Assistant Athletic Trainer

University Of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst , MA 01003

Posted 3 months ago

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine, provide quality care to all student-athletes including prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries incurred in practice and games.

Essential Functions

  • Provide prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries for Women's Soccer and Women's Lacrosse student athletes or other sports as assigned.

  • Provide assistance to other staff members with the prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries for all student athletes.

  • Prepare and maintain appropriate athletic injury care records and reports as required utilizing the present computer programs for such purposes following all NCAA and NATA guidelines; compliance with all federal, state, university laws including FERPA and HIPPA; and the maintenance of the highest level of confidence in regards to the various confidential information that the sports medicine staff is exposed to in regards to student-athletes and coaches.

  • Travel with athletic teams as assigned and provide athletic injury care coverage during practice and games. The ability to perform these tasks includes but is not limited to being physically able to get to an injured student athlete on the field of play in a timely fashion, being physically able to get in a position to assess the student athlete's injury in an acute situation (ie. squatting, kneeling, bending, ability to lift 25-50 lbs., etc.), the ability to perform emergency protocols, provide appropriate hydration and monitor the safety of the environment in which the practice or game is taking place.

  • Provide supervision of undergraduate and graduate student athletic trainers and assist the Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine with interview and selection of undergraduate and graduate student athletic trainers.

  • Prepare and maintain student employee records of hours worked, compensation paid, etc.

  • Schedule and oversee athletic clearance physical examinations process performed by physicians at the University Health Service for applicable sports programs.

  • Communicate to student athletes and coaches the Department's health insurance policies.

  • Responsible for operational duties assigned by the Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine. This may include but is not limited to ordering and inventory of medical supplies, staff schedule, updating policy and procedure manual, etc.

  • Serves on Department, School and University committees.

  • Attends conventions, conferences, clinics, etc., consistent with Department policy as approved by the Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine and Director of Athletics.

  • Required to work long hours, weekends and holidays as game schedules dictate.

  • Responsible for strict adherence to NCAA, conference, and University rules and regulations.

Other Functions

Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Required to have a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited athletic training curriculum (based on Massachusetts license requirements).

  • 1 year of intercollegiate athletic training experience required.

  • Previous rehabilitation experience required.

  • Must have and maintain N.A.T.A. (National Athletic Trainers Association) certification.

  • Must have and maintain Professional Rescuer C.P.R. (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation) certification.

  • Must meet requirements to obtain and maintain a Massachusetts State license for athletic trainers.

  • Ability to foster and maintain working relationships with various University departments.

  • Ability to improve working knowledge of athletic injury care.

  • Ability to successfully complete the administrative tasks of the position.

  • Ability to work long hours, weekends and holidays as game and practice schedules dictate.

  • Meets physical, health and emotional stability standards of the position.

Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Master's Degree from an accredited athletic training curriculum (based on Massachusetts license requirements)
  • Previous athletic training experience in sport as assigned by Associate AD for Sports Medicine

Physical Demands/Working Conditions

  • Meets physical, health and emotional stability standards of the position.

  • Extended periods of standing.

  • Night, weekends, holidays required.

  • Attendance at all sport assigned practices and games required.

  • Flexible and variable hours depending on the demands of the position.

  • Carrying, lifting, pulling, pushing, repetitive movements, bending, travel to other campuses.

Work Schedule

Flexible and variable hours depending on the demands of the position.

Salary Information

Level 27

Link to salary ranges: https://www.umass.edu/humres/psu-salary-ranges

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, titles and phone numbers of at least 3 reference, no later than August 2, 2019 to ensure priority consideration. Position may remain open until filled.

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Advertised: Jul 17 2019 Eastern Daylight Time

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Assistant Athletic Trainer

University Of Massachusetts Amherst