Date Posted: Mar 13, 2013
Salary Range: $ to $
The Athletic Trainer will assist Sports Medicine Staff with supervision and coordination of Samford University's overall sports medicine program and the athletic training facilities; including, but not limited to: injury prevention, evaluation, management, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries, education and counseling of student-athletes, and athletics related health care administration.
This is a full-time position, with minimal benefits (no health or life insurance available), less than 12 months (August - May) with a projected salary of $20,020.00 annually.
Primary duties are:
- Advise and direct the athletic training students regarding any and all duties that may be assigned to them.
- Provide athletic training services for Athletics including attendance at scheduled team practices, home and away competitions as needed.
- Assist with coordination of student-athletes for pre-participation exams and medical referrals.
- Determine a student-athlete's ability to participate in conjunction with the team physician, and/or athletic trainers.
- Assist with the treatment and rehabilitation of injured student-athletes and reporting their progress.
- Assist with the collection, input, and maintenance of the student-athlete's medical records and share in responsibility of organizing and maintaining the training room file system.
- As directed by the Head Athletic Trainer, cooperate with the Sports Information Director regarding the status of injured student-athletes for dissemination to media outlets.
- Assist, as needed, with the organization and administration of the Department of Athletics substance abuse education program.
- Assist with the administration of the exposure control plan for bloodborne pathogens for athletic trainers as outlined by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).
- Work in conjunction with the strength and conditioning staff regarding strength, conditioning, flexibility, nutritional issues, exercise techniques, and rehabilitation of injured student-athletes.
- Consult with team physician, Head Trainer, and coaching staff regarding student-athlete nutritional issues including, but not limited to, the prevention and treatment of eating disorders, weight gain, weight reduction techniques, pregame meals and travel menus.
- Work with the equipment staff regarding the safety of athletic equipment and the proper fitting of athletic equipment.
- Report any concerns relating to the safety of practice and competition venues to the Head Athletic Trainer.
- Represents Samford and Sports Medicine at SoCon events, national meetings or seminars, and University sanctioned events as required or requested.
- Comply with the BOC Standards of Professional Practice and with the NATA Code of Ethics.
- Maintains the certification requirements of the Board of Certification and the license requirements of the Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers.
- In order to ensure adequate coverage and quality care and treatment of student-athletes, as well as managing any emergency situations, a bachelor's/master's degree in Athletic Training or Exercise Science from a CAAHEP/CAATE Accredited Athletic Training Education Program is required.
- Must be certified by the Board of Certification (BOC). Revised 3/27/13.
- Must be licensed, or eligible for licensure, by the Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers.
- Resume must indicate basic computer program knowledge and experience with the Microsoft Word software (Word, Excel & Outlook).
- SportsWare injury tracking system knowledge
- CPR instructor