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STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES PRIMARY FUNCTION: Support the Head Football Athletic Trainer, Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine, and health care team including team physicians in providing medical coverage and support for the delivery of an integrated health care system to student-athletes participating in intercollegiate athletics sport programs. RESPONSIBILITIES RELATED TO ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER: 1.Provide prevention, evaluation, care and rehabilitation services to student-athletes for all athletically related injuries and illnesses sustained during practices and athletic competition. 2.Provide medical coverage and care for men’s athletics teams, coordinate pre-practice, practice, post-practice and athletic team competition medical needs, specifically with the football program. 3.Maintain and document medical records, rehabilitation programs and reconditioning programs of student-athletes’ injuries and illnesses within SIMS medical documentation system. 4.Communicate with all needed parties on injury and illness information including student-athletes, parents, physicians, mental health providers, administration, athletic training staff, coaching staff, strength and conditioning staff, and sports nutrition staff. 5.Coordinate and supervise medical services with the athletic training aides, team physicians and paramedic services for practices and home competition. 6.Must be well versed in the use of current manual therapy, modality and rehabilitation equipment and techniques and utilize as needed using clinical judgement. 7.Provide daily instruction and specific work assignments relating to pre-practice, practice, post-practice and athletic team competition needs to athletic training aids and student managers as assigned. 8.Collaborate with the strength and conditioning staff, sports nutrition staff and sport coaching staff in developing reconditioning, performance and wellness programming. 9.Collaborate with the Head Football Athletic Trainer to provide yearly physical examinations for incoming student-athletes. 10.Coordination and transportation of student-athletes to and from physician appointments. 11.Assist in coordination of insurance information and coverage between student-athletes, insurance coordinator and providers. 12.Knowledge of concussion testing and evaluations as it relates to the health of male and female student-athletes and utilize as needed utilizing clinical judgement in coordination with medical supervision. 13.Assist in the daily operation and maintenance of athletic training facilities. 14.Mentor, advise, and provide professional guidance to graduate assistants, interns, and athletic training aides as it relates to professional development. 15.Maintain working relationship with McKinley Health Center. 16.Maintain appropriate Occupational and Safety, Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines for the DIA Sports Medicine Department. 17.Maintain NATABOC certification and state licensure through regular attendance of continuing educational programs and compliance of continuing educational requirements established by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification (NATA-BOC). 18.Assist the Director of Sports Medicine with the review of all policy and procedures for Sports Medicine Department. Review, evaluate and make recommendations to the Director of Sports Medicine on an ongoing basis relative to policies, procedures and health care issues for the student-athletes. 19.Recruitment, education and supervision of athletic training aides, volunteers and work-study students. 20.Maintain knowledge of and compliance with specific NCAA, Big Ten Conference, and institution rules which relate to this position.
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Education: Master’s degree required in Athletic Training or related field.
Required One to five (1-5) years of NCAA and/or NFL experience
Certification by National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification (NATABOC), and continued compliance of continuing education requirements established by the NATABOC.
Licensed, or licensure eligible, by the State of Illinois, by the Department of Professional Regulation
A National Provider Identifier (NPI) number
A valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to licensed driver by the employment start date
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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a member of the Big Ten Conference and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.