Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
Mary Baldwin University (MBU) seeks a full time Head Athletic Trainer for its NCAA Division III athletics program. The successful candidate reports directly to the Director of Athletics.
Located in Staunton, VA, Mary Baldwin University recently grew from college to university status reflecting its growing range of bachelor’s, master level, and doctoral programs. The University has nearly doubled its undergraduate enrollment in the last four years and reported record-breaking enrollment for the 2020-21 academic year. MBU is a very diverse entrepreneurial institution with a record of innovation aspiring to meet the evolving higher education needs of society.
The successful candidate will take the lead in all facets of the athletic training program for MBU’s 15-sport NCAA Division III athletics program, including:
•Perform as Certified Athletic Trainer, under the direction of the team physician, in managing the work-related health care of student-athletes. Such health care includes, but is not limited to: first aid/emergency care, on-site injury evaluation, application of appropriate modalities, developing and implementing rehabilitation and prevention programs, as well as conducting rehabilitation and making medical referrals for all NCAA varsity and emerging sports
•Assist in the engagement, development, and management of the medical training staff, including, as applicable, student athletic trainers
•Serve as a clinical preceptor for athletic training students
•Provide sport coverage for practice and games, which may require travel; must be available for treatment prior to and following practices and contests
•Coordinate with visiting teams to supply athletic training needs
•Work in conjunction with the University’s strength coach to ensure safety in the design and implementation of fitness, nutrition and conditioning programs customized to meet individual needs
•Order, maintain and inventory supplies and clinical equipment
•Keep training room and clinic area safe, clean and organized
•Establish and maintain positive training room culture
•Incorporate new methods and techniques arising from the ever-changing field of sports
•Comply with all NATA, NCAA, and athletic conference medical policies, protocol, and operations manual, as well as with all applicable employment policies and laws
•Coordinate and schedule physical examinations and medical referrals for student-athletes to determine their ability to compete
•Under the direction of the supervising Team Physician, assist with the organization and maintenance of applicable pharmaceutical inventory and records
•Supervise any assistant athletic trainers, athletic training students and other medical staff, as applicable
•Facilitate and administer COVID testing, policies and procedures Athletic Training Administrative Duties
•Maintain complete, accurate, and up to date student-athlete health and participation records in the electronic medical record system
•Electronically document first report of injury, student-athlete treatments, and return to play dates
•Maintain daily treatment/rehabilitation logs
•Communicate on a regular basis with the Team Physicians regarding injury reports and updates, as well as the coaching staff
•Initiate and collaborate internally on insurance claims for student-athlete injuries as a result of their participation in NCAA athletics
•Coordinate medical referrals and serve as a liaison between student-athletes, physicians, coaches, parents, and school administrators
•Manage website forms and procedures for NCAA documentation
Professional and Wellness Responsibilities
•Demonstrate and apply interpersonal skills required to work effectively with student-athletes, coaches, other team personnel and staff
•Willingness to participate or lead on-campus research in area of specialization
•Serve as a mandated reporter for all student-conduct issues and report such information accordingly
•Other duties as assigned
Interested candidates must apply by sending cover letter, resume, references and salary expectations to Director of Athletics Tom Byrnes at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone call inquiries will be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree. BOC Athletic Training Certification. CPR and AED certifications as well as a Virginia license for Athletic Training or be eligible to obtain the state license. Candidates must have strong organizational skills and a proven ability to work collaboratively within the athletic department and throughout the University community. Strong oral and written communication skills. Knowledge of and commitment to NCAA Division III rules. Valid driver’s license and ability to establish driver eligibility under the University’s Driving and Motor Vehicle Policy. The successful candidate must pass all required background and reference checks.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree. Previous experience in collegiate athletics. Previous history of relationship-building and cultivation of former student-athletes and other program stakeholders.
About Mary Baldwin University
Founded in 1842, Mary Baldwin University has a proud legacy of innovating to best serve our students as the world changes.
MBU is a small, coeducational university offering a range of degree programs from bachelor to doctoral. We serve a vibrant student population on our main campus in historic Staunton, Virginia, Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences in nearby Fishersville, and MBU Online.