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Assistant Athletic Trainer (6463)

Date: Oct 12, 2021

Location: WASHINGTON, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University


Responsible for assisting with the prevention, care, evaluation, rehabilitation and treatment of acute and chronic orthopedic and medical conditions related to participation in intercollegiate athletics.  Assisting the Assistant Athletic Director-Sports Medicine with providing comprehensive health care for 250 student-athletes and aiding in the day-to-day administration of the American University Sports Medicine program.  This position works under the supervision of the Assistant Athletic Director-Sports Medicine and Team Physicians.

Essential Functions

  1. Attends athletic events and practices, both home and away to prepare athletes for contests and practices.  Responsible for the application of protective and supportive bracing and padding, assures safety of playing area.
  2. Makes initial evaluation of injuries and provides immediate care to injured athletes to determine extent of injury and need for further follow-up medical care, develops and supervises rehabilitation programs with team physician, administrators and respective sport head coaches.
  3. Administers and supervises use of therapeutic modalities for the purpose of conditioning and reconditioning athletes and athletic injuries. 
  4. Administration of the training room to ensure that the facility runs smoothly.
  5. Processing and documenting the handling of insurance claims on behalf of student-athletes for services related to injuries and illnesses directly related to participation in intercollegiate athletics for American University.  
  6. In the absence of the Assistant Athletic Director-Sports Medicine this positions is responsible for the supervision of the facility, responding to requests for service and coordination of staff.
  7. Inventory Management: documenting receipt of supplies ordered, tracking of levels of supplies on hand, alerting Assistant Athletic Director-Sports Medicine when ordering becomes necessary.
  8. Maintains athletic training knowledge through regular attendance at conferences and symposium, regularly reading scholarly articles and journals relevant to the field of athletic training and through continuing research in field of athletic training.  
  9. Assigned additional departmental duties and responsibilities and situations that may develop.

Supervisory Responsibility

  • Direct supervision of no less than 2 varsity teams.
  • Provide care for 250 student athletes.

Work Environment

  • This position reports directly to the Assistant Athletic Director-Sports Medicine.  
  • Assisting the Assistant Athletic Director-Sports Medicine in providing comprehensive health care for 250 student-athletes.  This care involves injury prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation.
  • This position requires travel and a considerable time above regular daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly University work schedule requirements.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • Full Time
  • Exempt
  • Coordinator/Analyst B

Salary Range

  • Commensurate with experience. 

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training or related field.
  • BOC Inc. Certification and CPR/AED Certification are required.  

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree preferred. 
  • Experience working at the NCAA Division-I level preferred.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications


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