TITLE Assistant Director, Athletic, Medical and Rehabilitation Services
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 5680
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director, Athletic, Medical and Rehabilitation Services
MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Director of Athletics
The Assistant Director, Athletic, Medical and Rehabilitation Services is responsible for assisting the Director, Athletic, Medical and Rehabilitation Services in the administration and management of all aspects of injury/illness prevention, recognition, evaluation, management, treatment, disposition, rehabilitation, and health care education and counseling for student-athletes participating in the intercollegiate athletics program. The Assistant Director, Athletic, Medical and Rehabilitation Services enforces health care policies and procedures regarding medical insurance, physical examinations, medical services and related activities for its student-athletes, provides health care services specifically to designated sports and in general to all student-athletes, and provides supervision and evaluation of student athletic trainers during practicum sessions.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A Master's degree in Sports Medicine, Athletic Training or a related field is required.
Experience: At least two years of experience is required in progressively responsible positions in intercollegiate athletic training. Any athletic trainer experience at a NCAA Division I level program 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. Management, organizational, and administrative skills related specifically to athletic training program are preferred. Computer literacy in word processing and database management is preferred.
Effort: Requires the capability to physically transport injured athletes (e.g., to the locker room, sidelines, ambulance) in order to receive further medical care.
License: Must be certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and registered with the Board of Healing Arts in the state of Missouri.
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, Medical and Rehabilitation Services provides quality athlete care for student-athletes participating in the intercollegiate athletics program through management of all aspects of injury/illness prevention, recognition, evaluation, management, treatment, disposition, and rehabilitation, and coordination of all medical health care efforts (i.e., health care providers, physicians, emergency services) necessary to support the intercollegiate athletics program and administration of the daily operational requirements of the Athletic, Medical and Rehabilitation 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, making referrals to physicians as appropriate, 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 student-athletes, coaches, parents, and physicians
3. 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.
4. Maintains individual professional competence and expands the knowledge base and ability of the Athletic, Medical and Rehabilitation Services 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.
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. Secondarily to providing care to student athletes and at the direction of the Director, Athletic, Medical and Rehabilitation Services, provides clinical education experiences for students enrolled in the University's Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Curriculum by supervising students working in sports medicine and/or athletic training environments at training facilities or with athletic teams, evaluating student performances and assessing their application of appropriate treatments, therapeutic modalities, and psycho-motor skills, and serving as a resource for students regarding the Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Curriculum.
7. Contributes to the educational mission of the University by serving as an academic affiliate.
8. 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.
9. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
10. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as directed by the Director, Athletic Training Services.
11. Contributes to the overall success of Athletic, Medical and Rehabilitation Services by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director, Athletic, Medical and Rehabilitation Services.
The Assistant Director, Athletic, Medical and Rehabilitation Services is supervised by the Director, Athletic, Medical and Rehabilitation Services and supervises student athletic trainers and student assistants.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED SEPTEMBER 2012