Athletic Trainer - Club Sports - Campus Recreation
University of California, Irvine
August 20, 2018
Full-time - Experienced
CREATE, MANAGE AND MAINTAIN A COMPREHENSIVE CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR CLUB SPORT ATHLETES AND CAMPUS RECREATION PARTICIPANTS WITH MEDICAL OVERSIGHT FROM UCI STUDENT HEALTH
Spearhead the development of a detailed written plan outlining the concussion-management strategy to include a baseline evaluation of high impact athletes, collection of neurologic history with symptoms and physical examination and objective measures of neurocognitive performance and motor control. Educate high impact club sport teams, athletes, coaches and staff on the aspects of concussion: prevention, mechanism, recognition and referral, appropriate return to participation, physical and cognitive restrictions for concussed athletes, and ramifications of improper concussion management. Create a method of documentation for the athlete's understanding of concussive signs and symptoms and their responsibility to report a concussion. Assist in the development of a return to play protocol for concussed athletes. Ensure proper documentation of the concussion evaluation, management, treatment, return to participation progression and physician communications. Manage and administer baseline testing to all high impact Club Sport athletes and oversee post injury assessments. Develop with Student Health a standard concussion home-instruction form to be used consistently for all concussed athletes. Identify and adopt standard practice limitations and guidelines to establish the standard of care for managing concussions and other brain injuries.
SUPERVISE THE PREVENTION, EVALUATION, TREATMENT AND CARE OF CLUB SPORT RELATED INJURIES FOR APPROXIMATELY 18 HIGH IMPACT CLUB SPORTS
Provide timely first aid and emergency treatment to injured athletes at official practices and contests on-campus. Initiates injury evaluation, recognition, management, treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention of injured Club Sport athletes. Provide skilled treatment of athletic injuries utilizing therapeutic modalities, procedures, taping, splinting and other techniques as appropriate for continuing care of athletes. Advise athletes in the selection and fitting of functional braces; design and make bracing and padding as needed, following the rules and restrictions of each sport. Make injury referrals to the appropriate physician or other medical services. Provide for adequate Athletic Training services at practices and games. May include some travel with club sport teams, as needed. Provide athletic training services to injured medium/low impact club sport athletes.
SUPERVISE THE OPERATION OF THE ATHLETIC TRAINING FACILITIES
Responsible for the creation and management of the Athletic Training budget. Coordinates athletic training services for all high impact club sport on-campus home events and tournaments, which would also include evening and weekend hours. Oversees and supervises Athletic Training staff, including hiring, training, coordination and scheduling of all hourly certified athletic trainers, emergency medical technicians, health and safety officers, and administrative coordinators. Ensures staff reports all injuries and completes appropriate documentation. Develops recommendations that enforce and focus on safety procedures, discretion and confidentiality of sensitive matters involving athletic injuries and treatment. Provide for clean, orderly and safe athletic training facilities. Requisition appropriate athletic training supplies and equipment through established department policies and procedures. Maintain an effective inventory control system for all supplies and equipment. Clean and disinfect all equipment and tables in the athletic training room to control infection and sanitation. Maintain thorough record system abiding by HIPPA guidelines. Teach and follow OSHA guidelines for biohazards waste disposal.
PERFORM OTHER RELATED ADMINISTRATIVE TASKS
Perform administrative duties other than Athletic Training Room duties, as assigned by the Club Sport Director. Perform administrative on-field duties when time dictates. Assist the Club Sport administrative staff with Club Sport and Recreation Department functions when needed. Be available to teach First Aid/CPR/AED Certification workshops for coaches, captains, team safety officers and/or Recreation staff.
SERVE AS A PROFESSIONAL, CAREER MEMBER OF THE DEPARTMENT STAFF
Attend and participate in department meetings. As directed, participate in campus committees representing the department. Serve as a customer service representative at all times. Interpret department and campus policies and procedures to participants of the department s programs and services. Be available to educate our community and university in the field of athletic training.
MAINTAIN ACCURATE COMMUNICATION ON ALL ASPECTS OF ATHLETIC TRAINING ACTIVITIES
Provide information to all coaches and captains concerning the status of the injured athletes and their expected return to active competition. Be available for consultation with athletes, athletic coaches and other athletic personnel; maintain regular athletic training room hours. Maintain an open line of communication with physicians, student health and other therapists and administrators. Meet with Director of Club Sports & Special Events on a regular and ongoing basis concerning the status of all aspects of the athletic training program.
Required: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education/experience. NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer. Excellent Interpersonal Skills. Ability to remain calm in an emergency situation.
Desired: Master's Degree. CPR/First Aid/AED Certified. Scheduling and record keeping skills.
Additional Salary Information: Frequent evening and weekend work hours
Internal Number: 2018-0920
About University of California, Irvine
University of California, Irvine - Campus Recreation, a division of Student Affairs, serves as a vital and integral part of the university life by offering diverse sports, recreational and fitness activities, and distinctive facilities and equipment that are fun, vigorous, healthy, and conducive to enhancing personal wellness. Campus Recreation supports the UC mission by seeking to create a climate that motivates individuals to embrace a healthy life-style, which can enhance their academic success, build friendships and social skills, develop leadership qualities, and cultivate a sense of community and anteater pride. Campus Recreation supports the following programs and services: Intramural Sports, Club Sports, Recreation Activity Classes, Outdoor Recreation and Boating, Fitness and Wellness, Team Challenge, Recreational Sports Facilities, and Special Events.