The Head Athletic Trainer supervises and works with a team of athletic trainers to analyze and diagnose athlete’s injuries, oversee injury prevention, provide emergency care and rehabilitation of injuries, as well as develop nutrition and exercise plans for student athletes. This position works closely with team and club coaches under the medical supervision of the college team physician.
Essential Job Functions
Service to student-athletes:
Provide direct student health care services to varsity student-athletes (and club sport athletes when appropriate). Includes assessment of injuries and medical conditions, establishing plan of care, and providing rehabilitative and/or preventive treatment for future encounters.
Assist students with health care needs and concerns by providing resources, education, guidance, and referral to and from Baird Health and Counseling Center, Team Physicians, and other health care practitioners as necessary.
Provide athletic training services during scheduled varsity team practices and contests, including traveling with teams, when appropriate.
Administer pre-participation examinations for all varsity student-athletes.
Support scheduling and completion of observation hours for Exercise Science pre-Athletic Training students as needed.
Work in conjunction with the strength and conditioning staff to ensure safety in the design and implementation of conditioning and program development of varsity athletes.
Work collaboratively in creating and implementing policies and procedures for the effective operation of the sports medicine clinic.
Facilitate communication with athletic director and coaches regarding all services being provided to athletics, including practice and game coverage and the health status of the student-athletes.
Coordinate regular on-site team physician clinics. Collaborate with physician offices to schedule student-athlete appointments for follow up care or diagnostic imaging as necessary. Coordinate and oversee patient referrals in consultation with team physician and health and counseling center.
Maintain the appropriate level of confidentiality regarding student-athletes' medical, insurance, and academic records
Communicate effectively with coaches, student-athletes, faculty, parents, and others as necessary regarding the participation status of student-athletes.
Serve as a point of contact for other college departments and outside providers/suppliers.
Perform required record keeping for designated student-athletes, including injury, treatment, and progress notes.
Work collaboratively in the maintenance and upkeep of the sports medicine clinic.
May be asked to participate in a variety of academic and athletic efforts, including committee assignments and student recruitment efforts. Participate in Student Development Administrator on call rotation.
Keep up to date on current practices in athletic training and maintain New Hampshire licensure
Master's degree in athletic training or related field preferred,
Current BOC certification in good standing and current New Hampshire licensure.
Five or more years’ experience as an Athletic Trainer at the college level.
Current CPR for Professional Rescuers and Healthcare Providers/BLS for Healthcare Providers certification. Red Cross Instructor Certification in First Aid and CPR or willingness to obtain.
Previous experience supervising students in an accredited educational program in clinical settings.
Demonstrable skills in interacting effectively with students, staff, faculty, physicians, athletics personnel, parents, and others.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Strong technological skills.
Will require a non-traditional schedule to meet the needs of students and teams; includes evening and weekend events throughout the academic year.
Who We Are
Colby-Sawyer College is a comprehensive liberal arts-based institution located in the scenic Lake Sunapee area of New Hampshire. We have friendly people, beautiful nature, and small-town amenities and shops. We are located about 35 minutes south of Dartmouth College and just 1 hour 30 minutes from Boston. For more information see Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce, NH.
We strive to always be a people-first organization. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working environment for all employees. If you are looking for a place where you will feel welcome and that you belong, Colby-Sawyer College is that place.
Colby-Sawyer is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to share what they can offer and how they can help us to achieve and maintain these values in their cover letter.