Working Title Director of Sports Medicine
Job SummaryEastern Washington University Department of Athletics is seeking a Director of Sports Medicine to oversee all aspects of health care services provided to EWU student-athletes. This position supervises athletic training services, while also overseeing the sports medicine administrative operations in conjunction with the independent medical director. Under the general supervision of the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations and managing Head Team Physician, the Director provides guidance and leadership of all sports medicine services and plays a critical role in ensuring the health and safety of EWU's approximately 350 student-athletes, from 14 sports, in accordance with the NATA, NCAA, Big Sky Conference, and Eastern Washington University regulations.
This role requires a high level of competence in sports medicine practices, protocols and administration. Candidates must demonstrate the organizational and administrative abilities necessary to develop and coordinate a sports medicine program; establish program priorities; provide staff management with a knowledge of human resources practices; provide work direction, assist in scheduling, and training for other Athletic Trainers, including student trainers; promote teamwork to optimize work efficiencies and effectiveness with teams, Athletic Trainers and external medical partners; develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory agencies; develop and monitor program budget; ensure rehabilitation objectives are achieved and medical records are secured as confidential, accurate, and complete; and ensure accurate maintenance of insurance records and billings.
The ideal candidate will possess effective oral and written communication skills with the ability to multi-task, be resourceful and flexible; organizational skills, interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a diverse group of students, staff and external constituents; and the ability to work under pressure, make decisions and meet deadlines.
The candidate selected for this position will be rewarded with competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package which includes highly subsidized health/dental plans, retirement plan with 100% university match, generous paid vacation and sick leave, 11 paid holidays (adjusted accordingly), tuition waiver benefit and more.
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About Eastern Washington UniversityEastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.
Diversity StatementEastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
Conditions of EmploymentThis position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.
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Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in athletic training, physical education, kinesiology or related discipline
Master's degree in athletic training or related discipline
Five (5) years of demonstrated full-time professional experience working in a collegiate sports medicine setting, and must include one (1) or more years of supervisory and administrative responsibility.
Obtain a Washington State Athletic Trainer License in two months from hire date.
NATA Board Certification
Adult CPR, First Aid and AED certification required.
Knowledge of NCAA rules.
Valid driver's license by time of hire.
Demonstrated ability to work successfully with a diverse student-athlete population.
Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility and/or diversity.
Preferred Qualifications:Experience that demonstrates the ability to effectively lead and manage a diverse group of health care professionals.
Experience providing and coordinating sports medicine health care services at the NCAA Division I level with both men's and women's sports.
Demonstrated work experience with evidence of strong organizational, time management, communication, and problem-solving skills; work with students, coaches, administrators, and health care professionals in a broad range of situations; the ability to initiate and complete projects with a high level of accuracy and meet specific deadlines.
Experience working within electronic health records system(s).
Drug-testing administration certification. Functional Movement Screen (FMS) certification.
Work experience that demonstrates genuine concern and interest for the welfare of student-athletes.
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