Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
4 Year Degree
The position of Assistant Athletic Trainer requires a commitment to the core values of Eastern Athletics and in particular plays a vital role in the physical and mental health and safety of our student-athletes. This position, reporting to the Head Athletic Trainer, will assist in the oversight of the intercollegiate athletic training services program for all student-athletes at EU.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting with developing, organizing, implementing, budgeting, and supervising of the athletic training services program; performing responsibilities related to the prevention, rehabilitation, care, and education of student-athletes; and acting as a resource for all members of the Eastern University community at large and specifically for student-athletes in the intercollegiate sports program.
This position is responsible for ensuring that departmental efforts, especially those under the purview of the Assistant Athletic Trainer position description, support the mission of the University and are in compliance with all NCAA, MAC, and University rules and regulations. The Assistant Athletic Trainer is accountable for modeling a positive, professional demeanor as is inherent in higher education and athletics, as well as for mentoring student-athletes with an emphasis in Christian formation. This is a full-time, 12-month, support staff position within the Department of Athletics.
1.Assist in providing all athletic training medical needs and related services for all intercollegiate student-athletes. These needs include preventative, primary, and secondary care.
2.Assist in making the proper referrals to team physicians, school physicians, and school health center (nurse) as requested or appropriate and maintain open communication as per FERPA and HIPAA guidelines as necessary.
3.Assist in maintaining appropriate medical records for school and private health insurance carriers as mandated by state law and under the direction of the Head Athletic Trainer.
4.Serve as a liaison between athletic administration, coaching staff, school health personnel, and the student-athlete’s family.
5.Assist in providing appropriate athletic training equipment and supplies to each intercollegiate athletic team.
6.Assist in daily athletic training services and coverage for all home intercollegiate athletic contests and practices.
7.Assist in the coordination of all non-traditional season, preseason, and in-season conditioning programs with the strength and conditioning coordinator as well as sport specific coaches.
8.Assist in the inventory, ordering, upkeep, and purchasing of supplies and equipment for the athletic training services program.
9.Assist the Head Athletic Trainer in efforts to secure external funding for the athletic training services program as well as take active role in department-wide fundraising efforts.
10.Assist in providing appropriate in-service training to all coaches, athletic staff and administration, and athletic training students as assigned by the Head Athletic Trainer.
11.Assist in providing pre-participation physicals and screenings on all student-athletes yearly.
12.Review and provide input on medical emergency plans for all athletic fields and facilities.
13.Attend continuing education programs as required by the appropriate governing national professional organizations.
14.Attend all department meetings; attend MAC meetings when appropriate or necessary.
15.Embody the values of caring and compassion, justice and integrity, excellence and affirmation.
16.Seek to treat each member of the campus community with fairness, dignity, and respect seeking a spirit of unity and harmony as we join together to achieve our common mission.
17.Complete other duties as assigned by the Head Athletic Trainer and/or the Director of Athletics.
Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine, Athletic Training, or closely related field is required. Master’s degree is preferred. NATABOC Certified as an ATC is required, as is appropriate state licensure. First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer is also required, with Instructor certification preferred. Strong communication and organizational skills, a positive mindset, the ability to multi-task, and attention to detail are essential. The ability, and desire, to work successfully within a team-oriented department environment is required. A commitment to the Division III philosophy of athletics and a working knowledge of NCAA rules is needed. Candidates must exhibit an understanding of, and support for, the University’s Christian Mission. Additional qualifications include excellent interpersonal and an ability to effectively communicate the mission and vision of Eastern University and the Athletic Department to alumni and friends of the university.
Internal Number: 468
About Eastern University
Eastern University is a Christian university of the arts and sciences that integrates faith, reason and justice for students in its undergraduate, graduate, Seminary, urban, professional and international programs. Applicants should have a religious commitment compatible with its mission and be willing to support the mission and vision of the university. The university complies with federal and state guidelines of nondiscrimination in employment; members of protected classes encouraged to apply.