This position is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing programs for the prevention, evaluation and rehabilitative treatment to athletes involved in various intercollegiate athletics programs at the University. Must know how to manage catastrophic sports trauma, basic life support, principles of physiology, kinesiology and anatomy.
Injury care and prevention Administers and oversees the care, prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries to all student-athletes. Provides specific clinical care as assigned by candidate in conjunction with team physician.
Student-Athlete Clearance and Return to Play Coordinate the pre-participation clearance process as well as the approval of student-athletes return to competition at the direction of the team physician. Maintains student-athlete insurance information. Makes appropriate physician referrals and coordinates appointments. Communicate with physicians and coaching staff regarding the injury status of athletes.
Supervision Manages and supervises athletic training staff, and student workers.
Scheduling of athletic training coverage for practices and competitions at multiple home and away sites. Travel may be required. Assist athletic department with hosting of athletic events.
Compliance/Certification Ensure compliance with national, local, University, NCAA, Landmark Conference, New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference, and the Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference laws, regulations, standards and codes. Maintains and organizes medical records in accordance with federal and state laws. (Note: The violation of NCAA and conference rules is prohibited and may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination).
Financial Oversight Develops and manages athletic training facility budgets and policies to maintain optimal health, safety and welfare of all constituents. Coordinates the purchase and use of all equipment and supplies needed for the operation of the athletic training facility in accordance with State and University Policy.
Coaching, Training, Instruction Assist with the development and maintenance of emergency action plans for all sites and venues, assists with education of athletics staff on all EAP’s and other medical policies, ensures all coaching staff is first Aid/CPR/AED certified.
Student Affairs Professional Engage in programs and services that support the student affairs mission and commitment to contribute positively to the CUA community of research, teaching, learning, and service to the Church, the nation and the world.
Bachelor’s Degree with three (3) years proven experience as an athletic trainer. College Football experience preferred. Master's preferred.
Proficiency in computer software applications: word, excel, office, google, etc. BOC ATC certification, and/or licensure if required. First Aid/CPR/AED for the professional or equivalent.
Strong personnel management, verbal and written communication skills with a variety of levels of staff. AHA or ARC instructor certification.
About Catholic University of America
As the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States, founded and sponsored by the bishops of the country with the approval of the Holy See, The Catholic University of America is committed to being a comprehensive Catholic and American institution of higher learning, faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ as handed on by the Church.
Dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason, The Catholic University of America seeks to discover and impart the truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church, the nation and the world.
The Athletic Department supports the academic mission of the University by providing programs and services to enable students to engage in physical activities as an integral part of the overall educational experience. Opportunities for participation are provided at the intercollegiate, club, recreational and leisure program levels. CU is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III, Landmark Conference, and NEWMAC (football only). As a member of NCAA Division III, the University places the highest priority on the overall quality of the educational experience ...and the successful completion of the academic programs by student athletes. The Athletic Department seeks to provide programs and leadership to enable CU to be a model NCAA Division III institution in academic and athletic excellence.