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Position Title:Assistant Athletic Trainer
Posting Number:1185
Department:Athletics
Type of Position:Part Time
Classification:Administrative
Duration of Position:12 Month
Work Schedule:TBD
Number of Hours Per Week:29
Number of Position Openings:1
Brief Summary:

 Marist College is an NCAA Division I program, sponsoring 23 varsity sports, and is a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC). Athletic Trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic trainers work under the direction of a physician as prescribed by state licensure statutes. This position reports to the Coordinator of Sports Medicine.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Prevention, Treatment, Rehabilitation
•    Assess student-athletes to screen for potential injuries or risk factors that would increase the risk of injury.
•    Design and implement rehabilitation plans after carefully assessing a student-athlete’s injury.
•    Select, apply, and evaluate the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions using evidence based research to guide those decisions.
•    Assess the student-athlete’s functional status, interpret the medical results, and determine the individual’s ability to return to his/her sport.
•    Obtain and interpret environmental (e.g., ambient temperature, relative humidity, heat index, lightning) and student-athlete data (e.g., hydration status).
•    Design and implement emergency action plans.
Clinical Evaluation & Diagnosis  
•    Examine student-athletes who have acute, subacute, chronic musculoskeletal disorders or medical conditions and provide appropriate diagnosis.
•    Consult with other health care providers, as needed.
•    Oversee concussion (mild traumatic brain injury) protocol.
Immediate & Emergency Care  
•    Provide medical coverage for team practices and competitions for designated teams.
•    Travel with and provide health care services to assigned teams for off campus events.
•    Act as on-call health care provider for assigned sports while traveling off campus.
•    Maintain working relationship with local EMS and campus Safety and Security.
•    Provide emergency care under the policies and procedures of the Department of Sports Medicine and the Standing Orders with the supervising team physician(s).
•    Demonstrate the ability to appropriately use the chain of command and protocol in injury management.
Professional Development  
•    Maintain certification through the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA).
•    Complete Evidence Based Practice CEU’s .
•    Maintain New York State Licensure/Registration through the State of New York Education Office, Office of the Professions.
•    Maintain current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certification, valid for two years.
•    Participate in appropriate Department of Athletics Activities
Consultation & Communication  
•    Record evaluation findings and update clinical notes based on each student-athlete’s case daily.  
•    Communicate health information (including participation status) with: players, coaches, physicians, etc.
•    Work with team physicians to provide continuum of care to student-athletes, coordinate and consult with outside physicians.
Organization & Healthcare Administration
•    Serve as a liaison between the team physicians, student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and parents regarding medical issues; Make referrals to team physicians/medical specialists or other healthcare facilities.
•    Assist in the correspondence with, contact development with, and cooperation with local healthcare providers, team physicians, and surgeons.
•    Assist in the coordination of medical-related transportation of athlete.
•    Report to Coordinator of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer and Director of Athletics. Interact with external and internal constituents.
•    Complete and maintain insurance injury reports and claim forms. Act as liaison between student-athletes/parents and insurance companies/administrative assistant insurance coordinator.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from a CAATE-Accredited undergraduate program or Approved Entry-Level Master’s Degree.  Must possess, or be eligible for, certification by the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers (BOC); and Athletic Training Certification in the State of New York.  Must possess current certifications in First Aid/CPR/AED.  Knowledge of NCAA rules and experience in NCAA Division I preferred.

Required Applicant Documents:Resume, Cover Letter, References
Position Open Date:10/03/2017

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