Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
Assistant Athletic Trainer – F1010
James Madison University (JMU), a Division I Member of the NCAA and Colonial Athletic Association, is seeking an Assistant Athletic Trainer. This position will report to the Associate AD for Integrated Health and Sports Performance/Director of Sports Medicine. The Assistant Athletic Trainer will be responsible for the day-to-day provision of sports medicine services that help ensure the health and safety of the student-athletes participating in our athletics program. Anticipated sport assignment will be with our Softball program. This position will also serve as a clinical preceptor for JMU’s undergraduate athletic training students. This position is a full-time, 12-month position with a full comprehensive benefits package.
Duties and responsibilities include but not limited to providing and coordinating a high level of athletic healthcare services to the assigned sports program and to the JMU student-athletes to include the prevention, evaluation, clinical management, treatment and short- and long-term rehabilitation of injuries; ensuring emergency readiness at all practices and competitions in accordance with the JMU Emergency Action Plan; engaging in effective written and oral communication with members of the coaching staff, strength and conditioning staff, sports medicine staff/physicians, athletic administration and Integrated Health and Sports Performance Team; contributing to an overall team effort by welcoming new and different work requirements and exploring new opportunities to enhance the services of the department; assisting with the scheduling, organization and completion of student-athlete pre-participation and exit physical examinations; coordinating timely referrals and communicating with the JMU Team Physicians regarding student-athlete injuries, medical conditions and plan of care; providing onsite coverage for practices, summer conditioning and games; maintaining accurate and up-to-date medical records on all student-athletes in a timely, efficient and confidential manner; counseling and educating student-athletes regarding their injuries and treatment plans; and serving as a clinical preceptor to athletic training undergraduate students enrolled in our CAATE Athletic Training Program.
Candidates must have a master’s degree; hold BOC certification, have a Virginia license to practice Athletic Training or be eligible for licensure by start of employment; minimum of 2 years of collegiate or professional experience as a certified athletic trainer required; be CPR and AED certified and have the ability to effectively communicate with multiple parties within the Athletics Department and campus community. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a high level of communication, outstanding interpersonal and clinical skills and professionalism as a member of the JMU Sports Medicine staff. The ability to work and function as a member of the Integrated Health and Sports Performance Team and effectively communicate with the JMU Sports Medicine staff and coaching staff is essential.
Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications: 4 or more years of collegiate or professional experience, NCAA Division I experience, advanced continuing education/certifications such as but not limited to CSCS, EMT, FMS, SFMA, CES, PES, Graston, PRI, etc., experience as an approved clinical preceptor and supervision of undergraduate athletic training students enrolled in a CAATE Athletic Training program. The successful candidate will ensure compliance with all relevant institutional, CAA, NCAA and Commonwealth of Virginia regulations.
To apply go to JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number F1010. Salary is commensurate with experience. The anticipated start date for this position is August 28, 2017.
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