Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
Job Description: Head Athletic Trainer
Reports To: Athletic Director
Start Date: As Soon As Possible
POSITION SUMMARY: The successful candidate will oversee all events related to the health and wellness of the student-athletes occurring through the athletic training room. Duties will include supervision of Assistant Athletic Trainer, recruitment and supervision of athletic training students, provide coverage for games and practices and oversite of athletic training budget. Instruction of college level Kinesiology and Athletic Training courses will be taught by the candidate. Varied duties will also be performed associated with care, prevention, and rehabilitation of injuries associated with all athletic teams.
On-site care and management of injuries and illnesses including: prevention, evaluation management and rehabilitation.
Insure that all athletes have had a PPE prior to the start of any season.
Insure that all NJCAA, WJCAC, NIRA and WTC guidelines and regulations are fulfilled with regard to presence at sporting events.
Coordinate arrangements for injured athletes to get the necessary medical advice and treatments from team physicians and other support staff.
Administer the proper rehabilitative therapy or post injury care for athletes, using available devices and facilities.
Assess and report the progress of recovering athletes to coaches.
Collaborate with physicians in order to develop and implement comprehensive rehabilitation program for athletic injuries.
Plan and implement comprehensive athletic injury prevention programs.
Supervise athletic training facility, purchasing equipment and supplies, budget preparation, inventories, and general maintenance issues.
Supervise and educate athletic training students in first aid treatment, use of modalities, taping and bandaging, care of athletic injuries, and record keeping.
Coordination and scheduling of medical coverage for home and away competitions.
Establish and maintain records of injuries, evaluations, physician visits, treatments, and rehabilitation for student athletes.
Variances from regular working hours may be necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of this position.
Busy working environment with numerous interruptions
Possible travel with athletic teams in order to be available at events.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Experience in the collegiate setting preferred but not required.
Masters Degree in Athletic Training or related field.
Certification from the National Athletic Trainers Board of Certification, ATC
Licensed by the Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers, LAT
CPR and First aid certification (instructor preferred)
Additional Salary Information: 10 month contract
About Western Texas College
Western Texas College is committed to excellence as it challenges students to reach their full potential.
The institutional goals of Western Texas College are:
•Provide quality education for pre-professional, general, career, technical, workforce and foundational students
•Enhance student life through campus activities
•Provide support services that help students, staff and faculty succeed
•Provide opportunities that encourage and facilitate social, cultural, economic and community development
•Promote life-long learning that encourages critical thinking, skill development, communication proficiency, art and cultural appreciation and civic responsibility
Courses of Study
Western Texas College offers programs of study that qualify students for the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science Degree and junior standing in a senior college or university, and programs that qualify students for the Associate of Applied Science Degree. Programs are also offered that qualify students for certificates of completion which are awarded to students who successfully fulfill the requirements of a program of less than two years' duration.
Since degree requirements of various col...leges and universities vary considerably, students preparing for transfer to senior colleges and universities should check carefully the catalog of their chosen institution and confer with the counselors, registrar, or faculty advisor concerning specific courses to be taken at Western Texas College.
In general, all students working toward a Bachelor of Arts Degree will need basically the same courses in the first two years with a few selected electives. Most students planning a Bachelor of Arts degree, and especially those students who are undecided about a major field, are advised to follow a “liberal arts curriculum.”
Recognition and Accreditation
Western Texas College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Western Texas College.
The college is also approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Western Texas College is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges, Texas Association of Community Colleges, and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. Students or prospective students who wish to review accreditation documentation may request this file from the President’s Office.
An Equal Opportunity Institution
Western Texas College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities.
Equal opportunities include, but are not limited to, employment, upgrading, promotion, demotion or transfer, recruitment or recruitment advertising, layoff or termination, rates of pay, and selection for training.