| The Football Head Athletic Trainer will oversee all daily medical needs of the football student-athletes, and will communicate all ongoing medical issues of football student-athletes to the football coaching staff, football strength and conditioning staff, and football academic advisors. This individual will work closely with team physicians and consultant physicians to schedule, coordinate, and communicate all necessary medical appointment of football student-athletes, and will provide evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and emergency medical care of all football student athletes. |
This position reports directly to the Director of Sports Medicine (DOSM).
Duties and Responsibilities: • Oversee all aspects of sports medicine for football student athletes. Including on-site coverage of all football practices, games, strength and conditioning sessions, and on-call status for after-hours medical needs of all football student athletes. • Coordinate scheduling, attendance, and communication of results of all necessary medical appointments for football student-athletes. • Communicate directly with the DOSM, Head Team Physician and Team Orthopedic surgeons regarding all medical needs of football student athletes. • Attend football coaching staff meetings to ensure communication of medical status for all football student athletes. • Perform and oversee all physical evaluations, treatments, and rehabilitations of football student athletes. • Coordinate long-term rehabilitation of football student-athletes with the Director of Rehabilitation. • Work closely with Football Strength and Conditioning Department personnel to communicate all injuries and illnesses, their impact on strength training and conditioning, and alternative plans for maintaining and/or gaining strength and conditioning during rehabilitation phase. • Directly oversee two full-time staff Assistant Athletic Trainers for Football, two Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainers for Football, and up to fifteen football athletic training student assistants. Provide scheduling, training, mentoring, and assignment of duties and responsibilities for football, as well as oversight of implementation of all sports medicine department policies and procedures. • Work in conjunction with Sports Science and Strength and Conditioning department personnel to assess risk of injury via various physical testing metrics, and directly create and implement corrective prevention programs for football student-athletes prior to injury. • Direct all aspects of football sports medicine related recruiting meetings, tours, and prospect physical screening. • Meet with vendors to assess benefits and costs of new products, services, technologies, and techniques, and make determinations of potential benefits to football student-athletes, in order to make recommendations to DOSM and UT athletic department administration, for investment of UT funds. • Attend national conferences and courses to evaluate new techniques and technologies in areas of football sports medicine. • Administrative duties as assigned by the DOSM. Required Qualifications: Education: BS in Athletic Training or other related field required. MS in Athletic Training or other related field required. NATABOC Certification as an Athletic Trainer required. Licensed, or license-eligible, as Athletic Trainer by State Board of Health in Tennessee. Current CPR/AED certification required.
Experience: Minimum of 5 years of experience as a staff athletic trainer required. Experience as a staff member at FBS football and/or NFL football program preferred. Preference given to experience as a head athletic trainer for a collegiate or professional football program.
Skills: Demonstrate exceptional communication skills and ability to work effectively as a member of the Sports Medicine Team. Demonstrate high level of athletic training experience and competency in evaluation of injuries and illnesses, treatment planning and implementation, rehabilitation program design for major time loss injuries and illnesses, prevention screening and intervention program design/implementation, and knowledge of advanced recovery techniques and equipment. Demonstrate competency in emergency medical planning and procedures. Demonstrate competency in electronic medical record keeping and documentation of medical interventions. Ability to function as the leader of football sports medicine team, and to coordinate and communicate all medical related decisions with the team physicians.
Behaviors: Will maintain a positive attitude and show openness to working as a member of Sports Medicine team at all times. Will demonstrate attention to details via diligent documentation of all injury/illness evaluations, treatments, rehabilitation's, medical appointments, and participation status. Will comply with all pertinent SEC and NCAA rules and regulations at all times, and will report all known violations to Director of Sports Medicine and Compliance staff. Will show acceptance of diversity in regards to age, race, religion, gender, and beliefs. Will adhere to all confidentiality policy rules and regulations in regards to student-athletes’ protected health information in accordance with appropriate HIPAA or FERPA standards.
Demonstrated behavioral expectations include: • Unquestioned integrity and trustworthiness. • Adherence to university, SEC, and NCAA rules and regulations. • Commitment to the Sports Medicine, the Athletics Department, and the University’s mission and vision. • Ability to work with cross-functional teams and to foster teamwork. • Ability to work with diverse populations in a positive manner.
All applicants must apply at: https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_system/jobdetail.ftl?job=17000000D6