Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
4 Year Degree
Assist with the operations and activities of the Sports medicine Department and Sports medicine Facilities. Responsible for the evaluation and treatment of injuries suffered by student athletes, and/or recommending other medical treatment as needed. Has an understanding and working knowledge of The National Athletic Trainer's Association's Code of Ethics, familiarity with the American Medical Association guidelines for injuries and the codes and rules set forth by the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts. Primary sport responsibility is football but assists with other teams as needed. Reports to Head Athletic Trainer.
Treats injuries and recommends medical attention for athletes injured in sporting events.
Provides administrative support to sporting events and assists athletic director as needed.
Provides injury preventative education to athletes and coaches and also provides rehabilitation of injuries through nutrition counseling and/or physical activities. As a certified athletic trainer, must be highly skilled and knowledgeable in six areas known as the domains of athletic training. They are: prevention of athletic injuries; recognition, evaluation and assessment of injuries; immediate care of injuries, treatment, rehabilitation and reconditioning of athletic injuries, health care administration; and professional development and responsibility.
Maintain contact with team physician, local healthcare professionals and supply distributors.
Prepares necessary paperwork related to injury reports, insurance reports and training manuals.
Other duties as assigned.
To understand policies and procedures of National and State Athletic Associations rules, code of conduct and eligibility requirements.
To adhere to community/life and National and State standards.
To demonstrate leadership on our campus through athletics.
Experience: Two years of similar or related experience.
Education: A Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training, Sports Medicine or related field. Master's degree preferred or intentions to complete a Master's degree.
Interpersonal Skills: Courtesy, tact, and diplomacy are essential elements of the job. Work involves much personal contact with others and/or can be of a personal or sensitive nature; giving or obtaining information, building relationships or soliciting cooperation. Work may involve motivating or influencing others.
Other Skills: Experience in an academic discipline or higher education is desired. Two years professional experience at the college level preferred. Computer proficiency and familiarity with word processing and database software desired (Microsoft Office preferred). A bachelor's degree in athletic training or related field. Master's degree in related field preferred. National Athletic Trainer's Association Board of Certification (NATABOC) necessary. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are necessary. CPR/First Aid Certification required; CPR/First Aid Instructor Preferred: Kansas State Board of Healing Arts Licensure necessary. An understanding and working knowledge of The National Athletic Trainer's Association's Code of Ethics, Familiarity with the American Medical Association guidelines for injuries and the codes and rules set forth by the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts is required.
Physical Requirements: The physical demands for this position are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the Assistant Athletic Trainer. The essential functions are but not limited to lifting, carrying equipment, sitting, climbing, kneeling, standing and walking. Requires the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time. It also requires constant hand grasp and finger dexterity; extended standing, walking and repetitive leg and arm movements; occasional bending; reaching forward, side to side, downward and overhead; and squatting and kneeling. Job requires above average agility and dexterity. At times, it will be necessary to lift, push/pull or carry as much as 50 pounds or more.
Work Environment: Work is generally indoors but could be occasional exposure to variable conditions such as the outdoors and weather.
About Garden City Community College
The first four community colleges in Kansas were established in 1919, and GCCC is one of two from that group which still exist. It was created by county-wide election on April 1, 1919, and opened in September of the same year.
The present 14-building, 63-acre campus at 801 Campus Drive was designed between July, 1965 and January, 1966.
The Collins Technical Building was added in 1974, and a residential life addition was built in 1978. The Penka Building was added in 1986, when additions were completed to the Joyce, Collins and PE Buildings. Williams Stadium, a baseball facility, was also added. In January of 1996 a 15,000 sq. ft. $1.4 million technical teaching laboratory was completed so that GCCC could provide more training for workers in area and national industries. A three-building student apartment complex opened in 2002, and a 12,900 square-foot, two-level addition to the original student center was completed in 2003, with the entire structure renamed the Beth Tedrow Student Center.
The 19,260 square-foot, three-level, two-story Student and Community Services Center opened in August, 2006 and was dedicated in October of the same year. Attached to the original... Administration Building, the $3.12 million facility consolidated public and student services, provided an on-campus home for adult basic education, added a series of 21st Century classrooms and created a single point of assistance for most services GCCC provides.
GCCC owns more than 70 acres east of Campus Drive, which has been developed in a cooperative effort with the City of Garden City. Named Tangeman Fields in honor of Dr. James Tangeman, a former president, the property includes softball and baseball facilities. Also located there are the college's indoor baseball practice building, a football practice area, running track with public seating and soccer fields.