Associate Athletic Trainer

Location
Springfield, MA
Posted
Feb 28, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


ABOUT AIC
American International College is a private, coeducational institution of higher education located on a 70+ acre campus in Springfield, Massachusetts. The campus has 42 buildings on two sites approximately 1/2 mile apart with a total of approximately 660,000 gross square feet. Included in the inventory of buildings are student residences for a resident population of 900 students. Founded in 1885, the College has 3700 graduate and undergraduate students. AIC offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through the Schools of Business, Arts and Sciences; Health Sciences; and Education. The mission of the College is to transform student lives through career focused learning, with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, a commitment to serving the community, and a high level of involvement in the global economy.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Provide direct athletic health care services to designated varsity student athletes (and club sport athletes when appropriate). Including assessment of athletic-related conditions; establishing plan of care; providing rehabilitation; assist with preventive treatment for future encounters; making referrals to Dexter Health Services, team physicians, and Dexter Counseling Services through the Head Athletic Trainer.
  • Assist students with health care needs and concerns by providing resources, guidance, and referral to appropriate health care providers.
  • Provide athletic training services for assigned teams, including attendance at scheduled practices and home and away contests as directed.
  • Manage athletic insurance claims processing by completing documents, working with student athletes and medical providers as necessary.
  • Assist in organizing and conducting the athletic health screenings for all student athletes.
  • Assist in conducting athletic injury prevention strategies by developing and/or collaborating on the physical and mental training and conditioning programs in conjunction with strength and conditioning specialists and coaches.
  • Maintain the appropriate level of confidentiality regarding student-athletes' medical, insurance, and academic records.
  • Communicate effectively with coaches, athletes, students, staff, faculty, parents, and others as necessary regarding the participation status of student athletes.
  • Perform required record keeping for designated students, including, injury, treatment, and progress notes.
  • Assist in the maintenance and upkeep of the athletic training facilities and equipment.
  • Coordinate and assist with education of coaches and staff for mandated subjects such as, CPR & First Aid training and Concussion Awareness & Management; work to provide additional educational materials relative to contemporary sports medicine and performance topics.
  • Assist in implementing policies and procedures for the effective operation of the athletic training facilities and services.
  • Keep up-to-date on current developments in athletic training methods and technology.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Required Degree(s): Master's degree in Exercise Science, Human Performance, or Athletic Training
  • Preferred Degree(s): Master's or Doctoral degree in Advanced Practice Athletic Training
  • Required Field of Expertise: Athletic Training
  • Required Training/Cert: Credential by BOC, Inc. as ATC; credentialed in BLS/emergency cardiac care
  • Preferred Training/Cert: CPR/First Aid Instructor; Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES); Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Required Licensure(s): Athletic Trainer licensure (or eligible) by Commonwealth of MA Board of Registration in Allied Health

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
  • Knowledge of advanced practice athletic training with skills beyond minimal level of qualification
  • Able to manage situations in a competitive athletic and medical environment, including emergencies and to instruct others to assist in calm manner
  • Understand and utilize computer functions and software such as word processing, spreadsheets, internet search, social media, and web-based patient medical records management
  • Ability to work a non-traditional schedule including nights and weekends, as well as some overnight travel
  • Physical ability to bend, twist, reach, run, and lift at least 40 lbs.

WORK SCHEDULE
This is a full time, benefits eligible, exempt level position. The position requires a non-traditional schedule to meet the needs of students and teams, including evening and weekend events; as well as some overnight travel throughout the academic year.

TO APPLY
Qualified applicants should save and submit a brief cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three professional references (one of which must be a current or prior supervisor) as one document. Upload the saved document into the online application.

AIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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