Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
4 Year Degree
Vacancy #: 001002 Recruitment Range: Commensurate with qualifications Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Organizational Unit Overview
The Medical Services unit of the Department of Athletics oversees and coordinates the health and well-being of all student-athletes at East Carolina University.
Reporting to the Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Student Services, the Assistant Athletic Trainer will:
Assist the Head Athletic Trainer, team physician, and associated medical practitioners in prevention, immediate care, and rehabilitation of injuries sustained by East Carolina University student-athletes
Carry out policies and procedures of the athletic training facilities and ECU Department of Athletics
Direct and provide athletic training coverage and supervision of intercollegiate athletic teams during practices, games, and strength and conditioning sessions as assigned
Coordinate physical exams and pre-participation paperwork for student-athletes through the team physician or designee
Perform selected portions of the physical exam under the direction and supervision of the team physician
Apply specific and appropriate taping, bracing, and other protective/supportive devices in order to prevent injury or re-injury
Monitor environmental conditions of playing and practice areas in order to make recommendations regarding the safety of the student-athlete, following accepted and recommended guidelines
Refer the student-athlete to medical personnel (i.e., physicians, physical therapists, nutritionists, and other allied health professionals) in order to ensure appropriate medical evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation by implementing standard verbal and/or written orders
Maintain appropriate medical records
Be familiar with emergency action plans for each athletic venue
Familiarize student-athletes with the ECU Athletic Department’s Drug Testing and Counseling program
Provide education and counseling in health related matters to the student-athletes and coaches
Direct the student-athletes and coaches to professionals in order that the student-athlete may receive consultation for social and/or personal programs on specific topics, and by personal consultation
Assist in CPR/First Aid/AED instruction to coaches, athletic department staff, and athletic training students and staff
Provide clinical supervision of athletic training students
Perform other clinical duties as assigned by the Head Athletic Trainer
Adhere to regulations of the North Carolina Athletic Trainer Practice Act
Perform administrative duties as assigned by Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Student Services
Build quality relationships and work collaboratively and professionally with Pirate Club, athletics, and University staff, students, business vendors and all donors and stakeholders
Abide by all written policies and procedures of ECU, the Department of Athletics, The Educational Foundation (Pirate Club), the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and all applicable conferences or associations
Nights, weekends, holidays, extended hours, and travel are required in the performance of duties
Bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited institution is required
Certified Athletic Trainer as designated by the Board of Certification
Licensed Athletic Trainer by the North Carolina Board of Athletic Training Examiners or eligible
Minimum one year post-undergraduate athletic training experience required
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
Master’s Degree from an accredited institution in Athletic Training or related field preferred
Previous athletic training experience with softball, swimming and diving, track and cross country, tennis, or cheer preferred
Special Instructions to Applicant
Candidates must also submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae/resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.
Original transcript required within 30 days of employment.
East Carolina University seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. In order to promote the university’s diversity goal, the Athletics Department encourages applicants from women, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups.
Additional Instructions to Applicants
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.
Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # 001002 to ECU Human Resources at http://jobs.ecu.edu.
East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.