Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
The Athletic Trainer is responsible for planning, developing and implementing the Athletic Training program which includes preventing, assessing, rehabilitating and treating all injuries that the student-athletes may acquire while playing for any of the 24 sports (500 + student-athletes). This position also requires running a proper health care facility with the proper working equipment, materials and supplies needed to comply with NATA standards.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
Responsibility A: To develop the Athletic Training program within the framework of the mission of the university and the intercollegiate athletic department.
1. Read and follow all provisions as outlined by the Policies and Procedures Manual of the University and the Intercollegiate Athletic Department 2. Respond to all administrative correspondence in the requested time frame and attend all staff meetings 3. Know the rules and regulations of the NCAA and Conference to ensure compliance with departmental, University, conference, and national policies 4. Promote unity within the Athletic Department by working in corporation together and by supporting all University personnel
Responsibility B: To establish an environment in which student-athletes develop as well as grow spiritually, academically, socially and athletically.
1. Maintain the development and welfare of the student-athlete as the number one priority of the program 2. Provide leadership that promotes positive Christian attitudes and good sportsmanship with all student-athletes 3. Work with student-athletes in a fair, understanding, tolerant, sympathetic, and patient manner 4. To provide instruction and spiritual guidance that will lead to positive values, acceptable behavior, and self-discipline consistent with the philosophy of athletics; motivate the team for maximum performance by utilizing motivational philosophies that meet the needs of students and that are consistent with Athletic Program philosophy
Responsibility C: To provide Athletic Training services for the athletic department, including attendance at scheduled team practices and home and away competitions as needed
1. Maintain up-to-date information of sport regulations, rule changes, NATA and NCAA policies 2. Coordinate and schedule physical examinations and medical referrals for student-athletes to determine their ability to practice and compete 3. Work in conjunction with the Strength and Conditioning staff to ensure safety in the design and implementation of fitness, nutrition and conditioning programs customized to meet individual student-athlete needs 4. Evaluate and recommend new techniques and equipment that would enhance the benefit of the Athletic Training program 5. Maintain accurate and up-to-date record keeping and documentation 6. Effectively manage time in a demanding work environment 7. Adhere to all institutional, Conference, and NCAA bylaws and regulations 8. Ensure the physical, emotional, and social welfare of student-athletes 9. Establish and ensure a safe environment for student-athletes 10. Understand and agree to abide by the mission of the Athletic Department
Responsibility D: Perform all other duties and/or responsibilities as needed and/or as assigned by the Athletic Director and/or University administration.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree from a CAATE accredited program required; Masters preferred in related occupational field of study. Preferred two years of college-level athletic training experience.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Certified through NATA-BOC
Experience and demonstrated ability in the design and implementation of safe and effective rehabilitation programs for a variety of sports
Knowledge of medical terminology and medical equipment
No NCAA major violations
Strong communication skills
Ability to maintain/obtain a valid Driver's License and campus defensive driving certification
Ability to maintain/obtain CPR, First Aid and AED certification
Ability to travel and work weekends
Knowledge of all Conference and NCAA bylaws
Ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body
High degree of interpersonal skills to represent the University, train and administer in a warm and effective manner
Able to anticipate ebb and flow of office work and delegate work accordingly
Capable of supervising the work of others
Capable of working without supervision
Ability to inspire others to work together to get the work done
Ability to supervise graduate assistants or other employees
Awareness that behavior and dress should be appropriate for the environment of a Christian university
About Concordia University Irvine
CUI is a Lutheran higher education institution committed to helping students develop a wise mind, honorable heart, and cultivated character. CUI has 24 athletic teams. 19 are NCAA Division II and 5 are club sports.