Head Football Athletic Trainer/Associate Athletic Trainer
James Madison University
May 25, 2018
Full-time - Experienced
Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
James Madison University (JMU), a Division I Member of the NCAA and Colonial Athletic Association, is seeking a Head Football Athletic Trainer/Associate Athletic Trainer reporting to the Associate AD for Integrated Health and Sports Performance/Director of Sports Medicine to begin as soon as possible.
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: providing and coordinating a high level of athletic healthcare services to the JMU Football program and JMU student-athletes to include the prevention, evaluation, clinical management, treatment, and short- and long-term rehabilitation of injuries; ensuring emergency readiness at all practices and competitions in accordance with the JMU Emergency Action Plan; engaging in effective written and oral communication with members of the football coaching staff, strength and conditioning staff, sports medicine staff/physicians, athletic administration, and Integrated Health and Sports Performance Team; contributing to an overall team effort by welcoming new and different work requirements and exploring new opportunities to enhance the services of the department; assisting with the scheduling, organization and completion of student-athlete pre-participation and exit physical examinations; coordinating timely referrals and communicating with the JMU Team Physicians regarding student-athlete injuries, medical conditions, and plan of care; providing onsite coverage for practices, summer conditioning, and games; maintaining accurate and up-to-date medical records on all student-athletes in a timely, efficient and confidential manner; counseling and educating student-athletes regarding their injuries and treatment plans; serving as a clinical preceptor to athletic training undergraduate students enrolled in our CAATE Athletic Training Program.
Qualifications: Candidates must have a master's degree; hold BOC certification, have a Virginia license to practice Athletic Training or be eligible for licensure by start of employment; minimum of 5 years of collegiate or professional experience as a certified athletic trainer required; CPR and AED certified and the ability to effectively communicate with multiple parties within the athletics department and campus community.
Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications: NCAA Division I experience, experience working with Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) or Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), advanced continuing education/certifications such as but not limited to CSCS, EMT, FMS, SFMA, CES, PES, Graston, PRI, etc.; experience as an approved clinical preceptor and supervision of athletic training students enrolled in a CAATE Athletic Training program. The successful candidate will ensure compliance with all relevant institutional, CAA, NCAA, and Commonwealth of Virginia regulations.
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