Implements the administration and promotion of athletic care within the guidelines of federal, state and local laws and department, division and college policies and practices, medical standards, and NCAA and USA South Athletic Conference rules and regulations. Works with physicians, medical professionals, student athletes, staff and personnel at other institutions.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Develops overall athletic training program for Agnes Scott College, including injury prevention programs, injury evaluations, injury management, injury treatment and rehabilitation, educational programs and counseling for student-athletes. Ensures that athletes receive proper athletic conditioning, training, and emergency care. Provides athletic training services for the College's athletic department, including attendance at scheduled team practices and home and away competitions as necessary. Schedules and coordinates athletic training staff and students for coverage of all team practices and athletic competitions. Administers first aid and emergency care at games, transports athletes to doctors, maintains a confidential correspondence with the physician and his/her supporting staff, completes required insurance forms, and grants physician referrals. Coordinates and schedules physical examinations and medical referrals for student-athletes to determine their ability to practice and compete. Coordinates and assists in administering athletes' physical exams, develops and implements conditioning programs, evaluates and plans rehabilitation programs, and coordinates strength and endurance training. Determines medical staffing coverage for practice and contests, ensures medical staffing coverage of events, and travels with and provides medical services for Agnes Scott College sports teams. Administers education and counseling on athletic injuries, nutritional and weight maintenance, strength programs, and drug education and testing, and establishes continuing education programs. Provides supervision of assistant athletic trainer/s, graduate assistant athletic trainers and student athletic trainers. Works in conjunction with the strength and conditioning staff to ensure safety in the design and implementation of fitness, nutrition and conditioning programs customized to meet individual student-athlete needs. Collaborates with the Athletic Director in the development of the athletic training program budget. Evaluates and recommends new techniques and equipment that would enhance the benefit of the athletic training program. Coordinates up-to-date documentation, filing, and maintenance of all medical related records. Stays current on legal liability issues, NATA, USA South and NCAA rules and regulations. Ensures compliance with all Agnes Scott, conference, and NCAA rules and regulations governing intercollegiate athletics. Enforce Training Room rules. Participates in designated staff functions including job related in-service training.
***Please apply directly on the Agnes Scott website with the link included in this post***
Education: Bachelors degree required; Masters preferred in related occupational field of study. Experience: Minimum of 2 years work experience; College setting preferred. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
Considerable knowledge of sports, athletic training, coaching methods, and NATA/NCAA rules and regulations.
Effective interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).
Strong commitment to the success of the student-athletes by providing holistic prevention, treatment and overall care.
Strong computer skills in a Windows-based environment (Microsoft: Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint), including at least intermediate level word processing and spreadsheet development.
Ability to work with diverse populations, as part of a team, and collaborate with others.
Demonstrated ability to work independently, to maintain confidentiality, and to supervise others.
Ability and desire to meet the irregular hours and travel schedule required by the position.
Irregular hours, outside work, and travel from office to other locations are required on a regular basis.
Certification required as an athletic trainer (ATC) and in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid.
About AGNES SCOTT COLLEGE
Agnes Scott College is a selective, private women's college located in Decatur, Georgia. The college is a member of the NCAA (Division III) and the USA South Athletic Conference. An equal opportunity employer, Agnes Scott College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or any other characteristic protected by law in its employment. Agnes Scott College has a strong commitment to diversity and urges members of underrepresented groups to apply.