Assistant Athletic Trainer

UGA Athletic Association Athens, GA

About the Job

Job Description
**To apply for this posting send cover letter and resume to hrdept@sports.uga.edu**

Supervise and coordinate athletic training services for student-athletes participating in intercollegiate athletic programs for the University of Georgia Athletic Association, working under the medical direction of team physicians and in conjunction with referring physicians, other ancillary medical professionals, and UGAAA staff (athletic training, athletic administration, athletic coaching, strength and conditioning, sports nutrition, counseling/sports psychology, academics).

Prevention of Athletic Injuries: 10% of overall duties 1.pre-participation physical examinations a.assist in coordinating pre-participation physical examinations for student-athletes b.coordinate and schedule required follow-up appts from physicals 2.movement assessments 3.preventative maintenance rehabilitation programs 4.mobility, flexibility, strength, and conditioning programs 5.fitting of protective equipment, including fabrication of tape, braces, and special pads

Emergency Care and First Aid: 5% of overall duties 1.emergency plan development 2.emergency care coordination with ATC, EMS and MD 3.emergency equipment management 4.emergency medicine in-servicing a.maintenance of CPR / AED certification b.yearly review of emergency protocols

Recognition, Evaluation and Management of Athletic Injuries: 30% of overall duties 1.serve as assistant athletic trainer for track & field/cross country a.includes S&C, practice, and competition coverage and travel responsibilities 2.coordinate coverage and supervise medical care for track & field/cross country as well as other student-athletes, sports, events as assigned by director of sports medicine 3.initial assessment and treatment of athletic injuries 4.physician referral as appropriate a.daily communication with team clinicians b.regular communication with specialty clinicians as appropriate 5.utilize casting, splinting, immobilization, and ambulatory assistive devices 6.wound care 7.diagnostic testing appointments 8.use of therapeutic modalities and exercise

Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries: 30% of overall duties 1.implementation of rehabilitation programs under MD supervision a.participate in rehabilitation progress update meetings b.maintain appropriate communication with supervising clinicians 2.development of rehabilitation protocols a.coordinate rehabilitation with director sports medicine and/or director of rehabilitation 3.use of therapeutic modalities and exercise 4.athletic rehabilitation progress reports 5.isokinetic testing 6.aquatic rehabilitation

Athlete Education and Counseling: 10% of overall duties 1.athletic injury education 2.injury / illness prevention education 3.fitness / strength and conditioning education in collaboration with S&C coach 4.nutritional counseling and referral to registered dietician as appropriate 5.general counseling and referral to mental health clinician as appropriate 6.athletic training and sports medicine presentations 7.regular attendance of continuing education activities

Organization and Administration: 15% of overall duties 1.supervision of athletic training interns and student athletic trainers 2.documentation in electronic medical records 3.collection of pertinent medical documents (i.e. hospital records, surgery reports, etc...) 4.collection of injury / incident data for research purposes as assigned 5.participate in collaborative learning efforts for athletic training staff 6.organization and administration of athletic training room (main and satellite facilities) 7.supply and equipment inventory 8.completion of athletic insurance forms working with insurance coordinator 9.Ensures compliance with NCAA, SEC and institutional rules and regulations as related to the area of Sports Medicine

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred. NATA certification required. Must have or be eligible for Georgia athletic training licensure. Must have at least two years of related experience in sports medicine. Knowledge of NCAA and SEC regulations desired.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervise intern athletic trainers and undergraduate athletic training students.

NOTES:
Employer will assist with relocation costs.