| Position Description: The Athletic Trainer is responsible for providing assessment, treatment and referral of athletic injuries. The trainer provides individual treatment planning, daily rehabilitation and preventative education opportunities for student athletes. This individual is an integral member of the Athletic Department. |
Major Duties & Responsibilities
•Provide evaluation, assessment, and management of injuries during practices, home events, and occasional away contests.
•Administer daily treatments and rehabilitation to injured student-athletes.
•Facilitate relationships with local physicians, physical therapists, and other health care providers as necessary to provide the highest level of service to student-athletes.
•Make proper medical referrals to the intra-campus services, Macon health care providers, etc. as appropriate. •Manage all aspects of College secondary insurance program. •To include documentation and affirmation of athletic injuries, insurance notification as specified by carrier, distribution of documentation and related materials to assure efficient and accurate processing.
•Work cooperatively with opposing/visiting institutions to adequately provide treatment to visiting student-athletes.
•Determine and provide report of level of participation for injured student-athletes.
•Provide injury information to coaches, parents, insurance providers, and the NCAA as needed, in compliance with HIPPA regulations.
•Responsible for the setup of water, ice, and medical equipment for all home practices and contests.
•Assess and manage risks and prevent injuries.
•Identify general medical conditions and administer medications accordingly.
•Work cooperatively with appropriate Wesleyan offices to develop, administer, and maintain an effective emergency and injury response and readiness plan. •Post, distribute, and assure currency of injury/emergency response plan. •Train and/or coordinate training of necessary staff to appropriately carryout injury/emergency response plan. •Serve as a resource to the Director of Athletics and Vice President for Financial Affairs to select best suited insurance carrier. •Maintain record of all athletic related injuries/illnesses, diagnosis, and services provided.
•Maintain accurate database of student-athletes, guardians, and emergency numbers.
•Verify completion and maintain record of student physical examinations, medical history, personal health insurance, and acknowledgement of risk forms, etc. •Provide copies of medical referrals to intra-campus services as appropriate. •Evaluate injury data for factors that would reduce the rate or severity of injury.
•Maintain identification as “NCAA Compliance Officer”.
•Work cooperatively with Athletics Director to effectively monitor institutional and departmental compliance by assuring adherence to and reporting violations of all policies and procedures of the NCAA, USA South and the Wesleyan Athletics Policy Committee.
•Assure all facets of student-athlete certification process (i.e. pre-season compliance briefings, form completion, physical examination).
•Verify, maintain record, and report completion of NCAA and USA South compliance forms, FERPA & HIPPA (as needed) to USA South office and Athletics Director.
•Work cooperatively with Athletics Director to effectively brief staff and student-athletes regarding NCAA regulations (e.g. recruitment guidelines, banned drugs, playing and practice seasons limitations).
•Coordinate 1st aid and CPR training for the coaching staff.
•Attend NCAA convention and education programs as necessary.
•Act as a liaison between the athletics office and the Registrar to determine academic eligibility.
•Coordinate NCAA Rules Testing annually for all coaches and athletics administrators.
•Maintain inventory of medical supplies.
•Order equipment and supplies annually.
•Post hours of operation monthly.
•Follow all OSHA regulations related to all athletic training areas.
•Attend weekly athletic department meetings.
·Maintain NATA Certification
·Obtain 50 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) every 2 years.
·Maintain CPR and AED for the professional rescuer certification.
·Maintain state license every 2 years.
Other duties as assigned.