Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
The Associate Athletic Trainer reports directly to the Senior Associate Athletic Trainer and works under the medical supervision of the Head Team Physician. The primary sport responsibility for this position is Football.
*Willingness and ability to work evenings, weekends, and holiday. Ability to lift < 25 lbs.
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.
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 duties as assigned or required.
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.
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. Faculty members include Tony Award winners, MacArthur Fellowship recipients and members of numerous honorary and professional societies, National Academy of Engineering, American Academy of Arts and Sciences and American Council of Learned Societies. Research thrives at Northwestern University. Interdisciplinary teams at Northwestern work to solve society's problems and facilitate clinical and commercial use of their innovations with partners at Argonne National Laboratory, Fermilab, and local universities. Beyond being a dynamic learning organization, Northwestern employs a dynamic and diverse mix of faculty and staff who work proactively to ensure that the University is a special place to work. Northwestern is committed to the recruitment of a diverse faculty, staff and student body, fostering a climate that treasures differences and provides rich opportunities for learnin...g. To that end, Northwestern University actively seeks women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons for employment and promotion throughout the University.
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