The Athletic Trainer is responsible for administering the duties and functions of the UNCG athletic training program. The position reports directly to the Associate Athletic Director for Health and Sports Performance and communicates directly on a day-to-day basis on all matters related to the operation of the athletic training program. The Athletic Trainer will be considered Mandatory Staff and employment will be on an at-will basis
The Athletic Trainer is responsible for assisting the Associate Athletic Director for Health and Sports Performance in tending to, scheduling, and supervising the medical needs of the student-athletes within the UNCG Department of Intercollegiate Athletics while adhering to the BOC Standards of Professional Practice and the signed Physician Protocol on file with the North Carolina Board of Athletic Trainer Examiners.
This individual has a responsibility to oversee the medical needs of all student-athletes but will work primarily with assigned teams. The Athletic Trainer will maintain regular office hours in order to prevent, evaluate, treat and rehabilitate injuries and illnesses of student-athletes in accordance with athletic training room policies and procedures. The Athletic Trainer must be able to make appropriate referrals to outside medical professionals when necessary and communicate with the Associate Athletic Director for Health and Sports Performance, athletic training staff, team physicians, other healthcare professionals, strength and conditioning staff, coaches, and administrators about the health status of student-athletes. This individual is also responsible for coverage of assigned team practices and contests, including out-of-town events.
The Athletic Trainer is responsible for, but not limited to, overseeing the daily operation of the athletic training room, keeping thorough documentation as part of student-athlete’s medical records and assigned administrative duties. The Athletic Trainer will assist in the mentoring and supervision of Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainers and their assigned sport and other responsibilities as assigned by the Associate Athletic Director for Health and Sports Performance. This person may be required to become a CPR instructor to assist with certification of Athletic Training and Athletic Department staff. This individual is responsible for the policies and procedures of the University, Southern Conference, and the NCAA in the day-to-day operation of the program.
As an employee of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, this individual will actively represent the department and the University. The individual must retain knowledge of all University, Southern Conference, and NCAA policies and procedures regarding medical services in intercollegiate athletics.
External relationships will exist with student-athletes and their parents, community groups, and local and national medical communities.
More specifically, this individual would preferably hold membership in the National Athletic Trainer’s Association and the North Carolina Athletic Trainer’s Association.
A Master’s Degree from an accredited College or University and BOC certification for Athletic Trainers is required.
Additional Required Certifications, Licensures, and Certificates:
The Athletic Trainer must possess or be eligible for North Carolina State Athletic Training Licensure and have current CPR/AED certification for healthcare providers prior to employment.
One (1) to four (4) years of experience as an Athletic Trainer at the collegiate or professional level. Demonstrated experience with current evidence-based rehab skills
Internal Number: 014048
About The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a higher-research activity university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC system institutions, UNCG is one of the most diverse universities in the state with nearly 20,000 students and over 2,700 faculty and staff members representing more than 90 nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 100 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNCG is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.