The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is accepting applications for the position Student-Athlete Wellness Coordinator. This is a career position with full health benefits and membership in the UC Retirement Plan. Under the supervision of the Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Medicine, the Student-Athlete Wellness Coordinator is responsible for organizing, implementing, and evaluating the case management services for UCLA student-athletes who are experiencing challenges with their mental and physical health. The Student-Athlete Wellness Coordinator will serve as a conduit for information and facilitate case management and resolution through duties including: communicating the availability of support services to student-athletes, managing referrals and appointments with providers, facilitating communication between providers, Sports Medicine and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics (DIA) staff as appropriate. The Student-Athlete Wellness Coordinator will coordinate and recommend strategies, solutions and program development. The Student-Athlete Wellness Coordinator will effectively integrate campus resources to ensure the appropriate communication between all available resources. Communicate and document student-athletes' progress to sports medicine staff, physicians, conditioning staff and coaches. Maintain written and computerized documentation on all athletes' injuries, illnesses, treatments and rehabilitation. Refer injured student-athletes to UCLA team physicians as appropriate. Organize informative bimonthly in-service seminars. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Sports Medicine.
All applicants should demonstrate the following abilities: Working knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics as related to musculoskeletal athletic injuries of the peripheral joints and spine; Master’s degree required; Ability to perform clinical and sideline evaluation of injury and the ability to design and implement basic treatment programs; Ability to operate therapeutic and exercise equipment; Ability to maintain accurate and concise evaluations and treatment records; Working knowledge and basic skill in therapeutic exercise techniques and functional progression programs; Working knowledge and basic skill in peripheral joint and soft tissue techniques; Ability to communicate with and maintain cooperative working relationships with all Staff, Physicians, Coaches, Student-Athletes, and outside vendors; Working knowledge and basic skill in spinal mobilization techniques; Working knowledge of common systemic illnesses and management which may interfere with athletic participation; Skill in the application of protective wraps, tape and bracing devices. Ability to evaluate and provide for the immediate management of injuries which occur on the practice field or during competition; Demonstrated skill in progressing athletes' rehabilitation programs independently or in consultation with Staff Physical Therapist or Team Physicians; Certified as an Athletic Trainer in good standing with the NATABOC (National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification); Must be CPR/AED certified; Education and relevant experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree; Ability to perform under difficult situations and maintain composure in the face of resistance, indifference or hostility; Demonstrated word processing and computer skills necessary to complete assignments with speed and accuracy; Ability to write clear and concise business correspondence and reports; Ability to operate a computer with working knowledge of various computer software systems: Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes, and SIMS Injury Tracking Software; Knowledge of Departmental, University, PAC-12 and NCAA policies, procedures, rules and regulations; Previous NCAA Division I experience.
Additional Salary Information: This is a career position with full health benefits and membership in the UC Retirement Plan.
Internal Number: 29980
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