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Assistant Athletic Trainer
Summary
Title:Assistant Athletic Trainer
ID:1183
Department:Athletic Training
Description

Job Duties:

The Assistant Athletic Trainer is responsible for assisting the supervision and coordination of LaGrange College’ s overall sports medicine program; to include but not limited to, injury prevention, evaluation, management and treatment of athletic injuries, short and long-term rehabilitation of athletic injuries, education, and counseling of student-athletes. The Assistant Athletic Trainer is responsible for assisting in athletic related health care administration in consultation with and under the supervision of the head athletic trainer, team physician(s) and other qualified medical personnel. The Assistant Athletic Trainer is required to abide by the rules and regulations established by LaGrange College, its athletic conference affiliates, and NCAA Division III rules and regulations. This is a full time, ten-month position.

Duties will include, but not limited to:

  • Assist in scheduling and administration of student-athlete pre-participation physical exams
  • Prevention of athletic injuries and illnesses
  • Evaluation of athletic injuries
  • Treatment of athletic injuries
  • Provide counseling and education to student athletes, coaches, and parents dealing with athletic injuries
  • Report status of student athlete injuries to head athletic trainer and coaching staff
  • Athletic training administrative duties: assist head athletic trainer with compilation, input, organization, and maintenance of medical records for student-athletes
  • Assist head athletic trainer with inventory, bidding, ordering, receiving, and maintenance of all athletic training room supplies and equipment
  • Assist with coordination and scheduling of medical coverage for home and away competitions
  • Supervision, education and recruitment of student assistant workers (work study)
  • Recordkeeping and documentation
  • Enforce code of conduct and rules for athletic training facilities and equipment
  • Follow emergency action plan for athletic teams in conjunction with team physicians, area emergency medical services, and local hospitals
  • Work with doctors and other allied health professionals to deliver care to student athletes
  • Share in responsibility of athletic training room maintenance and upkeep
  • Maintain department’s certification and license requirements of NATABOC and the State of Georgia
  • Complete and/or assist with various tasks or projects that may be assigned by head athletic trainer or athletic director

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training or an accredited educational program by the NATA-BOC. Master’s degree preferred. Certification by BOC and licensed, or eligible for license, to practice as an Athletic Trainer in the state of Georgia. Licensure, certification and/or registration with National Athletic Trainers Association. First Aid/CPR/AED training required. Knowledge and experience in the administration of a variety of assessment tools, treatment plans and equipment. Previous experience in collegiate health care setting preferred. Valid driver’s license required for travel to satellite locations in the immediate area.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge: Must possess a general knowledge of the principles and practices of Athletic Training including conditioning and injury prevention, as well as injury assessment and rehabilitation; the 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 LaGrange College and NCAA 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.

Skills and Abilities: Must be able 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 heath 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. In addition, must possess strong interpersonal and communications skills to develop effective working relationships with athletes and to serve as a liaison among athletes, coaching staff, parents, physicians and other healthcare professionals.

The job profile document is intended to be generic in nature. It is not intended to specify all duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Additional job functions and the need to work a flexible work schedule may vary based on specific requirements of the department and the College.

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