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Staff Athletic Trainer

Employer
Colby College
Location
Colby College

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job DescriptionDepartment:Athletic TrainingPay Rate Type:SalaryEmployee Type:Job Summary:Colby is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) and has 28 intercollegiate sports that compete at the Division III level, and four programs (men’s and women’s Alpine and Nordic Skiing) that compete at the Division I level. The department also hosts a variety of club and intramural sports. Over one-third of Colby’s 2,300 students participate in intercollegiate sports, and in total, nearly three-quarters are involved in fitness and recreation activities in the department.

The College has a new, state-of-the-art athletics complex which is among the best Division III facilities in the country. The 350,000 square-foot athletics center includes an indoor track and field competition center, aquatic center with Maine’s first 50-meter pool, squash center, gymnasium, hockey arena, strength & fitness center, training rooms, and coaching suites. Additionally, the College has opened a 70-acre-plus outdoor competition center that consists of three gleaming new competition and recreational fields that are also among the finest outdoor venues in Division III.

This is a 10-month, full-time appointment with benefits. The staff athletic trainer provides first aid, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and referral to injured student athletes; assists in the educational experience of athletic trainer student interns; and travels with athletic teams. This individual is also considered a member of the Peak Performance team, a high-performance model focused on collaborating across health and performance disciplines to optimize student-athlete success. Additional responsibilities include assisting the director of sports medicine in all duties involved in running a competitive Division III sports medicine program. Colby College is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment where every member of the community feels a sense of respect and belonging.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide and deliver optimum patient centered care

  • Effectively collaborate and communicate with all student athletes, staff, and faculty both within the athletic department and the entire Colby community

  • Ensure appropriate student athlete documentation of all musculoskeletal injuries, cardiac, concussion, mental health, and general medical history

  • Provide medical services in the athletic training room during assigned operational hours

  • Attend all staff, Peak Performance, departmental, and College all staff meetings; be focused, respectful, and collaborative during all related staff and departmental meetings

  • Provide primary medical services of assigned teams as assigned by supervisor

  • Evaluate and treat intercollegiate varsity and rugby sport student athletes as assigned by supervisor

  • Provide on-site medical services of all in-season practices, home contests, and select away contests as assigned by supervisor

  • Coordinate and implement injury prevention programs; minimize risk of injury through awareness, education, and prevention strategies

  • Ensure safety and well-being of student athletes

  • Stay informed of current trends within the profession

  • Comply with NCAA guidelines

    • For first year/transfer student athletes regarding home provider exams, Sickle Cell, and other required medical documentation

    • Yearly pre-participation exams (PPE’s) for all student athletes

    • NESCAC guidelines around acclimatization

  • Assist the director of sports medicine and Assistant Head AT with confirming appropriate documentation of all student athlete Electronic Medical Records

  • Maintain current electronic medical records for student athletes; thorough injury tracking and documentation

  • Maintain all required credentials, e.g. certification with the BOC, State of Maine licensure, and advanced CPR for the professional rescuer

  • Seek out continued professional development opportunities to further sport medicine and professional knowledge

  • Work with all members of the Peak Performance team (i.e. strength and conditioning coach, mental performance coach, nutritionists, sport scientist, and director) to optimize student athlete care and development

  • Assist in the daily operations of the Athletic Training Room

  • Maintain a clean and safe treatment environment

  • Understand and implement all practice and daily operations in accordance with NESCAC and NCAA rules, compliance, and laws

  • Serve as an effective role model for college-age students

  • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time without notice

  • Serve on various Department of Athletics and campus community committees/initiatives as deemed by supervisor

  • Work on special projects as assigned by PEAK performance director and/or the director of sports medicine

  • Additional administrative duties as assigned by supervisor based on the needs of the department


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree strongly preferred, (must enroll in Master’s program to be employed if not already completed. Colby College offers financial support to complete masters)

  • Three to five years of previous experience preferred

  • Ability to travel with teams as assigned AT is required

  • Eligible for State of Maine licensure

  • Ability to think critically and make independent decisions regarding the assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and return to play decisions of athletes

  • BOC certification and First Aid/CPR/AED certification for a professional rescuer is required

  • Organizational and time management skills are essential, as is the ability to work effectively both as part of a team and independently

  • Attention to detail and accuracy is critical

  • Professional conduct and appropriate handling of confidential information is required

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to be a reliable, responsible, and dependable employee, to fulfill obligations necessary of the position

  • First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor preferred

  • NATA membership preferred

  • Valid driver’s license required and must meet the College’s Fleet Safety Policy requirements


Key Relationships

Reports directly to the director of sports medicine (team physician and PEAK performance director).

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

General health, medical services, and athletic facility environment. Duties require interaction with students, faculty and staff, and outside constituencies. Equipment needed to perform duties includes computer, phone, copier, and printer and fax machine. Position involves frequent movement with second floor access. Walking, standing, bending, twisting, lifting, climbing stairs, hearing, seeing, public speaking, and sitting are required. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary. Bus, van and/or airplane travel ability required.

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Working at Colby College 

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 57 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 1,850 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.


Under the leadership of its new president, David A. Greene, Colby is building on this strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes plans for creating innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics.

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