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Director of Sports Medicine
Summary
Title:Director of Sports Medicine
ID:1287
Department:Athletic Training
Description

Job Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Athletics & Recreation, the Director of Sports Medicine is responsible for organizing and administering all facets of LaGrange College’s NCAA Division III Sports Medicine program. The director is responsible for planning and implementing the athletic training & sports medicine policies and procedures along with administering and managing the Panther Sports Medicine department.

 

Job Duties (but not limited to)

  • Provide and manage athletic training services for the LaGrange College Department of Athletics regarding the scheduling and coordination of sports medicine staff and student-first responders for coverage of all team-related events, sports medicine budget, emergency care, patient education, and assure all administrative duties as Director of Sports Medicine.
  • Educate the athletic staff in the areas of student-athlete health and well-being such as injury prevention, concussion protocols, nutrition, and hydration.
  • Oversee the compilation, input, organization, and maintenance of all medical records for College student-athletes, and lead in the responsibility of maintaining and organizing the athletic training file system.  Ensure the security of all student-athlete insurance policy and medical records in direct adherence according to college, HIPAA and FERPA guidelines.
  • Approve the strength and condition plan for intercollegiate athletics in coordination with the strength and conditioning department regarding the development and implementation of flexibility, strength, and conditioning programs, and exercise techniques.
  • Coordinate and schedule annual pre-participation physical examinations, medical referrals, and mental health evaluations for student-athlete to determine return to play status.
  • Update Emergency Action Plan the athletic department annually.
  • Direct the athletics department’s substance education and testing program based on the College/Athletic drug policy.
  • Oversee inventory and tracking of all sports medicine equipment and supplies.
  • Recruit and retain local physicians to serve as team physicians and medical consultants, as the liaison to all medical consultants, specialists, and medical service providers.
  • Oversee the organization and administration of an Exposure Control Plan for Bloodborne Pathogens as dictated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) medical safeguard regulations.
  • Maintain athletic trainer yearly calendar of coverage.
  • Develop plans for program enhancement and professional development for the sports medicine team.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience working in a collegiate athletics program particularly at the NCAA Division I, II or III or a master’s degree with two (2) years of relevant experience. Working knowledge of federal laws including Title IX, NCAA, and conference rules and regulations.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively communicate both within and outside the College including, but not limited to, student-athletes, parents, recruits, coaches, staff, faculty, civic and business leaders.
  • Demonstrate positive attitude and team-oriented approach to work responsibilities.
  • Extensive knowledge of federal laws including Title IX, NCAA, and conference rules and regulations
  • Excellent analytic, organization and problem-solving skills with ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive communications with students, employees, and external agencies.
  • Strong computer software skills such as Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.

Physical Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to lift, carry, and transport equipment and supplies up to 50 pounds.
  • Frequent prolonged periods of standing or walking.
  • Frequently works outdoor practices and games in varying temperature and weather conditions.
  • Frequent after-hours work (early mornings, nights, weekends, holidays).
  • Occasionally operates motor vehicles, including golf carts.
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