Head Athletic Trainer – North American University 5/24

May 24th, 2022

North American University

North American University

Head Athletic Trainer

 

Primary Purpose:

Plan, coordinate, and supervise all components of the athletic training program for all student athletes. Work under the direction of the Athletic Director and the designated team physician to prevent, recognize, assess, manage, treat, and recondition athletic injuries and illnesses.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Valid license from Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers
  • BOC ATC certification
  • CPR/AED instructor Certified preferred
  • Current Health Professional CPR/AED card

Experience:

  • Minimum of 1 year experience as an athletic trainer. Will consider new graduate with a Master’s degree in Athletic Training

Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Knowledge of the use of ImPACT Neurocognitive Testing
  • Knowledge of therapeutic modalities and injury prevention
  • Ability to provide emergency care and rehabilitation for student athletic injuries
  • Ability to instruct and supervise student athletes and assistants
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

Responsibilities:

  • Attend or arrange staffing for practice sessions (football) and Home athletic contests and prepare athletes using protective techniques and devices as needed. To ensure that an athletic trainer travels with the football team on away games
  • Provide emergency or continued care and refer athletes to physician for definitive diagnosis and treatment as needed.
  • Develop and establish specific procedures to be carried out in the event of medical
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with students, parents, medical and paramedical personnel, coaches, and other staff.
  • Plan and implement a comprehensive rehabilitation and reconditioning program for injuries and illnesses sustained by student athletes.
  • Provide health care information and counsel and instruct student athletes on subject matter related to athletic training.
  • Determine therapeutic goals and objectives for individual athletes, apply therapeutic modalities, and instruct athletes on proper use of exercise equipment.
  • Fit injured athletes with specialized equipment and oversee its
  • Evaluate and record rehabilitation progress of athletes. Develop criteria for progression and return to practice and competition.
  • Coordinate scheduling of athletic physical examinations and
  • Select, train, and supervise student
  • Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents including medical, accident, and treatment records as required.
  • Implement and oversee the student accident insurance policy and coordinate
  • Maintain an inventory of training supplies and Requisition additional supplies as needed.
  • Follow and enforce professional, ethical, and legal parameters regarding use of drugs and therapeutic agents for treatment and rehabilitation of injured athletes.
  • Maintain current and create new sports medicine policies and procedures as needed
  • Maintain current license and CPR/AED training

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Direct the work of athletic training assistants and PRN staff. Oversee student assistants

Salary:

  • Salary pay scale per the University

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

  • Posture: Prolonged standing; frequent kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting Motion: Continual walking; moderate reaching
  • Lifting: Moderate lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds
  • Environment: Work outside (exposure to sun, heat, cold, and inclement weather) and inside; exposure to noise; exposure to biological hazards, bacteria, and communicable diseases; frequent statewide and out of state travel
  • Mental Demands: Maintain emotional control under stress; frequent prolonged and irregular hours

Apply:

For questions call Kim Wright, PT,LAT,ATC at 713-446-1022

•  Position is available June 1, 2022

To apply for this job email your details to kwright@na.edu