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  • June 10, 2019 3:44 PM
    Message # 7570970

    Western Kentucky University, a member of Conference USA and a Football Bowl Subdivision NCAA member institution, seeks to hire an individual for the position of Assistant Athletic Trainer for Women’s Basketball.  This is a 12-month, full-time position.  This position will report to the Associate Athletic Director of Athletic Training & Sports Medicine. Applicants must have a commitment to and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of WKU, Conference USA and the NCAA.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

    The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive.  Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.

    • ·           Provide prevention, injury assessment, immediate medical care, treatment, conditioning, medical referrals and rehabilitation of athletic-related injuries and illnesses for Women's Basketball
    • ·           Provide coverage at all Women’s Basketball events including practices, conditioning, and contests as well as travel with the team to all away contests
    • ·           Responsible for coordinating and scheduling appropriate physician referrals for student-athletes to determine their ability to practice and compete
    • ·           Create a safe playing environment by monitoring and controlling environmental risks
    • ·           File all necessary reports associated with athletic injuries and/or incidents
    • ·           Maintain a daily treatment log for all student-athletes
    • ·           Work in conjunction with the strength and conditioning staff to ensure safety in the design and implementation of fitness, nutrition and conditioning programs customized to meet individual student-athlete needs
    • ·           Manage and maintain an effective and efficient athletic training room
    • ·           Communicate with student-athletes, staff, medical providers, coaches, parents and administration in accordance with NATA, WKU and HIPPA guidelines
    • ·           Assist with following rules of the NCAA, Conference USA, and Western Kentucky University
    • ·           Assist in supervision of Diddle Arena Athletic Training room, part-time staff and students to include the Men’s & Women’s Golf & Women’s Tennis Intern
    • ·           Other duties as assigned by the Associate Athletic Director of Athletic Training & Sports Medicine
    • ·          

    Knowledge and Skills Considered Essential for Success:

    • ·           Experience working as an athletic trainer with the sport of basketball
    • ·           Excellent communication skills
    • ·           Ability to handle confidential and sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy
    • ·           Strong attention to detail
    • ·           Must be self-motivated and team-oriented
    • ·           Excellent organization, interpersonal, and communication skills
    • ·           Must be willing and able to work evenings and weekends
    • ·           The duties and responsibilities of this position must be performed in a competent manner following the highest standards for leadership, professionalism, integrity, accountability, responsibility, cooperation and customer service

    Required Qualifications:

    • ·           Bachelor’s degree in athletic training or related field required
    • ·           Certified through National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and in good standing
    • ·           Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure eligible
    • ·           Current CPR/AED certified for healthcare provider
    • ·           Must be available to work evenings and weekends


    Email Cover Letter, Resume, & at least 3 references to Mike Gaddie MS,LAT,ATC  - Associate Athletic Director of Athletic Training & Sports Medicine    Western Kentucky University   1605 Ave of Champions  Smith Stadium West 128    Bowling  Green, KY 42101   270-745-5317w    mike.gaddie@wku.edu

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