5673 Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Physical Performance Coordinator

POSITION IDENTIFICATION

TITLE Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Physical Performance Coordinator

CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 5673

GRADE 42

CLASSIFICATION Exempt

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director, Athletic Training Services

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Director of Athletics

GENERAL FUNCTION

The Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Physical Performance Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of the athletics injury prevention, physical performance, and rehabilitation programs.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor's degree in Sports Medicine, Athletic Training, or a related field is required.  A Master's degree in any of these fields or a related field is preferred.

Experience: No minimum experience is required; however, any athletic training experience is preferred.

Skills: Strong oral and written communications skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills are required.   The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Effort: Requires the capability to physically transport injured athletes (e.g., to the locker room, sidelines, clinic, ambulance,) in order to receive further medical care.

License: Must be certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and licensed with the Board of Healing Arts in the state of Missouri and must be certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Other: The scope of the position requires frequent evening and weekend/holiday work as well as frequent overnight, out-of-town travel to accompany athletic teams to away contests.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Ensures that Athletic Training Services provides quality athlete care for student-athletes participating in the intercollegiate athletics program through coordination of all aspects of injury prevention, treatment, disposition, and rehabilitation necessary to support the intercollegiate athletics program and administration of the daily operational requirements of the Athletic Training Services program.

2. Enables student-athletes to return to full physical functioning by receiving quality treatment which includes assessing the nature of their injuries, their range of motion, strength and other physical parameters, enforcing the prescribed treatment protocols of physicians using all appropriate therapeutic modalities and exercises, maintaining accurate patient records, evaluating their rehabilitative progress, and providing feedback to the sport athletic trainer, student-athletes, coaches, parents, and physicians.

3. Establishes individualized programs for functional testing, rehab, reconditioning of athletes, teams with the Strength and Conditioning coaches and the sport Athletic Trainer of the athlete or team, evaluates athletes for biomechanical deficit due to pre-existing conditions, covers summer rehab of athletes and summer workout sessions, involves the specific team Athletic Trainer with rehab protocols, and involves the appropriate medical doctor for oversight.

4. Facilitates student-athletes compliance with prescribed rehabilitative treatments by educating them about the causes and nature of their injuries through the use of models or diagrams and measures they can take to prevent recurrences, providing a thorough explanation of the reasons for and functions of the rehabilitative therapies, assisting student-athletes in correct performance of the therapies and exercises, evaluating their progress during rehabilitation, and providing the student-athletes with feedback.

5. Minimizes institutional liability in the performance of athletic training services by maintaining proper and current licensure and practicing in accordance with the Missouri Board of Healing Arts.

6. Maintains individual professional competence and expands the knowledge base and ability of the Athletic Training Service to serve the intercollegiate athletics program by taking advantage of professional development and continuing education opportunities, attending professional development seminars, workshops and related activities, reading the literature published in professional journals and texts, and sharing the information gathered from these professional activities with other staff professionals and student-athletes.

7. Abides by and complies with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Missouri Valley Conference rules, academic standards, requirements, and policies of the University, and all guidelines and policies of the Athletics department and reports any concerns of compromise or violation of rules, standards, guidelines or policies to the Director of Athletics or the Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance.

8. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

9. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, attending training and/or courses as required by the Director, Athletic Training Services.

10. Contributes to the overall success of Athletic Training Services by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Athletic Training Services.

SUPERVISION

The Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Physical Performance Coordinator is supervised by the Director of Athletic Training Services or Assistant Director of Athletic Training Services.

OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES

REVISED DECEMBER 2011

JOB FAMILY 4

Factor 1: Professional Knowledge, Skill, and Technical Mastery

Level 3 - 1500 Points: Entry-level knowledge of the principles, concepts, practices, and methods of an administrative, managerial, technical, or professional specialty. Knowledge permits employee to carry out basic recurring tasks and routine portions of assignments or to carry out less demanding professional elements of assignments in professional or technical areas including accounting or auditing, financial management, business administration, human resources, law, engineering, science, or medicine, while gaining familiarity with the University's policies and goals, business practices, and/or accounting systems. This level of knowledge permits the employee to schedule and carry out the steps of a limited operation or project, or to complete stages of a multi-phase project. Alternatively, knowledge at this level might also permit the employee to carry out recurring tasks and routine assignments requiring moderate experience in specific areas within higher education. Knowledge at this level is typically acquired through a combination of formal education and/or training and experience that includes a requirement for a college degree in a specific technical or professional specialty. Knowledge requirements may also include a limited amount of related work experience. Alternatively, equivalent knowledge requirements at this level include a non-technical or general Bachelor's degree requirement with a moderate level of additional related work experience or a non-specific Master's degree requirement with some related work experience.

Factor 2: Supervisory Responsibility

Level 1 - 50 Points: Typically, little, if any, supervision of others is required. The job may require irregular but occasional responsibility to direct the work of student workers and/or temporary or part-time workers. The nature of supervision is largely confined to assigning tasks to others and does not include a full range of supervisory responsibilities. The amount of time spent on directing the work of others is normally a small portion of total work time.

Factor 3: Interactions with Others

Level 3 - 250 Points: The purpose of interactions is to advise or counsel others to solve recurring and structured problems, and/or to plan or coordinate work efforts with other employees who are working toward common goals in situations where relationships are generally cooperative. Interactions are moderately structured and routine and may involve employees in different functions, students, and/or the general public. These types of interactions require normal interpersonal skills.

Factor 4: Job Controls and Guidelines

Level 2 - 250 Points: The employee carries out a group of procedures using the general methods and desired results indicated by the supervisor. Typically, standard operating procedures, handbooks, and/or reference manuals exist for most procedures, but the employee must select from the most appropriate of several guidelines and make minor adjustments to methods. Unforeseen situations are normally referred to others for resolution. Assignments are related in function and objective, but processes, procedures, or software varies from one assignment to another. Based on the assignment, the employee uses diverse, but conventional, methods, techniques, or approaches. Employees in jobs at this level may perform work that is moderately complex, but normally performed within a fairly narrow and specific functional area.

Factor 5: Managerial Responsibility

Level 3 - 850 Points: Work involves providing significant support services to others both within and outside of the department that substantially influences decision-making processes. Work activities are complex and others rely on the accuracy and reliability of the information, analysis, or advice to make decisions. Work activities have a direct, but shared, impact on further processes or services, affect the overall efficiency and image of the department, and may have material impact on costs or service quality within the cost center. Incumbents may be responsible for identifying areas of need and for developing proposals that request funding to fulfill those needs.