ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER

Location
Kansas
Posted
May 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

 

 

General Description of Position:

Assistant Athletic Trainer: Provide safe, effective and successful athletic training services to KSA student-athletes in one or more sports, which includes preventative, treatment and/or rehabilitation of sport-related injuries before, during and after each practice contest.

Job Description:

1.)    Administer preventative taping on student-athletes, purchase and fit special equipment on student-athletes, maintain safety equipment at practices and competitions to aid in the prevention of athletic injuries, and administer emergency procedures to injured athletes during practices and games/competitions; and ensure adequate supplies and necessary training equipment is brought on team travel trips. Assist with NCAA and Big 12 on-site drug testing; and institutional drug testing as directed by Director of Sports Medicine. Required to work evenings and weekends as needed.

2.)    Under the direction of the team physician, assist in the application of therapeutic modalities and treatments, implement rehabilitation programs for players after surgery for off-season injuries or preventative exercise in response to pre-season screening results; maintain a record of all student-athlete treatments and injuries, distribute approved non-prescription medications according to team physician's orders; and make appointments with the approval of the Director of Sports Medicine for players to see private physicians when referred by the team physician.

3.)    Prepare student-athlete injury reports for Head Coach, and periodic progress reports on rehabilitation of player injuries throughout the year. Keep current on new training techniques by reading current, relevant literature, and attend workshops and conventions, as time permits.

4.)    Coordinate insurance information with parents and Sport's Medicine's insurance coordinator; meet recruits, show them the facilities and discuss injuries and rehabilitation programs.

5.)    Perform any other duties and/or special assignments or functions as requested by the Director of Sports Medicine.

This job description includes the expectation of compliance with all NCAA, Big 12 Conference, Kansas State University and K-State Athletics, Inc. rules and regulations.

Required Education:

Master’s Degree in Kinesiology, Higher Ed, Athletic Training, or related field

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Two years of experience providing athletic training services for a professional sport organization or NCAA Division I sport program; must have current NATA certification; be eligible, successfully apply and receive a State of Kansas Athletic Training License; be able to work evenings, weekends and holidays as required; have a valid driver’s license at all times; and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please complete the KSU on-line application, and upload a resume AND proof of BOC certification (required).

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment. 

Screening of Applications Begin:

Screening of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Follow the link to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster

Kansas State University actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to The Principles of Community which can be found at https://www.k-state.edu/about/community.html

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. Kansas State University complies with the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

OTHER:

K-State Athletics website: http://www.kstatesports.com/ 

With an unprecedented combination of Championship Athletic Performances and academic accomplishments, K-State Athletics Inc. is accelerating towards its Vision of a Model Intercollegiate Athletics Program, including its top goal of providing a World Class Student-Athlete Experience.  In support of K-State's 2025 plan to move the Kansas State University into the ranks of the top 50 public research institutions, K-State Athletics has completed $210 million in facility improvements since 2010 benefiting each of K-State's 16 sports and 450 student-athletes, while earning national recognition as one of America's most financially solvent programs.

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