Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
POSITION SUMMARY: Coordinate athletic training services for student-athletes participating in intercollegiate athletic programs – primarily women’s basketball – with the University of Georgia Athletic Association (UGAAA), under the medical direction of the head team physician and in conjunction with a variety of approved healthcare providers as well as UGAAA staff (including but not limited to athletic training, physical therapy, athletic coaching, strength and conditioning, sports nutrition, behavioral medicine, academics, and administration).
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: •Injury / Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion: 15% of time oassess risk of injury / illness operform functional movement assessments oprovide appropriate interventions based on findings odevelop overall wellness programs ocustomize needs of individuals
•Examination, Assessment, and Diagnosis: 15% of time oapply knowledge of anatomy and physiology operform ergonomic measures and special tests oassess injury / illness to determine the appropriate course of action
•Immediate and Emergency Care: 15% of time oon-site management of injury / illness oorthopedic or medical in nature opreparedness and implementation regardless of severity oreferrals to advanced healthcare providers as appropriate
•Therapeutic Intervention: 30% of time ounder medical direction of team physician oin conjunction with other healthcare providers ofollow appropriate rehabilitation protocols ouse of therapeutic modalities and exercise oprovide accommodations in sport related to injury / illness oassess readiness for safe return to play oguide sport-specific functional progression
•Healthcare Administration and Professional Responsibility: 25% of time oprepare injury reports odocument in electronic medical record ocollect pertinent medical paperwork ocollect injury incident data for research purposes ocoordinate student-athlete medical appointments omaintain primary and satellite athletic training rooms omaintain certifications and licensures on national and state level as appropriate oparticipate in continuing education opportunities, both individually and with the sports medicine staff operform upper level administrative duties for the sports medicine department ?coordinate EMS medical coverage of designated sporting events ?coordinate AHA training for designated UGAAA personnel ocreate / present professional programming as assigned ofollow NCAA, SEC, UGA policies, procedures, and regulations operform job duties per NATA code of ethics and state of Georgia scope of practice
•Other Duties As Assigned
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Master’s degree required.
NATA certification required.
Eligible for Georgia state licensure required.
Seven or more years of related experience in a sports medicine program preferred.
Contact the Human Resources office for an evaluation of education / experience in lieu of these minimum qualifications.
TIME AND TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Primary responsibility will be the overall medical coverage of an intercollegiate team. These duties may occur during non-traditional business hours, to include nights and weekends. Travel obligations will include away competitions and professional events.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands and environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The employee is regularly required to sit; stand; walk; lift approximately 25 lbs. Specific vision abilities required include close and distance vision as well as peripheral vision. The noise level is usually moderate but escalates to high during practice and competitions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: S05050P
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