Develop, coordinate and administer a comprehensive program that provides medical coverage for all intercollegiate sports teams and spirit squads. Work in conjunction with Head Team Physician, strength and conditioning coaches and departmental nutritionist to ensure that best practices are followed in the education, care, and treatment of student-athletes. Develop and monitor the athletic training budget. Make staff assignments for sports coverage. Provide treatment and rehabilitative services for student-athletes. Manage the departmental drug testing program.
In conjunction with the Head Team Physician, oversee the operation of the IUPUI Intercollegiate Athletics Sports Medicine Department. Assign and direct athletic training staff as to sports assignments and other duties. Prepare and monitor the budget. In conjunction with the athletics administration, develop a comprehensive emergency preparedness plan, lightning policy, and other policies that affect the health and safety of participants, spectators, and other relevant groups. Responsible for front line implementation of departmental and NCAA Drug Testing Program. Coordinate pre-season physicals with team physicians. Coordinate annual staff CPR training. Establish and supervise the guidelines for returning an injured athlete to practice and competition. Inform coaches of athletes’ status relative to readiness for practice and competition after an injury. Work with assigned teams at all practices and competitions.
The incumbent is responsible for the operation of the sports medicine department. In that capacity, the incumbent must work closely with physicians, coaches, and student-athletes. The focus is to ensure that HIPPA policies are followed when treating and rehabilitating an athlete. Should a decision be made that does not follow institutional or federal guidelines, the institution and department could be at risk for legal action. This position touches all the constituencies related to student-athlete welfare. It coordinates all medical care with physicians, coaches, and athletes. It is also responsible for ensuring that the entire sports medicine staff is following published departmental and institutional guidelines for the care of student-athletes.
REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree in athletic training or a related field and two years of athletic training experience with direct sport responsibilities.
Possess a valid driver’s license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University.
NATABOC certification, Indiana state license or eligibility. CPR, First Aid certified, and meet the continuing education minimum standards of the National Athletic Trainers Association. Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information with a wide variety of individuals, excellent interpersonal skills, and a customer service orientation.
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