Sports Medicine Director & LAT/ATC

$50,000 - $60,000 yearly
  • Tallulah Falls School
  • Tallulah Falls, GA, USA
  • May 22, 2024
Full time Athletics

Job Description

Job Summary

Tallulah Falls School is seeking a full-time Sports Medicine Director and LAT/ATC with the expertise and passion to enhance a culture of great character, highly competent skill execution and competitive performance leading to seasons of significance. The ideal candidate will be an esteemed and organized mentor who commands respect, confidentiality, sees the big picture and sets inspiring standards to further our desire to demonstrate the high ideals of education-based athletics as instrumental in school pride, student development and team success. Salary is commensurate with education, certification, and experience. Those fortunate enough to influence young lives at TFS receive a competitive benefits package.

 

 

Responsibilities

·       Develop an overall sports medicine program for Tallulah Falls School that implements the aspects of great character and includes injury prevention programs, evaluations, management, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.

·       Evaluate, treat, and rehabilitate musculoskeletal injuries of all TFS athletes.

·       Refer athletes to the the team doctor and/or specialists to ensure that the TFS athletes get the best and most immediate care possible, in addition to ensuring that the most appropriate treatment plan for individual athletes taking their sports into consideration.

·       Coordinate and schedule medical appointments for student athletes when appropriate.

  • Create appropriate treatment plans for athletes based on their injury, physical ability, and sport.
  • Work with the Sports Performance Center Coordinator when appropriate as well to ensure the most appropriate care for the student athlete.
  • Provide coaches, athletic directors, dorm staff, and parents with prompt information concerning their athlete’s injury, prognosis, and rehabilitation process. As well as consult and involve the school counselor and academic offices as needed.
  • Educate the athlete regarding their injury, treatment plans, rehabilitation process including helping them create attainable goals throughout the process.
  • Maintain proper documentation on all athletes.
  • Ensure that athletic physicals are up to date and that students are cleared to play.
  • Provide coaches with documentation containing any pertinent information about their athletes (asthma, allergies, diabetes, etc) and provide them with the proper action plan if necessary.
  • Implement proper concussion testing and evaluations, when necessary, by maintaining the policy of TFS and require all athletes suspected of a concussion to seek the care of a physician AND provide the school with clearance from that physician to return to play.
  • Conduct the proper 7-day return to play protocol to all athletes diagnosed with a concussion.
  • Work with administration, teachers, and school counselors concerning return to learn protocols as student athletes return to the classroom post-concussion. 
  • Prepare for games and practices by ensuring proper hydration is provided to each practicing team.
  • Work with team managers to ensure the understanding of proper procedures for setting up and cleaning up hydration materials at the conclusion of games and practices.
  • Provide medical coverage to all practices and games taking place on campus.
  • Ensure that during multiple events, that the sport with he highest injury rate is taking first priority and that the coaches of the other teams have methods of communication with the Director of Sports Medicine.
  • Contact athletic trainers for the opposing teams in the event that one of their athletes is injured on our campus by relaying all details of the injury to the athletic trainer as well as their coaching staff and parents of the athlete.
  • Available to travel with teams to all state events that TFS takes part in if there are no home contests.
  • Ensure that each team has proper hydration and nutrition opportunities, including team meals and snacks.
  • Coordinate meals for all home games for student athletes, coaches, managers, and game day workers.
  • Available to teach one health occupation / sports medicine class each semester.
  • Mentor TFS students through the youth apprenticeship program that have a desire to work in sports medicine or in the medical field. 
  • Plan and organize inventory and care of all equipment used by the athletes of TFS.
  • Present purchase requests to the Athletic Director for all purchased items needed prior to the purchase.
  • Prepare a budget of all financial needs for the sports medicine program for the following year.

·       Perform other such duties that are consistent with the nature of the position and that may be requested by the Athletic Director.

 

Requirements & Qualifications

●      Required bachelor’s degree in athletic training, Master’s preferred.

●      BOC Certified

●      GA state license for Athletic Training

●      CPR/First Aid/AED current certification

●      Maintain a high degree of ethical professionalism.

●      Understand and value private education, day and boarding student life and academic and athletic balance.

●      Inspire through positive discipline, goal setting and encouragement.

●      Excellent organizational and communication skills.

●      Adhere to and enforce all school policies.

 

Standard Physical Requirements:

●      Must be able to sit and/or stand for an extended period of time.

●      Must be able to bend, reach, lift and climb.

●      Must be able to understand written and verbal instructions.

●      Must be able to lift, carry, move and handle equipment, boxes weighing up to 50 pounds.

●      Must be able to communicate and respond to questions from various levels both within and outside the organization.

●      Must have manual dexterity sufficient to perform specified duties.

 

 

In addition to completing the employment application, interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references to Athletic Director, Scott Neal at [email protected]. No phone calls, please. The employment application can be found here- https://www.tallulahfalls.org/about/employment-opportunities.cms

 

Tallulah Falls School is an equal opportunity employer.

 

All job applicants at TFS will undergo testing for the presence of illegal drugs as a condition of employment. Any applicant with a confirmed positive test result will be denied employment. Applicants will be required to submit to a specimen test at a laboratory selected by Tallulah Falls School and sign a consent agreement to release TFS from liability.