Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
4 Year Degree
Central Washington University is accepting applications for Assistant Athletic Trainer. The Assistant Athletic Trainer will assist the Head Athletic Trainer in all aspects of the athletic training program. Uses independent judgment to administer, counsel and provide sport medicine coverage to the athletes, athletic practices, games, matches, and various activities. This position works closely with the Head Athletic Trainer for daily scheduling and identifying needs of the CWU intercollegiate athletes and the Athletic Department in carrying out assigned responsibilities.
Job duties include but not limited to: Athletic Injury Care: - Assist and independently administer injury related services up to and including assessment, treatment, counseling to all student athletes during practices and games such as taping and rehabilitation using sport medicine prevention techniques. - Prepare for practices, games and matches by treating all athlete injuries. - Develop and manage a rehabilitation program for specific assigned sport areas to care for athletic injuries. - Communicate and collaborate with other departments in athletics – administration, academics, sports information and strength and conditioning. - Enter and track injury and treatment records of the student-athletes using injury monitoring system software. - Make referrals and monitor student athlete’s progress when referred to other facilities. - Communicate with physicians about rehabilitation and treatment of student-athletes’ injuries. - Assist with coordination and scheduling physical examinations and medical referrals for student-athletes to determine their ability to practice and compete. Serve as a secondary point of contact for the Student Medical and Counseling Clinic to refer students for health-related injuries and counseling services. - Assist in management of the athletic training room, including equipping, maintenance and cleanliness. Practice/Games: - Assist and independently provide injury related services up to and including assessment, treatment, counseling to all student athletes during practices and games such as taping and rehabilitation. - Coordinate staff and students for coverage of all team practices and athletic competitions. - Travel with teams to seasonal events and provide athletic medical coverage/training. - Work with game management for athletic events and help setup for visiting teams. - Communicate with conference and non-conference schools on medical coverage at athletic events. Student Athlete Insurance: - Coordinate medical insurance requirements, insurance claims processing, billing and filing. - Maintain contact with providers regarding student athlete insurance claims and athletics secondary insurance holder. Graduate Assistants and Student Employees: - Assist with training and leading of graduate assistants and student assistants in the athletic training room to performs functions of care, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries including making ice bags and facility cleaning.
APPLICATION PROCESS: For the full position description and to apply, go to: https://careers.cwu.edu (Search Job ID 4012) Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check. CWU is an AA/EEO/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.
Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training or related field and significant experience in a collegiate Division I, II or III program OR any combination of education and experience which clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
Certification through the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC).
Professional Rescuer AED/CPR certification
Washington State Athletic Training Licensure or eligible at the time of hire.
Excellent verbal and written skills.
Ability to interact with a diverse department, coaching staff and university constituencies.
Knowledge of physical therapy modalities and treatment protocols Ability to implement rehabilitation and manual therapy.
Knowledge of Word, Excel, and Sports Injury Monitoring System (SIMS) in order to track injury and treatment records of the student-athletes.
Proven ability to work independently, prioritize and complete tasks in a timely manner.
Must have the ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
Master’s degree in Athletic Training or related field preferred.
Experience at a collegiate institution.
Experience working with multiple user groups with varying degrees of physical activity.
Internal Number: 4012
About Central Washington University
Year-in and year-out, Central Washington University fields one of the strongest Division II college athletics programs in the Pacific Northwest region and is concluding its fifteenth year as a member of the NCAA Division II. Wildcat athletic teams are perennially in the top half of the conference standing on the court and in the field, where they compete as a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. Off the court, CWU ranks among the elite schools in the conference academically.The mission of the Intercollegiate Athletics program of Central Washington University is the growth of individuals through intercollegiate competition regardless of gender or race. The program provides educational benefits not otherwise fulfilled in the University curriculum: decision-making skills, citizenship, and a sense of self-worth, team affiliation, and emotional growth may be realized, while student-athletes learn to evaluate their performances in competition. Additionally, Intercollegiate Athletics encourages its student-athletes to take full advantage of educational opportunities at the university—to achieve intellectual goals while acquiring the experiences necessary to function in a diverse society.