The Associate Athletic Trainer reports directly to the Head Team Physician and the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Health, Safety, and Performance. This position works under the medical supervision of the Head Team Physician.
*Willingness and ability to work evenings, weekends, and holiday. Ability to lift < 25 lbs.
Athletic Training: Provides athletic training services and/or supervision under the direction of a Team Physician.
Clinical Communication and Clinical Referral
Communication of patient illness and injury complaints/problems with Team Physicians.
Creation and maintenance of a complete medical record.
Provide patient educational programming.
Physician and other sub-specialists’ referral.
Management of physician clinic including collection of injury/illness history and pre-exam testing data.
Coordination of clinical diagnostic testing including but not limited to X-ray, MRI, MRI-arthrogram, CT scan, echocardiogram and laboratory tests.
Referral and ongoing communication with sports dietitian for patient care.
Referral and ongoing communication with sport psychologist for patient care.
Referral and ongoing communication with NU Counseling and Psychological Service for patient psychological and psychiatric care.
Communication of pertinent injury/illness information, as it relates to participation status, with coaching staff and sport performance staff.
Communication with sports performance staff and knowledge of strength and conditioning programs including coordination of group and individualized injury prevention programming.
Perform medical testing including but not limited to vital signs, EKG, neurocognitive and motor control evaluations.
Perform sport science testing as directed (including but not limited to movement pattern analysis, Y-balance, and body composition).
Clinical Management and Emergency Care
With Team Physicians, make participation status decisions and execute the unchallengeable authority to remove a patient from participation and/or return to participation.
Practice and event (home and away) athletic training acute injury and emergency medical management; may include travel with at least one sport; will include regular service on weekends as well as before/after traditional hours.
Under the direction of the Team Physicians, manage patients’ ongoing conditions such as asthma, hypertension, sickle cell trait, ADHD, depression/anxiety.
Management and execution of all university athletic facility emergency action plans including communication, EMS activation, AED/CPR delivery and post-event reporting to Head Team Physician, University Risk Management, and Athletic Administration.
Evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries including up to date knowledge and utilization of the latest evidence-based techniques and modalities.
Possess and maintain a minimum of one clinical specialization. (eg Graston, Functional Movement Screening, vestibular rehabilitation, myofascial decompression therapy, Active Release Therapy)
Knowledge and on-going execution of policies including but not limited to lightning, heat stress, cold weather, pre-participation physicals, alcohol and other drug, nutritional supplements, learning disabilities, prescription medications, over the counter medications, concussion, MRSA, asthma, sickle cell, disordered eating and meet expectations under the AAAHC (or like organization) accreditation.
Creation or co-creation of rehabilitation programming including periodic goals and outcome measures.
Provide formal and informal wellness education to patients, coaches, support staff, administrators and parents.
Clinical supervision of athletic training students in clinical rotations and/or athletic training aides as assigned.
Annual creation and execution of a continuing education plan.
Administrative: Completion of administrative responsibilities that may include assisting with:
Annual program strategic planning.
Annual program goal creation and execution.
Annual analysis of program staffing model.
Periodic analysis of injury rates and trends including strategic planning with coaches, sport performance coaches, physicians and sub-specialists for future programming adjustments.
Analysis of sport science programming and effectiveness.
Participate in scholarly activities through own creativity or as assigned.
Other administrative duties as assigned.
Responsible for adhering to all Department and University policies and procedures, as well as the rules, regulations, bylaws and interpretations of the Big Ten Conference and the NCAA.
Performs other duties as assigned
Masters degree or higher level of education preferred.
BOC, Inc. Certification.
State of Illinois Athletic Training License.
Minimum 4 years post-BOC certification collegiate health care experience.
Ability to lift < 25 lbs.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 38888
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.