Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
4 Year Degree
TYPICAL ACTIVITIES: The Head Athletic Trainer is responsible for the development, organization, and administration of the sports medicine program, including providing work direction to other Athletic Trainers. Duties include the following:
Prevention, recognition, and assessment of athletic injuries.
Implement preventive and rehabilitation programs to treat athletic injuries using the appropriate therapeutic modalities and treatments, assigning, monitoring and evaluating work; develop and monitor the program budget, including the training room and equipment and supplies; and maintain and monitor the medical records and progress of all student athletes.
Consult with physicians, and other health professionals on injuries and treatment plans and coordinate with the coaching staff. Inform coaching staff and other health professionals on the status of injuries and treatment plans. Counsel athletes and staff regarding conditioning, athletic training, and rehabilitation
Develop and administer rehabilitation programs for athletic injuries, including scheduling and assigning students for therapy. Design conditioning programs to prevent injuries.
Ensure needed coverage for practices, home events, and team travel. Attend practices and athletic events and provide medical emergency coverage to student athletes. Travel with sports teams to away games as needed.
Maintain appropriate medical records of injuries, treatment plans, and progress. Assist in maintaining insurance records and monitoring and verifying insurance billings.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Equivalent to three to four years of experience as a certified Athletic Trainer with progressive responsibility, including at least one year of experience in a lead capacity with some responsibility for program administration and some experience at the college level.
General knowledge of the principles and practices of athletic training including conditioning, injury prevention, injury assessment and rehabilitation.
Full range of therapeutic modalities and their practical use and physiological basis; other therapeutic preventions and treatments such as taping, bracing, and massage.
Effective use of rehabilitation and exercise equipment; rules, regulations, and guidelines established by the campuses' governing national collegiate athletic associations (e.g., National Collegiate Athletics Association or National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) pertaining to student athletes, their training, sports medicine care, and health and safety.
Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) standards for handling blood borne pathogens; maintaining medical records, including Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards; and following insurance procedures.
Ability to effectively assess and evaluate injuries and their severity.
Develop conditioning and rehabilitation programs and manage and treat injuries.
Use the full range of appropriate therapeutic modalities and treatments and rehabilitation and exercise equipment to treat and prevent injuries.
Determine the appropriate referrals for athletes to other health care professionals.
Recognize life threatening situations and administer the appropriate emergency aid.
Use a computer to perform medical, insurance and other recordkeeping functions; and work in an environment with competing priorities.
Incumbents must possess strong interpersonal and communications skills to develop effective working relationships with athletes and serve as a liaison among athletes, coaching staff, parents, physicians and other health professionals.
Equivalent to bachelor's degree in athletic training, physical education, kinesiology or related field of study or combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.
Course work must include completion of the Board of Certification (BOC) curriculum requirements.
License and Certifications:
Possess and maintain Board of Certification (BOC) certification for Athletic Trainer.
Some positions may require a valid California driver's license.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html
This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)
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Additional Salary Information: Commensurate Upon Experience
About California State University, San Bernardino
California State University, San Bernardino is a growing spacious campus with rolling green lawns and nearby mountains. It is one of twenty-three campuses in the California State University system. The University offers a variety of majors and fields of study, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Classes are offered on the quarter system and scheduled throughout the day and evening. University wide enrollment exceeds 18,000 students. CAL STATE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO A DIVERSIFIED WORKFORCE. Applicants must successfully complete a background investigation prior to starting employment to include but may not be limited to criminal records check, DMV check, fingerprint check and prior work history.