Assistant Athletic Trainer - Part Time

Job description

Assistant Athletic Trainer - Part Time

Posting #: 2685
Position Status: Part-time temporary
Location: San Diego
Position Type: Athletics, Staff

Position Title & Department:

Assistant Athletic Trainer - Part Time; Sports MedicinePosting #


University Description:

The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity’s urgent challenges.

Detailed Description:

This is a part-time, temporary position with an expected end date of June 20, 2021.

The Assistant Athletic Trainer-Part time is responsible for all aspects of health care in the athletic environment. This includes prevention of athletic injuries; recognition and evaluation of injuries; management, treatment, and disposition of athletic injuries; rehabilitation of athletic injuries; limited organization and administration; and education and counseling of athletes, as outlined by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA). This position must maintain appropriate certifications and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) as required in the field. (This is a temporary part-time position that will be utilized as needed.)

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Prevention
    • Oversee selection of proper fitting plus maintenance of protective equipment, including the use of adhesive tape, bandages, and orthoses.
    • Reduce and control environmental hazards, thereby creating a safe environment.
    • Advise the coaching staff of general and specific health practices, training activities and programs.
    • In cooperation with the Strength and Conditioning Coach, advise the coaching staff of appropriate weight training programs.
    • Practice Universal Precautions (OSHA) when exposed to bodily fluids.
  • Recognition and Evaluation
    • Through observance of daily practices and contests, and working in the athletic training room, identify and evaluate the severity of athletic injuries.
    • Evaluate acute injuries with referrals to team physician(s).
    • Evaluate chronic injuries.
    • Assess patient progress.
    • Assess illnesses with referrals to team physician(s).
    • Coordinate all team physician appointments.
  • Management and Treatment
    • Provide emergency and first aid care and treatment of acute injuries.
    • Implement athletic training staff emergency care procedures.
    • Facilitate transportation logistics to expedite emergency care.
    • Time permitting, provide first aid and injury referral of non-intercollegiate and club sport participants.
  • Rehabilitation
    • Under supervision of the team physician, administer therapeutic modalities. Design and implement injury rehabilitation programs.
    • Implement a sport-specific and injury-specific “return to play” plan.
    • Design and fit specific orthopedic devices.
    • Apply therapeutic and protective bandaging and wrapping for practices and contests.
  • Organization and Administration
    • Maintain accurate health, injury, treatment, rehabilitation and physician referrals for individual athletes. Maintain daily treatment records and rehabilitation progress notes. Protect the athlete’s privacy.
    • Supervise and teach athletic training students.
    • Participate in education of student athletic trainers.
    • Maintain athletic training room facilities in a safe and sanitary condition.
    • Apply University and Athletic Department policies and regulations in regard to the use/abuse of alcohol and drugs.
    • Assist with NCAA and/or institutional drug testing.
  • Education and Counseling
    • Counsel and advise student athletes and coaches in rehabilitation, conditioning, diet, nutrition, use of ergogenic aids, and the psychology of athletes.
  • Additional Responsibilities
    • Maintain all personal certification requirements, including CEUs for NATA certification.
    • Participate in Athletic Department meetings.
    • Be aware of and practice the NATA Code of Ethics.
    • Foster and maintain positive student body and faculty relations.
Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 18 months of progressive experience as an ATC.

Performance Expectations - Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently and effectively with minimal supervision
  • Basic supervisory skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to interact and work with a broad range of people using tact and diplomacy.
  • Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding students and employees as
    required by University policy, FERPA, HIPAA, and the Buckley Amendment, as amended.
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of all Athletics and Sports Medicine departmental
    policies and procedures, as well as understanding and adherence to external governing
    agencies’ regulations and requirements.
  • Excellent skills in the use of specific equipment and tools as identified below.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • NATA Certification (ATC)
  • American Heart Association’s Healthcare Provider CPR/AED certification
  • California driver’s license required within six weeks of hire

Special Conditions of Employment:

  • Successful completion of required background checks.
  • Must be able to travel for extended periods of time to athletics events.
  • Must be able to withstand environmental conditions when working outside.
  • Employee may be exposed to adhesive sprays, bodily fluids, and extremes in temperature or humidity.

Tools & Equipment Used:

  • Personal computer, various software applications, general office equipment.
  • Use and application of rehabilitation modalities, e.g. whirlpools, hydrocollator, ultrasound,
    electrical stimulation, Continuous Passive Motion.
  • Use and application of evaluation tools, e.g. goniometers, thermometers, sphygmanometers, KT1000
  • Use and application of rehabilitation equipment, e.g. weights, bicycle, shuttles, physioballs, proprioception equipment, etc.
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

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Special Application Instructions:

Resume and Cover Letter Required

Click Apply Now to complete our online application. In addition, please upload a cover letter and resume to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review. If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at [email protected]

Additional Details:

This is a part-time, temporary position with an expected end date of June 20, 2021.

Hours: May vary based on need

Closing date: Open until filled

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

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Posted: 9/18/2020
Application Due: 12/17/2020
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