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Job Description- Assistant Athletic Trainer

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Job Description- Assistant Athletic Trainer ...

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT

    Administrative & Professional Position Description

Working Title: HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER

    Reports To: Director of Athletics

     Assistant Director of Athletics

Supervises: Associate Athletic Trainers

     Assistant Athletic Trainers

     Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainers

     Student Athletic Trainers

Basic Function:

    To supervise and coordinate the University’s overall sports medicine program, including,

    but not limited to: injury prevention, evaluation, management, and treatment of athletic

    injuries, short-term and long-term rehabilitation of athletic injuries, education and

    counseling of student-athletes, and athletics related health care administration in

    consultation with and under the supervision of the Team Physician(s) and other qualified

    medical personnel.

Background Requirements:

    1. Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two (2) years of directly

    related professional experience, or a bachelor’s degree in the appropriate area of

    specialization and four (4) years of directly related experience.

    2. Must be certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification

    (NATABOC)

    3. Must possess or be eligible for Athletic Training Licensure in the State of Florida;

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Provide athletic training services for the University’s athletic department as directed by

    the Team Physician(s), including attendance at scheduled team practices and home

    and away competitions as necessary;

    2. Coordinate the scheduling of all student-athletes for physical examinations, and

    medical referrals, and determine a student-athlete’s ability to practice and/or compete

    in consultation with the Team Physician(s);

    3. Oversee the formation of the University’s Athletic Training Staff, including, but not

    limited to the hiring, training, and supervision of all assistant/associate athletic trainers,

    graduate assistant athletic trainers, and student athletic trainers with regards to any and

    all duties.

    4. Identify professional medical service needs of the entire intercollegiate athletics

    department including the scheduling and coordinating of athletic training staff and

    students for coverage of all team practices and athletic competitions;

    5. Recruit and maintain local physicians to serve as team physicians and medical

    consultants, and to assist with pre-participation physical examinations, and act as the

    liaison to all medical consultants, specialists, and medical service providers; UCF Sports Medicine 8/13/2010

    6. Consult with the Team Physician(s) for guidance on the treatment of injured student-

    athletes, and report on their progress;

    7. Report the status of injured student-athletes to coaching staffs and periodically meet to

    identify and discuss problem areas;

    8. Oversee the compilation, input, organization, and maintenance of all medical records

    on University student-athletes, and share in the responsibility of maintaining and

    organizing the athletic training room file system;

    9. Maintain a detailed and accurate inventory log of all over-the-counter medications, and

    is responsible for the proper storage of all over-the-counter medications as dictated by

    the State of Florida and the Drug Enforcement Agency;

    10. Secure and maintain all student-athlete’s insurance policy information;

    11. Review and approve all medical bills and insurance claims to determine accuracy and

    compliance with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rules and regulations,

    and supervise the prompt processing of all medical bills and insurance claims; 12. Work in conjunction with the athletic business office with regards to the organization

    and administration of the department’s budget, including the inventory, bidding,

    ordering, receiving, and maintenance of all athletic training room supplies and

    equipment;

    13. Develop and maintain a Sports Medicine handbook / policy manual for staff and student

    athletic trainers;

    14. Establish and enforce codes of conduct and rules of use for the athletic training

    facilities and equipment;

    15. Share in the responsibility of athletic training room maintenance and upkeep; 16. Organize and serve as the On-Sight Coordinator for the NCAA drug testing program; 17. Direct the athletics department’s substance abuse education and testing program and

    Student Athlete Assistance Program (SAAP);

    18. Work in conjunction with the Athletic Training Education Program Director with regards

    to all issues relating to the University’s Athletic Training Education Program;

    19. Serve as a Field Experience Supervisor / Clinical Instructor within the Athletic Training

    Education Program as directed by the Athletic Training Education Program Director; 20. Assist in the preparation of student athletic trainers for the National Athletic Trainers’

    Association Board of Certification (NATABOC) Examination;

    21. Cooperate with the Media Relations Department with regards to the status of injured

    student-athletes for dissemination to media outlets;

    22. Oversee the organization and administration of an Exposure Control Plan for

    Bloodborne Pathogens as dictated by the State of Florida and the Occupational Safety

    and Health Administration (OSHA);

    23. Establish an emergency management protocol and lightning policy for all athletic teams

    in conjunction with the Team Physician(s), area emergency medical services, and local

    hospitals;

    24. Work in conjunction with the strength and conditioning staff with regard to the strength,

    conditioning, and flexibility of student-athletes, nutritional issues, supplements /

    ergogenic aids, injury prevention, exercise technique, and rehabilitation of injured

    student-athletes;

    25. Work in conjunction with the athletic department’s marketing and development

    personnel on all departmental public relations and promotional matters;

    UCF Sports Medicine 8/13/2010

    26. Work in conjunction with the University dietician, University dining services, Team

    Physician(s), and various coaching staffs and other personnel regarding student-athlete

    nutritional issues, including but not limited to the prevention and treatment of eating

    disorders, weight gain and weight reduction techniques, and training table and travel

    menus;

    27. Work in conjunction with the equipment room staff regarding the safety of the athletic

    equipment, testing new equipment, to aid in the purchase of shoes and protective

    equipment, and to facilitate proper methods of fitting athletic equipment; 28. Maintain a good working relationship with the athletics facilities manager, physical plant

    and grounds department regarding the safety of practice and competition surfaces and

    general field/court conditions;

    29. Represent the University of Central Florida and the Sports Medicine Department at

    University, conference, and/or national meetings as required or requested; 30. Maintains certification and license requirements of the National Athletic Trainers’

    Association Board of Certification (NATABOC) and the State of Florida; and 31. Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics and/or the Assistant Athletics

    Director.

    UCF Sports Medicine 8/13/2010

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