The Sports Medicine department in Athletics at West Virginia University is seeking applications for an Athletic Trainer. This position is responsible for supervising the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic-related injuries for men's soccer.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Administer emergency care and make medical referrals.
Maintain a system of injury records on appropriate student-athletes.
Assist with the control and maintain therapeutic equipment in the athletic training room.
Assist with a line of communication among parent, physician, student-athlete, and coach.
Become and maintain the status of a Preceptor. Following are the requirements: Become a Preceptor through the NATA Education Council and maintain this certification.
Assist students in mastering the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) athletic training educational and clinical competencies.
Clinically supervise all athletic training students assigned to your respective athletic training room/clinical site.
The Preceptor should have a full working knowledge of all programs ' policies and procedures as outlined by the West Virginia University undergraduate athletic training curriculum. The Preceptor must re-evaluate the athletic training students' application learned skills over a period of time. Educate athletic training students in their preparation to take the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification (BOC) exam.
Provide information and file claims with the insurance clerk.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the Assistant Athletics Director/Head Athletic Trainer, Olympic Sports.
Report directly to the Assistant Athletics Director/Head Athletic Trainer Olympic Sports; must also work closely with all others involved with carrying out the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletic program.
Maintain knowledge of and comply with all rules, regulations, policies and guidelines of West Virginia University, the Big 12 Conference, Mid-American Conference, and the NCAA; must adhere to NCAA Bylaw 11.1 Conduct of Athletic Personnel. Failure to adhere to these policies will result in appropriate disciplinary action including possible suspension and termination.
Exhibit a level of expertise in professional field; must comply with the NATA Code of Ethics.
Represent the University on the highest professional level with dignity, integrity, and strength of character and will exhibit ethical behavior; must respect the rights and dignity of individuals with sensitivity to problems that may arise from racial, ethnical and sexual orientation differences.
Demonstrate a cooperative attitude towards all sports within the intercollegiate athletic program.
Possess the ability to adapt to any situation, make decisions and work independently; position must have the ability to build and maintain relationships with student-athletes, coaches, staff members and constituencies; required to use creative abilities to develop new techniques and approaches in dealing with many issues controlled by this position; responsibilities of the position are ever-changing and require constant research and education; requires the ability to adapt to any situation and make decisions.
Manage sensitive and confidential information related to student-athletes, coaches and staff utilizing discretion and correct decisions. Failure to use proper discretion at required level could result in major and significant embarrassment to the University and/or have a significant impact on image, revenues and eligibility of student-athletes.
Manage professional and personal time to be handle time sensitive-issues, tight deadlines, extended hours beyond the normal workday, weekend work, regular travel in-season and on-call availability.
Faithfully and diligently execute duties of the department, as requested or assigned by the Assistant Athletics Director/Head Athletic Trainer Olympic Sports.
Other responsibilities as assigned.
One (1) year of experience:
CAATE accredited athletic training curriculum preferred.
Clinical supervision of athletic training students preferred.
Maintain high standard of ethics and integrity related to intercollegiate athletics.
Demonstrated knowledge of Division I (FBS) intercollegiate athletics.
Demonstrated knowledge of NCAA and conference policies, rules, regulations and guidelines and ability to apply and enforce those rules.
Maintain knowledge of state and University policies and procedures.
Exhibit strong creative, organizational and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability in public speaking skills.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks for extended period of time.
Demonstrated ability to independently plan and organize work.
Proactive attitude towards work and assignments.
Demonstrated ability to maintain and develop personal contacts with outside groups, i.e. student-athletes, coaches, professional representative, University community.
Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Demonstrated knowledge of record keeping and adherence to schedule.
Demonstrated ability to drive and travel via motor vehicle.
Demonstrated ability or organize and motivate groups and individuals.
Ability to maintain proper unit attendance and punctuality standards, work extended hours including nights and weekends (often with extensive walking and standing).
Demonstrated knowledge of areas of involvement.
Ability to make administrative / procedural decisions and judgments.
Ability to communicate effectively and comprehensively, both verbally and in writing.
Maintain Board of Certification credentials, First Aid, AED and CPR credentials.
Valid driver's license.
Board of Certification credentials.
First aid, AED and CPR certification.
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West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
Job Posting: Oct 7, 2020
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 213486
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