Reporting to and receiving general supervision from the Director of Sports Medicine, the Athletic Trainer - II will perform the full range of clinical athletic training functions, which involve the planning, organization and delivery of daily athletic training services to student-athletes. The position is also involved in the development and organization of the sports medicine program.
- Coordinate athletic training programs and assist in program development, including coordinating training room operations
- Provide direction and training to less experienced athletic trainers
- Prevent, recognize and assess athletic injuries. Implement preventive and rehabilitation programs to treat athletic injuries using the appropriate therapeutic modalities and treatments
- Develop and administer rehabilitation programs for athletic injuries, including assisting in scheduling and assigning students for therapy
- Use a variety of therapeutic modalities including, but not limited to, heat, cold, light, sound, electricity and rehabilitation and exercise equipment, and apply bandages, tapes, and braces to prevent and treat injuries
- Consult Head Athletic Trainer, physicians, and other health professionals on injuries and treatment plans and coordinate with the coaching staff
- Inform coaching staff and other health professionals on the status of injuries and treatment plans
- Advise student-athletes on how to prevent injuries and maintain their physical condition. Regularly evaluate their physical condition
- Educate and counsel student-athletes and staff regarding conditioning, athletic training and rehabilitation
- Assist coaches in designing conditioning programs to prevent injuries
- Attend practices and athletic events and provide medical emergency coverage to student-athletes. Travel with sports teams to away games as needed
- May provide injury assessment and/or treatment for student involved with the football team
- Coordinate drug prevention programs and applicable drug testing requirements for student-athletes
- Maintain equipment and cleanliness of the athletic training facility
- Maintain appropriate medical records of injuries, treatment plans and progress
- Assist in maintaining insurance records and monitoring and verifying insurance billings
- Assist in developing and monitoring the budget
- Provide support to the athletic training curriculum by providing clinical instruction to students enrolled in such classes
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Incumbents must possess comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of the principles and practices of Athletic Training including conditioning and injury prevention, as well as injury assessment and rehabilitation
- Must possess knowledge of the full range of therapeutic modalities and their practical use and physiological basis; other therapeutic preventions and treatments such as taping, bracing, and massage; effective use of rehabilitation and exercise equipment
- Be familiar with and adhere to the rules, regulations, and guidelines established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) pertaining to student-athletes, their training sports medicine care, and health and safety
- Must possess comprehensive knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards for handling Blood Borne Pathogens
- Ability to demonstrate advanced proficiency maintaining medical records, including Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standard
- Ability to follow insurance procedures
- Ability to demonstrate advanced proficiency in being able to effectively assess injuries and their severity
- Ability to demonstrate advanced proficiency in developing conditioning and rehabilitation programs and manage and treat injuries
- Ability to demonstrate advanced proficiency in using the full range of appropriate therapeutic modalities and treatments and rehabilitation and exercise equipment to treat and prevent injuries
- Ability to determine the appropriate referrals for athletes to other health care professionals
- Ability to demonstrate advanced proficiency in recognizing life threatening situations and administer the appropriate emergency aid
- Ability to use a computer to perform medical, insurance and other record keeping function
- Ability to work in an environment with competing priorities
- Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills to develop effective working relationships with student-athletes and to serve as a liaison among student-athletes, coaching staff, parents, physicians and other health care professionals
- Must demonstrate the leadership, organizational and administrative skill involved in coordinating an athletic training room
- Bachelor’s degree in athletic training, physical education, kinesiology or related field of study is required.
- Possession and maintained certification in CPR/AED (cardio pulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation) for the Professional Rescuer and BOC (Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer) certification.
- Two (2) years’ experience as a certified athletic trainer in a college of professional team setting
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- Master’s degree in athletic training or related field of study.
- Three (3) years of experience as a certified athletic trainer in a college or professional team setting.
Classification: Athletic Trainer II
Anticipated Hiring Range: $5,150/month - $5,500/month
CSU Hiring Range: $3,886/month - $7,531/month
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All applicants must apply within the specified application period: May 25, 2022 through June 9, 2022. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.
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