The focus for the position of assistant athletic trainer is to promote and protect the health and well-being for student-athletes. The function of an athletic trainer is to provide services that address the education, prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.
The assistant athletic trainer will have duties and responsibilities that support and provide care to all Division-1 varsity student-athletes, but the position will have specific sport assignments that have been determined by the Director of Sports Medicine.
The role of the assistant athletic trainer will play a vital role in supporting the mission and values of the Athletic Department University. While working within the scope of state and national regulations and guidelines, the athletic trainer will also provide significant contributions towards safety and risk management.
-Education, prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries -Medical record keeping, documentation, and injury tracking / monitoring -Traveling with respective teams to provide care and support while on the road for competition -Various administrative duties to support the operations of the sports medicine program -Position requires regular evening or weekend work -Position requires occasional travel
Education and Experience:
Master’s is required. Degree in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine or related field is preferred.
NATABOC certification is also required.
Texas licensed athletic trainer (licensed or eligible).
First aid, CPR, and AED certified is required.
This position will have the primary responsibility to serve as the lead athletic trainer for the men's and women's swimming and diving team. Previous work experience with swimming / diving is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills with the ability to build relationships with a wide range of constituencies. Must also demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in writing. A strong customer service orientation is essential.
Candidate must possess strong organizational, planning and time management skills with the ability to prioritize tasks. A strong focus on attention to detail is essential.
Candidate must demonstrate strong problem solving skills with the ability to identify, analyze problems and devise solutions.
Candidate must possess basic skills of Microsoft Office programs i.e. Word and Excel. Demonstrated ability to learn and utilize injury documentation and tracking software is essential.
Position requires regular evening or weekend work
Position requires occasional travel
The position is expected to able to adapt to environmental working conditions that can be dictated by weather.
Bend, squat, stand
Walk for long distances
Reach above shoulders
Handle objects (dexterity)
Carry/lift over 50 lbs.
Sit for long periods of time
Deadline to Apply:
Open until Filled
Internal Number: (ATH00000146) Description
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