Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
4 Year Degree
• BOC certified athletic trainers are educated and trained in five major practice domains: injury and illness prevention and wellness promotion; examination, assessment and diagnosis; immediate and emergency care; therapeutic intervention; healthcare administration and professional responsibility • Utilize preventive measures to ensure the highest quality of care for every patient. • Monitor for a safe field of play, environment and proper equipment. • Provide standard immediate care procedures used in emergency situations, independent of setting. • Prior to treatment, the athletic trainer assesses the patient's level of function. The patient's input is considered an integral part of the initial assessment. • Develop a treatment program for the student athlete. Athletic trainer determines appropriate treatment, rehabilitation and/or reconditioning strategies. Assessment measures to determine effectiveness of the program are incorporated into the program. • Ability to work autonomously to provide athletic trainer coverage of intercollegiate student-athletes during general training facility hours, practices, home and away events • The athletic trainer renders service or treatment under the direction of a physician. • The athletic trainer will work in conjunction with other staff athletic trainers, including: one head athletic trainer, one Winona State University employed athletic trainer, and three contracted assistant athletic trainers. • This position will act as a liaison between athletic administration, coaches, parents and team physician. • The athletic trainer will assist in the development of policies and procedures as they relate to the athletic training facility and the process of dealing with injuries to the student-athletes. • This position is responsible for medical technology expertise in the use of the Biodex isokinetic dynamometer, Biodex Balance System SD, and the IMPACT concussion assessment tool. • This position will have the autonomy to make decisions on the severity of an injury and must be able to provide immediate treatment including life-saving techniques, standard emergency procedures, and deciding whether further medical attention is necessary. • This position will evaluate and determine the readiness to return to practice and competition following an injury. • Responsible for documentation related to athletic training services using standard forms within the WSU Athletic Training Program: (a) Injury/treatment reporting, referral, secondary insurance claim forms; (b) Maintain medical records and ensure confidentiality of all information • The role of an athletic trainer as a preceptor is providing direct clinical supervision as well as instruction to, and evaluation of, athletic training students. • This position will directly supervise the athletic training students during their clinical education experience. Also, this position will supervise the athletic training students while traveling on away sporting events. The athletic trainer has the authority to intervene on behalf of the athlete or patient when an athletic training student is putting the patient in harm. • This position must stay current on the Athletic Training Program (ATP) policies and procedures. As a preceptor this position will incorporate unique learning opportunities for struggling students such as: creating mock scenarios • As a preceptor supervising ATP students it is our responsibility to resolve the issues and then inform the program director of the issues as well. • This position will sign off the athletic training students' proficiencies. This process involves the athletic training students performing an injury evaluation of a WSU student athlete. The preceptor will review the evaluation and discuss the evaluation with the athletic training student. Following the discussion the athletic training student will reflect on the discussion and the evaluation. After reflection the preceptor and athletic training student will collaborate to discuss critical thinking questions brought to attention by the injury evaluation process. • As a preceptor this position will assist in the placement of the athletic training students in their clinical education experience. • The athletic trainer will create a schedule for the athletic training students during their clinical rotation. • Including monitoring and signing off of students hours weekly • Attend preceptor training sessions determined by the ATP faculty • Attend monthly meetings with the ATP faculty • Complete and discuss athletic training student mid-point and final rotation evaluation • Other duties as assigned by Head Athletic Trainer; Director of Athletics. • Coverage of summer athletic camps that are sponsored by Winona State University Athletics Department. • Professional Development as appropriate. • Continuing education activities to maintain state and national certification.
Notes: • A flexible daily work schedule is necessary including nights; some early mornings based on the schedule of team practice and athletic events, weekends and overnight travel with, and as scheduled by, individual intercollegiate athletic teams. • This position will travel to away competitions. • Various practice and event settings will require the employee to lift and carry supplies and equipment to set up the venue.
• Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training or related field • BOC certification • Eligible for Registration in the State of Minnesota • A minimum of 2 years' experience as a Certified Athletic Trainer at the clinic, high school or collegiate level • Able to obtain certification as a Preceptor for the Athletic Training Program
• Master's degree in athletic training
Internal Number: ASF171864
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