DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The Athletic Trainer will provide athletic training duties during pre-practice/pregame, during practices/competitions, and post-game practices/competitions. These duties may include: wrapping and taping of suspected areas of potential injury, overseeing rehabilitation programs, referring and arranging for student-athletes for additional evaluation of medical issues, and if needed, providing basic and routine injury treatment procedures. The incumbent will travel to games to provide medical coverage for student-athletes; provide game day services which will require supporting visiting team student-athletes; develop and administer rehabilitation programs for athletic injuries, including assisting in scheduling and assigning students for therapy; coordinate athletic training programs and assist in program development, including coordinating training room operations; coordinate or assign other staff athletic trainers to cover events, practices or clinic hours; provide direction and training to less experienced staff athletic trainers or student first responders; assist in coordinating drug prevention programs and applicable drug testing requirements for student athletes; maintain insurance records and monitoring and verifying insurance billings; assist in developing and monitoring the program budget; retain a working knowledge of applicable NCAA, OSHA, and HIPAA standards; and may also specifically support the CSU concussion program as the department primary lead in this area. The incumbent will work with Coaches and Administrators; ensure effective communication between coaching staff and university administration; and provide medical and/or clinical impressions and guidelines in order to maintain a safe environment for practice and competition participation for student-athletes. The incumbent will maintain up to date medical documentation for each student athlete. The incumbent will refer student-athletes to local area specialized physicians for additional evaluation when needed; and monitor rehabilitation/injury care for student-athletes who are seeing physicians for injuries incurred during practice or competition. The incumbent will maintain and monitor supplies, order additional supplies and/or equipment, and assist in general maintenance of modalities and rehabilitation equipment.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in athletic training, physical education, kinesiology or related field or combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities AND two (2) years of related experience as a certified Athletic Trainer in a high school or college environment. Comprehensive knowledge of General knowledge of the principles and practices of athletic training including conditioning, injury prevention, injury assessment and rehabilitation; full range of therapeutic modalities and their practical use and physiological basis; other therapeutic preventions and treatments such as taping, bracing, and massage; effective use of rehabilitation and exercise equipment; rules, regulations, and guidelines established by the campuses' governing national collegiate athletic associations (e.g., National Collegiate Athletics Association or National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) pertaining to student athletes, their training, sports medicine care, and health and safety; Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) standards for handling blood borne pathogens; maintaining medical records, including Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards; and following insurance procedures. Ability to demonstrate full-to-advance proficiency in the skills and abilities of the Athletic Trainer I; demonstrate the leadership, organizational, and administrative skills involved in coordinating an athletic training and sports medicine program. Ability to effectively assess and evaluate injuries and their severity; develop conditioning and rehabilitation programs and manage and treat injuries; use the full range of appropriate therapeutic modalities and treatments and rehabilitation and exercise equipment to treat and prevent injuries; determine the appropriate referrals for athletes to other health care professionals; recognize life threatening situations and administer the appropriate emergency aid; use a computer to perform medical, insurance and other recordkeeping functions; and work in an environment with competing priorities. Incumbents must possess strong interpersonal and communications skills to develop effective working relationships with athletes and serve as a liaison among athletes, coaching staff, parents, physicians and other health professionals. Must possess and maintain Board of Certification (BOC) certification for Athletic Trainer and a valid California driver's license.
Strength and Conditioning Certification; at least 4 years of experience working as a certified athletic trainer at the collegiate level; and experience working with medical insurance, billing, and athletic training related policy review or writing are preferred.
A background check must satisfactorily be completed before a candidate can be offered this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for this position. The background check consists of the following: Employment verification, education verification, reference checks, and checks of the following systems and databases: National Social Security Number/Address Locator, Felony/Misdemeanor, National Criminal Database, Federal Criminal, Department of Motor Vehicles, and National Sex Offender Registry.
Additional Salary Information: *This position is a 10/12 pay plan with June and July off after working August pay period through May pay period
Internal Number: 60737
About Cal Poly Pomona
THE UNIVERSITY: Cal Poly Pomona, one of two polytechnic universities in California, is a member of the 23-campus California State University system. Our student population of approximately 23,000 enrolls in 51 baccalaureate, 30 master’s degree programs, 11 credential and certificate programs, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership, presented by 1,200 faculty. We recruit successful and career-focused students from throughout California and beyond. We are proud of our status as a Hispanic Serving Institution. We have a strong commitment to supporting scholarship, research, and student achievement. Our scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg, is located about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Southern California is one of the most dynamic economic and cultural environments in the country, and the campus is within an hour’s drive of beaches, mountains, and desert. The university is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff and has made educational equity one of its highest priorities. The mission of the university is to advance learning and knowledge by linking theory and practice in all disciplines, and to prepare students for lifelong learning, leadership, and careers in a changing, multicultural world.
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