right to fill positions before the application deadline or to extend the deadline as circumstances may warrant.