Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
4 Year Degree
The assistant athletic trainer works under the supervision of the head athletic trainer and supervises the care of student athletes competing in the University’s athletic program. The assistant athletic trainer is responsible for the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injuries within the University’s athletics program.
Responsible for the prevention of athletic injuries and illnesses. Evaluates athletic injuries and determines appropriate courses of treatment and therapies to encourage recovery. Treats athletic injuries with various therapies including the use of electrical modalities, thermal modalities, hydrotherapy, and manual therapies. Provides education to student athletes including preventative education, injury education, and instruction in proper technique for rehabilitative exercises. Athletic training administrative duties. Assists with coordination and scheduling of medical coverage for home and away competitions. Documents and records student athlete injuries and treatment provided. Works with physicians and other allied health professionals to deliver care to student athletes. Follows up on specified therapies. Additional related duties as assigned.
Plan and Coordinate - Sets clear goals, prioritizes work plans and monitors progress regularly with an eye for detail. Organizes situations or events with the aim of efficiently and effectively using the University's resources (e.g., workspace, equipment, tools, etc.). Makes an effort to involve others in planning and decision-making (i.e., seeks their input and commitment).
Technical Skills - Demonstrates knowledge of professional-level concepts, applies skills over a broad scope of work and is adept at handling complex tasks and problems independently. Understands how functions and services across the University are interdependent and how they impact goals. Encourages continuous improvement of work methods and techniques by sharing success stories and lessons learned. Actively reviews development opportunities and seeks to learn about relevant tools, systems or technologies.
Results Focused - Adapts to other people's approach (e.g., work habits, learning styles, etc.). Keeps focused on goals despite challenges and helps others achieve their own by removing obstacles. Demonstrates initiative to accept new challenges and learn new procedures. Consistently thinks ahead, prepares and is able to implement contingency plans to avoid problems.
Communication and Relations - Able to effectively adapt communication style, method and level of detail to the needs of others. Consistently treats others in a manner that demonstrates a keen awareness and understanding of their needs. Acts as a role model by being able to work comfortably with people of differing work-styles, backgrounds, cultures, ages and gender.
Teamwork/Team Development - Sets personal and professional goals that support broader work group goals. Listens attentively to ideas and concerns of others and makes others feel heard and appreciated. Gives credit and recognition to work group member's contributions when objectives are met, and makes suggestions to enhance work efficiencies.
Bachelor’s degree in appropriate area of specialization. Master’s degree preferred.
Certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC).
Virginia State Athletic Training Licensure or eligible.
Some familiarity with NCAA governing rules.
About Washington and Lee University
Washington and Lee University, founded in 1749, is a highly selective, residential, co-educational, liberal arts university of 1838 students located in the beautiful Valley of Virginia. The University is a member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III, sponsoring 24 varsity sports.