Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced athletic training professional with a full understanding of industry practices and campus policies and procedures; resolves a wide range of issues. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
Serve as Athletic Trainer to about 30 teams within the Sports Clubs Program within the Campus Recreation Department. Supervise (under the direction of the Sports Clubs Director) the prevention, evaluation, treatment and care of all sport club related injuries.
When necessary, make injury referrals to appropriate medical personnel. Recondition and rehabilitate athletes on referral from physicians through the use of appropriate physical agents and therapeutic devices.
Update coaches regularly on the status of injured athletes. Assist in the operation of the athletic training facilities. Maintain records and files on all aspects of athletic training operation.
Perform a variety of administrative duties in support of the Sports Clubs Program. Help develop and supervise an organized, instruction-based program of athletic training for student interns.
- Computer skills in programs relevant to job duties.
- Thorough skills associated with athletic injury prevention and the administration of therapeutic modalities, devices, and rehabilitation techniques, as well as of first-aid, athletic equipment, and injury assessment and treatment.
- Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality in handling sensitive matters involving athletic injuries and treatments.
- Thorough knowledge of electronic medical records systems.
- For positions associated with Sports Medicine, must maintain current knowledge of applicable rules and standards of the affiliated athletic conference, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) or National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), as well as other associations and agencies to which the campus adheres, and, at all times, avoid any and all violations of these rules and standards.
- Strong ability to work in a highly collaborative manner with others, including athletes, team physicians, faculty, staff and others in the athletic department.
- Strong skills necessary to communicate verbally and in writing.
- Strong ability to organize and prioritize work assignments and complete assignments within required timelines.
- Strong organizational and interpersonal skills needed to work with a diverse client group.
- Strong manual therapy skills applicable to orthopedics and sports medicine.
- Knowledge of sound coaching principles and techniques for a variety of sports as they apply to athletic injury prevention.
- Knowledge of sound teaching techniques necessary to train and instruct athletic trainer students.
- Minimum of 1 year's experience in athletic training under direct supervision of a NATA-certified Athletic Trainer.
- Knowledge of organizational and management principles as they apply to the development of athletic training operations.
- Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.
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