Head Athletic Trainer
Department: Athletics and Recreation
Reports to: Director, Athletics
Purpose: The Head Athletic Trainer works under the supervision of the athletic director and supervises the care of student athletes competing in the University’s athletic program.
Duties: Directs the athletic training program for Intercollegiate Athletics and oversees the training room. Coordinates medical coverage for athletic events. Manages Athletic Trainers/Physical Therapists in the prevention, care, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Determines, with advice from doctors, when and at what level an athlete can return to participation in a sport. Directs departmental operations, including the development and implementation of department policies, processes and procedures.
- Provides/direct medical services to teams as assigned, and assists in the supervision of medical services for all student-athletes to include:
- Prevention of athletic injuries
- Recognition and evaluation of athletic injuries
- Acute care of athletic injuries
- Rehabilitation of athletic injuries
- Possible sports assignments: football, cross country, track & field, and softball; subject to change based on department needs.
- Assist in the organization and administration of athletic training to include:
- Participate in pre-participation physical examinations for all athletes
- Maintaining and supervising the maintenance of accurate medical records for all athletes
- Coverage of athletic team practices and events by the athletic training staff
- Informing the coaching staff of the physical and emotional status of their athletes as it pertains to their participation in that particular sport.
- Travel with athletic teams as needed.
- Education and advising of athletes regarding personal health.
- Daily communication with team physicians
Duties not program-specific:
- Supports the total athletic program
- Demonstrates integrity and upholds the values and mission of the University.
- Committee assignments and other duties appropriate to skills and training as assigned by supervisors
- Contributes to team effort by welcoming new and different work requirements; exploring new opportunities to enhance the services of the division; helping others accomplish related job results as and where needed.
Primary Contacts: Department Director, Associate Director, coaching staff, Athletic Training staff, and other Health Science faculty, team physicians
Supervision Exercised: Athletic trainers, Athletes, Athletic Training Students Works closely with the Wellness Center. Works with the Director of Athletics on policies and procedures. May also receive direction from the Team Medical Director, and Team Physician(s).
Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Master's degree preferred & Board of Certification (BOC) certified in Athletic Training and Ohio Licensed in Athletic Training
Experience: Two to four years of college athletic training preferred.
Specialized Training: Excellent verbal and written communications. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software. Proficient in the use of: Athletic Training supplies and equipment, therapeutic modalities, computer, and software. Valid driver’s license required. American Red Cross (ARC) Instructor Certifications in Responding to Emergencies and CPR for the Professional Rescuer is preferred, but not required.
- A demonstrated ability and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Exhibit a team-first orientation in providing exceptional service in all responsibilities and interactions demonstrating versatility in handling people and situations
- adapt willingly and quickly to changing priorities, responsibilities, and students' (or other customer) needs and expectations; anticipate and identify students' (or other customer) needs
- demonstrate the ability to facilitate transition and counsel students towards the realization of full educational potential (can be personalized for the position)
- demonstrated ability to recognize, appreciate and serve culturally diverse populations, special needs, and others (if applicable)
- available to rotate through multiple time frames of service operations
- demonstrate an enthusiastic approach to duties and a commitment to liberal arts education (if applicable)
- collaborate well with others and help make athletic training staff a cohesive group
- communicate, cooperate and collaborate well with others to achieve common office, division, or College goals
- willingly assists in various responsibilities as appropriate within the Athletics Division and other areas of the college as appropriate as required during high service demand times
- develop and nurture an effective, productive, and respectful rapport and working relationship with students, faculty and staff co-workers, and various campus and community constituencies maintaining an appropriate level of professionalism
- demonstrate strong interpersonal and organizational skills, a sense of humor, flexibility, and creativity
- demonstrate strong written, telephone, and electronic (email and internet) communication skills and strengths in public speaking (if applicable)
- communicate information clearly and concisely and listen well to others
- maintain a high level of accuracy, consistently reviewing work to detect errors, oversights, or omissions
- take immediate and independent action when necessary assuming initiative for creative problem solving
- demonstrate creativity and high energy
- accomplish tasks with follow through to completion
Work Environment, Physical Demands:
- Multiple service hours; computer data input; multiple concurrent tasks with service interruptions; extensive customer contact; extensive standing or sitting in one position for long periods; computer data input; strict confidentiality; detailed work