Sports Medicine Lead

Whittier, California, United States · Sports Medicine, Fitness, and Human Performance


Are You Looking to Make a World of Difference?

With over 100 years in healthcare education, Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) is evolving both education and healthcare through its vibrant campus culture and integrative philosophy. Our holistic approach to caring permeates everything we do.

Consider a career at SCU as a Sports Medicine Lead and help us in making a world of difference!

The Sports Medicine Lead (SML) is part of the Human Performance Optimization Department of the SCU Health System. The SML will supervise and schedule the Sports Medicine (SM) staff as well as provide care of tactical patients. The SML will also participate in the mentorship and teaching of the SM residents and SM Honors Program. Sports Medicine education and outreach events may be planned on, or off, campus. Joint planning with EDHPO, DFTSAC, and Marketing will be required. The SML will meet with the Executive Director of Human Performance Optimization (EDHPO) and other administrators in SCU Health System, and Marketing Department when requested. Communication with the EDHPO will occur weekly.

Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

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Must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including, but not limited

to, attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time; and

scheduled work breaks; where applicable.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


▪ Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses

intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.

▪ Design - Demonstrates attention to detail.

▪ Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes

information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving


▪ Project Management - Communicates changes and progress.

▪ Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development

opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.


▪ Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to

customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and

assistance; Meets commitments.

▪ External Working Relationships – Develops and maintains courteous and effective working

relationships with clients, vendors and/or any other representatives of external organizations.


▪ Business Necessity – The needs of the employer may be dependent on responding to and anticipating

rapidly changing external and internal demands in all aspects of how business is conducted. This

may include, but is not limited to, organization structure, finances, goals, personnel, work

processes, technology, and customer demands. Therefore, it may become necessary to make

modifications to how business is conducted and work is accomplished, with minimal or no advance

notice to employees. Accordingly the employee must be capable of adapting, with minimal or no

advance notice, to changes in how business is conducted and work is accomplished, with no

diminishment in work performance.

▪ Safety and Security –All employees are responsible for observing safety and security procedures

as applicable and reporting potentially unsafe conditions to management.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty

satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or

ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to

perform the essential functions.


The candidate for this directorship must have a doctorate in chiropractic. The candidate must have a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians CAQ. Additional education in exercise physiology, biomechanics, athletic training, or strength and conditioning are not required but will be viewed favorably.

Experience in the field of sports medicine, and rotations at the Olympic Training Centers will favorably impact the evaluation of the applicant.


Additional certifications such as Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, USA Weightlifting Sports Performance or Level 1 or 2 Weightlifting Coach, USA Track and Field, are not required, however will be viewed favorably.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors


To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of: Microsoft Office Environment including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc. Proficient in Electronic Medical Records.


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 stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to sit, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and taste or smell.

The employee must regularly lift and /or move more than 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Providing sideline coverage and treating patients in emergent and non-emergent situations.


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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Expectations of SCU Employees

The SCU President’s Cabinet has identified a set of values and attributes that are bare minimums

for employment, those that are core to who we are as a university, and values to which we aspire.

Further identified are qualities and attributes desirable for employees in general, and senior

leadership specifically. This is in harmony with principles found in The Advantage, by Patrick


SCU Core Values:

1. Transparency: Transparency implies openness, clear communication, respect, and accountability.

Transparency is operating in such a way that it is easy for others to see what actions are

performed. At SCU we believe that transparency leads to trust, improved problem solving, stronger

unified teams, and enhanced productivity.

2. Grit: Grit is passion and perseverance toward long-term goals. A positive, non-cognitive

trait based on an individual’s passion for a particular long-term goal coupled with a powerful

motivation to achieve their respective objective. This perseverance of effort promotes the

overcoming of obstacles or challenges that lie within a gritty individual’s path to accomplishment.

At SCU, grit is “Sprinting the Marathon” we have engaged in to be successful and reach long-term

sustainability in the ever-changing healthcare and higher education environment.


3. Sense of Humor: Having a sense of humor is about having a sense of perspective and using

the ability to find the humor in situations to manage stress and creatively problem solve. At SCU,

adding relevant and safe humor is about celebrating work, not trivializing it. By occasionally

taking ourselves lightly, while still taking our jobs seriously, mixing humor in an appropriate

manner will lead to improved workplace productivity and morale.

SCU Permission-to-Play Values: SCU Aspirational Values:

1) Respect 1) Evidence based

2) Integrity 2) Passion

3) Emotional intelligence 3) Extra mile

4) Team player 4) Integrative

5) Accountability 5) Adaptability

6) Collegiality

7) Authenticity

Profile Qualities:

1) Customer service focused

2) Willing to invest in student/client success by fostering positive relations, guidance, and assistance

3) A belief that no task that improves the University is beneath us/servant leadership

4) Be an ambassador of the brand

5) Be a part of recruitment

6) Resource innovator

Profile-Specific Qualities By Category:

1.) They promote positivity and teamwork

a. They actively work to build up teams and break down silos

b. They actively work to be part of the solution

c. They actively work to empower themselves and their teammates, working together in decision making processes

2.) They see how they can affect the bigger picture

a. They understand how their role helps to build the future of integrative healthcare

b. They pay attention to the details.


[Benefits may be subject to change and are dependent on type of employement]

*Fees apply when charging vehicle.

**Co-Pays may be applicable depending on insurance

These hours do not roll over at the end of the year and cannot be banked.

Accrual rate and maximum hour cap depend on the position held by the individual and the amount of time said individual has been employed by the University (3.08, 4.62, or 6.15 hours/pay period).

“Happy Hour” events are only authorized by individual area Vice-Presidents and the University President. If held, attendance is never mandatory. Non-alcoholic beverages as well as food are always provided.

‡ These voluntary benefits are made possible through SCU’s relationship with both ADP and Aflac; as such, SCU is not responsible for program or claim administration.

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