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Boston University - Athletic Trainer

  • March 20, 2024 3:05 PM
    Message # 13332349

    ATHLETIC TRAINER, Student Health Services, Sports Medicine

    Tracking Code 24500107990309

    Job Description

    The Athletic Training Department in Boston University's Student Health Services is recruiting an athletic trainer to join our collaborative team of healthcare providers. Our department provides athletic training services to all students who participate in varsity sports, university-sponsored club sports, and Military Educations Reserve Officer Training Corps.

    What you should know about us:

    Our Why: Collaborate to improve the lives of those we work with by advocating for goal-driven and impactful healthcare within our community.

    Our How: We achieve our Why by focusing on patient-centered care, quality improvement & quality assurance; interprofessional collaboration; personal & professional growth; and professional excellence.

    Our Commitments: Listen first; Lead by example; Care for ourselves so we can care for others; Make data-informed decisions; Value individual differences.

    Athletic Training is one of 5 departments in Student Health Services which also includes Primary Care, Behavioral Medicine, Sexual Assault Response & Prevention, and Health Promotion & Prevention. We share an electronic medical record among the departments. Our department consists of 24 athletic trainers, a physician medical director, 6 team physicians, and an administrative coordinator.

    We offer competitive salaries that are at or above the average for nearly every comparable category of the NATA Salary Survey, as well as outstanding benefits including vacation, retirement, health, and dental plans, and annual professional development funding.

    We also believe in work-life balance. Our organizational structure (housed in Student Health Services) and medical model approach to coordinating care for the populations we serve provide a supportive work environment that values your well-being as much as your professional achievements.

    The Athletic Training Department proudly delivers a CAATE-accredited residency program in orthopedics and a fellowship program in neurology (currently seeking CAATE accreditation). Our residency program is the first CAATE-accredited residency in the country in the college/university practice setting. Our fellowship program is the first fellowship in the country from any practice setting to be seeking CAATE accreditation. We are also a clinical site for students completing CAATE-accredited professional AT programs, as well as for medical students, and medical residents and fellows.

    At Student Health Services, we are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in all aspects of our work, including our organizational structure, workplace culture and care for the students we serve.

    We strive to foster an environment where everyone's identities, needs and experiences are valued, appreciated and accepted. We are continually working to improve our culture, access, advocacy, and services so that they are consistent with these values.

    Position Summary 

    The primary responsibilities of an Athletic Trainer are to: 

    • Provide wellness promotion/education and injury/illness prevention. 
    • Provide patient care, including obtain health histories, evaluate, diagnose, and implement care plans to achieve the goals of individuals with health conditions use patient-rated outcomes, clinician-rated outcomes, and other metrics to measure the effectiveness of clinical practice. Create and maintain electronic medical records. 
    • Collaborate with, and refer to, other healthcare providers within our community. 
    • Provide medical coverage of home and away practices and competitions.
    • Maintain knowledge of current medical research and leading practices in athletic training.
    • Participate in education and mentoring of learners, colleagues, and other stakeholders assist in the administration of department operations.
    Required Skills

               Required Qualifications

    • Graduate of a CAATE-accredited (or equivalent) professional athletic training program.
    • Master's degree.
    • Certified and in good standing by the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers.
    • Licensed or license-eligible by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Allied Health Professions by start date.
    • 1-3 years of clinical practice experience.
    • Preferred Qualifications
    • 3-5 years of clinical practice experience.
    • Advanced practice training via DAT, residency, fellowship, or equivalent experience.
    • Experience as a core faculty member of an athletic training residency or fellowship program, or related experience. 

                Performance Expectations

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with all stakeholders. 
    • Ability to balance multiple priorities and handle challenging situations. 
    • Demonstrate attention to detail and monitor own work for accuracy. 
    • Ability to use health information technology and analyze data for decision making. 
    • Comply with University and department policies and procedures. 
    • Maintenance of all required certifications and licensures.

                Additional Requirements

    • Satisfactory completion of Boston University background check.
    • Compliance with Boston University Occupational Health vaccination requirements.
    • Position requires frequent heavy lifting of over 50 pounds.

    We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, natural or protective hairstyle, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. 

    Job Location BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular

    Salary Grade 48           SALARY: $70,000 with excellent Benefits and is commensurate with experience, department equity and budget



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