Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
Assistant Athletic Trainer University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA Full-Time
Under the direction of the Director of Sports Medicine, provide quality care to all student athletes including prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries incurred in practice and games.
Provide prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries for student athletes of sports as assigned.
Provide assistance to other staff members with the prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries for all student athletes.
Prepare and maintain appropriate athletic injury care records and reports as required utilizing the present computer programs for such purposes following all NCAA and NATA guidelines; compliance with all federal state, university laws including FERPA and HIPAA; and the maintenance of the highest level of confidence in regards to the various confidential information that the sports medicine staff is exposed to in regards to student-athletes and coaches.
Travel with athletic teams as assigned and provide athletic injury care coverage during practice and games. The ability to perform these tasks includes but is not limited to being physically able to get to an injured student athlete on the field of play in a timely fashion, being physically able to get in a position to assess the student athlete's injury in an acute situation (ie. squatting, kneeling, bending, ability to lift 25-50 lbs., etc.), the ability to perform emergency protocols, provide appropriate hydration and monitor the safety of the environment in which the practice or game is taking place.
Provide supervision of undergraduate athletic trainers and assist the Director of Sports Medicine with interview and selection of undergraduate athletic trainers. Prepare and maintain student employee records of hours worked, compensation paid, etc. Responsible for operational duties assigned by the Director of Sports Medicine. This may include but is not limited to ordering and inventory of medical supplies, staff schedule, updating policy and procedure manual, etc. Serves on Department, School and University committees. Attends conventions, conferences, clinics, etc., consistent with Department policy as approved by the Director of Sports Medicine and Director of Athletics. Responsible for strict adherence to NCAA, conference, and University rules and regulations.
Schedule and oversee athletic clearance physical examinations process performed by physicians at the University Health Service for applicable sports programs. As part of clearance physicals, perform baseline concussion testing for each student athlete assigned. Communicate to student athletes and coaches the Department's health insurance policies.
Required to work long hours, weekends, and holidays as game schedules dictate.
Understands responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behaves in ways consistent both with law and with University policy.
Contributes toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity, and collaboration.
Understands and contributes to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is supportive of diversity.
Uses access to sensitive and/or not yet public university related information only in the performance of the responsibilities of position and exercises care to prevent unnecessary disclosure to others.
Perform other duties as assigned or required to meet Department, Executive Area/Division, and University goals and objectives.
Understands responsibilities with respect to Title IX, Clery, and other compliance requirements.
Demonstrates capacity, skill and willingness to engage students and contribute to student success.
Bachelor’s Degree from accredited athletic training curriculum (based on Massachusetts license requirements) .
1 year of intercollegiate athletic training experience.
Previous rehabilitative experience.
Ability to foster and maintain working relationships with various University departments.
Ability to improve working knowledge of athletic injury care.
Ability to successfully complete the administrative tasks of the position.
Ability to work long hours, weekends and holidays as game and practice schedules dictate.
Meets physical, health and emotional stability standards of the position.
Must have and maintain N.A.T.A. (National Athletic Trainers Association) certification.
Must have and maintain Professional Rescuer C.P.R. (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation) certification.
Must meet requirements to obtain and maintain a Massachusetts State license for athletic trainers.
Master’s Degree from accredited athletic training curriculum (based on Massachusetts license requirements).
Previous athletic training experience at a Division I institution.
Physical Demands/Working Conditions
Meets physical, health and emotional stability standards of the position.
Extended periods of standing.
Nights, weekends and holidays are required.
Attendance at all sport assigned practice and games required.
Flexible and variable hours depending on the demands of the position.
Carrying, lifting, pulling, pushing, repetitive movements, bending, traveling to other campuses, reaching, sitting, twisting and lifting.
Must be able to lift 25-50 pounds.
Work Schedule Varied schedule based on the demands of the position. Nights, weekends and holidays are required. This is a 43 week per year position.
Special Instructions to Applicants Please apply online (using the link below) with your resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references. Applicants must apply by the priority deadline of 5/27/2021 in order to ensure consideration. Applications may be accepted after the priority date until a suitable candidate pool has been identified.
About UMass Amherst UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
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