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Assistant Athletic Trainer (Saint Martin University)

  • February 18, 2024 10:25 AM
    Message # 13317326

    Assistant Athletic Trainer

    Full Time Regular

    Non-Ex Staff w Benef

    Salary Range:$49,000.00 To 50,000.00 Annually

    Saint Martin’s University, invites applications for an Assistant Athletic Trainer

    The Assistant Athletic Trainer is responsible for the care and management of the 13 sports at Saint Martin's University, under the direction of the Head Athletic Trainer.  This is to include, injury prevention, evaluation, management and treatment of athletic injuries, short and long-term rehabilitation of athletic injuries, education and counseling of student-athletes.  The Assistant Athletic Trainer is responsible for athletic related health care administration in consultation with and under the supervision of the Team Physician(s) and other qualified medical personnel.

    Saint Martin’s University

    Established in 1895, Saint Martin’s University serves as the educational mission of Saint Martin’s Abbey.  The Abbey is a Catholic Benedictine monastery, whose members pray, work, and live together on the University campus. 

    The physical beauty of Saint Martin’s 300-acre campus reflects the rich intellectual and spiritual nature of its presence in the Pacific Northwest.  As the mission is Catholic and Benedictine, one of our values is a spirit of hospitality welcoming all, regardless of an individual’s faith, religion, or spirituality.  

    Ranked by Niche as the second (#2) most diverse private college in Washington State in 2020. Saint Martin’s is extremely proud of our student diversity.  Our university treasures persons of all abilities, ages, ethnicities, genders, nationalities, orientations, races, and religions.  

    In particular, we know that students educated in an ethnically diverse settings perform better academically and reap greater professional success than their peers from more homogeneous learning environments. We proudly celebrate that our student population is 51% undergraduate and 32% graduate students of color.  We are committed to pursuing an employee community which reflects a similar, if not the same percentage.  Saint Martin’s University strongly values diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), especially as it guides the work of teaching and learning. The university is focused on faculty that can promote equity-focused teaching, mentoring, and community across the university. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the University’s goals in these areas. Contributions might include working on school-community events, mentoring students, building equity-focused partnerships with others across the university, and supporting student communities centered on BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+ students.

    Therefore, we intentionally encourage and request that members of historically underrepresented groups apply to join this community.  All of us, from all backgrounds, are making a commitment to do and be better for our students.



    Essential Functions & Responsibilities - Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this position. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following.



    Perform daily pre- and post- practice /competition preparation based on schedules provided by coaching staff in the athletic training room.  This may include but is not limited to taping, treatments of athletic-related injuries using therapeutic modalities (heat, cold, ultrasound, EMS), providing water and ice for practice/competition.  The Assistant Athletic Trainer is responsible for communicating the status of injured student-athletes to his or her coach in addition to any practice modifications/accommodations that may be needed.  Some camp medical coverage will be required.



       Will teach the Spring PE 310 course, Management of Athletic Injuries and First Aid.  Will oversee class    organization, management, educational content and teaching.



    The Assistant Athletic Trainer will develop and supervise rehabilitation programs for student-athletes with athletic-related injuries in the Athletic Training Room.  Rehabilitation programs will be designed on an individual basis, specific to the injury stage and sport demands of each student athlete.  The Assistant Athletic Trainer will monitor each student-athlete’s rehabilitation progress and advance as appropriate, keeping in mind the overall health and well-being of the student-athlete.



    The Assistant Athletic Trainer will be responsible for performing injury evaluations for athletic-related injuries and managing emergency care when needed.   The evaluation will be conducted using the HOPS method, which includes taking a comprehensive history of the present injury and any related previous injuries, observation and bilateral comparison of injured body part, palpation of the injured area, and any relevant special/stress tests to determine ligament stability, joint range of motion, and muscle strength.  Based on the information gathered during the evaluation the Assistant Athletic Trainer will then make an injury assessment and determine whether physician referral is needed.  The Assistant Athletic Trainer is responsible for notifying coaches when a student-athlete is injured and will keep the coach updated as to the student-athlete’s condition



    The Assistant Athletic Trainer will maintain accurate and up-to-date records for all student athletes.  This will include documentation of any injuries (athletic-related and non-athletic-related injuries) reported to the Athletic Training Room, daily treatment logs, rehabilitation goals and progress, and any related medical documentation (physician notes, operative reports, discharge notes, and radiology reports).  These records may only be released by the Assistant Athletic Trainer with the student-athlete’s consent. The Assistant Athletic Trainer may be asked to assist in filing and collecting documents for any claims filed to the secondary insurance policy.  Documents should be completed and approved by the Head Athletic Trainer. Any disputed claims must be brought to the Head Athletic Trainer and will be managed on a case-by-case basis.



    • Must be supportive of a Catholic, Benedictine philosophy of education.
    • Stays apprised of current policies, legal and ethical issues in higher education including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and other relevant local state and federal educational and health care laws.
    • Serve as a liaison between athletes, coaches, team physicians and other health care professional under the direction of the Head Athletic Trainer.
    • Maintains accurate, detailed, and up-to-date student-athlete records that include injury evaluation and subsequent treatment notes, rehabilitation programs, medical documentation (physician notes, radiology reports, etc.) and insurance claim documentation.        Understands the confidential nature of the information under their care and maintains that confidentiality.
    • Communicate clearly and effectively with student-athletes, coaches, Department of Athletics staff and medical personnel regarding student-athlete injuries and current status, and day-to-day operation of Athletic Training Room. Earns the trust, respect, and confidence of coworkers, students, parents and coaches through consistent honesty, forthrightness and professionalism in all interactions.
    • Maintains a daily work schedule that allows sufficient time to meet in-season teams’ pre- and post-practice/competition needs.
    • Performs accurate injury assessments for athletic-related injuries and makes physician referrals as necessary.
    • Responds to difficult, stressful or sensitive situations in ways that reduce or minimize potential conflict and maintains good working relationships among internal and external community members.
    • Demonstrates a strong commitment to the Student-Athlete concept and a working knowledge of NCAA/GNAC rules and regulations is required.
    • Composes letters, memos, emails, spreadsheets, reports and other written documents with clearly organized thoughts, proper sentence construction, punctuation and grammar.  Demonstrated experience with databases, spreadsheets, and word processing software.  
    • Carefully inputs data and prepares documents accurately and reviews all work before submission.
    • Adapts to new and changing situations with ease



    • Bachelor’s degree Athletic Training or related field, such as Exercise Science or Kinesiology.         Master’s degree preferred. 
    • Must pass the Board of Certification exam and have graduated from a CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education) accredited program. 
    • Athletic Training experience at the collegiate level preferred
    • Must have written verification of Washington State License to practice as an athletic trainer. 
    • Successfully pass a criminal background check.



    Work is performed under a licensed physician and in association with other health care providers. Work is performed indoors, at sport practices or events or in an office environment. Physical demands include: 

    • Ability to walk, run, kneel, stoop or crawl.
    • Ability to be mobile campus wide for appropriate athletic needs. 
    • Operates a variety of standard office equipment requiring continuous or repetitive arm-hand movements.
    • Reading, writing, speaking, hearing, standing, bending, sitting.
    • Learning and comprehending.
    • Requires visual concentration on detail.
    • Manual dexterity and precision required for performing stress and special tests, demonstrating rehabilitation exercises
    • Must be able to stand for long periods of time in inclement weather
    • May often be required to deal with distraught student-athletes.
    • Must be able to concentrate on details and process complex information while experiencing frequent interruptions.
    • Must be able to communicate effectively with people at all levels under stressful conditions. 

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