Come join our team at the University of West Georgia. The Assistant Athletic Trainer position works independently carrying out the duties with the specific sports they are assigned. This includes the athletic training duties of treatment, rehabilitation of student athletes in 14 NCAA sponsored sports and our competitive cheer squads. This position is responsible for post-surgery procedures and rehabilitation of the student athletes. Additional responsibilities includes working with medical coverage of all sports; setting up diagnostic tests and doctor appointments; administering of NCAA and in-house drug testing; inventory of equipment and supplies; administering of pre-participation physicals for 300+ student athletes; inputting and updating of medical records into the computer system.
Successful candidate will demonstrate the following abilities and skills:
A strong commitment to teamwork, customer service, ethical leadership and continuing education that supports the department's mission, vision, and values.
Ability to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills.
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite).
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills. >LI>Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette.
Maintains confidentiality (HIPAA, FERPA, etc.) in matters relating to employees/community members/patient/family/visitors.
Adhere to and ensure compliance with all HIPPA standards and regulations.
Ability and willingness to demonstrate and maintain competency as required for job title and the area(s) of responsibility including but not limited to, understanding industry standards & accepted practices; conservative RTP interpretation; emerging techniques and skills; current industry research, data results, and application; and effectively integrating university and department policy into care practices.
Maintains a strong working relationship with the supervising physician/practice.
Exhibit behaviors consistent with principles for service excellence, ethical practices, and best patient care.
Demonstrates a strong commitment to teamwork, customer service, ethical leadership, and talent development for student staff members.
Strong treatment tracking and notes.
Excellent leadership qualities, decision-making skills, and problem solving abilities.
Able to manage stressful situations and work with multiple interruptions. Adapt effectively in situations of change to policies, procedures, work assignments, and culture.
Develop professional contacts and resources that support work productivity
Assist the Head Athletic Trainer with managing the departmental budget and the inventory for the purchasing of supplies and equipment.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
Other Required Qualifications
NATABOC Certification, Possess or eligibility to obtain and maintain a Georgia state licensure within 30 days of hire
Current, valid, and unrestricted Georgia driver's license or ability to acquire. Able to work outside in any condition for long periods of time and lift approximately 50lbs.
Must have good communication skills, leadership abilities and qualities, computer skills, and knowledge of the athletic training profession.
The West Georgia Wolves are the athletic teams that represent the University of West Georgia in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Wolves compete as members of the Gulf South Conference for all 14 varsity sports. West Georgia has been a member of the GSC since 1983. The UWG department of athletics has a goal to be in the top-50 of the yearly Learfield Cup standings while adhering to the University of West Georgia strategic pillars of Relevance, Competitiveness, and Placemaking.