Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
4 Year Degree
Serves as the primary Athletic Trainer for the CMU Men’s Basketball team. Provides care to other teams as assigned by the Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine. Organizes and manages the care of the Men’s Basketball student-athletes in consultation with the Medical Director. Daily communication with Men’s Basketball coaching staff and strength & conditioning personnel. Communicates with CMU Academic Services staff to coordinate schedules and potential class/academic conflict for student athletes with current health care conditions. Assists in conducting drug testing to comply with the NCAA’s Substance Abuse Control Program. Assists with maintaining all athletic training equipment and facilities. Assists with the ordering and inventory of all supplies and equipment. Assists with the recruitment and supervision of part-time staff (Graduate Assistant and Intern Athletic Trainers). Provides medical care, referral, and medical record keeping as assigned. Serves as a clinical preceptor for the undergraduate athletic training curriculum program. Understands and protects HIPPA and FRPA protected information; handles information appropriately. Upholds and works within policy and procedures established for the CMU Sports Medicine Department. Provides daily evaluation and treatment of orthopedic and non- orthopedic injury conditions. Schedules, executes, and supervises surgical and non-surgical rehabilitation programs. Facilitates outside physician referrals, in-house facility physician clinics and in-house facility orthopedic clinics. Documents in electronic injury tracking system daily, which includes but is not limited to treatments, progress notes, diagnostic imaging, and physician referrals. Facilitates retrieval of outside medical records and documentation for record keeping. Communicates athlete referrals to insurance coordinator. Point person for insurance coordinator with Men’s Basketball student athlete needs. Handles daily facility organization, maintenance, cleaning, and inventory. Schedules and manages student athletic trainer’s schedules and evaluations for students in clinical rotation assigned to Men’s Basketball. Communicates with necessary athletic department staff regarding student-athlete injury conditions, limitations, needs, and accommodations. Works with strength & conditioning department personnel to create alternate workout plans for injured student-athletes. Other administrative duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree, athletic training related. Two years of full-time certified athletic training work experience. Certified Athletic Trainer by NATA Board of Certification. Currently licensed or eligible for a state of Michigan License in Athletic Training (AT). Currently certified or eligible for CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and project a positive attitude. Strong organizational skills. Willing to work irregular hours, nights, weekends, and holidays as necessary. Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Master’s degree. Three+ years of certified athletic training work experience. Professional, Olympic, National and/or NCAA Division I collegiate basketball experience as a Certified Athletic Trainer. Strong background in surgical and non-surgical rehabilitation for upper and lower extremity injuries. Graston, IASTM, ART, CSCS, PES, CES, or other additional certifications. Experience with Vivature Injury Tracking software. Experience with Electronic Medical Records (EMR) systems. Supervisory experience. Mentorship experience of athletic training students, graduate assistants, interns, and/or staff members.
About Central Michigan University
Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.
We serve nearly 19,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.
CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.
Central is home to 17 men’s and women’s Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the c...lassroom, capturing Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.
CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. It’s part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the state’s largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.
Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city’s central location in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.
CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.
CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see http://www.cmich.edu/ocrie).