Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
Pfeiffer University is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Athletic Trainer. Pfeiffer University is a NCAA Division III institution competing in the USA South Conference. The Assistant Athletic Trainer will report to the Director of Sports Medicine while being responsible for the recognition, evaluation, care, prevention and rehabilitation of injuries to student-athletes. The purpose of the position is to provide the best possible health care to the student-athletes at Pfeiffer University. A major emphasis is the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation related injuries and medical conditions.
Duties and Responsibilities: •To supervise and maintain the athletic training room when the Director of Sports Medicine is not present to meet the needs of the student-athletes. •To serve as a liaison between the student-athlete, his/her parents, the coach, and the medical community in matters relative to the prevention, care, and management of athletic related injuries and illnesses. •To 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. •To attend on-campus athletic training clinics with the team physician. •Assist in serving as the liaison between the team physician and the athletic department. •To 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. •To assist, as needed, in processing all insurance forms for medical fees and charges concerning sports-related injuries to the student-athletes. •To be aware of each student-athletes’ insurance coverage and to make sure proper protocol and procedures are followed to ensure payment by the insurance company. •To keep the Director of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer aware of equipment and supply needs. •To coordinate athletic training services for teams at away competitions. •To assist the visiting athletic teams with the necessary athletic training and medical needs. •To advise and counsel student-athletes and their parents in regard to the emergency treatments required for non-athletic/athletic injuries and illnesses. •To make final 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, and other pertinent information relative to the injury/illness. •To administer in conjunction with the Director of Sports Medicine and Director of Athletics, the department’s policies and procedures for substance abuse education and testing. •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.
Supervisory Responsibilities: The only individuals this person would supervise are student workers. All evaluations of work performance will be done by the Director of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer.
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine, Physical Education, Kinesiology, or other related discipline. Master’s degree preferred.
A Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC).
Current Professional Rescuer CPR and First Aid Certification.
One year minimum of athletic training experience at collegiate level of athletics.
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.
Additional Salary Information: Position is 10 months
About Pfeiffer University
Pfeiffer University is a private, Liberal Arts University, affiliated with the United Methodist Church, whose mission is to prepare servant leaders for life-long learning. The main campus is located in Misenheimer, approximately 40 miles northeast of Charlotte, NC, with additional locations in Charlotte and the Raleigh area. Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, a 403b retirement account, and tuition benefits at Pfeiffer and other member institutions. Compensation is based upon education and experience.
Affirmative Action Statement
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