UC Merced Recreation and Athletics is charged with providing a dynamic and competitive overall experience for students on the UC Merced campus. The Athletic Trainer supports this mission by providing preventative injury care and by providing practice, game, and event care to intercollegiate student athletes. The Athletic Trainer must have a very clear understanding of the following areas of emphasis: injury care and prevention for athletes, risk management, and customer service. This position reports directly to the Head Athletic Trainer. Uses moderately complex athletic training concepts. Applies campus policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues. Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors. Provides moderately complex prevention and treatment of athletic injuries.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES •Athletic Training Service: Provides athletic training services for Recreation and Athletic department home contests and practices as scheduled for both ICA and Sport Clubs. Manages student athletic trainers, maintain open lines of communication with administrators, Sport Club staff and head coaches. Administers first-aid to athletes. Enforces safety procedures. Able to organize and prioritize work assignments and complete assignments within required timelines. •Record Keeping: Provide detailed record keeping related to treatment provided to student-athletes during games and/or practices. Reports injuries, completing appropriate documentation, and maintenance of medical charts. Maintains discretion and confidentiality and handle sensitive matters involving athletic injuries and treatment. •Provides moderate to complex rehabilitation of athletic injuries through the use of various therapeutic exercise programs. •Program Management: Works with Risk Services and student athletes to manage the claims process for student athletes using the athletics secondary insurance policy. Serve as the point of contact for the university for student athletes managing claims. Interface with the selected insurance provider and Risk Services to ensure claims are processed in a timeline manner. Maintain records of all student athlete insurance claims in conjunction with Risk Services.
EDUCATION and REQUIREMENTS
• Bachelor's Degree and three years of related experience/training, or seven (7) equivalent experience/training. • Master's Degree. (Preferred) • Licenses Valid CDL (California Driver's License). (Preferred) • Valid State Athletic Trainer Licensure (Preferred) • Certifications Valid National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) certification (Preferred) • CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) and AED certification. (Preferred)
CRITICAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
• Has thorough skills associated with providing treatment of athletic injuries. • Has skills necessary to communicate verbally and in writing. • Has effective organizational and interpersonal skills needed to work with a diverse client group. • Position must be able to work in a highly collaborative manner with others, including athletes, team physicians, faculty, staff, and others in the athletic department. • Can maintain discretion and confidentiality in handling sensitive matters involving athletic injuries and treatments. • Demonstrates thorough ability to organize and prioritize work assignments and complete assignments within required timelines. • Requires knowledge of electronic/medical records systems. • Must be computer literate. • For positions associated with Sports Medicine, must maintain current knowledge of applicable rules and standards of the NAINNCAA, as well as other associations and agencies applicable to athletic treatment of athletes, and, at all times avoid any and all violations of these rules and standards.
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration, and professional development. With bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable, and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities for highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher ed...ucation. The Merced 2020 Project nearly doubled the physical capacity of the campus, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building located in the heart of Merced.
To set the course of UC Merced's evolution, in 2021 UC Merced will enact its first-ever 10-year strategic plan. This plan will guide how the values of equity and justice influence our pathway toward earning Carnegie R1 research status, growing enrollment, upholding our identity as a minority-serving institution, and operationalizing how commitments to equity, diversity and inclusion are enacted within each campus unit. UC Merced is expected to engage in sophisticated thinking, planning, and implementation of actions that effectively diversify the professoriate and staff, improve campus climate for all campus constituency groups, and strengthen our equity, diversity, and inclusion infrastructure and capacity.