Clinical Coordinator, Athletic Training
The Clinical Coordinator provides oversight and supervision of the students in the clinical education portion of the Master of Athletic Training (MAT) Program. The Clinical Coordinator is responsible for delivering the athletic training orientation that the students will go through prior to beginning their Practicum rotations and Immersive Clinical Experience (clinical experiences). In addition, the Clinical Coordinator will deliver the courses associated with the rotations to ensure they receive the instruction they need during the clinical experiences. The Clinical Coordinator will monitor the time records and evaluation forms submitted by the students and their preceptors.
The Clinical Coordinator is responsible for ensuring courses, faculty, and students meet clinical rotation expectations, goals, and outcomes. They will coordinate with the preceptors in the facility to modify the rotation schedule to meet the needs of the students, the preceptors, and the facilities.
The Clinical Coordinator is responsible for mentoring MAT students to be leaders in their field and to practice in line with the mission, vision, and values of the university.
Commission for the Accreditation of Athletic Trainers (CAATE) Standard 40
The Clinical Coordinator is responsible for oversight of the clinical education portion of the program. This includes the following responsibilities:
- Oversight of student clinical progression
- Student assignment to athletic training clinical experiences and supplementalclinical experiences
- Clinical site evaluation
- Student evaluation
- Regular communication with preceptors
- Professional development of preceptors
- Preceptor selection and evaluation
Annotation: Communication with the preceptors includes familiarizing them with the program framework. Professional development of preceptors is specific to development of their role as preceptor.
CAATE Standard 43
The program director, coordinator of clinical education, and other core faculty have assigned load that is sufficient to meet the needs of the program.
Annotation: Faculty may have other institutional duties that do not interfere with the management, administration, and delivery of the program. Assigned load must be comparable to other faculty with similar roles within the institution or at other peer institutions
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Facilitate the transformation of MAT students to competent, compassionate, culturally sensitive, individuals who understand the application of the curriculum into practice through practical
- Responsible for student assignment to clinical rotations and site
- Maintenance of the program’s student records, including student advising plans, clinical rotation hours and verification statements
- Maintenance of complaints about the program received from students orothers, including disposition of the complaint
- Monitor student progress in achieving all CAATE required competencies. (CAATE Standard 40)
- Timely submission of required documentation supporting the
graduate’s eligibility for the credentialing
- Summarize annually, the Alumni Survey, Preceptor Survey, Exit Survey and Employer survey.
- Make modifications to the MAT based on trends in feedback from the afore mentioned surveys.
- All other duties as
COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual must be dependable and have good inter-personal and communication/organization skills and the ability to interact effectively with students, faculty, and staff. The individual must work well under pressure and be flexible when working with a team. Must have the ability to exercise discretion in dealing with confidential or sensitive matters and be able to deliver difficult messages with diplomacy and tact. Must be confident and able to work on own initiative and with limited supervision.
Have a collaborative spirit, and the ability to hold individuals accountable in a professional and supportive environment. Have a desire to create and sustain a culture of student success and satisfaction. Able to demonstrate the knowledge and ability to foster student engagement through the use of best practices.
Must have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Have the ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Define problems, collect data, establishes facts, and draw valid conclusions.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each principal duty satisfactorily. Listed below are the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required for this position, as well as the Physical Demands and Work Environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The candidate must be a certified athletic trainer in good standing with the Board of Certification (BOC), AT Licensure in good standing, or eligible, with the Missouri Division of Professional Registration, earned doctoral degree, three years professional experience post credentialing, and contemporary expertise* in athletic training. An understanding of MAT education, program
accreditation, faculty engagement, and student success best practices is essential.
*Contemporary expertise as defined by CAATE is listed below:
Contemporary expertise: Knowledge and training of current concepts and best practices in routine areas of athletic training, which can include prevention and wellness, urgent and emergent care, primary care, orthopedics, rehabilitation, behavioral health, pediatrics, and performance enhancement. Contemporary expertise is achieved through mechanisms such as advanced education, clinical practice experiences, clinical research, other forms of scholarship, and continuing education. It may include specialization in one or more of the identified areas of athletic training practice. An individual’s role within the athletic training program should be directly related to the person’s contemporary expertise.
Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have general knowledge of computers including word processing and spreadsheets.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: BOC certified, and ATC credentialed by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. Must hold AT licensure in the state of Missouri or obtain Missouri state licensure within 6 months of hire.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and to use hands to type on computer, operate office equipment and handle books, files, documents, etc. Must be able to talk and hear to answer phones and when assisting others. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and to stoop or kneel. The employee must occasionally lift objects weighing from 10 – 30 pounds and possibly up to 50 pounds. Close vision needed to use computer. Must have distance vision and depth perception for safety purposes.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: This position is full-time and employee is expected to work 12 months (three trimesters) of the year. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment in this position is characteristic of a normal office environment. This position will also spend time in the clinics. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
NOTE: This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed the employee will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor