Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
Assistant Athletic Trainer - Football
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James Madison University (JMU), a Division I Member of the NCAA and Colonial Athletic Association, is seeking an Assistant Athletic Trainer for Football. This position will report to the Head Football Athletic Trainer. This position is a full-time, 12-month position with a full comprehensive benefits package. The Assistant Football Athletic Trainer will work with the Head Football Athletic Trainer and will be responsible for the day-to-day provision of sports medicine services that help ensure the health and safety of the student-athletes participating in our NCAA Division I FCS Football program. This position will also serve as a clinical preceptor for our athletic training students enrolled in our athletic training entry-level master’s program. The selected candidate will be expected to maintain a high level of communication, outstanding interpersonal and clinical skills, and professionalism as a member of the JMU Sports Medicine Staff. The ability to work and function as a member of the Integrated Health and Sports Performance team and effectively communicate with the JMU Sports Medicine Staff and Football Coaching staff is essential.
Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to:
Providing and coordinating a high level of athletic healthcare services to the JMU Football program and JMU student-athletes to include the prevention, evaluation, clinical management, treatment, and short- and long-term rehabilitation of injuries
Ensuring emergency readiness at all practices and competitions in accordance with the JMU Emergency Action Plan
Engaging in effective written and oral communication with members of the football coaching staff, strength and conditioning staff, sports medicine staff/physicians, athletic administration, and Integrated Health and Sports Performance Team
Contributing to an overall team effort by welcoming new and different work requirements and exploring new opportunities to enhance the services of the department
Assisting with the scheduling, organization and completion of student-athlete pre-participation and exit physical examinations.
Coordinating timely referrals and communicating with the JMU Team Physicians regarding student-athlete injuries, medical conditions, and plan of care.
Providing onsite coverage for practices, summer conditioning, and games.
Maintaining accurate and up-to-date medical records on all student-athletes in a timely, efficient and confidential manner.
Counseling and educating student-athletes regarding their injuries and treatment plans.
Serving as a clinical preceptor to athletic training students.
Candidates must have:
a Master’s degree.
hold BOC certification, have a Virginia license to practice Athletic Training or be eligible for licensure by start of employment.
CPR and AED certified and the ability to effectively communicate with multiple parties within the athletics department and campus community.
Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications:
3 or more years post-certification clinical experience, NCAA Division I experience, experience working within Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) or NFL
Advanced continuing education/certifications such as but not limited to CSCS, EMT, FMS, SFMA, CES, PES, Graston, PRI, etc.
Experience as an approved clinical preceptor.
The successful candidate will ensure compliance with all relevant institutional, CAA, NCAA, and Commonwealth of Virginia regulations.
James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.