Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
JOB TITLE SUMMARY
Job Title: Assistant Athletic Trainer (10 Month)
Evaluation Group: Staff
FLSA Status: Exempt
Starting Salary: $ 33,541.00 +
Annual Work Period: August 1 - May 31
Reports To: Head Athletic Trainer
Positions Supervised: Student Employees
The assistant athletic trainer is responsible for providing athletic training services to Lindenwood University intercollegiate athletic programs. This position collaborates with the athletic training program coordinator to provide supervision, instruction, and evaluation of athletic training students.
Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators
The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
Job Responsibilities and Execution
Assists with the overall administration of the athletic training program
Evaluates, treats, and rehabs athletic injuries and instructs athletes on injury prevention
Maintains accurate medical records and appropriate communication with the sports medicine team and physicians
Provides practice and game coverage
Conducts pre-participation evaluations
Coordinates medical insurance claims
Oversees student employees, maintains their schedules, and assists in assigning their seasonal sports rotations
Oversees athletic training students, evaluates their clinical performance, and assists with their clinical testing, including clinical exit exams
Assists with administrative responsibilities including secondary insurance for student athletes, inventory of athletic training supplies, and coordination of pre-season physicals for athletes
Teaches courses as assigned
Attends all preceptor training events/instructional seminars
Fosters student adherence to the athletic training program’s code of conduct
Provides athletic services during athletic events, including pre-event preparation of participants, on-the-field injury assessment, first aid when appropriate, and arranges for transportation to a medical facility as necessary
Maintains accurate records of athletic injuries, physical modalities, rehabilitation programs, physician visits, and release of records
Maintains proper and current licensure and practices in accordance with the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Code of Ethics
Directs equipment purchase/maintenance for all athletic training facilities
Attends professional development seminars, reads professional journals and texts, and shares information with other staff professionals, athletes, and physicians
Supports the mission of the University and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence
Models, supports, and holds others accountable to the University’s values – integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity, and teamwork
Communication, Teamwork, and Collaboration
Maintains open communication with administration, faculty, physicians, coaches, parents, and athletes, within limits of existing law
Acts as a clinical preceptor for athletic training program students and communicates regularly with the clinical education coordinator
Sits on various committees as needed (interviews, student employee search, etc.)
Presents to students, faculty, and staff as well as community groups/organizations on topics such as injury prevention, conditioning, nutrition, and drug awareness
Job may require other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.
Certification by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (BOC)
Licensed or eligible for licensure as an Athletic Trainer in Missouri
Minimum of five years’ experience either as a graduate assistant or as an assistant athletic trainer at a college/university preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities – May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform this job competently.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
Ability to understand and use a variety of modalities to provide athletic training services
Familiar with governing rules
General computer skills
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions.
General office setting
Position involves working with athletes
Evening and weekend work
Travel for practice and game coverage
Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Ability to work effectively at a computer for up to eight hours daily
Ability to sit for extended periods of time
Ability to lift, squat, bend, stand, and run
Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function
Equal Opportunity Employer
Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.
About Lindenwood University
Founded in 1827, Lindenwood is a dynamic four-year institution dedicated to excellence in higher education. Our historic campus is situated in the heart of St. Charles, Mo., a growing community of more than 65,000 just west of St. Louis.
We offer 131 degree programs to approximately 10,000 students a year through values-centered programs that lead to development of the whole person. Our faculty, staff, and administration are committed to an integrative curriculum that focuses on the talents, interests, and future of our students. Lindenwood is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Lindenwood University is known nationally and internationally for innovation, entrepreneurship, and extraordinary dedication to students. We believe that education is the way to personal freedom and responsibility, which are the keystones of any democracy. We have a heritage that dates back nearly 200 years. In that time, we have learned how to educate in a way that helps each student become an enlightened, principled citizen of a global community.