Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
The Assistant Athletic Trainer is generally responsible for assisting in the development, coordination, staffing, supervision, evaluation, and delivery of a system to provide health care to students involved in the intercollegiate athletic program.
The Assistant Athletic Trainer shall:
Develop, in consultation with the Head AT, team physician, and other staff, a set of protocols for the delivery of health care to sick and injured student-athletes.
Perform clinical duties as assigned by Head AT. This will include, but will not limited to clinic coverage, practice or event coverage, and travel as assigned. These responsibilities may occur throughout the day, on weekends, holiday breaks, and other times as dictated by clinic, practice, or event schedules.
Coordinate, in consultation with the Head AT, Director of the Health Service and the Team Physician, physical examinations for all student-athletes on a yearly basis.
Evaluate student-athlete injuries and illness.
Refer, to the Team Physician, Health Service, or other appropriate medical providers, injured and ill student-athletes, when medically necessary.
Treat all athletic injuries in accordance with pre-established protocols or specific prescriptions from medical providers.
Rehabilitate all athletic injuries in accordance with pre-established protocols or specific prescriptions from medical providers.
Determine, in consultation with the Team Physician, when a sick or injured student-athlete is medically able to return to practice and/or competition.
Supervise, in cooperation with the Athletic Training Program Director and other ATs, the clinical experiences of athletic training students in their internships in the athletic program.
Operate the College's sports medicine facilities in compliance with local, state, and federal guidelines for similar health care facilities.
Act in full compliance with the letter and the spirit of the Code of Ethics of the National Athletic Trainers' Association.
Develop and maintain a system of medical records for all student-athletes that comply with state and federal guidelines.
Communicate with members of the athletic staff in a timely manner regarding the participation status of sick and injured student-athletes in a manner that protects the confidential nature of the student's health record.
Be available for teaching responsibilities as needed within the department.
The Assistant Athletic Trainer should possess a minimum of a Master's degree in athletic training or a closely allied discipline. In addition, the successful candidate must be certified by the Board of Certification, licensed to practice Athletic Training in the State of Michigan, and have a minimum of three years of clinical experience in athletic training.
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Hope College is a four-year liberal arts college where academic excellence and vibrant Christian faith join together in a supportive and welcoming community. Hope offers an academically rigorous, co-educational and residential education to 3,200 undergraduate students from more than 40 states and 45 countries. Affiliated with the Reformed Church in America since its founding in 1866, Hope College is known for its invitational ecumenical Christian atmosphere, friendly campus community, and well-balanced academic and co-curricular offerings. Hope's beautiful campus is located just steps from award-winning downtown Holland, Michigan and less than seven miles from Lake Michigan.
Hope College is recognized as a national leader in undergraduate research and scholarship and for providing exceptional professional preparation and life-changing educational experiences that equip our students for success after graduation. The college has consistently ranked among the nation's top liberal arts colleges and is featured in the book Colleges That Change Lives.
Hope College is financially sound, with more than 40 consecutive years of balanced budgets, an endowment of approximately $200 mi...llion and no deferred maintenance, and over $140 million invested in the construction of new facilities during the past 12 years. The college completed its newest buildings, the Kruizenga Art Museum and the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts, in 2015 and opened the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center in 2017.
In 2015, Hope College launched its 10-year strategic plan, Hope for the World: 2025, which consists of six goals, focused on: academics; Christian formation; global engagement; community; reputation and influence; and value. Developed by the campus community, the strategic plan supports the college's mission, "to educate students for lives of leadership and service in a global society through academic and co-curricular programs of recognized excellence in the liberal arts and in the context of the historic Christian faith."