Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Administrative Posted On: Fri Jul 12 2019 Job Description:
Western Kentucky University, a member of Conference USA and a Football Bowl Subdivision NCAA member institution, seeks to hire an individual for the position of Assistant Athletic Trainer for Women's & Men's Cross Country/Track & Field. This is a 12-month, full-time position. This position will report to the Associate Athletic Director of Athletic Training & Sports Medicine. Applicants must have a commitment to and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of WKU, Conference USA and the NCAA.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.
Provide prevention, injury assessment, immediate medical care, treatment, conditioning, medical referrals and rehabilitation of athletic-related injuries and illnesses
Provide coverage at all Cross Country/Track and Field events including practices, conditioning, and contests as well as travel with the team to all away contests
Responsible for coordinating and scheduling appropriate physician referrals for student-athletes to determine their ability to practice and compete
Create a safe playing environment by monitoring and controlling environmental risks
File all necessary reports associated with athletic injuries and/or incidents
Maintain a daily treatment log for all student-athletes
Work in conjunction with the strength and conditioning staff to ensure safety in the design and implementation of fitness, nutrition and conditioning programs customized to meet individual student-athlete needs
Manage and maintain an effective and efficient athletic training room
Communicate with student-athletes, staff, medical providers, coaches, parents and administration in accordance with NATA, WKU and HIPPA guidelines
Assist with following rules of the NCAA, Conference USA, and Western Kentucky University
Assist in supervision of Smith Stadium Athletic Training room, part-time staff and students
Other duties as assigned by the Associate Athletic Director of Athletic Training & Sports Medicine
Knowledge and Skills Considered Essential for Success:
Experience working as an athletic trainer with the sports of Cross Country as well as Track and Field
Excellent communication skills
Ability to handle confidential and sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy
Strong attention to detail
Must be self-motivated and team-oriented
Excellent organization, interpersonal, and communication skills
Must be willing and able to work evenings and weekends
The duties and responsibilities of this position must be performed in a competent manner following the highest standards for leadership, professionalism, integrity, accountability, responsibility, cooperation and customer service
Bachelor's degree in athletic training or related field required
Certified through National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and in good standing
Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure eligible
Current CPR/AED certified for healthcare provider
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO) at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) prepares students of all backgrounds to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen-leaders of a global society. The University provides research, service and lifelong learning opportunities for its students, faculty, and other constituents. WKU enriches the quality of life for those within its reach.