Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
4 Year Degree
The Assistant Athletic Trainer is responsible for the care and management of the 15 sports at Saint Martin's University, under the direction of the Head Athletic Trainer. This is to include, 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 athletic related health care administration in consultation with and under the supervision of the Team Physician(s) and other qualified medical personnel. The Assistant Athletic Trainer is an integral part of the Saint Martin's University community. The role of the Assistant Athletic Trainer is to provide injury prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation to all Saint Martin's University student-athletes. In order to provide the most appropriate care, the Assistant Athletic Trainer must communicate effectively with coaches and in certain cases, staff and faculty around campus. The Assistant Athletic Trainer is proud to extend Benedictine hospitality to all visiting student-athletes, coaches and fans and strives to create a safe and welcoming environment to everyone on campus.
PRE/POST PRACTICE & COMPETITION PREPARATIONPerform daily pre- and post- practice /competition preparation based on schedules provided by coaching staff in the athletic training room. This may include but is not limited to taping, treatments of athletic-related injuries using therapeutic modalities (heat, cold, ultrasound, EMS), providing water and ice for practice/competition. The Assistant Athletic Trainer is responsible for communicating the status of injured student-athletes to his or her coach in addition to any practice modifications/accommodations that may be needed. Some camp medical coverage will be required throughout the summer.
MANAGE REHABILITAION PROGRAMSThe Assistant Athletic Trainer will develop and supervise rehabilitation programs for student-athletes with athletic-related injuries in the Athletic Training Room. Rehabilitation programs will be designed on an individual basis, specific to the injury stage and sport demands of each student athlete. The Assistant Athletic Trainer will monitor each student-athlete’s rehabilitation progress and advance as appropriate, keeping in mind the overall health and well-being of the student-athlete.
INJURY ASSESSMENTThe Assistant Athletic Trainer will be responsible for performing injury evaluations for athletic-related injuries and managing emergency care when needed. The evaluation will be conducted using the HOPS method, which includes taking a comprehensive history of the present injury and any related previous injuries, observation and bilateral comparison of injured body part, palpation of the injured area, and any relevant special/stress tests to determine ligament stability, joint range of motion, and muscle strength. Based on the information gathered during the evaluation the Assistant Athletic Trainer will then make an injury assessment and determine whether physician referral is needed. The Assistant Athletic Trainer is responsible for notifying coaches when a student-athlete is injured and will keep the coach updated as to the student-athlete’s condition
MAINTANENCE OF STUDENT MEDICAL RECORDSThe Assistant Athletic Trainer will maintain accurate and up-to-date records for all student athletes. This will include documentation of any injuries (athletic-related and non-athletic-related injuries) reported to the Athletic Training Room, daily treatment logs, rehabilitation goals and progress, and any related medical documentation (physician notes, operative reports, discharge notes, and radiology reports). These records may only be released by the Assistant Athletic Trainer, with the student-athlete’s consent.The Assistant Athletic Trainer may be asked to assist in filing and collecting documents for any claims filed to the secondary insurance policy. Documents should be completed and approved by the Head Athletic Trainer. Any disputed claims must be brought to the Head Athletic Trainer and will be managed on a case-by-case basis.
CLASS INSTRUCTION:Will teach the Spring PE 310 course, Management of Athletic Injuries and First Aid. Will oversee class organization, management, educational content and teaching.
Bachelor’s degree Athletic Training or related field, such as Exercise Science or Kinesiology. Master’s degree preferred.
Must pass the Board of Certification exam and have graduated from a CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education) accredited program.
Athletic Training experience at the collegiate level preferred
Must have written verification of Washington State License to practice as an athletic trainer.
Successfully pass a criminal background check
American Red Cross Instructor preferred
Move heavy objects (more than 20 pounds) long distances (more than 20 feet).
Ability to be mobile campus wide for appropriate athletic needs.
Operates a variety of standard office equipment requiring continuous or repetitive arm-hand movements.
Cover letter specifying interest and how their background has prepared you for this position
As part of our recruiting and hiring process, Saint Martin’s University requires final candidates to prepare a brief statement (no more than one page) which highlights how the candidate’s work experience and background will contribute to our Catholic Benedictine mission and vision of Saint Martin’s University. To better understand the Catholic, Benedictine values in an educational environment, we are providing a link to a well-written article on the subject: http://www.osb.org/acad/benval1.html . Please bring the statement with you and give it to the search/interview committee.
Additional Salary Information: Exempt, 40 hours per week, 11 month position paid over 12 months, benefit eligible
Saint Martin’s University is a Catholic Benedictine institution of higher education that empowers students to pursue a lifetime of learning and accomplishment in all arenas of human endeavor.Saint Martin’s students learn to make a positive difference in their lives and in the lives of others through the interaction of faith, reason, and service.The University honors both the sacredness of the indi...vidual and the significance of community in the ongoing journey of becoming.Established in 1895, Saint Martin’s University is the educational mission of Saint Martin’s Abbey, a Catholic Benedictine monastery, whose members pray, work, and live together on the University campus. The physical beauty of Saint Martin’s 300-acre campus reflects the rich intellectual and spiritual nature of its presence in the Pacific Northwest.Essential features of university life are animated by its Benedictine identity and its participation in the centuries-old traditions of Catholic intellectual thought and the search for truth. Thus, the University honors students and guides them towards achieving academic excellence. Superior teaching is the expected norm. Rooted in the long tradition of the liberal arts, the university curriculum cultivates creativity and the ability to communicate and pursue ideas; critical thinking and independent inquiry; academic proficiency; the formation of sound ethical judgments; and service to humanity. Reflecting the Benedictine virtue of hospitality, the University welcomes and, indeed, seeks students not only from the Pacific Northwest, but also from other parts of the nation and the world at its main and extension campuses. Saint Martin’s treasures persons of all ages, religions, and nationalities as it encourages cognizance of diverse viewpoints and an appreciation of all cultures