Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
4 Year Degree
Conduct an initial assessment of an athlete's injury or illness to provide emergency or continued care and to determine whether they should be referred to physicians for definitive diagnosis and treatment. Evaluate athletes' readiness to engage in collegiate athletics and provide participation clearances when necessary and warranted. Apply protective or injury preventive devices, such as tape, bandages, or braces, to body parts, such as ankles, fingers, or wrists. Assess and report the progress of recovering athletes to coaches, physicians, or designee. Coordinate and collaborate with team physicians to develop and implement comprehensive rehabilitation programs for athletic injuries. Care for athletic injuries, using physical therapy equipment, techniques, and/or medication. Department Specific Essential Job Functions:
Serves as head athletic trainer for men's (5) and women's (10) intercollegiate sports programs. Oversees and coordinates prevention and treatment of injury. Works with designated physicians’ group to assure the best medical diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic related injuries. Supervises Assistant Athletic Trainers, Graduate Assistants, and student athletic trainers. Oversees alcohol and drug prevention, including education and testing. Manages and assists the third-party administrator in athletic medical insurance claims to the insurance companies and tracking their progress as necessary. Administration and management of athletic training facilities, medical coverage at practices and competitions, injury prevention, injury recognition, emergency situation assessment, etc. Must possess an understanding of and adherence to the rules and regulations, legalities, standards, and liabilities of the State of Oklahoma, NCAA, Conference and the University of Central Oklahoma relevant to the position. Travels with teams and assigns other athletic training staff to travel as required or necessary. Must be able to work evenings and weekends. Works closely with NCAA Athletic Compliance staff to ensure adherence to all applicable NCAA, Conference and University regulations. Serves as the NCAA designated Athletics Health Care Administrator and ensures completion of required NCAA required reports (i.e., Concussion Reporting Process, Catastrophic Injuries, etc.). Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of and adheres to applicable NCAA, Conference, University, and departmental rules and regulations. Upon notification of any NCAA violation, reports the violation to the Athletic Compliance Office. Also has a responsibility to follow applicable procedures and cooperate fully with any and all investigations of potential violations of NCAA, Conference, University or departmental rules and regulations. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Schedule: This is an exempt position. Expected work schedule is Monday through Friday with nights and weekends. As an exempt employee, schedule may vary based on the number of hours needed to meet the job responsibilities. The individual holding this position may need to be available early morning and/or evening to meet the needs of the department. Working schedule may consists of intermittent non-traditional business hours, including but not limited to working nights and weekends associated with athletic events and practices. Travel may be required.
Requires a bachelor's degree plus 5+ years of experience as an athletic trainer. NATA, CPR/AED Rescue and First Aid Certification. Must have or obtain Oklahoma State Athletic Training License within 30 days of employment.
Three-year’s experience as a Head or Assistant Athletic Trainer and five years of National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) certified athletic training experience. Must have a current certification by the NATA.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be physically able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The expectations listed below are representative of the skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
1. Walk long distance around campus, on fields, and in buildings. 2. Required to regularly sit and stand.
3. Frequently use wrist, hands, and/or fingers to make small repetitive movements such as typing, distributing mail, and picking up small objects.
4. Ability to talk frequently to convey detailed and/or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly, or quickly.
5. Be able to hear average or normal conversations and receive verbal information.
6. Lift packages and/or move heavy objects, 30+ lbs.
Internal Number: 27125
About University of Central Oklahoma
With strong connections throughout the Oklahoma City metro, the University of Central Oklahoma is dedicated to developing in students the confidence to succeed through transformative learning experiences. Central prides itself as a smart investment for success, preparing future leaders in an opportunity-rich environment, with access to more than 200 student organizations and the internship, employment, entertainment and cultural offerings of the rapidly growing Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Founded in 1890 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Central connects its nearly 15,000 students to unmatched value found in 122 undergraduate areas of study and 78 graduate programs from its main campus in Edmond and facilities throughout the metro area.
The Athletic Department at the University of Central Oklahoma currently supports over 400 student athletes in 15 sports including Football, Men's & Women's Basketball, Men's & Women's Golf, Baseball, Softball, Wrestling, Women's Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field and Cross Country, Women's Tennis, Women's Soccer, Women's Rowing and Women's Volleyball.