Towson University (TU) is one of the nation’s top 100 public universities. Located north of Baltimore, TU currently enrolls over 22,000 students and is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland. Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion to cultivate the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.
Towson University, a Division I member of the Colonial Athletic Association, is seeking an Athletic Trainer. This position will coordinate and provide health care and comprehensive athletic training services to student-athletes; maintain records and supplies; and ensure fiscal responsibility as it relates to student-athlete care. The Athletic Trainer will also coordinate care with sports medicine physicians in the integration of evidence-based rehabilitation strategies in order to ensure the student-athletes are able to effectively and safely return to full fitness/participation; and work collaboratively within a sports performance model with other professionals, including: Sr. Associate AD for Sports Medicine and Performance, Head Athletic Trainer, Sports Dietitian, Strength and Conditioning Coaches, Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, and Clinical Psychologist, to ensure positive student-athlete experience and treatment outcomes, and to mitigate the risk of sustaining injury. Responsibilities and Duties
The Athletic Trainer will conduct and supervise injury and illness prevention, injury management, immediate care and rehabilitation of athletic injuries, and provide ongoing patient supervision to ensure compliance with treatment plans, expectations, and standing operating procedures outlined by the sports medicine physicians under the medical supervision of the Team Physician, as required by the Maryland State Practice Act. This position will report to the Head Athletic Trainer in the Towson Center/Field House and must be able to work in a creative and collaborative team environment where change is embraced and innovation is encouraged. The incumbent will manage administrative duties as assigned by the Sr. Associate Athletics Director for Sports Medicine and Performance and/or Head Athletic Trainer. This individual will also serve as a preceptor to mentoring athletic training students in the Athletic Training Education Program and will take on various other duties at the discretion of the Head Athletic Trainer and Sr. Associate Athletics Director for Sports Medicine and Performance.
Additional responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to the following:
In consultation with the Head Athletic Trainer and Team Physicians, the Athletic Trainer facilitates all health care for student-athletes associated with track and field, cross country, and football teams, which includes formulating effective therapeutic treatment plans, implementing treatments, monitoring progress, and returning student-athletes to play Possesses technical and practical expertise in the appropriate application and supervision of a wide range of rehabilitative exercises/therapy and diagnostic equipment Applies evaluative skills and techniques for orthopedic and medical problems associated with intercollegiate athletics, as well as participates in the medical clearance and evaluation of incoming and returning student-athletes Records, analyzes, and maintains medical records for daily treatments/rehabilitation, practice and game limitations, medical services, and referrals; produces end of year reports for injury trends; and produces value-based reporting on services to teams Positively communicates and interacts on a daily basis with the athletic department’s multidisciplinary performance team, including medical professionals, coaches, strength and conditioning coaches, dietitian, and administrative staff; coordinates plans of care and diagnostic tests set forth by team physicians; facilitates and secures test results and prepares information for physician clinics; gathers information needed for insurance claims and follows up as needed Assists with inventory management team and medication management Complies with policies, rules, and regulations governing the NCAA, CAA conference, the state of Maryland, Towson University, the athletic department, and the sports medicine program Maintains continuing education to support and advance knowledge base Serves as a preceptor in the MSAT program; provides supervision of athletic training students during their clinical experience, if assigned Performs other duties as assigned by the Head Athletic Trainer and Sr. Associate Athletics Director for Sports Medicine and Performance
The work hours for this position will be based around sports schedules and include nights, weekends, and holidays. Travel is required. Qualifications and Skills
Master’s degree The selected candidate must have Board of Certification (BOC); be state of Maryland Athletic Trainers License eligible; and have the ability to evaluate the medical condition of student-athletes prior to, and during, their participation in intercollegiate athletics CPR/AED/First Aid certification Under the direction of the Head Athletic Trainer, implements treatments and rehabilitation services Must have the ability to work and understand human performance in relation to workload management. Also, must be able to collaborate in data management for performance monitoring and collaborative decision making. Athletic trainer will need to obtain Maryland Licensure and complete a three-stage process, requiring completion of the Licensure Application and fingerprinting, as well as obtaining an Evaluation and Treatment Protocol prior to performing any Athletic Training duties with student-athletes
FMS, PES, CES, or CSCS credentials or equivalent One or two years of working experience in a NCAA D1 environment Clinical experience in athletic training working with track and field and/or football Evidence of strong clinical skills in a team environment
Salary and Benefits
$52,500 - $55,000 annually and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here. TU also offers a variety of great perks and discounts, which can be found here.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.
If you are motivated, innovative and team-oriented, we would love to hear from you.
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