Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
This position requires a minimum of 5-years of supervisory experience preferably in a collegiate setting. The Director of Sport Medicine (DSM) reports directly to the Vice President for Athletics and serves, along with the team physician, as the Concordia University Texas athletic department’s medical authority. Designated as the University’s NCAA Healthcare Administrator the DSM is the department expert regarding the care of student-athletes. This care includes, but is not limited to, policies and procedures; the evaluation of illness and athletic injuries; medical referrals; and the withholding of athletic activity for medical reasons, and all return-to-play decisions following an injury or illness to a student-athlete. The DSM will direct a sports medicine department that allows the Concordia student-athletes to compete safely and in the healthy environment. This position assists in ensuring University compliance with state, local, and NCAA health regulations, and serving on the campus emergency preparedness team.
Training Services: The DSM oversees the daily operation of the athletic training room and is responsible for providing athletic training services, first aid, or emergency care for the student athletes and coaching staff that may occur during the course of intercollegiate practices or contests. This position oversees procedures and practices relating to the prevention, assessment, and treatment of athletic injuries or illnesses that may affect or impact other team or staff members. The DSM along with the athletic training staff coordinates the rehabilitation of athletic injuries and referrals to our team physician or other healthcare specialists.
Supervision: The DSM oversees daily job performance of the assistant athletic trainer and assigned student workers. The DSM schedules coverage for all home intercollegiate practices, contests, and JV games. The DSM is responsible for the coordinating and balancing work schedules for all sports medicine staff members (including contract ATs) as needed.
Administration: The DSM is responsible for athletic training policies, guidelines, reports, and procedures focused on the care for student-athletes. The Sports Medicine manual is updated/reviewed annually to insure it is current with University, ASC, NCAA, and ICSM standards. The policies include Emergency Action Plans (for all facilities used); drug testing procedures; weather related illness measures; infectious disease practices; concussion protocols; and student-athlete insurance verification.
Budget Management. The DSM is responsible for the management of the athletic training budget to include the ordering of appropriate athletic training equipment and supplies. Included in the athletic training budget are funds for the necessary CEUs for full-time staff to remain current in licensures and professional development.
Program Support. The DSM is an integral part of the athletic department leadership team. The DSM is expected to maintain a positive and professional rapport with coaches, faculty, staff, and students; fosters relationships with team doctors; consults with parents/guardians of student athletes regarding injuries, when applicable. The DSM reports and communicates injuries and rehab scenarios directly with head coaches. The DSM must support the mission, vision, and values of the University and serve as a role model for the students. The DSM is a resource for coaches, athletes, staff, and faculty; attends yearly NATA and local athletic trainer association meetings as allowed by budget. The DSM along with other department members assists the department in fundraising and other University events.
-Master’s degree required -NATA certification; State of Texas athletic training licensure; -5 years of supervisory experience as an athletic trainer, preferably in collegiate setting; -Comply with the Concordia University Texas’ Department of Athletics Procedures Handbook; NCAA and ASC Manuals; NCAA and ASC Athletic Training Code of Conduct and Ethics and all University policies; -Responsible to maintain a professional image while representing the University at games, practices, away trips, conventions or meetings and in the local community; -Dress appropriately for practices and professionally for games or matches; -Working knowledge of MS Office including MS Word, Excel and MS Outlook; -Ability to articulate and model the Concordia University Texas mission, vision and values.
-Expected to work extended hours during athletic seasons; -Valid Texas driver’s license and clear driving record; -Must be able to physically maneuver necessary equipment, including ability to lift up to 50 lbs; -Must be able to stand for long periods of time including outdoor environments in varying weather conditions; -Must maintain required certifications.
About Concordia University Texas
Concordia University Texas is an award-winning institution of higher education, offering undergraduate, graduate and an Accelerated Degree Program for adult students. The main campus is located in Northwest Austin on 389 acres with four university centers in central Austin, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. A privately-held, accredited, liberal arts university, Concordia is under the auspices of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. It is a member of the highly respected Concordia University System in which more than 28,000 students are enrolled nationwide. Concordia University Texas ranks 18th on U.S. News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Colleges” list of regional colleges in the West. We are also proud to have been named a Top Workplace in Austin for 2012 by the Austin-American Statesman.