Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
4 Year Degree
Hiring Salary Range: $53,600 - $60,000 /year
Filing Deadline: Mon 8/6/2018
The University of California San Diego is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Athletic Trainer. UC San Diego, located in La Jolla, in the San Diego Metropolitan area, enrolls over 35,000 students and is one of the University of California’s 10 campuses. UC San Diego has earned recognition as one of the world’s premier research universities and one of the top-10 public universities in the nation. UC San Diego Athletics is reclassifying to NCAA Division I as a member of the Big West Conference.
Triton Athletics won two of its last three and seventh overall California Collegiate Athletic Association Commissioner's Cups in 2017-18 and, placed among the top 10 in the nation in the Learfield Directors' Cup for the third straight year. Triton Athletics promotes the pursuit of excellence, strength of character, teamwork, ethical conduct, and diversity, and is inextricably linked to the educational mission of the University. Triton Athletics has a proud tradition of academic and athletic excellence and sponsors 23 varsity sports. This is a vital position within the Intercollegiate Athletics program and is a career position with full benefits.
Responsibilities: Serve as an assistant athletic trainer to the 23-sport Division II Intercollegiate Athletics program. Supervise (under the direction of the Head Athletic Trainer, the Team Physicians, and the Athletic Director) the prevention, evaluation, treatment, and care of athletic injuries and medical concerns. Develop, coordinate, and administer a comprehensive sports medical program for Intercollegiate Athletics as well as perform professional and administrative services as assigned.
Athletic trainers will be present at all home and some away competitive events, maintain standard office hours, be present or on call for all practices. Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced athletic training professional with a full understanding of industry practices and campus policies and procedures; resolves a wide range of issues.
Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. The incumbent must follow the athletic philosophy consistent with that of the UC San Diego Athletic Department, NCAA, California Collegiate Athletic Association and a commitment to diversity in all of its forms. This position will require night and weekend work as well as travel.
A complete application will include an online resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references.
A Bachelor’s or Graduate equivalent from a CAATE accredited athletic training education program; Master’s preferred. Must have one (1) year (two (2) years preferred) post-graduate experience in athletic training under the direct supervision of an NATA-certified athletic trainer.
Thorough skills associated with athletic injury prevention and the administration of therapeutic modalities, devices, and rehabilitation techniques, as well as of first-aid, athletic equipment, and injury assessment and treatment. Detailed, specific knowledge of the competencies and domains of athletic training
For positions associated with Sports Medicine, must maintain current knowledge of applicable rules and standards of the affiliated athletic conference, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) or National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), as well as other associations and agencies to which the campus adheres, and, at all times, avoid any and all violations of these rules and standards.
Thorough knowledge of electronic medical records systems.
Strong manual therapy skills applicable to orthopedics and sports medicine.
Knowledge of sound coaching principles and techniques for a variety of sports as they apply to athletic injury prevention.
Skill in the use of various athletic training aids (tape, wraps, modalities, exercise programs, massage, etc.) necessary to successful application of athletic training methods.
Must have current certification in American Red Cross First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer with AED, or equivalent certification from another agency. Certification as an instructor in First Aid and CPR/AED highly preferred.
Must be a NATABOC certified in good standing. Must have a minimum of one-year post degree experience in athletic training working under direct supervision of an NATABOC- certified Athletic Trainer.
Strong skills necessary to communicate verbally and in writing. Skill in oral and written communications to insure clear and effective direction and communication.
Strong ability to work in a highly collaborative manner with others, including athletes, team physicians, faculty, staff and others in the athletic department.
Ability to organize and prioritize work assignments and complete assignments within required timelines. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills needed to work with a diverse client group.
Knowledge of organizational and management principles as they apply to the development of athletic training operations.
Demonstrated knowledge of sound teaching techniques necessary to train and instruct student interns.
Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality in handling sensitive matters involving athletic injuries and treatments
Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.
Must be NATABOC certified and have current American Heart Association or American Red Cross CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications (Instructor level preferred).
A valid driver's license may be required. May participate in the DMV Pull program and maintain a clean DMV record.
This position is a mandated reporter of known or suspected child abuse or neglect, according to the California law, Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA).
This position is a campus security authority (CSA) for the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which is a federal law requiring disclosure of information about crimes on and around campus.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html
UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.
Additional Salary Information: Full career benefits
Internal Number: 94661
About UC San Diego
UC San Diego, located in La Jolla, in the San Diego Metropolitan area, enrolls over 35,000 students and is one of the University of California’s 10 campuses. UC San Diego has earned recognition as one of the world’s premier research universities and one of the top-10 public universities in the nation.
UC San Diego Athletics sponsors a broad based program of 23 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sports, with approximately 600 student-athletes. It promotes the pursuit of excellence, strength of character, teamwork, ethical conduct, and diversity, and is inextricably linked to the educational mission of the University.
UC San Diego has begun the journey to reclassifying to NCAA Division I and the Big West Conference. The Tritons will begin playing a full schedule in the Big West in the fall of 2020, spend four years in a reclassification period, and then have full-fledged NCAA Division I status in the fall of 2024.
A premiere NCAA athletics program, our vision encompasses; setting the standard in all aspects of competitive success, academic excellence, ethical conduct, student-athlete experience, campus pride, the development and retention of coaches and staff, and t...he establishment of lifelong relationships. Athletics enhances campus, alumni, and community pride while fostering collaborations that increase our profile and visibility throughout the region.
As of the end of the 16-17 academic year:
Triton teams have captured 30 national championships while 44 squads have finished as national runners-up and 49 others have achieved national third-place honors. All told, UC San Diego has won 251 national, regional and conference championships. UC San Diego student-athletes have won 138 individual national championships. A remarkable 1,309 Tritons have been named to All-America teams. UC San Diego student-athletes have excelled academically as well, earning 36 prestigious NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarships and 78 Academic All-America selections, including a program-high 10 over the 2015-16 campaign. Consistently, over 55 percent of student-athletes earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, placing them on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll. In 2016-17, UC San Diego posted a fourth-place finish out of 266 Division II schools in the Learfield Directors' Cup, an award emblematic of the best overall athletics department in the country. Since moving to the NCAA Division II level for the 2000-01 academic year, UCSD has placed in the top seven programs in the country on 12 different occasions and finished second overall twice. UC San Diego won its seventh California Collegiate Athletic Association Commissioner's Cup title in 2017, an award symbolizing the best overall athletics department in the prestigious conference.