Job no:495169 Work type:Full Time Location:Swarthmore Categories:Staff, Salary (Exempt)
A member of the NCAA Division III and the Centennial Conference. Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and nondiscrimination in its educational program and employment practices and encourages candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community. As one of the nation’s finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College is global in outlook and draws students from around the nation and world. The 425?acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods.
The Department of Physical Education & Athletics actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.
Swarthmore College is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time Assistant Athletic Trainer within the Department of Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation. The Assistant Athletic Trainer must have earned a degree in athletic training; have NATA BOC Certification; be certified as an Athletic Trainer (ATC) in the state of Pennsylvania. A master’s degree in Athletic Training or related field is preferred. The Assistant Athletic Trainer will draw upon their specialized education and training to provide preventative, rehabilitative, and emergency medical care for assigned teams/student-athletes in various settings—including before/during/after practices and contests as well as while managing athletic training room hours. The position’s responsibilities are performed with a high level of autonomy and discretion. This is an exempt, benefits eligible, 10-month position, paid over 12 months, working the months August through May.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Employ specialized athletic training expertise, utilize current best practices, and draw upon evidence-based research to: evaluate injuries; design, modify, and assess individualized treatment programs; and, provide emergency medical care for the health, safety, and well-being of student-athletes.
Maintain medical records and treatment records on injured student athletes; manage insurance claims for student-athletes to make sure all medical bills are paid.
Various administrative tasks; including: ensure coverage at athletic events; supervise and teach a corps of athletic training students to give them a meaningful and worthwhile learning/clinical experience; and assist with Sports Medicine/Athletic Training budget development, as needed.
Effectively communicate student-athlete status updates, limitations, and treatment plans to ATC staff, student-athletes, coach/es, and the College health center as needed.
Assist with NCAA requirements – such as baseline/concussion testing; preseason physicals; drug testing; medical forms; and so forth – as directed by the Head Athletic Trainer.
Refer injured student-athletes to, assist scheduling appointments for, and communicate with team physicians, medical offices/healthcare professionals, and specialists regarding treatment and follow-up care of student-athletes as needed.
Supervises student workers. Supervises and instructs athletic training students.
Who you are:
A certified athletic trainer who: has experience as an ATC, preferably within a team setting or at the collegiate level; can provide exceptional care to student-athletes; will work collaboratively as part of the sports medicine/athletic training team; communicates proactively and appropriately with various groups; is committed to supporting and fostering an inclusive environment; and, is able to work independently and effectively
What you bring:
Bachelor’s degree in athletic training
NATA BOC certification, Pennsylvania state license, and CPR/First Aid certification
Minimum of one to three years of experience as a certified athletic trainer, preferably at the college level.
Familiar with electronic medical record keeping system (SportsWareOnline); or ability to learn quickly.
Ability to be flexible with changes in sports/training and/or clinical coverage schedules.
Basic of other computer programs i.e. Word, Power Point, Excel.
Must work as a team and collaborate on ideas for the good of the department and the College.
Knowledge of and adherence to NCAA rules and athletics related health care administration.
Demonstrated understanding of customer service to the student-athletes, coaches, and staff.
Master’s degree in athletic training or related field.
Certification in manual therapy, Graston, ART etc.
Versed in social media platforms.
Basic skills/knowledge of Google Suite
This position requires standing for extended periods of time, including while serving as the on-site athletic trainer for practices and home contests.
Must be able to perform physical tasks of the role—including taping ankles, lifting and moving heavy objects such as water coolers, carrying and moving athletic training equipment/supplies, and so forth.
Must be able to move about various athletic facilities and spaces, such as gymnasium and stadium bleachers, on a regular basis.
The Athletic Trainer must be able to work extended, unconventional hours, including evenings, weekends, and sometimes holidays.
This position requires the ability to sit or stand for long periods of time and move about athletic facilities as needed (including climbing stairs/bleachers).
This position will also carry, move, and set up equipment pertaining to job responsibilities (e.g. training tables, water coolers, ice bags, etc.).
This position is required to work practices, home contests, and events as needed, which occur at both indoor and outdoor venues. Ability to work in various weather conditions, including inclement weather, is necessary.
If you are excited about this role, we want to hear from you! For full consideration, submit applications with pay expectations including resume and cover letter.
Act 153 Required by Position
This position may regularly interact with minors. Under Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law, (23 Pa. Cons. Stat. §§6301, et seq.) employees who have direct contact with minors are required to obtain the following background clearances prior to the start of employment:
Pennsylvania Access to Criminal History (PATCH) through the Pennsylvania State Police
Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (PACA) through the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
FBI Criminal History Background Check (FBI Fingerprin
Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and nondiscrimination in its educational program and employment practices and encourages candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community. As one of the nation’s finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College is global in outlook and draws students from around the nation and world. The 425-acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods.