Position Summary: Whittier College (CA), a NCAA Division III member of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference is accepting applications for a Full-Time Head Athletic Trainer. Whittier offers 22 varsity programs in which over 32 percent of the student body participates. This is a 12 month position and responsibilities will include all aspects of the Athletic Training program.
The Athletics Office at Whittier College seeks a Head Athletic Trainer. The Head Athletic Trainer is responsible for coordinating Whittier College's overall sports medicine program; to include, injury prevention, evaluation, management and treatment of athletic injuries, short and long-term rehabilitation of athletic injuries, education, and counseling of student-athletes.
Essential Responsibilities: • Provide athletic training services for the athletic department as directed by the team Physician(s) including attendance at scheduled team practices and home and away competitions. • Determine (with Team Physician's consultation) student athlete‘s ability to practice and/or compete. • Identify sports medicine needs of athletic program, including scheduling and coordinating of athletic training staff for coverage of team practices and athletic competitions. • Report, in a timely manner, the status of injured student-athletes to coaching staff. • Oversee compilation, input, organization, and maintenance of all medical records for student-athletes. • Work in conjunction with the athletic compliance officer in dealing with all medical hardship cases. • Maintain detailed and accurate inventory log of all over-the-counter medications and properly store over-the counter medications as dictated by the State of California. • Secure and maintain insurance information for all student-athletes. • Review and approve medical bills and insurance claims to determine accuracy and compliance with the athletic programs insurance company. Supervise prompt processing of medical bills and insurance claims. • Establish and enforce code of conduct and rules for athletic training facilities and equipment. • Establish and enforce an emergency action plan for all athletic teams and facilities with the Team Physician(s), area emergency medical services and local hospitals. • Work in conjunction with the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator with regard to strength, conditioning and flexibility of student-athletes, nutritional issues, supplements/ergogenic aids, injury prevention, exercise technique, and rehab of injured student-athletes.
Secondary Responsibilities: • Recruit and maintain local physicians to serve as team physicians/medical consultations and assist with pre-participation physical examinations. • Coordinate scheduling of student-athletes for physical exams • Supervise Athletic Training staff • Share in responsibility of athletic training room maintenance and upkeep • Maintain department's certification and license requirements of NATABOC and the State of California.
Organizational Relationships: The Head Athletic Trainer will be supervised by the Executive Director of Athletics or an Associate Director of Athletics. The Head Athletic Trainer will be responsible to supervise Assistant Athletic Trainers, Graduate Assistants and interns or visiting athletic training staff.
Position Specifications and Requirements: • Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training, Exercise Science, or related field Certification(s): • Certified as an Athletic Trainer by the Board of Certification (BOC) for Athletic Trainers. • Basic Life Support (BLS) and/or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification • Two years' experience working with athletic teams • Ability to work evening and/or weekend hours • Ability to travel
Application Deadline: Until Filled
The position is based in Whittier, California. To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608. AA/EOE.
Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law