Athletic Trainer (Football)

Full-time @Towson University in Athletic Trainer
  • Towson, Maryland, United States
  • Post Date : April 26, 2024
  • Apply Before : May 27, 2024
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Job Description

Athletic Trainer – Football – (2400007Q)

Job Summary

Towson University (TU) is one of the nation’s top 100 public universities. Located north of Baltimore, TU currently enrolls over 19,000 students and is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland. Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion to cultivate the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.

The Athletic Trainer will coordinate and provide health care and comprehensive athletic training services to student-athletes; maintain records and supplies; and ensure fiscal responsibility as it relates to student-athlete care. The Athletic Trainer will also coordinate care with sports medicine physicians in the integration of evidence-based rehabilitation strategies in order to ensure the student-athletes are able to effectively and safely return to full fitness/participation; and work collaboratively within a sports performance model with other professionals, including: Sr. Associate Athletics Director for Sports Medicine and Performance, Associate Director of Athletic Training, Sports Dietitian, Strength and Conditioning Coaches, Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, and Clinical Psychologist, to ensure positive student-athlete experience and treatment outcomes, and to mitigate the risk of sustaining injury.

The Athletic Trainer will conduct and supervise injury and illness prevention, injury management, immediate care and rehabilitation of athletic injuries, and provide ongoing patient supervision to ensure compliance with treatment plans, expectations, and standard operating procedures under the medical supervision of the team physician as required by Maryland State Practice Act. This position will report to the Associate Director of Athletic Training in the Towson Center/Field House and must be able to work in a creative and collaborative team environment where change is embraced and innovation is encouraged. The incumbent will manage administrative duties as assigned by the Sr. Associate Athletics Director for Sports Medicine and Performance and/or Director of Athletic Training. This individual will also serve as a preceptor to mentoring athletic training students in the Athletic Training Education Program. This position will also take on various other duties at the discretion of the Director of Athletic Training and Sr. Associate Athletics Director for Sports Medicine and Performance.

Responsibilities and Duties

Responsibilities for the Athletic Trainer position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • In consultation with the Associate Director of Athletic Training and Team Physicians, facilitates all health care for student athletes associated with track and field, cross country, and football teams which includes formulating effective therapeutic treatment plans, implementing treatments, monitoring progress, and returning student athletes to play; must possess technical and practical expertise in the appropriate application and supervision of a wide range of rehabilitative exercises/therapy and diagnostic equipment
  • Applies evaluative skills and techniques for orthopedic and medical problems associated with intercollegiate athletics as well as participates in the medical clearance and evaluation of incoming and returning student-athletes
  • Records, analyzes, and maintains medical records for daily treatments/rehabilitation, practice and game limitations, medical services, and referrals; produces end-of-year reports for injury trends and produces value-based reporting on services to teams
  • Positively communicates and interacts on a daily basis with the athletic department’s multidisciplinary performance team including medical professionals, coaches, strength and conditioning coaches, dietitian, and administrative staff
  • Coordinates plans of care and diagnostic tests set forth by team physicians; facilitates and secures test results and prepares information for physician clinics; gathers information needed for insurance claims and follows up as needed
  • Delegated administrative tasks and facility management responsibilities, including but not limited to assisting with inventory management team and medication management
  • Complies with policies, rules and regulations governing the NCAA, CAA conference, the state of Maryland, Towson University, the athletic department, and the sports medicine program; maintains continuing education to support and advance knowledge base‚ÄÇ‚ÄÇ
  • Serves as a preceptor in the MSAT program; provides supervision of athletic training students during their clinical experience, if assigned
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Associate Director of Athletic Training and Sr. Associate Athletics Director for Sports Medicine and Performance

The work hours for this position will be based around sports participation and include nights, weekends, and holidays. Travel is required.

Qualifications and Skills

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in athletic training or expected to graduate with a master’s degree in athletic training by May 2024 (candidates must possess degree at time of hire)
  • CPR/AED/First Aid certification (please include on application)
  • State of Maryland Athletic Trainers License eligible
  • Ability to evaluate medical condition of student-athletes prior to, and during, their participation in intercollegiate athletics
  • Under the direction of the Head Athletic Trainer, implements treatments and rehabilitation services
  • Must have the ability to work and understand human performance in relation to workload management
  • Must have the ability to collaborate in data management for performance monitoring and collaborative decision making
  • Athletic trainer will need to obtain Maryland Licensure and complete a three-stage process, requiring completion of the Licensure Application and finger printing, as well as obtaining an Evaluation and Treatment Protocol prior to performing any Athletic Training duties with student-athletes

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least one year of working experience in a NCAA D1 environment
  • FMS, PES, CES, or CSCS credentials or equivalent
  • Clinical experience in athletic training working with football
  • Evidence of strong clinical skills in a team environment

Salary and Benefits
Targeted hiring range is $55,000 – $60,000 and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 15 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here. TU also offers a variety of great perks and discounts, which can be found here.

This position is open until filled. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the University System of Maryland (USM) has strongly encouraged full COVID vaccination and up-to-date booster shots (when eligible) for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM as both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety.

Towson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

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