Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer – Western Texas College 11/16

November 17th, 2017

Western Texas College

Western Texas College

Position Opening: Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

Department: Athletics (Start Date January 2018)

 

Position Summary: The successful candidate will assist the Head Athletic Trainer with recruitment of potential athletic training students, skill instruction, practice and game coverage, and rehabilitation and treatment of athletic injuries.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Insure that all athletes have had physical examinations prior to the start of any season.
  • Insure that all WJCAC guidelines and NJCAA regulations are fulfilled with regard to athletic trainer presence at WJCAC and NJCAA sporting events.
  • Provide, either directly or indirectly, for immediate treatment or first aid for injured athletes during the course of athletic events or practice.
  • Make suitable arrangements for injured athletes to get the necessary medical advice and treatment from physicians or sports medicine clinics when the extent of the injury warrants such referral.
  • Determine techniques for the adequate protection of athletes required for participation in either athletic events or practices.
  • Administer the proper rehabilitative therapy or post-injury care for athletes, utilizing available devices and facilities.
  • Supervise the training facility, i.e. purchasing of equipment and supplies, budget preparation, inventories and general maintenance issues.
  • Supervise and train student-athletic trainers in first aid treatment, use of physical modalities, adhesive strapping, wrapping and care of athletic injuries, general clean-up and record keeping.
  • Travel with or provide for student trainers to travel with athletic teams to out-of-town contests.
  • Establish and maintain records of all injuries, evaluations, doctor’s reports, treatments, taping and rehabilitative treatment given to anyone in the training room.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • LAT – Licensed Athletic Trainer
  • CPR and First Aid Certification or the ability to obtain certification upon employment (instructor certification a plus)
  • Completion of or enrollment in graduate program (of the candidates choice)

Salary:

  • 20,930 plus benefits (10 month position)
  • Outreach opportunities available
  • Discounted housing available

Please contact Trint Palmer, M.Ed, ATC, LAT

Email: tpalmer@wtc.edu

Office: 325-574-7901, 325-212-0934 (Cell)

To apply for this job email your details to tpalmer@wtc.edu