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Virginia Tech Sports Medicine is seeking an athletic trainer to assist with research data collection and study management of the NCAA-DoD Grand Alliance: Concussion Assessment, Research, and Education (CARE) Consortium study. The CARE Consortium's goal is to better understand the natural history of concussion and return to play criteria of both NCAA athletes and military cadets. The candidate will gain clinical experience working alongside five other football ATCs as well as sports medicine physicians; and will have the opportunity to travel to away football games, including the bowl game.
This position will provide assistance to the Principal Investigator and Study Team coordinating research activities that may include recruiting participants, data collection and management and other research activities as assigned. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for coordinating and conducting baseline concussion assessments, follow-up assessments post injury, and assisting with the oversight and collection of head impact data for collegiate athletics teams; assist with data entry and storage and provide support to the NCAA-DoD CARE Study Team. Finally, this position will provide opportunities to participate in other research areas within VT Sports Medicine, to attend radiology grand rounds and didactics offered by The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, as well as to participate in helmet research and testing in the College of Engineering Helmet Laboratory.
- Master's degree’s in an accredited Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) - National Athletic Trainers Association BOC certification - Virginia Licensure or eligible - Experience with concussion baseline (SAC, BESS, ImPACT) testing and follow-up assessments - Strong communication and presentation skills. - Ability to work with a diverse population of engineers, student-athletes, coaches and staff - Must be able to recognize, evaluate, and care for athletic injuries and illnesses - Must have working knowledge of a wide variety of treatment modalities and rehabilitation equipment - Must be organized, attentive to detail, and possess a positive, friendly, and professional demeanor - Must be flexible with changing priorities and be able to work independently or as part of a larger team - Must have basic computer skills with Excel, Work or similar applications
Experience with head impact measurement sensors Phlebotomy experience
Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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