Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

San Francisco, San Francisco County
Jan 24, 2014

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

University of San Francisco

Department: Athletics

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Summary:

The Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer will report to the Director of Sports Medicine. This Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer will assist in the organization of and manage the care, prevention, and rehabilitation of injuries for student-athletes as directed by the Director of Sports Medicine. This position will work cooperatively with student-athletes, coaches, and athletic department staff.

Job Responsibilities:

1. To work in cooperation with the Director of Sports Medicine in all aspects of the health care of

student-athletes at the University of San Francisco.

2. Implement the prevention of potential injuries through conditioning programs and other preventative measures in order to have the maximum performance from each student-athlete.

3. Implement the treatment, care and rehabilitation of injuries according to the protocols developed by the Director of Sports Medicine and the team physicians.

4. Evaluate and direct the emergency medical attention given when a student-athlete is seriously injured in practice or competition.

5. Direct in-house rehabilitation programs for all injuries so that the student-athlete can return to competition and re-injury does not occur.

6. Maintain knowledge of up-to-date techniques in the prevention, care and rehabilitation of athletic injuries by attending clinics, seminars, and current periodicals.

7. To assist with the organization and administration of all pre-participation physicals with physicians; coordinate medical clearance and eligibility for practice and competition.

8. To be in attendance at home athletic events as assigned by the Director of Sports Medicine.

9. To travel with one collegiate athletic teams as assigned by the Director of Sports Medicine.

10. To assist the Director of Sports Medicine in the organizational and administrative duties of the

Sports Medicine department. Duties may include, but are not limited to:

a. medical record keeping

b. attend weekly staff meeting

c. staff scheduling

d. inventory

e. pre-season preparation and practices

f. other duties deemed necessary by the Director of Sports Medicine

11. To assist in the supervision and clinical instruction of students participating in the Athletic Training Student education program. Duties include, but are not limited to:

a. clinical supervision

b. clinical instruction

c. student evaluations

12. To act as a liaison between student-athletes, coaches, parents, team physicians, strength and conditioning staff, and other sports medicine professionals on medical consultation matters.

13. To work cooperatively with the Director of Sports Medicine, other staff athletic trainers, team physicians and all persons involved with the Sports Medicine Department.

14. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required. Further, the successful candidate must have an extensive knowledge of the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries including NATABOC certification. He or she must maintain current NATABOC, CPR, and first aid certification. Experience with Division I athletics and post-NATABOC experience is preferred. He or she must also have knowledge of, and ability to apply NCAA rules as relevant to the position. This position requires excellent oral and written skills, knowledge of Word and Excel computer program, and be willing to travel extensively with the athletic teams to away contests and work irregular or extended work hours. Further, he or she must possess strong interpersonal skill and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse environment, including but not limited to student-athletes, coaches, administrative staff, and physicians. He or she must also posses the ability to lift, push, and pull equipment and/or materials up to 50 pounds for shorts distances, as well as manipulate the injured athlete. The Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer must be committed to the mission and values of the University of San Francisco.

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