Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
Washington College seeks qualified applicants for the Head Athletic Trainer position. The Head Athletic Trainer plans, organizes, and directs the sports medicine program of the College within the domains of practice and competencies of athletic training as defined by the National Athletic Trainers Association and Board of Certification. This position also coordinates the physical and psychological health care of the student athlete; hires and directs members of the sports medicine staff; and serves as member of the administrative team and completes duties assigned by the Athletic Director. The Head Athletic Trainer acts within the scope of authority and consistent with college objectives, guidelines, policies and practices.
Conducts thorough initial clinical evaluation of injuries and illness commonly sustained by the competitive athlete. Formulates an impression of the injury/illness, administers care and/or refers the athlete to a physician for diagnosis and further medical treatment
Identifies injury/illness risk factors associated with participation in competitive athletics and plans and implements all components of a comprehensive athletic injury/illness program
Plans and implements appropriate treatment for injuries and illness commonly sustained by the competitive athlete
Plans and implements a comprehensive rehabilitation/reconditioning program for injuries/illnesses sustained by the competitive athlete
Provides health care information and counsels athletes, coaches, administrators and, when appropriate, parents regarding the physical, psychological and emotional health and well-being of the athlete
In consultation with the team physician or a consulting physician, verifies the athlete's welfare regarding decisions about returning to participation after injury
In consultation with the Director of Athletics and Team Physician establishes standards of coverage in regard to practices and intercollegiate contests
Coordinator for Emergency Action Plan for the Athletic Department
Maintains list of current CPR and First aid certifications for the department staff, conducts classes annually for department staff
Maintains current Emergency Action plans for all department locations, educates department staff annually
Maintains current Concussion Policy, educates department staff annually, revises when necessary
Coordinator for Varsity Practice Schedule
Gather and approve all practice schedules from Head Coaches and communicate conflicts as needed
Notify appropriate people in a timely manner of any changes to practice schedules
Coordinator of Student Athlete Disciplinary Committee
Serve as the secretary for the committee
Keep up to date and accurate records of all decisions and recommendations made by the committee
Coordinator of Drug Testing Program
Schedule random drug testing for the athletic department
Administer drug tests when necessary
Counsel, refer and document positive drug test results
Coordinator of Athletic Department Survey
Schedule and administer department survey to each team
Collaborate with the Athletic Director to analyze results
Education and Experience:
Master's degree in Sports Medicine or related field and a minimum of five (5) years' experience as A.T.C. required. Instructor certification for professional and community CPR/AED and First Aid required. Maryland licensure eligible/approved prior to start date. College/university sports medicine experience preferred.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references through our online portal. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.
About Washington College
Washington College is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff who will support the College’s mission to challenge and inspire students to discover lives of purpose and passion. Washington College ranks among the nation’s top 100 liberal arts colleges and is composed of a diverse student body of 1,450 undergraduates from 33 states and 22 nations. The student-to-faculty ratio is 12-1 and of our 98 full-time faculty members, 94% hold a Ph.D. or equivalent. Faculty and students are supported by a staff of roughly 500 employees.Founded in 1782 under the patronage of George Washington, Washington College was the first college chartered in the new nation. An intellectual and cultural hub now in its third century, Washington College holds a significant place in the history of American higher education. The 120-acre campus is located in Chestertown, Maryland a residential community with a population of just over 5,000. Chestertown is less than 90 minutes from Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia.