Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
Head Football Athletic Trainer / Associate Athletic Trainer – 0407935
James Madison University (JMU), a Division I Member of the NCAA and Colonial Athletic Association, is seeking a Head Football Athletic Trainer / Associate Athletic Trainer. The Head Football Athletic Trainer will report to and work under the supervision of the Associate AD for Integrated Health and Sports Performance / Director of Sports Medicine and JMU Team Physicians and will be responsible for the day-to-day oversight of sports medicine services that help ensure the health and safety of the student-athletes participating in our NCAA Division I FCS Football program. The successful candidate will supervise one assistant athletic trainer and one graduate assistant athletic trainer working with the football program as well as serve as a clinical preceptor for our undergraduate athletic training students.
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to providing and coordinating a high level of athletic healthcare services to the JMU Football Program and 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 football 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 5 years of collegiate or professional experience as a certified athletic trainer required; CPR and AED certified and the ability to effectively communicate with multiple parties within the athletics department and campus community.
The selected 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 Football Coaching staff is essential.
Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications: eight or more years of collegiate or professional experience, NCAA Division I experience, experience working with Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) or Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), advanced continuing education/certifications such as but not limited to CSCS, EMT, FMS, SFMA, CES, PES, Graston, PRI, etc; and 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 0407935. Salary is commensurate with experience. This position is a full-time, 12-month position with a full comprehensive benefits package. The anticipated start date for this position is May 15, 2017. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation.
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