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Santa Clara University
  • Position Number: 2654574
  • Location: Santa Clara, CA
  • Position Type: Athletics/Coaching


Director, Sports Medicine


Position Title:Director, Sports Medicine

Position Type:Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Salary Range:
$66,600 - $78,300 (commensurate with experience)

Pay Frequency:Annual
A. POSITION PURPOSE

The Director, 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.

B. 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.
  • Maintain clinical affiliations with accredited regional and national universities supporting programs in athletic training education. Serve as an approved preceptor for athletic training students from those programs.
  • Serves as a primary advisor to the coaching staff in conjunction with the sports performance coach for managing the practice and game load management and other relevant key performance indicators that affect player availability through the use of sport science technology (eg., Catapult, subjective questionnaires, etc.)


2. Program Direction and Administration
  • Serve as a member of the Senior Staff for the Sports Medicine department that problem-solves and advises the Senior Associate Athletic Director, Health, Wellness, & Performance in policy-making and operations decisions for the sports medicine department.
  • Conduct an annual review of current policies and procedures.
  • Provide direction of external operations for the Sports Medicine department.


3. Staff Oversight
  • Provide oversight and direction to assigned sports medicine staff members
  • Provide mentorship to sports medicine staff members and students
  • Conduct annual performance reviews for all assigned staff members


4. Physician Clinic Coordinator/Medication Dispensing Program
  • Coordinate with team physician group to schedule weekly on-campus physician clinics
  • Manage the on-campus physician clinics (eg., patient check-in/registration, documentation, physician assistance with in-office procedures, coordinate referrals, etc.)
  • Communicate relevant information from appointments to the appropriate medical staff
  • Under the direction of the team physician and university EHS, ensure compliance with state and federal regulations regarding inventory procurement, disposal, and policies of the medication dispensing program.
  • Manage security system for Sports Medicine locks and cabinets.


5. Emergency Action Planning/Continuing Education
  • Update the athletic department emergency action plans.
  • Coordinate and manage annual in-services to review and rehearse emergency action plans and emergency conditions (eg., cardiac conditions, asthma, heat illness, traumatic brain injury, etc.)
  • Maintain documentation of completion of staff in-services


6. 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.


7. Auxiliary Program Coordination
  • Manage the oversight, ordering, and inventory for the departments Coca-Cola (Powerade) consumable product (eg., Powerade, protein drinks, etc.)
  • Manage the oversight, ordering, and inventory for the departments Coca-Cola (Powerade) sideline product (eg., coolers, carts, towels, etc.)
  • Manage the oversight, ordering, and inventory for the departments DME equipment (eg., braces, ambulatory assistance devices, etc.)


8. Sport Science & Technology Integration
  • Coordinate implementation, updates, and access to sports medicine technology platforms and the designated electronic medical records system
  • Coordinate implementation, updates, and access to sport science technology platforms


9. Other duties as assigned
  • Attend continuing education symposiums as required to maintain BOC certification.
  • Serve on relative university committees to provide support and direction for SCU students.


C. PROVIDES SUPERVISION
  • Provides supervision and work direction to full-time athletic training staff, athletic training students and student assistants.
  • Provide mentorship to sports medicine staff members and students
  • Conduct annual performance reviews for all assigned staff members


D. GENERAL GUIDELINES

Recommends initiatives and implements changes to improve quality and services. Identifies and determines cause of problems; develops and presents recommendations for improvement of established processes and practices; implements approved recommendations. Maintains contact with student-athletes and solicits feedback for improved services. Maximizes productivity through use of appropriate tools, planned training, and performance initiatives. Researches and develops resources that create timely and efficient workflow. Prepares progress reports; informs supervisor of project status; and deviation from goals. Ensures completeness, accuracy and timeliness of all operational functions. Prepares and submits reports as requested and required. Develops and implements guidelines to support the functions of the unit.

E. QUALIFICATIONS

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.

1. Knowledge
  • BOC, CPR, First Aid and BBP certification required.
  • Knowledge of FERPA, OSHA, and HIPPA bylaws.
  • CSCS certification preferred.


2. Skills
  • Basic computer skills required


3. Abilities
  • 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.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work within an interdisciplinary team to provide holistic patient care.


4. Education
  • Bachelor's required in related health field, advanced degree and certification in related field preferred.


5. Years of Experience
  • 5-7 years of relative experience preferred.


F. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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.


G. WORK ENVIRONMENT


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 event
EEO Statement
Equal Opportunity/Notice of Nondiscrimination

Santa Clara University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and California State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. For a complete copy of Santa Clara University's equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies, see https://www.scu.edu/title-ix/policies-reports/

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Santa Clara University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender, and prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. The Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is Belinda Guthrie, Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 408-551-3043, bguthrie@scu.edu, www.scu.edu/title-ix. Inquiries can also be made to the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

Clery Notice of Availability

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Santa Clara University affirms its' commitment to employ qualified individuals with disabilities within the workplace and to comply with the Americans with Disability Act. All applicants desiring an accommodation should contact the Department of Human Resources, and 408-554-5750 and request to speak to Indu Ahluwalia by phone at 408-554-5750 or by email at iahluwalia@scu.edu.

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.


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