Location: West Hartford, CT Category: Staff Posted On: Thu Apr 18 2019 Job Description:
The University of Saint Joseph invites applications for a full-time 10 month appointment as an Athletic Trainer in the Department of Athletics. Responsibilities will include overseeing the daily operations of the athletic training room, and leading the professional Athletic Training staff in athletic injury and illness prevention, assessment, referral and treatment for the student-athletes for our 8 varsity athletic programs. Experience with NCAA equipment-intensive collision sports, including Soccer, Basketball, Lacrosse is preferred. The Athletic Department is a fast paced, intensive, high energy environment. Coaches and Staff work intensive schedules including weekends and evenings. The ability to have a flexible schedule and work unconventional hours is required.
Responsibilities (Include but are not limited to)
Prepares and protects existing or likely injuries for students participating in practices and games.
Provides Athletic Trainer coverage at practices and competitions to immediately evaluate injuries and recommend proper care or medical treatment.
Supervises part-time Assistant Athletic Trainer
Supervises the rehabilitation of a student with an athletic injury and understands the psychological needs of persons with athletic injuries.
Oversees the administration of the training room facilities and communicates students' athletic injuries to Health Services, Orthopedic physician, physical therapist and any other medical professional that may be involved or required
Educates and counsels students on athletic injuries and proper nutrition and exercise to help improve overall student health
Conducts programs relating to Athletic Training and injury prevention
Oversees Athletic Training budget
Certifies athletic staff in CPR/AED/First Aid
NCAA Speaker/Grant Coordinator
Ensure compliance with all College, NCAA Division III and GNAC policies
Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy or Athletic Training; Master's Degree preferred
National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) certified
Previous Athletic Training experience at college or university level
CPR and First Aid or EMT Certification required
Licensed athletic trainer in the state of Connecticut.
Demonstrated ability to work collegially, balance and prioritize assignments, manage multiple projects, and problem solve.
Strong organizational, interpersonal, and customer service skills; ability to manage changing priorities and meet deadlines.
Cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or employee population.
Exhibits a high level of professionalism, leadership, creative problem solving, diplomacy, negotiation and sales skills, and the ability to manage complex projects with minimal supervision
Professional, courteous demeanor and appearance; ability to engage positively and work professionally with students, faculty, staff and administration and represent the University professionally to the public
Commitment to the mission of the University of Saint Joseph
Physical ability to perform essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff and strongly encourages applications from women and people of color.
The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.At University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment policy is built.We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where diverse talents, perspectives, experiences and contributions are recognized, and one that promotes the "growth of the whole person" with resources that enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.