Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
Coordinates and oversees the operations and activities of the Athletic Training Room and is responsible for the treatment of injuries suffered by student athletes, and/or recommending other medical treatment as needed. Has an understanding and working knowledge of The National Athletic Trainer's Association's Code of Ethics, familiarity with the American Medical Association guidelines for injuries and the codes and rules set forth by the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts. May teach some courses as needed.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
•Treats injuries and recommends medical attention for student athletes injured in sporting events and practices. Provides administrative support to sporting events and assists athletic director as needed. Provides injury preventative education to athletes and coaches and also provides rehabilitation of injuries through nutrition counseling and/or physical activities. As a certified athletic trainer, must be highly skilled and knowledgeable in six areas known as the domains of athletic training. They are: injury prevention; clinical evaluation and diagnosis; immediate care; treatment, rehabilitation and recognition; organization and administration; and professional responsibility. Be available to travel with teams.
•Prepares necessary paperwork related to injury reports, insurance reports, training manuals, and budget needs. Organizes student athlete physicals prior to sport participation and maintains student athlete medical files.
•Maintain contact with local physicians and supply distributors.
•Other duties as assigned.
1.To understand policies and procedures of National and State Athletic Associations rules, codes of conduct, and eligibility requirements.
2.Establish and maintain a viable relationship with student athletic trainers, student-athletes, coaches, instructors, support staff, and administration.
3.To adhere the standards, practices and procedures of the National Athletic Trainers Association and the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts.
4.To demonstrate leadership on our campus through athletics.
Knowledge and Skills:
Experience: Two years to five years of similar or related experience.
Education: A Master's degree required.
Interpersonal Skills: A significant level of trust and diplomacy is required, in addition to normal courtesy and tact. Work involves extensive personal contact with others and/or can be of a personal or sensitive nature. Work may involve motivating or influencing others. Outside contacts become important and fostering sound relationships with other entities (companies and/or individuals) becomes necessary and often requires the ability to influence and/or sell ideas or services to others.
Other Skills: Experience in an academic discipline or higher education is desired. Two years professional experience at the college level preferred. Computer proficiency and familiarity with wordprocessing and database software desired (Microsoft Office preferred). A bachelor's degree in athletic training or related field. Master's degree in related field required. National Athletic Trainer's Association Board of Certification (NATABOC) necessary. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are necessary. CPR/First Aid Certification required; CPR/First Aid Instructor Preferred; State Board of Healing Arts Registration necessary.
Physical Requirements: The physical demands for this position are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the Head Athletic Trainer. The essential functions are, but not limited to, lifting, carrying equipment, sitting, climbing, kneeling, standing and walking. Requires the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time. It also requires constant hand grasp and finger dexterity; extended standing, walking and repetitive leg and arm movements; occasional bending; reaching forward, side to side, downward and overhead; and squatting and kneeling. Job requires above average agility and dexterity. At times, it will be necessary to lift, push/pull or carry as much as 50 pounds or more.
Work Environment: Work is generally indoors but could be ocassional exposure to variable conditions of being outdoors should be expected.
To complete the application process, candidates must submit:
Application letter expressing interest in position.
Copy of college transcripts and appropriate certificates
Up to three current letters of recommendation submitted directly to the office of Human Resources by the individual providing the reference
About Garden City Community College
The first four community colleges in Kansas were established in 1919, and GCCC is one of two from that group which still exist. It was created by county-wide election on April 1, 1919, and opened in September of the same year.
The present 14-building, 63-acre campus at 801 Campus Drive was designed between July, 1965 and January, 1966.
The Collins Technical Building was added in 1974, and a residential life addition was built in 1978. The Penka Building was added in 1986, when additions were completed to the Joyce, Collins and PE Buildings. Williams Stadium, a baseball facility, was also added. In January of 1996 a 15,000 sq. ft. $1.4 million technical teaching laboratory was completed so that GCCC could provide more training for workers in area and national industries. A three-building student apartment complex opened in 2002, and a 12,900 square-foot, two-level addition to the original student center was completed in 2003, with the entire structure renamed the Beth Tedrow Student Center.
The 19,260 square-foot, three-level, two-story Student and Community Services Center opened in August, 2006 and was dedicated in October of the same year. Attached to the original... Administration Building, the $3.12 million facility consolidated public and student services, provided an on-campus home for adult basic education, added a series of 21st Century classrooms and created a single point of assistance for most services GCCC provides.
GCCC owns more than 70 acres east of Campus Drive, which has been developed in a cooperative effort with the City of Garden City. Named Tangeman Fields in honor of Dr. James Tangeman, a former president, the property includes softball and baseball facilities. Also located there are the college's indoor baseball practice building, a football practice area, running track with public seating and soccer fields.