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Associate Athletic Trainer (Central Michigan University)

  • December 03, 2021 2:13 PM
    Message # 12163056

    Position Number:            72330

    Position Summary:         Serves as a certified and licensed staff athletic trainer for CMU intercollegiate athletes; provides daily athletic training services to the CMU Football team; supervises injury care, referral and rehabilitation; travels to all Football team events; and serves as a clinical preceptor for athletic training curriculum students.

    Required Qualifications

    •        Bachelor’s degree, athletic training related.
    •        Two years of full-time certified athletic training work experience.
    •        Certified Athletic Trainer by NATA Board of Certification.
    •        Currently licensed or eligible for a state of Michigan License in Athletic Training (AT).
    •        Currently certified or eligible for CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers.
    •        Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and project a positive attitude.
    •        Strong organizational skills.
    •        Willing to work irregular hours, nights, weekends, and holidays when necessary.
    •        Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
    Preferred Qualifications
    •        Master’s degree.
    •        At least three years of certified athletic training work experience.
    •        NFL, Professional, or NCAA Division I (FBS or FCS) collegiate football experience as a Certified Athletic Trainer.
    •        Strong background in surgical and non-surgical rehabilitation for upper and lower extremity injuries.
    •        Graston, IASTM, ART, CSCS, PES, CES, or other additional certifications.
    •        Experience with Vivature injury tracking software.
    •        Experience with Electronic Medical Records (EMR) systems.
    •        Supervisory experience.
    •        Mentorship experience of athletic training students, graduate assistants, interns, and/or staff members.

    Duties & Responsibilities            

    •        Serves as the primary Associate Athletic Trainer for the CMU Football Team.
    •        Works alongside and under the direction of the Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine when acting as Head Football Athletic Trainer.
    •        Takes on the role of Head Football Athletic Trainer when Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine is not present.
    •        Provides care to other teams as assigned by the Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine.
    •        Daily communication with Football coaching staff and strength & conditioning personnel.
    •        Communicates with CMU Student-Athlete Services staff to coordinate schedules and potential class/academic conflicts for student-athletes with current health care conditions.
    •        Assists in conducting drug testing to comply with the NCAA’s Substance Abuse Control Program.
    •        Assists with maintaining all athletic training equipment and facilities.
    •        Assists with the ordering and inventory of all supplies and equipment.
    •        Assists with recruitment and supervision of part-time staff (graduate assistants and interns).
    •        Provides medical care, referral and medical record keeping, as assigned.
    •        Serves as a clinical preceptor for the undergraduate athletic training curriculum program.
    •        Understands and protects HIPPA and FERPA protected information; handles information appropriately.
    •        Upholds and works within policy and procedures established by the CMU Sports Medicine Department.
    •        Provides daily evaluation and treatment of orthopedic and non-orthopedic injury conditions.
    •        Schedules, executes, and supervises surgical and non-surgical rehabilitation programs.
    •        Facilitates outside physician referrals, in-house facility physician clinics, and in-house facility orthopedic clinics.
    •        Documents in electronic injury tracking system daily; which includes but is not limited to treatments, progress notes, diagnostic imaging, and physician referrals.
    •        Facilitates retrieval of outside medical records and documentation for record keeping.
    •        Communicates athlete referrals to insurance coordinator.
    •        Point person for insurance coordinator with Football student-athlete needs.
    •        Handles daily facility, organization, maintenance, cleaning and inventory.
    •        Schedules and manages student athletic trainer’s schedules and evaluations for students in clinical rotation assigned to Football.
    •        Communicates with necessary athletic department staff regarding student-athletes injury conditions; limitations, needs, and accommodations.
    •        Works with strength and conditioning department personnel to create alternate workout plans for injured student-athletes.
    •        Other administrative duties as assigned.

    Supervision Exercised:   None.

    Message to Applicants: You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.


    Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

    Pay Range:         $40,000-$50,000

    Employment Status:       Full-Time

    FTE:       1.00

    Position Type:   12 month

    Weekly Work Schedule  M-F, 8a-5p; evenings and weekends as necessary

    At Will?:              No

    Location:            Mount Pleasant, MI

    About the Department 

    About CMU       

    Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.

    We serve nearly 19,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.

    CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.

    Central is home to 17 men’s and women’s Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.

    CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. It’s part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the state’s largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.

    Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city’s central location in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

    CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

    CMU Leadership Standards        

    Central Michigan University is a place where we value students and work for their success, where we act as family, and where employees are engaged, appreciated and have extraordinary opportunities to make a difference.

    We intentionally maintain and strengthen the hallmark CMU culture that sets us apart from our peers by expecting CMU leaders and employees to model the following Leadership Standards and develop them within their teams.

    Please review the Leadership Standards before applying for this position.

    EEO Statement 

    CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex‐based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see http://www.cmich.edu/ocrie).

    If you wish to see “EEO is the Law” posters, please click here.

    CMU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, including admission and employment, and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in such a matter.

    Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be made to CMU’s Title IX Coordinator, the US Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary, or both.

    CMU’s Title IX Coordinator can be reached at:

    Phone: 989-774-3253

    Office: 103 E. Preston St.

    Bovee University Center, suite 306

    Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

    Email: titleix@cmich.edu

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