Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
Bradley University is a top-ranked, prestigious, private university in Peoria, Illinois, offering 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students the opportunities, choices and resources of a larger university and the personal attention and exceptional learning experience of a smaller university. Bradley offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs in business, communications, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and technology. The University is located on an 85-acre campus in Peoria, the largest metropolitan area in Central Illinois. Bradley University is seeking an experienced BOC ATC certified athletic trainer to provide administrative oversight of the athletic training and sports performance services necessary for appropriate student-athlete health care. This athletic trainer administrator will serve as a member of the athletics administration senior staff and will be responsible for coordinating all student-athlete health care in collaboration with the team physician(s), consulting physicians and other necessary medical services providers. This position will supervise all members of the athletic training and sports performance staff and report directly to the Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics.
Qualifications: 1) BOC ATC certified athletic trainer, 2) Must be eligible for State of Illinois athletic trainer licensure, 3) Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred, 4) A minimum of five years of experience as a BOC ATC certified athletic trainer, preferably in the college or university setting, 5) Experience with staff supervision and management of athletic training operations is highly desirable, 6) Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a dedicated work ethic, 7) Must be willing to work irregular hours and weekends and possess a valid driver’s license.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide the primary administrative oversight of all athletic training services and facilities designed for the prevention, evaluation, referral, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries, illnesses and related health conditions sustained by Bradley University student-athletes.
Coordinate the provision of health care services for Bradley student-athletes with the team physician, the Student Health Center, consulting physicians and other medical services providers as needed. This includes oversight of policies and procedures for annual physical examinations, all medical referrals and emergency action plans and standard of care protocols.
Supervise a staff of full-time, part-time, and intern certified athletic trainers, delegate their duties and assign their responsibilities for coverage of sport specific programs including assigning themself sport coverage.
Supervise the strength and conditioning coaches on the sports performance staff and develop collaborative policies and procedures between the sports performance staff and members of the athletic training staff to assure and enhance the appropriate physical and mental well-being of all student-athletes.
Assure staffing for training room operations and the provision of appropriate health care services and coverage for all sports programs, and all athletics events hosted by Bradley University or conducted in University facilities and assist coaches in securing coverage for camps.
Responsible for ensuring supportive health care services and medical coverage for all visiting teams competing in athletics events hosted by Bradley University.
Communicate effectively with head coaches and senior administrative staff to assure appropriate health care coverage of team practices and competitions as well as the awareness of the current status of student-athlete injuries/illnesses and the prognosis for each student-athlete’s recovery and return to full participation.
Assure compliance with University, Missouri Valley Conference, and NCAA policy and procedure in the provision of health care services to all student-athletes.
Recommend the procurement and maintain an inventory of all athletic training and sport performance supplies and equipment. Make recommendations and arrangements for maintenance issues and the repair or replacement of equipment and modalities.
Provide administrative oversight and assign staff responsibilities for insurance claim processing, drug testing and education, concussion protocol assessments, student-athlete and coaches orientations regarding institutional, departmental and NCAA health care policies and procedures and other athletic training related tasks as needed.
Communicate regularly or as appropriate with University Risk Management, parents, physicians, and other medical services providers to assure understanding of insurance related matters, the provision of health care concerns and the status of student-athlete injury / illness prognosis and return to participation.
Attend all institutional, Missouri Valley Conference, and NCAA sports medicine meetings as requested. Attend regional or national athletic training or sports medicine meetings to assure compliance with the acquisition of required continuing education to successfully maintain BOC ATC certification and state athletic trainer licensure.
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications for the position, resume and complete contact information for a minimum of three professional references to email@example.com.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background check.
Bradley University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.