Athletic Instructor Associate
- Abide by the Athletic Department Policy and Procedures and the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) standards and practices for athletes,
- Provide coverage for home and away games and practices as assigned.
- Supervise and maintain the athletic training room when the Director of Athletic Health Care is not present to meet the needs of the student-athletes.
- Serve as a liaison between the student-athlete, his/her parents when requested or under 18, the coach, and the medical community in matters relative to the prevention, care, and management of athletic related injuries and illnesses.
- Assist the visiting athletic teams with the necessary athletic training and medical needs.
- Plan, implement, and monitor the rehabilitation of injured student-athletes.
- Maintain the privacy of an athlete’s health information and explain how, when and why we would disclose an athlete’s protected health information.
- Attend on-campus athletic training clinics with the team physician when permissible.
- Maintain a file on the medical history of all student-athletes, which include a formal medical history form, warning letters, emergency medical information, daily injury reports, daily treatment records, physician referrals, release records, physician notes, operative notes, and rehabilitative notes.
- Maintain an awareness of each student-athletes’ insurance coverage and to make sure proper protocol and procedures are followed to ensure payment by the insurance company.
- Assist, as needed, in processing all insurance forms for medical fees and charges concerning sports-related injuries to the student-athletes.
- Keep the Director of Athletic Health Care aware of equipment and supply needs ahead of time.
- Provide advice and counsel student-athletes regarding the emergency treatments required for non-athletic/athletic injuries and illnesses.
- Make decisions relative to the participation of student-athletes in practices and competitions based on his/her examination of the injury/illness, information from the physician, sports chiropractors and other pertinent information relative to the injury/illness.
- Maintain current national and state licensure and certification requirements.
- Maintain knowledge of contemporary athletic training issues by participating in continuing education activities to provide an appropriate standard of care.
- Maintain all appropriate CPR/AED/First Aid requirements as defined by the NATABOC.
Education, Training and/or Experience
- Minimum of a Master’s Degree from an accredited institution in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine, Physical Education, Kinesiology, or other related discipline.
- A Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC).
- Current Professional Rescuer CPR and First Aid Certification.
- Two years minimum of full-time athletic training experience at a collegiate high-risk level of athletics (preferred)
- Ability to act independently and make decisions under all circumstances.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Must be able to adapt to a rapidly changing work environment.
- Must be able to handle confidential information in a discreet manner.
- Positive attitude/behavior.
- A license to practice athletic training in the state of Georgia, or the attainment of such license within 30 days of acceptance of employment.
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Private University (GA)