Assistant Athletic Trainer (10 month position with 12 month benefits)
Requisition Number: 2019S116P Full Time/Part Time: Full Time Division: Athletics Department: Sports Performance
Department Statement: Colgate University, an NCAA Division I member of ECAC Hockey and the Patriot League Conference, invites applications for an Assistant Athletic Trainer Position. This is a ten-month, full-time position with full health and retirement benefits over 12-months.
Accountabilities: Coordinates medical care operations of women's ice hockey and men's and women's swimming and diving.
Responsible for the overall operational functions and strategies of assigned varsity sports. This includes: - Administering prevention, care, rehabilitation, an appropriate specialist referral [A1] and emergency management (including spine boarding, oxygen use, CPR/AED) of the team's injuries.
- Daily recording and evaluation of practice, treatment and injury logs to be completed and communicated to appropriate personnel after each practice/training session
- Daily recording of all physician notes
- Daily recording and review of all student-athlete files regarding recovery progression and symptoms
- Daily communication between physicians, strength & conditioning personnel, coaching staff, academic advisor, and athletic administrators regarding student-athlete status.
- Responsible for completion and submission of all insurance claims
- Responsible for communicating effectively with insurance companies
- Responsible for inventory and facility management
Responsible for supervision of all operational functions regarding practice and home game medical coverage of all intercollegiate athletic events per department sports coverage strategy, as assigned
Responsible for coordinating and direct communication with university physician for assigned sports
Complete, independent, and unchallengeable decision-making authority regarding all student-athlete participation in all sports activities.
Complete, independent, and unchallengeable decision-making authority regarding all rehabilitation plans and return-to-play programs regarding all student-athlete participation in all sports activities.
Complete, independent, and unchallengeable decision-making authority regarding all weather-related activities.
Responsible for preparing and executing pre-participation screenings as assigned. To include: - Medical History information acquisition (obtaining information from home, involved physicians, and other specialists); anthropometric measurement; musculoskeletal screening; Baseline ImPACT testing; Baseline C3 testing (contact sports); organize physician exam; final clearance documentation. - Ensures personal compliance to standards of clinical care, operating under University Physician's professional license.
Responsible for collection of all appropriate NCAA, and University medical forms per University policies
Responsible for the effective supervision of student assistants within the Colgate Student Assistant program, including hiring, scheduling, evaluation, daily operations, training, and employment status of student assistants. Independent discretion to terminate student employees.
Ensures all pertinent and reported student-athlete injuries are properly communicated to University medical staff and NCAA.
Responsible for maintaining an effective relationship with Strength and Conditioning staff to ensure student-athlete safety by fostering good communication and maintaining basic knowledge of the strength and conditioning field. Certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Association may enhance relationship.
Responsible for maintaining a budget. Exercises independent discretion on all purchases and budgetary decisions for assigned sports programs.
Accountable for maintaining personal compliance with all relevant governing bodies to include: - NCAA - specific conference - athletic department - university policies - NATA
Responsible for role modeling behaviors and leadership for student-athletes.
Colgate Athletics Mission: To be an inclusive community of competitive excellence
Athletics Department Virtues: Thoughtful: Careful, reasoned, inclusive thinking Driven: Relentless, energetic, focused pursuit of a courageous goal Enthusiastic: Passionate, positive, fun presence Cohesive: Close-knit, collaborative, consistent teamwork Bold: Creative, resourceful, fearless winners
Technical Competencies Student-Athlete Care Demonstrate experience and ability to provide medical care in an athletics setting, including prevention care, treatment, safety, rehabilitation, and emergency management of injuries. 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 and manual therapy; effective use of rehabilitation and exercise equipment.
Communication Proven ability to effectively communicate with a diverse population of people and develop effective working relationships with student-athletes, physicians, coaches, other support staff, colleagues, and administrators
Sport-Specific Athletic Training Knowledge Demonstrated ability to understand sport-specific injury patterns and apply appropriate prevention and rehabilitation.
Compliance Regulations Demonstrated knowledge and ability to comply with NCAA, conference and institutional regulations.
Medical Knowledge and Administration Demonstrated knowledge of OSHA standards for handling blood borne pathogens; maintaining medical records, including HIPPAA standards; and following insurance procedures. Demonstrated knowledge and ability to follow University policies regarding specific injury types (e.g., concussions).
Certifications Demonstrated knowledge and expertise of athletic training through current certification (including ongoing continuing education) by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC). Certification in New York State (or eligibility) is required. A valid driver’s license is required.
Behavioral Competencies Personal Accountability for Results Takes responsibility for decisions, performance, and outcomes; behaves in a responsible manner with a positive attitude; shows self-awareness and openness to feedback.
Effective Communication Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills; shares information and seeks input from others; adapts communication to diverse audiences; protects private and confidential information.
Problem Solving and Decision Making Analyzes and prioritizes situations to identify and solve problems; generates solutions to improve efficiency and quality; involves others in solving problems and making decisions; factors organizational goals into decisions; makes clear, transparent, and timely decisions.
Change Management Responds positively to changing university initiatives and readily adapts behavior to maintain effective performance; understands the long-term direction of the industry, university and department and can relate this to specific role; adapts to new methodologies; identifies and acts on areas where change is appropriate.
Leadership and Teamwork Applies skills and knowledge to provide a climate to achieve departmental and organizational success; balances individual and department goals; helps others perform at their best; builds productive relationships to enhance individual and organizational effectiveness; treats others with respect; resolves conflicts among team members.
Creativity and Innovation Generates, explores, encourages, and implements innovative ways of creating strategic value for the university, division, department, and individual level; critically assesses the effectiveness of new initiatives.
Diversity and Inclusion Demonstrates respect for people and their differences; understands the benefits of a diverse workforce; earns the trust and respect of others; includes and welcomes others; works to understand the perspective of others; promotes opportunities to experience diversity within our community.
Sustainability Understands the impact of decision making and personal behavior in achieving the university’s commitment to a sustainable and carbon-neutral campus; supports and advances the university’s sustainability initiatives; influences others to use sustainable practices.
Professional Experience/Qualifications - A minimum of one year experience as a professional, graduate assistant or intern is required.
- Candidates must possess excellent communication skills (written and verbal), computer skills and a knowledge and commitment to all University, League(s), and NCAA regulations.
Preferred Qualifications - Master’s degree preferred - Experience in a college athletics setting is preferred
Education A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required.
Certifications Must be NATABOC and NYS (eligible) certified.
A current valid driver’s license, in accordance with the University’s Driver Safety and Motor Vehicle Use Policy is required.
Other Information Colgate University is committed to the principle of institutional control in administering its athletics program in a manner consistent with the NCAA, ECAC, and Patriot League rules. Each individual involved in the athletics division is obligated to maintain competency and knowledge of the rules, to act within his or her realm of responsibility in full compliance with the governing legislation, and to report any violation of NCAA, ECAC or Patriot League rules of which he or she is aware. Should a situation warrant further investigation, you have an affirmative obligation to cooperate full in the infractions process, including the investigation and adjudication of a case. The failure to do so can be grounds for your termination with cause.
Work Schedule: Weekdays and occasional weekends
Job Open Date: 09/25/2019
Job Close Date: 11/1/2019
Open Until Filled Yes
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