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Athletic Trainer

Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002
  • Job Code
    108992837


Amherst College invites applications for the Athletic Trainer position. The Athletic Trainer is a full time, 10 month per year position, job group and level PT-2. Amherst College Athletic Trainers 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.

The Athletic Trainer collaborates with Health Center Providers to provide quality athletic training services to all students involved in intercollegiate, intra mural, club sports, and recreational activities. In accordance with that charge is the responsibility to provide appropriate sports medicine coverage at assigned intercollegiate practices and athletic events in a medically prudent and gender equitable fashion, as well as offering all students the opportunity for rehabilitation services within the confines of the Sports Medicine Department.

The Athletic Trainer takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Our work is central to the students involved in athletics activities and their needs occur at a variety of times throughout the day, week, and year and in such, a flexible schedule is required. The work schedule varies and corresponds to the athletic activities and involves traveling with teams to events and NCAA tournament championships. Attendance at specified intercollegiate practices and events is required.

Key Responsibilities

Patient Care
  • Prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries incurred by students involved in intercollegiate, intra mural, and club sports, as well as those involved in physical education classes and recreational sport activities
  • Evaluation, treatment, and management of concussions along with Health Center providers
  • Provide counseling and education to student athletes
  • Administer modality treatments, and creating and supervising rehabilitation regimens
  • Application, fitting, and adjustment of protective equipment
  • Bandaging, taping, and wrapping of sports injuries
  • Understand and assume the risk of physical harm at practices and events from equipment (pucks, sticks, bats, balls etc.) and/or collisions with student-athletes, coaches, and/or referees.
  • Abide by Massachusetts Licensure Laws regarding scope of practice and patient confidentiality parameters
  • Adhere to policies and procedures as outlined in the Policy &Procedure manual



Administration
  • Create and maintain medical records for all students treated in the sport medicine facilities
  • Process athletics insurance claims
  • Communicate with Physicians, Physical Therapists, Various Health Care Professionals, Faculty, Deans, Counselors, Coaches, Administrators, and Students as needed and appropriate
  • Comply with NATA Board of Certification "Standards of Professional Practice"
  • Maintain National certification and State licensure by complying with professional continuing education requirement as set forth by the National Athletic Trainers Association

QUALIFICATIONS

Required
  • Master's Degree
  • Current NATA certification
  • Eligibility for MA State Licensure
  • 3-5 years of relevant athletic training experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal, time-management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently and collaboratively
  • Successful completion of pre-employment physical and lift test
  • Experience working with a diverse community

Preferred
  • Certification in advanced rehabilitation technique such as Graston, ART, Joint Mobilization
  • Experience with collision sports at the college level
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Interestedcandidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone numbers) for three professional references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
ABOUT AMHERST COLLEGE
Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm ; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum , Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum ; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!<br/><br>Amherst College invites applications for the Athletic Trainer position. The Athletic Trainer is a full time, 10 month per year position, job group and level PT-2. Amherst College Athletic Trainers 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.<br><br>The Athletic Trainer collaborates with Health Center Providers to provide quality athletic training services to all students involved in intercollegiate, intra mural, club sports, and recreational activities. In accordance with that charge is the responsibility to provide appropriate sports medicine coverage at assigned intercollegiate practices and athletic events in a medically prudent and gender equitable fashion, as well as offering all students the opportunity for rehabilitation services within the confines of the Sports Medicine Department.<br><br>The Athletic Trainer takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.<br><br>Our work is central to the students involved in athletics activities and their needs occur at a variety of times throughout the day, week, and year and in such, a flexible schedule is required. The work schedule varies and corresponds to the athletic activities and involves traveling with teams to events and NCAA tournament championships. Attendance at specified intercollegiate practices and events is required.<br><br>Key Responsibilities<br><br><em>Patient Care </em><br><ul><li>Prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries incurred by students involved in intercollegiate, intra mural, and club sports, as well as those involved in physical education classes and recreational sport activities</li><li>Evaluation, treatment, and management of concussions along with Health Center providers</li><li>Provide counseling and education to student athletes</li><li>Administer modality treatments, and creating and supervising rehabilitation regimens</li><li>Application, fitting, and adjustment of protective equipment</li><li>Bandaging, taping, and wrapping of sports injuries</li><li>Understand and assume the risk of physical harm at practices and events from equipment (pucks, sticks, bats, balls etc.) and/or collisions with student-athletes, coaches, and/or referees.</li><li>Abide by Massachusetts Licensure Laws regarding scope of practice and patient confidentiality parameters</li><li>Adhere to policies and procedures as outlined in the Policy &Procedure manual</li></ul><br><br><br><em>Administration </em><br><ul><li>Create and maintain medical records for all students treated in the sport medicine facilities</li><li>Process athletics insurance claims</li><li>Communicate with Physicians, Physical Therapists, Various Health Care Professionals, Faculty, Deans, Counselors, Coaches, Administrators, and Students as needed and appropriate</li><li>Comply with NATA Board of Certification "Standards of Professional Practice"</li><li>Maintain National certification and State licensure by complying with professional continuing education requirement as set forth by the National Athletic Trainers Association</li></ul><br><b>QUALIFICATIONS</b><br><br>Required<br><ul><li>Master's Degree</li><li>Current NATA certification</li><li>Eligibility for MA State Licensure</li><li>3-5 years of relevant athletic training experience</li><li>Strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal, time-management skills</li><li>Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently and collaboratively</li><li>Successful completion of pre-employment physical and lift test</li><li>Experience working with a diverse community</li></ul><br>Preferred<br><ul><li>Certification in advanced rehabilitation technique such as Graston, ART, Joint Mobilization</li><li>Experience with collision sports at the college level</li></ul><b>APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS</b><br><br>Interestedcandidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone numbers) for three professional references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. <br><strong>ABOUT AMHERST COLLEGE <br>Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm ; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum , Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum ; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!<br/> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/ADoroztYdAoocEmjhGaxb">

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Posted: 2019-04-05 Expires: 2019-06-05

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