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Assistant Athletic Trainer

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, CO

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Assist in supervision and coordination of the Department of Athletics overall athletic medicine program, including, but not limited to: injury prevention, evaluation, management, and treatment of athletic injuries, short term and long-term rehabilitation of athletic injuries, education and counseling of student-athletes, and athletics related health care administration in consultation with and under the supervision of the Director of Athletic Medicine, Team Physician(s) and other qualified medical personnel.

Who We Are:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.

Colorado Springs (pop. 450K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

Job Duties:

  • Provide athletic training services for the University’s athletic department as directed by the Director of Athletic Medicine, and/or Team Physician(s), including attendance at scheduled team practices and home and away competitions as necessary.
  • Assist in coordination and scheduling of all student-athletes for physical examinations, and medical referrals, and in determination of a student-athlete’s ability to practice and/or compete in consultation with the Director of Athletic Medicine, and/or Team Physician(s).
  • Assist in identifying professional medical service needs of the entire intercollegiate athletics department including the scheduling and coordinating of athletic training staff and students for coverage of all team practices and athletic competitions.
  • Consult with the Director of Athletic Medicine, and/or Team Physician(s) for guidance on the treatment of injured student-athletes, and report on their progress.
  • Report the status of injured student-athletes to coaching staffs and periodically meet to identify and discuss problem areas.
  • Help in overseeing the compilation, input, organization, and maintenance of all medical records on the Department of Athletics’ student-athletes.
  • Assist in maintaining a detailed and accurate inventory log of all over-the-counter medications, and is dually responsible for the proper storage of all over-the-counter medications as dictated by the State of Colorado and the Drug Enforcement Agency.
  • Assist in securing and maintaining all student-athlete’s insurance policy information.
  • Assist reviewing and approving all medical bills and insurance claims to determine accuracy and compliance with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rules and regulations, and supervise the prompt processing of all medical bills and insurance claims.
  • Help with maintenance of all athletic training room supplies and equipment.
  • Assist with developing and maintaining an Athletic Medicine handbook / policy manual for staff and student athletic trainers.
  • Help to establish and enforce codes of conduct and rules of use for the athletic training facilities and equipment.
  • Share in the responsibility of athletic training room maintenance and upkeep.
  • Help in overseeing the organization and administration of an Exposure Control Plan for Bloodborne Pathogens as dictated by the State of Colorado and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
  • Help maintain and update the emergency management protocol and lightning policy for all athletic teams in conjunction with the Director of Athletic Medicine, /or Team Physician(s), area emergency medical services, and local hospitals.
  • Work in conjunction with the athletic performance staff with regard to the strength, conditioning, and flexibility of student-athletes, injury prevention, exercise technique, and rehabilitation of injured student athletes.
  • Work in conjunction with the Athletic Nutrition, Team Physician(s), and various coaching staffs and other personnel regarding student-athlete nutritional issues, including but not limited to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders, weight gain and weight reduction techniques.
  • Maintain a good working relationship with the athletics facilities manager, physical plant and grounds department regarding the safety of practice and competition surfaces and general field/court conditions.
  • Represent the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and the Athletic Medicine Department at university events, conferences, and/or national meetings as required or requested.
  • Maintains certification and license requirements of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC), State of Colorado, and CPR and AED certification.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletic Medicine and/or Athletic Department Administration.
  • Job Competencies:

  • Knowledge of training and coaching techniques. 
  • Understanding of, or ability to learn, the NCAA forms and compliance requirements. 
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations in a multi-cultural environment that is committed to diversity and equality in education. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills .
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

    What We Offer:

    Salary Range: Generally starting at $34,566 - $46,088

    The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

    The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid vacation and time off, and a tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Total compensation goes beyond the value on the paycheck.  Please consider reviewing the Total Compensation page at Total Compensation Calculators | University of Colorado.


    Tentative Search Timeline:

  • The potential dates for interviews with the search committee will be the week of 9/13/2021.
  • The potential dates for interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be the week of 9/17/2021.
  • The potential employee start date is 10/4/2021.
  • The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check. 

    UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

    Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date.  If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

    The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate area of specialization and four (4) years of directly related experience at the collegiate level.
  • Must be certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC)
  • Must be certified in CPR/AED
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Preferred Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two (2) years of directly related professional experience at the collegiate level.

    Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to work outdoors during inclement weather
  • Must be able to stand for an extended amount of time
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends

    Job Category: Athletics
    Primary Location: Colorado Springs
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Aug 23, 2021
    Unposting Date: Ongoing
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