Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
Assistant Athletic Trainer
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Established in 1908, James Madison University is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs to more than 20,000 students. JMU is regarded as one of the finest regional universities in the nation and has been continuously cited in U.S. News and World Report, Changing Times and Money Magazine as an outstanding public university. Located in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. Known for its livability, diversity, local food, arts and natural surroundings, this Virginia Main Street community is a great place to live and work.
James Madison University, a Division I Member of the NCAA and Colonial Athletic Association, is seeking an Assistant Athletic Trainer. This position will report to the Associate AD for Integrated Health and Sports Performance/ Director of Sports Medicine. The position is a full-time, 12-month position with a full comprehensive benefits package. The Assistant Athletic Trainer will work under the supervision of the Associate AD for Integrated Health and Sports Performance/ Director of Sports Medicine and JMU Team Physicians and will perform athletic training duties that help insure the health and safety of the student-athletes. The selected candidates will be expected to maintain a high level of communication, outstanding interpersonal skills, and professionalism as a member of the JMU Sports Medicine Staff. The ability to work and function as a member of the health care team is essential.
Duties and Responsibilities Include but not limited to:
Providing and coordinating a high level of athletic healthcare services to assigned sport program and JMU student-athletes to include the prevention, evaluation, clinical management, treatment, and short- and long-term rehabilitation of injuries.
Ensuring emergency readiness at all practices and competitions in accordance with the JMU Emergency Action Plan.
Engaging in effective written and oral communication with members of the coaching staff, strength and conditioning staff, sports medicine staff/physicians, athletic administration, and Integrated Health and Sports Performance Team.
Contributing to an overall team effort by welcoming new and different work requirements and exploring new opportunities to enhance the services of the department.
Assisting with the scheduling, organization and completion of student-athlete pre-participation and exit physical examinations.
Coordinating timely referrals and communicating with the JMU Team Physicians regarding student-athlete injuries, medical conditions, and plan of care.
Providing onsite coverage for practices, strength/conditioning sessions, and games.
Maintaining accurate and up-to-date medical records on all student-athletes in a timely, efficient and confidential manner.
Counseling and educating student-athletes regarding their injuries and treatment plans.
Serving as a clinical preceptor to athletic training students.
Hold BOC certification, have a Virginia license to practice Athletic Training or be eligible for licensure.
Minimum of 2 years experience post certification as a certified athletic trainer.
CPR and AED certified.
Ability to effectively communicate with multiple parties within the athletics department and campus community.
Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications:
3+ years of relevant clinical experience.
Experience working within NCAA Division I athletics.
Demonstrated commitment to advanced continuing education/certifications.
Experience as an approved clinical preceptor.
Strong interpersonal communication skills.
The successful candidate will ensure compliance with all relevant institutional, CAA, NCAA, and Commonwealth of Virginia regulations.
James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.