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JOB TITLE:  Assistant Athletic Trainer                       

DEPARTMENT:  Team Operations

REPORTS TO: Head Athletic Trainer                            

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

SUMMARY:

This at-will position is a full time, traveling position. The Assistant Athletic Trainer is responsible for assisting the supervision and coordination of sports medicine program; to include, injury prevention, evaluation, management and treatment of athletic injuries, and short and long-term rehabilitation of athletic injuries

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The following list of functions is descriptive of the work to be performed but it should not be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, functions or tasks that the job may require.

  • Provide athletic training services for the athletic department as directed by the Head Athletic Trainer and Team Physician(s), including attendance at scheduled team practices, home and away competitions.
  • Determine (with Team Physician and Head Athletic Trainer’s consultation) athlete’s ability to practice and/or compete.
  • Report status of injured athletes to Head Athletic Trainer and coaching staff.
  • Assist Head Athletic Trainer with compilation, input, organization, and maintenance of medical records for athletes.
  • Assist Head Athletic Trainer with inventory, bidding, ordering, receiving, and maintenance of all athletic training room supplies and equipment.
  • Enforce code of conduct and rules for athletic training facilities and equipment.
  • Follow emergency action plan for athletic teams in conjunction with Team Physicians, area emergency medical services, and local hospitals.
  • Work with fitness staff regarding strength, conditioning, and flexibility of athletes, nutritional issues, supplements/ergogenic aids, injury prevention, exercise techniques, and rehab of injured athletes.
  •  Assist scheduling and administration of athlete’s physical examinations.  
  • Participate in activities/meetings/programs as required by MLS.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and or/ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • NATABOC (or CATA) Certified Athletic Trainer  in good standing and a member of NATA (or CATA).
  • Current professional CPR Certification.
  • Current State License in the state in which the team calls home, if required by said state.
  • Maintain and possess personal professional liability insurance.
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Master’s Degree in related healthcare field preferred.
  • Minimum two (2) years certified athletic training experience in sports environment.
  • Need to be able to retain a wide range of medical knowledge. They must evaluate players’ symptoms, consult with other healthcare professionals, and recommend and administer appropriate treatments.
  • Must be able to make quick de­cisions that could affect the health or career of their clients.
  • Must be able to record detailed, accurate progress and ensure that patients are receiving the appropriate treatments.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to manage sometimes stressful situations. They must be able to communicate well with others, including physicians, athletes, coaches, and parents.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met or may be encountered by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The job requires regularly lifting/pushing 50 pounds and occasionally lifting/pushing more than 50 pounds or exerting heavy force, in a wide disparity or environmental conditions. The job involves standing, stooping, bending, walking, lifting, pushing, etc.

If you are interested please submit a resume and cover letter to Tyson Pace, tpace@realsaltlake.com