POSITION TITLE: Assistant Athletic Trainer DEPARTMENT: Athletics HOURLY/SALARIED: Salaried REPORTS TO: Director of Sports Medicine DATE: 2/1/2023
POSITION SUMMARY: The Assistant Athletic Trainer works alongside the Director of Sports Medicine and Head Athletic Trainer as an essential component in enforcing departmental policies, procedures, and guidelines to promote excellence within the Sports Medicine department.
JOB DUTIES: • Provide day-to-day management of the athletic training room consisting of prevention, evaluation, treatment, case management, and rehabilitation of student-athlete injuries and illnesses • Maintain complete and accurate medical records including pre-participation paperwork, physicals, insurance information, medical evaluations, referrals, and rehabilitation reports. • Enforce department policy and procedure with guidance from team physicians regarding concussion and return-to-sport protocols • Effectively communicate with coaches, sports medicine staff, team physician, and other professionals regarding injured student-athletes and medical policies and procedures, following NATA code of ethics • Exercise independent judgement and discretion when acting in emergency situations • Work in conjunction with sports medicine staff to attend practices and game events, traveling with teams as assigned • Participate in various other areas of interest for the College, Student Life, and Athletics • Accept additional duties assigned by the Director of Sports Medicine or the Athletics Director
QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor's Degree from a CAATE accredited institution of higher education (masters preferred) • BOC Certification • Mississippi Athletic Trainer License (or eligible to obtain license) • Active CPR/First Aid Certification • Previous Experience at a CAATE- Accredited Athletic Training Program • Experience in collegiate setting preferred • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Proven ability to promote a positive team environment and cultivate good morale • Highly organized, creative problem-solver who takes initiative;
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds without assistance • Must have a valid state-issued driver's license • Regular and repetitive stooping, bending, lifting and reaching are required • Manual dexterity needed for demonstrating proper form and technique, participating in team practices and other repetitive tasks
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested candidates should submit a current resume, a letter of interest and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write "Assistant Athletic Trainer" in the subject line of the email.