Assistant, Athletic Therapy Services

Full-time @Queen’s University in Therapist
  • Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  • Post Date : May 4, 2024
  • Apply Before : May 19, 2024
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The employer is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status or disability.

The employer welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Queen’s University is the Canadian research-intensive university with a transformative student learning experience.  Here the employment experience is as diverse as it is interesting. We have opportunities in multiple areas of globally recognized research, faculty administration, engineering & construction, athletics & recreation, power generation, corporate shared services, and many more. We are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcome applications from individuals from equity seeking groups such as women, racialized/visible minorities, Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, persons who identify in the LGBTQ+ community and others who reflect the diversity of Canadian society. Come work with us!

JOB SUMMARY:

This role as Assistant, Athletic Therapy Services delivers athletic therapy services in the form of injury assessment, treatment, preventative maintenance, rehabilitation, as well as on-field coverage of urgent and non-urgent medical situations. These duties will primarily focus on working with the Queen’s Varsity Football team at Richardson Stadium during the fall semester and in the Q Sports Medicine Clinic throughout the remainder of the year. Travel to team locations is necessary on a regular basis. This position requires exercising skills in maintaining inventory of medical items, mentoring on-site Athletic Therapy Interns and frequent communication skills with therapy staff, physicians, student trainers, coaches, student-athletes and others.

This position coordinates the clinic’s daily operations including scheduling appointments, reviewing medical sheets, maintaining patient records, and assisting with inventory management. This position assists with overseeing, educating, and assessing student trainers. This position also provides preventative treatment and on-site first aid during athletic events.

The schedule for this position requires the incumbent to work variable hours on a regular basis, including evenings and weekends. This position is subject to the Averaging provisions of the USW Local 2010 Collective Agreement.

The schedule for this position requires the incumbent to work frequent early mornings, evenings and weekends, according to program or area needs.

What you will do: 

  • Designs rehabilitative programs and incorporates therapeutic modalities into these programs where required.
  • Demonstrates prophylactic taping and bracing procedures to students.
  • Assists with overseeing, educating, and assessing student trainers.
  • Provides immediate first aid and pre-hospital care.
  • Provides on-site athletic therapy coverage at events.
  • Performs administrative activities including scheduling appointments, reviewing medical sheets, maintaining patient records, and assisting with inventory management.
  • Assists with implementing long-term plans for the clinic.
  • Other duties as required in support of the department and/or unit.

Required Education

  • Four-Year Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.

Required Experience

  • More than 3 years and up to and including 5 years of experience.

Required Licenses and Certifications

  • Certification as an Athletic Therapist is required.

Job Knowledge and Requirements

  • Practical and applied knowledge of specialized methods and processes that are typically acquired through a combination of technical or academic qualification and/or work experience.
  • Provide consultation and advice on non-straightforward and/or complex issues.
  • Interaction with others typically requires interpersonal skills and the ability to understand and influence.
  • Adapt messages to meet the needs of the intended audience.
  • Build relationships, trust and credibility.
  • Manage own work and may train and review the work of casual employees, work study students and/or volunteers, to see commitments through to completion.
  • Contribute to setting work priorities and direction, supporting the team in achieving goals and objectives.
  • Participate in project team meetings and develop individual project plans.
  • Lead procedural or technological change within a unit.
  • Identify new problems and seek information and input to fully understand the cause of problems.
  • Identify opportunities to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of work processes.
  • Draw logical conclusions and provide opinions and recommendations.
  • Research equity, diversity, accessibility and inclusion resources and best practices relevant to the job and unit operations in order to inform evidence-based planning.
  • Commitment to principles of equity, diversity, accessibility, inclusion, Indigenization and human rights for equity deserving groups.

Employment Equity and Accessibility

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact Human Resources.

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