Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
4 Year Degree
Job No: 493685 Work Type: Staff Full-time Department: Athletics Location: Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, NY, NY Categories: Athletics/Coaching
Position Summary: The Athletics Trainer oversees the delivery of athletics injury services to student-athletes during practice and competition and rehabilitation treatment to advance recovery from injury; assists student-athletes in dealing with the physical, mental and emotional trauma of injury; delivers first aid services to visiting teams or spectators at athletics events; and follows the directions of medical doctors and communicates these directions to coaches with regard to decisions related to return to competition and restricted physical activity.
The Athletics Trainer will directly supervise the operation of the athletics training area and in consultation with the athletics administration, determine athletics training supplies and equipment purchases and vendors. This person will work directly with athletics trainers, coaches and athletics administrators from other colleges and universities. In addition, the Athletics Trainer will interact with the team physician, allied health professional and other medical personnel to ensure the continued health and safety of student-athletes whenever there are issues of illness or injury.
Oversee medical care for student-athletes
Provide athletics injury prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of all student-athletes under the direction of the team or specialty physicians
Provide coverage of sports practices, competition and special events as assigned by the athletics administration
Work in conjunction with local emergency medical services and Yeshiva University security when required
Communicate information on the status of injured athletes and the conditions under which they may be returned to competition per the instructions of the team or other physicians
Maintain training room inventory and procure the purchase of equipment and supplies necessary for daily operations
Review and maintain medical and treatment records and document injury evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation and physician referrals and instructions
Maintain the Emergency Action Plan for each sports facility in which the athletics program conducts practice or competition
Maintain the Athletics Training Manual, obtaining approval as required for all policies and procedures
Assist in the distribution, collection and auditing of pre-participation forms and insurance information
Directly liaise with the University’s insurance company and ensure all claims are accounted for and paid in a timely manner.
Check the field of play for hazardous conditions prior to the start of any practice session or competition
Implement risk management procedures according to department policy
Enforce safe and proper conduct and security of OTC and prescribed substances within the training room
Conform to the highest standards of professional conduct regarding compliance with department’s code of ethics and institutional policies and procedures and adherence to the rules and regulations of athletics governance organizations of which the institution is a member
Contribute to the maintenance of good working relationships with all staff, student-athletes, and external constituents through: (1) a positive and constructive approach to all tasks, (2) respect for the competencies of others, and (3) appropriate conflict resolution behavior
Provide Strength and Conditioning programming to all teams on a specific campus.
Currently 8 men's teams on the Wilf Campus comprised of approximately 120 male student-athletes and
Currently 7 women's teams on the Beren Campus comprised of approximately 100 female student-athletes.
Responsibilities include in-person activity, one-on-one training, team-specific activities, off-season programs, and summer plans. The Strength and Conditioning coach will work directly with coaches to tailor programming to each team's specific needs and will make purchase recommendations for both the varsity athlete fitness program as well as the fitness program for the rest of the student body. CSCS certification or equivalent is required for this function. This responsibility will extend the positions to 12 months instead of 10 months
Experience & Educational Background:
Bachelor’s Degree in Athletics Training
NATA certification; NYS athletics trainers license required
1-3 years’ experience as an athletics trainer
Must be a Certified Athletic Trainer
First Aid, CPR, AED certified
Experience or certification with Strength and Conditioning programs
Skills & Competencies:
Ensure reliability in Athletic Training coverage, and since we are required by the NCAA and Skyline Conference to have an Athletic Trainer at every home event, a full-time Athletic Trainer will allow us to properly plan for our home events.
Currently, many of the injuries our student-athletes incur are a result of a lack of proper strength and condition since our athletic training coverage is on a per diem basis. An Athletic Trainer will allow for consistent monitoring of our student-athletes, the imposition of a strength and conditioning program, and a continuation of the current model of injury treatment.
Will allow for the development of lines of communication between the Athletic Department and doctors when more serious injuries occur. These lines of communication are essential for both the treatment of existing injuries and the prevention of relapses of these injuries. Currently, very little communication exists between the Athletics Department and medical professional because of our per diem model.
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The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.
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