Staff Assistant, Athletic Trainer for Sports Medicine - Full-Time, 12-Month, APA Exempt
Bridgewater State University
Location: Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 4199268
Staff Assistant, Athletic Trainer for Sports Medicine - Full-Time, 12-Month, APA Exempt
Department Summary: Bridgewater State University is an inclusive community dedicated to the lifelong success of all students, focused on the continuous improvement of its people, and responsible for leading innovation that benefits Southeastern Massachusetts, the commonwealth, and the world. Bridgewater’s accessible environment of teaching and learning stimulates critical thinking, pursuit of new knowledge,and deeper understanding, the cultivation of meaningful and diverse interpersonal relationships, and fostering an appreciation for global engagement, all aimed at transforming lives and improving the human condition.
Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is reflected in our institutional values, which ensure that all students are supported and succeed.
Bridgewater State University is equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of underrepresented groups, and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment, are strongly encouraged to apply.
The mission of the Department of Sports Medicine is to is to provide the highest quality Athletic Health Care to meet the needs of the NCAA Intercollegiate Athletics program and its student-athletes. Successful candidates will be staff members that can work with their colleagues to help meet the mission of the department of Sports medicine in serving and supporting our multicultural and inclusive diverse campus community.
Position Summary: This is a full time, 12 month, position that is responsible to assist the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine in the supervision, prevention, care, management and disposition of injuries and illnesses sustained by all varsity student athletes regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or ethnicity.
We are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome, and included. Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Medicine and Sports Performance, receives direction from designated Team Physician and Director of Athletics.
SUPERVISON EXERCISED: Supervises subordinate professional personnel assigned to area, as well as athletic training students in accordance with Athletic Training Education Programs and the Athletic Training/Sports Medicine Department This is an exempt, APA unit position and is subject to the terms of that union agreement.
Position Type: APA Professional
Essential Duties: CORE DUTIES:
Assist the Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Medicine and Sports Performance in the supervision, prevention, care, management, and disposition of injuries and illnesses sustained by all varsity student-athletes regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or ethnicity.
Assist the Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Medicine and Performance with year-round program development, and advancement.
Recognize and supervise the prevention, care, management of injuries and illnesses to a diverse community of student-athletes, including the coverage of team practices and contests.
Assist the Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Medicine and Performance in the management of the Athletic Training/Sports Medicine facilities, including upholding established policies, rules, regulations, and procedures.
Exercises the supervision of the student-athletes, athletic training students, field work students and athletic training hourly staff members as appropriate.
Maintains appropriate documentation of all injuries and illnesses to student-athletes.
Maintains current knowledge and skills of standards of practice in the field of Athletic Training/Sports Medicine as established by the NATA, NCAA, and other appropriate, recognized organizations.
Advise in the purchasing, proper use, and proper fit of protective equipment.
Assist the Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Medicine and Performance in budget preparation, as well as inventory and supply management.
Assist the Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Medicine and Performance with Medical Clearance that is initiated during July and continues year-round.
Assist the Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Medicine and Performance in implementation and maintenance of the electronic medical record and injury tracking program.
Assist the Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Medicine and Performance in annual review and updates of sports medicine policies and procedures, including staff and student education.
Assist the Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Medicine and Performance in the hiring and supervising work study students for the Sports Medicine department.
Develop learning opportunities for students and staff regarding current topics in Sports Medicine and Performance.
Collaborates with and advises Sports Performance staff regarding sports specific programming including modifications for injury trends with teams and specific student athletes.
Year-round continuing education unit acquisition and professional development for the maintenance of professional certifications.
Manage social media with relevant topics in sports medicine, performance, and sports medicine programming year-round.
Perform related duties as required.
Plan and implement assessment efforts that inform data driven decision making for the programs, services, and activities within your core duties.
Develop and implement intentional programs, services, and activities within your core duties that will meet the unique needs of all student populations.
Utilize diversity and social justice practices to promote student success as it relates to your core duties.
Assist the Office of Equal Opportunity /Title IX Coordinator office as a responsible employee with regard to incidents of sexual or gender-based harm or discrimination.
Required Qualifications: We are looking for equity-minded applicants who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community.
Certification by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA-BOC) required
Must be eligible for licensure by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Athletic Training. http://www.mass.gov/dpl/boards/ah/cmr/25904.htm#4.03
Minimum of one year of experience in a related field required
Knowledge of theory/practice of athletic training
Ability to understand written and oral communication.
Ability to work evening, weekends, and holidays as playing and practice season schedule dictates.
Ability to lift 25 lbs. with appropriate accommodation
Master’s Degree in related field
2-3 years’ experience in a related field preferred
Current certification as Strength and Conditioning specialist/coach (NSCA-CSCS or CSCCa)
Work Environment: Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for the application process, please complete and submit this electronic form: https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?BridgewaterStateUniv&layout_id=18
Special Conditions for Eligibility: Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
This position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement This position must comply with the University Covid-19 Attestation requirement. All employees must be fully vaccinated and complete the Covid-19 Attestation upon hire.Medical or Religious ExemptionsAn employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on the existence of medical contraindication to vaccination. In addition, an employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on a sincere religious belief. In both cases, an employee will be required to submit documentation to support the request for an exemption. Employees who secure an exemption may be required to take additional precautions in the workplace and are strongly encouraged to test weekly through the university’s Wellness Center. We are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome, and included.
Salary Range: $50,000 - $60,000 Posting Number: S00958P Open Date: 05/17/2023 Close Date: 6/15/2023 Open Until Filled: No
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:
A minimum of three (3) professional reference entries in space provided on the application form.
Equity and Inclusion Statement- a personal statement on a candidate’s past efforts to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. The equity and inclusion statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss scholarship, professional skills, and demonstrable experience that would enhance the university’s efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidates’ application materials.
Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.