Assistant Athletic Trainer

Stanford University

Assistant Athletic Trainer

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We are on a mission to become the best college athletics department in the country. Our sports teams speak for themselves in terms of athletic success (combined with the academic success of our student-athletes) and it is our goal to have the business side of our department to be equally top-notch. All employees contribute and help set the tone for the future of the organization. Currently, the Athletics Department is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Athletic Trainer.
Stanford's Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (“DAPER”) supports the nearly 900 student- athletes who compete on the 36 intercollegiate athletic teams sponsored by the university. It also supports the campus physical education, recreation and wellness initiatives. Stanford's intercollegiate athletics department is seen as the premier athletic program in the country, achieving the highest levels of success both in the classroom and on the field. The core tenets of the Athletics Department culture, “The DAPER Way” are: Embrace Scholar-Athleticism, Pursue and Revere Excellence, Lead With Courage, and Work Cohesively. All department actions and employees are guided by these principles.
The Department of Athletics at Stanford University provides a dynamic working environment for the Assistant Athletic Trainer. The Assistant Athletic Trainer also performs a number of important functions to assure the health and safety of the student-athlete. The Assistant Athletic Trainer fills an essential role for the Department of Athletics by maintaining high-level communication between coaches and health care providers and by ensuring that all injuries and illnesses are reported to the Team Physician. The services provided by the Assistant Athletic Trainer are performed under the direct supervision of a Team Physician, who is responsible for all medical care provided to the student-athletes at Stanford University.
Summary of essential job functions

- Sport: As Assigned

- Provide a high-level of medical service delivery, including care, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and illnesses to all student-athletes.

- Provide effective written and oral communication between student athletes, coaches, administrators, and Team Physicians regarding the status and progress of injured participants.

- Develop and maintain effective working relationships with Sports Medicine Staff and relevant Athletic Department personnel.

- As appropriate, make timely referrals to Team Physicians for further assessment, testing, and evaluation.

- Monitor and coordinate care of assigned teams and others as identified by the Director of Athletic Training.

- Provide coverage for on-site and away practices and competitions for assigned teams.

- Provide injury assessment at home and away venues and in the athletic training room.

- Provide daily injury reports of all encounters with sufficient detail for review by the Director of Athletic Training and Team Physician.

- Make withhold and/or return-to-play decisions during practices and competitions.
- Ensure emergency readiness at all sanctioned practices and events. Maintain and practice emergency protocols including CPR, two-way communication, emergency transportation and evacuation, liaison with emergency transport carriers and emergency departments.
- Ensure student-athlete compliance with Team Physician treatment guidelines.

- Collaborate frequently with licensed Physical Therapists regarding the rehabilitation progress and return to play planning of injured student athletes.

- Maintain and upkeep of Athletic Training Center and satellite facilities as designated.

- Fit appliances, braces and devices for control of joint motion and limb protection.

- Assure confidentiality of student-athlete medical records.

- Supervise and mentor AT Fellows and Sports Medicine Interns.

- Assist with the coordination of Pre-Participation examinations.

- Provide leadership in administrative areas, as assigned by the Director of Athletic Training.

- Maintain a safe environment for the student-athlete at home venues including preparation of the venue, hydration, field supplies, preparation for emergency care and evacuation, attention to injury prevention, general safety and environmental concerns.

- Develop competency with training and adherence to appropriate regulatory requirements (HIPAA, blood borne pathogens, annual immunizations, etc.)

- Assist in planning and organization of staff development opportunities, including in-services and continuing education with colleagues and other relevant personnel.

- Travel, evening and weekend work is expected.

*Other tasks as assigned by the Director of Athletic Training.

- Adherence to all policies and procedures as identified by the Department of Athletics and Stanford Sports Medicine.
Good customer service skills. Demonstrated ability to complete tasks under deadline. Demonstrated ability to set priorities in order to perform a high volume of detailed work with constant interruptions. Flexibility and willingness to work as a team player. Strong working knowledge of MS Office, Excel and Word, PC proficient.
- Current NATABOC certification required.

- Master's Degree in Athletic Training or related field required.

- 3-5 years post Master's experience as a Certified Athletic Trainer at the college or university level and experience working with high caliber athletes highly preferred.

- Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills required.
- Current CPR, First Aid, and AED certification required.
  • Frequently stand/walk, sit, and use a telephone.
  • Ability to engage in physically demanding, manual tasks are required.
  • Occasionally perform desk-based computer tasks, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully; rarely writing by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts, kneel/crawl, operate foot and/or hand controls, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid California non-commercial class driver's license.
    * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

  • Work extended hours, evening and weekends.
  • Ability to work long hours with irregular schedules is required.

  • Frequent travel.
  • All Athletic Department positions share responsibility for promoting and maintaining the integrity and reputation of Stanford University and its intercollegiate athletics program. In fulfilling this responsibility of this position the person hired is required to comply with both the letter and spirit of all University policies and procedures, laws, and NCAA and Pacific-12 rules and regulations.
  • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

    *Stanford is an equal opportunity employer.

    Job: Athletics

    Location: Athletics
    Schedule: Full-time
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