Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
The focus for the position of assistant athletic trainer is to promote and protect the health and well-being for intercollegiate student-athletes. The function of an athletic trainer is to provide services that address the education, prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.
The assistant athletic trainer will have duties and responsibilities that support and provide care to all Division-1 varsity student-athletes, but the position will have specific sport assignment with football.
This position will have the administrative responsibility of insurance coordinator. The role of the assistant athletic trainer will play a vital role in supporting the mission and values of the Athletic Department University.
While working within the scope of state and national regulations and guidelines, the athletic trainer will also provide significant contributions towards safety and risk management.
Essential Functions: Education, prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Insurance Coordinator - (verify insurance, file, process, and track medical claims, communicate with providers, student-athletes, and parents about insurance claims and billing conflicts) Medical record keeping, documentation, and injury tracking / monitoring Traveling with respective teams to provide care and support while on the road for competition Position will be expected will be provide services during practices and competitions. The vast majority of the competitions will occur in the evening and on the weekends Position requires occasional travel to provide support and care for student-athletes and coaches for away competition. Travel will be expected during high level competition that would include conference and national championships Position is expected to able to adapt to environmental working conditions that can be dictated by weather
Master’s is required. Degree in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine or related field is preferred.
NATABOC certification is also required.
Texas licensed athletic trainer (licensed or eligible).
First aid, CPR, and AED certified is required. Additional soft tissue skills / certifications (i.e. EMT,Dry needling, Graston, KT taping, CES, etc.) is preferred.
Previous experience managing insurance claims is preferred. Division 1 and/or NFL experience is highly desirable.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills with the ability to build relationships with a wide range of constituencies. Must also demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in writing. A strong customer service orientation is essential.
Candidate must possess strong organizational, planning and time management skills with the ability to prioritize tasks. A strong focus on attention to detail is essential.
Candidate must demonstrate strong problem solving skills with the ability to identify, analyze problems and devise solutions.
Candidate must possess basic skills of Microsoft Office programs i.e. Word and Excel. Demonstrated ability to learn and utilize injury documentation and insurance tracking software is essential.
Bend, squat, stand
Walk for long distances
Reach above shoulders
Handle objects (dexterity)
Carry/lift over 50 lbs.
Sit for long periods of time
Deadline to Apply:
The position is open until filled.
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Internal Number: ATH00000094
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