Director-Athletic Training Svc

Adair Village, Benton County / Corvallis, Benton County
May 02, 2014

Appointment Type: Administrative/Professional Faculty

Department: Intercolleg Athletics 490000 YIA

Position Summary: The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Director of Athletic Training Services position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Athletic Director.

The Director of Athletic Training Services oversees the daily operation of Oregon State University's Athletic Training Services. Provides health care supervision and athletic training services for all Oregon State student-athletes. Assists the Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine in organizing and implementing the philosophy and protocols of the OSU Sports Medicine Department. Supervises the Athletic Training Staff including staff athletic trainers, graduate assistant and undergraduate student athletic trainers. Assists the Sports Medicine Physicians by facilitating specialty consultations for diagnostic and special services for the athletes. Designs, coordinates, and supervises a rehabilitation plan for ill or injured athletes. Communicates health care information to athletes, coaches, Sports Medicine Staff, Sports Media Staff, athletic administrators and parents as appropriate. Manages and oversees the daily operations of University Athletic Training Services, which includes the staff, equipment, and associated facilities. Monitors the safety of the facilities used by the student-athletes. Understands the issues of diversity and demonstrates effective leadership in promoting respect and appreciation for diversity and pluralism among students and staff. Participates as a leader in a collaborative environment; assigns tasks, sets deadlines, motivates and instructs staff members toward the completion of team goals; clearly communicates in written and verbal form; complies with and provides accountability for policies & procedures within the department, university and governing bodies; responsible for review, update and development of policies & procedures; delegates duties associated with policies and procedures; reviews, edits and approves work by associates and assistants.

Position Duties: 30% Administration:
Provides leadership and input to the Student Athlete Welfare Committee. Manages and maintains unit budget. Manages assigned Human Resource functions for the unit. Maintains and updates policy/procedural manual for the unit. Maintains proper medical records in accordance with all government and University guidelines; adheres to existing University and appropriate external regulatory agency (i.e. NATABOC, OHLA, NCAA) guidelines and safety policies; completes appropriate paperwork, including but not limited to, incident or injury reports for departmental accountability. Responsible for sports medicine department administrative duties: assigns, defines work objectives, directs and prioritizes deadlines while supervising associates and assistants in all other administrative duties.

25% Leadership and Supervision:
Provides leadership, training, and supervision to full-time and part-time staff members. Identifies and addresses personnel issues within the staff, and motivates staff with creative team building. Responsible for sports medicine department development and improvement. Plans, assigns and evaluates work. Provides performance evaluations; disciplines and rewards staff members and responds to grievances. Provides educational seminars for department as needed on topical issues.

15% Strategic Planning:
Development and maintenance of unit's strategic plan. Manages, evaluates, and adjusts strategic plan in accordance with internal and external changing landscapes.

10% Coaching/Students:
Provides mentoring and coaching to assigned student-athletes. Teaches appropriate performance techniques. May provide direct care sports as assigned based on the staff needs, and in conjunction with the demands of administrative responsibilities. Responsible for the coverage of Oregon State University athletic teams as assigned and provides athletic training services to student athletes on behalf of OSU. Responsible for facilitating and implementing all aspects of health care for assigned team, including but not limited to: prevention, practice/event coverage, injury evaluation, physician referral, medical appointments, treatment and rehabilitation and team travel. Responsible for activating the Emergency Action Plan (EAP) for sports/venues as assigned; demonstrates proficient knowledge of the emergency action plan for all sports/venues within the department; responsible for, and supervises the review, update and development of EAP for all sports; maintains expertise in emergency management and updates in emergency management recommendations.

Position Duties (continued): 10% Continuing Education/Professional Development:
Earns and maintains appropriate professional certifications; seeks to expand working knowledge; maintains current knowledge of research, advanced topics and skills within the field of athletic training; demonstrates expertise in an area of special interest within the field; holds and utilizes advanced certifications; serves as an educational resource for matters related to athletic training, such as: mentors/educates staff in areas of special interest; speaks/presents at regional/national level meetings/conferences; community/departmental involvement; lecturer/instructor within the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP). Demonstrates attributes of an industry leader as evident through involvement and leadership in areas such as: regional/national level committees/organizations or NATA consensus statement development; contributes to expanding the body of knowledge in sports medicine through leadership in research and publications.

10% Communication:
Proficient in day-to-day verbal and written communication with athletes, coaches, strength & conditioning staff, physicians, sports medicine staff, athletic department staff, and administration. Serves as a liaison to the senior administration and identifies and communicates departmental needs to the administration. Mentors and provides resources for conflict resolution; facilitates communication between sports medicine staff and various athletic department/medical community populations. Establishes a shared vision and takes responsibility for the achievement of team goals; provides direction for appropriate implementation of plans; presents ideas and concepts and instructions in a clear manner; and creates an environment that is conducive to building consensus and cooperation.

Working Conditions/Work Schedule: Evening and weekend work required.
Exposure to bodily fluids.
Must be able to lift and move up to 50 lbs.
Access to confidential student records.
May have access to persons under 18 years of age.
Access to expensive equipment.

Minimum/Required Qualifications: Master's degree in related field

Ten years experience as an athletic trainer

Experience of proven leadership in athletic training

Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations

Possess NATA and First Aid/CPR certification

Supervisory experience

The ability to lift/carry/push/pull objects weighing 50 pounds is required.

This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions (as per Voluntary and Compulsory Driver Standards OAR 125-155-0200) as per OAR 576-056-0000 et seq.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OAR 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications: Experience at a Division 1 NCAA institution

Three years experience as a head athletic trainer

Scholarly Outcomes for Position (academic faculty only):

Posting Date: 04-30-2014

For Full Consideration Date:

Closing Date: 05-14-2014

Recommended Full-Time Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Posting Number: 0012304

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