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Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Medicine/ Athletics Health Care Administrator

Barry University

Barry University

Miami Shores, FL, USA
Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2023
Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Medicine, HCA position at Barry University is the lead appointment accountable for leading, coordinating, and administering comprehensive Athletic Training service operations in health care for student-athletes in the NCAA Division II program for our 12 intercollegiate sports teams in addition to facilitating medical supervision for Club Sport athletic activities. The position oversees several assistants and a graduate assistant athletic trainer. The position also serves as a preceptor for undergraduate students in the CAATE Accredited B.S. degree program in Athletic Training. Finally, this position oversees the procurement and management of several of the university’s accidental insurances plans.

Summary

Assistant Athletic Director of Athletics Health Care Administrator (HCA) provides leadership and direction for the healthcare, prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries to student-athletes and oversees the procurement and management of the University’s student athlete insurance plan. This position reports to the Associate Vice President/Director of Athletics and Recreation and provides direction to the athletic training staff for 19 NCAA Division II intercollegiate sport teams and our club sport program. This administrative role assures compliance with all pertinent NCAA health and safety legislation that impact student-athlete health and well-being.

Essential Functions

Student Athlete Medical Records and Documentation-

  • Ensure HIPAA [Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act] compliance.

  • Maintenance of injury reports, rehabilitation protocol s, and student-athletes medical files.

  • Create and submit reports to NCAA regarding injury demographics.

  • Create and submit statistics to the NCAA for Concussion incidents and recovery.

Student Athlete Health Care Administration-

  • Supervise Head Athletic Trainer.

  • Oversee Sports Medicine and Athletic Training budget.

  • Communicate with athletic administration, coaches, student-athletes and medical providers.

  • Manages medical coverage and staffing.

  • Establishes, builds and maintains partnerships with local medical community and team physicians.

  • Schedules and supervisor for pre-participation physicals exam for al l sports.

  • Establishes vision and other type specific screening for student-athletes including follow up care.

  • 2. Student Athlete Health Care Administration-

  • Supervise Head Athletic Trainer.
  • Oversee Sports Medicine and Athletic Training budget.
  • Communicate with athletic administration, coaches, student-athletes and medical providers.
  • Manages medical coverage and staffing.
  • Establishes, builds and maintains partnerships with local medical community and team physicians.
  • Schedules and supervisor for pre-participation physicals exam for al l sports.
  • Establishes vision and other type specific screening for student-athletes including follow up care.
  • .Ensures adherence/compliance with NCAA sports medicine policy and procedures.
  • Incorporates NATA best practices into daily operation.

Student Athlete Health Care Services-

  • Ability to make independent decisions regarding the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, immediate care, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic related injury/illnesses, screening of pathologies , and referral of student-athletes to appropriate medical providers.

  • Develop and regulate policies, procedures and protocols for athletic training services based on NATA professional standards, NCAA recommendations, and team physicians’ advice.

  • Provide sport coverage including attendance at scheduled team practices, home and away competitions as necessary.

  • Plan and coordinate all physician referrals and follow ups.

  • Oversee all acute injury and post-operative rehabilitation.

  • Organize weekly on campus physicians’ clinics for student athlete to see medical specialists for their needs

Insurance and Reimbursement Tracking-

  • Serve as coordinator and liaison between insurance carrier, medical provider and student athlete in regard to athletic related injuries.

  • Procure yearly renewal of university’s Mandatory Student Accidental insurance plan, Athletics insurance plan, Catastrophic insurance plan, Club Sports insurance plan, EMT accidental insurance plan, as well as several other departments accidental insurance plans.

  • Track, monitor, and review annual insurance proposals, bids, and renewal negotiations with an emphasis on quality and cost savings.

  • Manage all open student-athlete insurance claims will all providers, team physicians, and insurance companies.

Risk Management Oversight-

  • Develop and implement policy and procedures to aid in risk management.

  • Develop and implement Concussion Management plan as per NCAA.

  • Develop and implement mental health recognition & referral plan in accordance with NCAA and Barry University standards.

  • Emergency Action Plan [EAP] – Regularly update and inform coaches, athletic staff, and students.

  • Monitoring environmental conditions using appropriate methods and guidelines to facilitate the safety of athletic teams.

Risk Management Oversight-

  • Develop and implement policy and procedures to aid in risk management.

  • Develop and implement Concussion Management plan as per NCAA.

  • Develop and implement mental health recognition & referral plan in accordance with NCAA and Barry University standards.

  • Emergency Action Plan [EAP] – Regularly update and inform coaches, athletic staff, and students.

  • Monitoring environmental conditions using appropriate methods and guidelines to facilitate the safety of athletic teams.

  • Work with on campus environmental staff to ensure safe conditions for staff & student athletes including air quality, drinking water, ice, and other environmental conditions.

  • Coordinate and ensures the CPR, AED, and First Aid certification and Concussion education for all full-time coaches and staff.

Leadership and Management Skills-

  • Engage in professional development activities in order to stay abreast of current trends and continuing educational units [CEU] for maintaining credentials.

  • Constantly monitoring the actions and status of medical facility to be compliant with OSHA regulations.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Master's degree in Athletic Training or related field is required.

  • 5-8 years of relevant experience

  • Intermediate skills with MS Office, Electronic Medical records, BIODEX or related system.

  • Professional medical communications with terminology. Excellent oral and written communication skills

Benefits: Barry University offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement, tuition assistance, paid time off and work/life balance initiatives such as wellness programs, spirituality in the workplace, and training and development.

Barry University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.