Director of Sports Medicine FLSA Status: Exempt Months Per Year: 12 Hours Per Week: 37.5
Position Description Seattle University is a highly selective, independent, Catholic, Jesuit institution adjacent to downtown Seattle, and is seeking a dynamic and proven athletics department professional to serve as its Director of Sports Medicine. The selected candidate for this full-time, 12-month position will be responsible for leading, organizing and managing all aspects of a Division I sports medicine and athletic training program, and coordinating care for approximately 350 student-athletes.
Located on Capitol Hill, one of Seattle's most vibrant neighborhoods, Seattle University is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and currently enrolls more than 7,400 graduate and undergraduate students within nine schools and colleges. Seattle University is among the most diverse independent universities in the West: 40 percent of its students are from ethnically diverse backgrounds and students come from 77 nations and all 50 states. Seattle University employs approximately 1,500 faculty and staff and has an annual operating budget of over $210M.
The university's athletic program fields 20 Division I intercollegiate teams (9 men's and 11 women's) and is comprised of more than 350 student athletes. The Redhawks, Seattle University's athletic teams, compete in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) in all sports and have an excellent track record of achievement both on the field and court and in the classroom. Since 2012, the Redhawk teams have a combined 45 WAC conference titles, including both team and individual championships.
This position provides oversight and leadership for all aspects of health care in the athletic environment, including the six domains as outlined by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA): Prevention of Athletic Injuries; Recognition and Evaluation of Injuries; Management, Treatment, and Disposition of Athletic Injuries; Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries; Organization and Administration; and Education and Counseling of Athletics. Additionally, provide instruction to student-athletes and coaches regarding the health, safety, prevention, care and rehabilitation of injuries. Guide and direct the athletic training staff, which includes assistant athletic trainers, graduate students, and work-study students.
Develop programs and/or supervises the rehabilitation of injured athletes. Evaluate rehabilitation progress and achievements and assess and recommend student-athletes return to activity, Provide direct supervision of all sports medicine staff – including direct supervision of training staff, oversight and coordination of contracted physicians, training procedures and operations. Administer first aid to injured student-athletes. Evaluate degree of injury; and refer additional medical attention/treatment as necessary. Maintain injury logs (e.g. daily, type, treatment and/or time lost); and appropriate medical records, and ensure HIPPA privacy standards.
Responsible to develop, recommend, and monitor program budget. Review historical data, project necessary funds and monitor expenditures to ensure compliance with budgetary guidelines. Ensure that the most current treatment and safety standards are implemented and observed. Member of the athletics administration staff and regularly meet with respective groups. Provide insight and action to executive level athletic department operations and future planning.
• Manage scheduling of the sports medicine physicians and related health care providers, oversee student-athlete care with physician(s) and training staff, and serve as an advocate for student-athlete on welfare issues. • Serve as a liaison between health care providers, team physicians, student-athletes, strength personnel, and coaches to ensure accurate and complete communication and ethical and professional decisions regarding student-athlete participation status. • Advise coaches and student-athletes of injury potential and prevention. Provide injury status reports to coaching staff. • Provide instruction, direction and guidance to student-athletes in various aspects of physical training and improvement activities. Advise students on re-conditioning programs and progress in concert with the Strength and Conditioning staff. • Apply taping, bracing, padding and other preventative injury techniques to protect student-athletes. • Collaborate with the compliance officer for Banned Substance rules education, and implement the NCAA Drug Testing protocols. Also, insure all applicable NCAA legislation regarding medical issues regarding participation. • Coordinate and schedule all home and away contest coverage. Serve as medical site coordinator for all WAC and NCAA championship level tournaments and other events on campus or hosted by Seattle University. • Process insurance claims and medical bills for student athletes including receiving, recording, forwarding on for further processing and filing copy appropriately.
Create and cultivate a collaborative relationship with strength and conditioning personnel. • Apprise strength and conditioning staff of health, safety, injury potential, injury prevention and student-athlete status updates. • Collaborate with staff in health and performance strategies, techniques and training. • Serve as resource for nutrition, supplementation and banned substance usage
Identify outside resources, companies or groups to provide on-site education or clinics. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree and advanced degree required; a minimum of five years of athletic administration/athletic training experience required at the collegiate and/or professional level; current NATA BOC certification required. Candidates must demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills; strong organizational skills; and a history of success as a leader and effective people manager. Selected candidate will have proven personnel management, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills, including experience supervising small teams. Must have superior interpersonal skills and be able to develop effective rapport with a variety of personalities. Physical requirements of position include the ability to lift and carry sport and training equipment, to perform CPR and First Aid procedures; and to assist with injured student-athletes, including moving them from a playing or practice surface, and running across uneven field surfaces in a reasonable amount of time to care for emergency situations.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: 1. NATA Certification (BOC) 2. Current State of Washington Licensure or within 90 days of start date 2. American Heart Association's Healthcare Provider CPR certification 3. AED certification 4. Valid state driver's license
Employee shall adhere to all applicable rules and regulations of the NCAA, any athletics conference Seattle University may join, and other established bodies that govern or oversee intercollegiate athletics. In the event Employee becomes aware, or has reasonable cause to believe, that violations of these organizations' constitutions, bylaws, rules or regulations may have taken place, Employee shall promptly report the same to the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance and Rules Education. Employee shall cooperate fully and completely with any investigation of any alleged violation, whether such investigation is conducted by the University, NCAA or any other duly authorized agency or individual.
All candidates must show a demonstrated commitment to diversity and the university's mission, vision, and values.
This position requires a criminal history background check.
Master's degree strongly preferred in exercise physiology, sports medicine, athletic training/development or a closely related field and a minimum of five years of experience with impact sports, such as baseball, basketball, and soccer, at the NCAA Division I level. Supervisory experience managing full-time sports medicine personnel.
PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS – KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES 1. Ability to work independently and effectively with minimal supervision. 2. Possess strong supervisory and leadership skills. 3. Excellent interpersonal skills to interact and work with a broad range of people using tact and diplomacy.4. Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing. 5. Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding students and employees as required by University policy, FERPA, HIPAA, and the Buckley Amendment.6. Comprehensive working knowledge of all Athletics and Sports Medicine departmental policies and procedures, as well as understanding and adherence to external governing agencies' regulations and requirements.7. Excellent skills in the use of specific equipment and tools as identified below. Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 50 acres in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. More than 7,400 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within nine schools and colleges. U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2017" ranks Seattle University 8th in the West among universities that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer. In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community. Application Instructions To apply, click here: https://seattleu.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=491 Applicants are also strongly encouraged to attach an electronic cover letter and resume when applying. Persons who need assistance with the recruitment process may contact the Office of Human Resources at: 206-296-5870. Job postings are open until filled, unless otherwise specified.