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Assistant Athletic Trainer: University of Illinois Springfield

  • March 20, 2024 8:10 PM
    Message # 13332494

    About UIS: Located in the state capital, the University of Illinois Springfield is one of three members of the University of Illinois system. The University serves more than 4,000 students in 44 graduate and 56 undergraduate programs. You are encouraged to visit the university web page at http://www.uis.edu.

    Application deadline: 4/26/2024

    To apply please visit the UIS careers website: https://uis.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/629?c=uis

    The primary function of this position is to be Assistant Athletic Trainer working under the supervision of Head Athletic Trainer providing support for intercollegiate athletic teams at the University of Illinois Springfield.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Assist in the prevention, management, and care of injuries encountered in competitive athletics; observe, diagnose injuries and assign appropriate rehabilitation exercises to the student-athlete; consult Head Athletic Trainer on long-term treatments or refer to physician as necessary.
    • Assist in coordination of medical care for all home athletics events and the daily operations of the UIS Sports Medicine facilities. Prepare practice and competition sites for emergency treatment and safety measures. Monitor environmental conditions to insure safety of student-athletes during practice and competition.
    • Assist with the organization and administration of a comprehensive, Division II Sports Medicine Program under the direction of the Head Athletic Trainer, including medical clearance and evaluation of incoming and returning student-athletes, injury prevention programs, injury evaluations, injury management, injury treatment and rehabilitation, and educational programs for University of Illinois Springfield student-athletes. 
    • Create, analyze, and maintain according to HIPAA/FERPA guidelines, complete and accurate, confidential, medical-related records, reports, and related paperwork on student-athlete injuries, treatments, and rehabilitation for insurance, legal, or/or professional purposes.
    • Work directly with all assigned sport and strength and conditioning coaches regarding student-athlete welfare such as daily injury reports, musculoskeletal examinations, and safety and equipment recommendations.
    • Preceptor for students in the Masters of Athletic Training Program. This includes supervising, mentoring and instructing athletic training student through clinical experiences.
    • Hold regular office hours in the Sports Medicine area within the Recreational and Athletic Center at UIS and attend all athletic Department Staff meetings as scheduled during the year.
    • Accountable for compliance with NCAA Division II and Great Lakes Valley Conference rules and regulations, University of Illinois policies and procedures, and Federal and State of Illinois laws.
    • Additional duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics or Head Athletic Trainer.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Master’s Degree in Health Sciences, Athletic Training, Kinesiology, Exercise Science or related field required. CPR/AED certification and NATA-BOC certification required; must be eligible for State of Illinois Athletic Trainer license. Possess technical and practical expertise in appropriate application and supervision of a wide range of rehabilitative exercises/therapy and diagnostic equipment. Evening and weekend work required as necessary with some travel expected.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Athletic training experience at the collegiate level preferred.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
    Excellent organization, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills needed.
    Ability to communicate effectively and successfully with head and assistant coaches, strength and conditioning coaches, team physicians, and administrators.
    Demonstrated ability to work successfully with a diverse student population.

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