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Vanderbilt University Athletic Trainer - Track & Field/Cross Country

  • June 07, 2021 5:25 PM
    Message # 10602350


    Intercollegiate Athletic Trainer 2 


    Provides services to intercollegiate athletes who have impairments, functional limitations or changes in physical function and health status as a result of injury, illness or other causes, under occasional guidance. Actively collaborates with the health care/educational team. Serves as a liaison for VUMC to the University by providing education, awareness and sports medicine services.


    • Collaborates in establishing athletic training and sports medicine services, plan of care; then coordinates and implements care delivery while anticipating patient/athlete care needs across the continuum.
    • Analyzes comprehensive information pertinent to the patient's/athlete's care and management to determine patient/athlete functional capabilities within defined activity levels.
    • Continually utilizes Athletic Training skills and resources to evaluate patient's/athlete's functional capabilities towards optimal, safe participation, and applies appropriate interventions to ensure effective outcomes.
    • Employs strategies to promote health and a safe and healthy environment.
    • The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.

    Overview of VUMC Sports Medicine

    Vanderbilt Orthopaedics is Tennessee's leading provider of orthopedic care, trusted by professional and collegiate athletes, including the Nashville PredatorsNashville SoundsNashville Soccer Club and the Vanderbilt Commodores.

    We are ranked among the top orthopedics programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is ranked the #1 adult hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville. Our orthopedic specialists are national leaders in research and innovative treatments. Our athletic trainers work closely with our physicians to ensure athletes receive the care needed to safely return to play. Our athletic trainers continue to expand their expertise through ongoing education and participation in sports medicine organizations. As part of an academic medical center, our athletic trainers and sports medicine physicians are advancing the latest research to improve orthopedic treatments. We are national leaders in researching innovation in shoulder instability (dislocation) and rotator cuff injury treatment as well as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) treatment.

    Vanderbilt Sports Medicine is located in the Vanderbilt Orthopedic Institute on the campus of Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.  We provide medical care to athletes of all ages and levels of competition from Tennessee and the surrounding regions and are official sports medicine providers for: 

    • Vanderbilt University NCAA Division I Athletics
    • Nashville Predators (NHL)
    • Nashville Sounds (Oakland Athletics AAA Baseball)
    • Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association
    • Metro Nashville Public Schools 

    Work Schedule:

    Based on the day, week and sports season.


    Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) from accredited athletic training program or equivalent and 3 years relevant experience. 

    Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

    • Licensed Athletic Trainer Required
    • BOC Certified Athletic Trainer Required

    Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

    • Medium Work category requiring exertion up to 50lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 20 of force frequently and/or up to 10 of force continually to move objects.


    • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position
    • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
    • Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device
    • Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.
    • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
    • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
    • Occasional: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces
    • Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
    • Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.
    • Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
    • Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
    • Occasional: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.
    • Frequent: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
    • Frequent: Walking: Moving about on foot.
    • Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
    • Frequent: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.
    • Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.


    • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
    • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information
    • Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
    • Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.

    Environmental Conditions

    • Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.
    • Occasional: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.
    • Occasional: Climate: Ability to withstand exposure to atmospheric extremes including heat, cold, humidity, and barometric pressure changes.

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