Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
Assistant Athletic Trainer 43-Week Position University of Massachusetts Amherst
As the Commonwealth’s flagship campus, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is making a profound, transformative impact on the common good. We are the largest public research university in New England, distinguished by the excellence and breadth of our academic, research and community outreach programs. We have a comprehensive and nationally-recognized Division I athletics program, and our campus culture typifies the ultimate public university experience with diverse students and deep community engagement.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Athletics is accepting applications for an Assistant Athletic Trainer.
Under the direction of the Director of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer, provide quality care to all student-athletes including prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries incurred during practice and games.
Provide prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries for sports as assigned.
Provide assistance to other staff members with the prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries for all student athletes.
Prepare and maintain appropriate athletic injury care records and reports as required utilizing the present computer programs for such purposes following all NCAA and NATA guidelines; compliance with all federal, state, university laws including FERPA and HIPPA; insure the highest level of confidence in regards to the various confidential information that the sports medicine staff is exposed to in regards to student-athletes and coaches.
Travel with athletic teams as assigned and provide athletic injury care coverage during practice and games. The ability to perform these tasks includes but is not limited to being physically able to get to an injured student athlete on the field of play in a timely fashion, being physically able to get in a position to assess the student athlete’s injury in an acute situation (ie. squatting, kneeling, bending, ability to lift 25-50 lbs., etc.), the ability to perform emergency protocols, provide appropriate hydration and monitor the safety of the environment in which the practice or game is taking place.
Provide supervision of undergraduate and graduate student athletic trainers and assist the Director of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer with interview and selection of undergraduate and graduate student athletic trainers. Prepare and maintain student employee records of hours worked, compensation paid, etc. Responsible for operational duties assigned by the Director of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer. This may include but is not limited to ordering and inventory of medical supplies, staff schedule, updating policy and procedure manual, etc. Serves on Department, School and University committees. Attends conventions, conferences, clinics, etc., consistent with Department policy as approved by the Director of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer. Responsible for strict adherence to NCAA, conference, and University rules and regulations.
Schedule and oversee athletic clearance physical examinations process performed by physicians at the University Health Service for applicable sports programs. Communicate to student-athletes and coaches the Department’s health insurance policies. Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited athletic training curriculum (based on Massachusetts license requirements).
One year intercollegiate athletic training experience required.
Previous rehabilitation experience required.
Ability to foster and maintain working relationships with various University departments.
Ability to improve working knowledge of athletic injury care.
Ability to successfully complete the administrative tasks of the position.
Ability to work long hours, weekends and holidays as game and practice schedules dictate.
Meets physical, health and emotional stability standards of the position.
Must have and maintain N.A.T.A. (National Athletic Trainers Association) certification upon hire.
Must have and maintain Professional Rescuer C.P.R. (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation) certification upon hire.
Must meet requirements to obtain and maintain a Massachusetts State license for athletic trainers upon hire.
Previous athletic training experience at a Division I institution.
HIRING SALARY RANGE: 43 WEEK POSITION. $40,174.16 - $47,961.53 NORMAL STARTING SALARY: 43 WEEK POSITION. $40,174.16 - $43,082.69 PROFESSIONAL STAFF SALARY ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM POSITION LEVEL 27.
On-campus applicants are defined as Amherst campus non-student employees.
Application Instructions: To apply, please submit a letter of application, resume, and the names, titles, and telephone numbers of at least three current references by May 30, 2018here
The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.