Head Athletic Trainer
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Posted: March 13, 2013
Edited: April 30, 2013
Darton State College is seeking a dynamic, knowledgeable, energetic, and organized individual for a full-time position as Head Athletic Trainer to provide leadership over the athletic training program and athletic training services to 11 intercollegiate athletic teams.
The Darton College Athletic Department is one of the most comprehensive and successful two year collegiate athletic programs in the southeastern United States. The Cavaliers have won multiple NJCAA National Championships, Region Championships, Conference Championships, Academic Team of the Year honors, All American and Academic All American awards.
Darton's Physical Education/Athletic/ Wellness Complex includes over 100,000 square feet of state of the art venues for teaching, athletics and wellness programming. The complex includes Recreation Gym, Cavalier Arena, Fitness Center, Aerobics/Dance Studio, Natatorium, indoor walking track, athletic training room, locker rooms, and classrooms. Additional outdoor facilities include Cavalier baseball complex, tennis facility, softball field, climbing tower and wall, two soccer fields, outdoor volleyball courts, and activity fields.
Darton College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and enrolls approximately 6,400 students in select bachelor degree programs, two-year transfer programs, career programs, and one-year certificate programs.
Head Athletic Trainer
The Head Athletic Trainer is responsible for administration of the athletic training program and management of sports medicine injuries at Darton State College.
Nature of Work:
The Head Athletic Trainer provides a vital service to the athletic department by coordinating all aspects of the athletic training/sports medicine program at Darton State College.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Provide quality care for student athletes participating in intercollegiate athletics through management of all aspects of injury/illness prevention, recognition, evaluation, management, treatment, dispositions, rehabilitation, and coordination of all medical health care efforts (i.e., health care providers, physicians, emergency services) necessary to support the intercollegiate athletic and club sports programs.
- Develop and coordinate an Associate’s Degree in Athletic Training.
- Responsible for the formation of athletic training staff, including hiring, training, and supervision of assistant athletic trainers.
- Responsible for filing and processing medical insurance claims.
- Enable student athletes to return to full physical function by providing quality treatment which includes assessing the nature of their injuries, their range of motion, strength, and other physical parameters, making referrals to physicians as appropriate, enforcing the prescribed treatment protocols of physicians using all appropriate therapeutic modalities and exercises, maintaining accurate records, evaluating their rehabilitative program, an providing written feedback to student athletes, coaches, parents and physicians.
- Facilitate student athlete compliance with prescribed rehabilitative treatments by educating them about the causes and nature of their injuries through the use of models or diagrams and thorough explanation of the reasons for the functions of rehabilitative therapies and exercises, evaluating their progress during rehabilitation, and providing the student athlete with feedback.
- Ensure proper safety precautions are followed at all times. Develop and implement with the Athletic Director policies to enhance the safety of Darton State College student athletes as well as emergency procedures to effectively respond to accidents and injuries.
- Develop and maintain effective interaction with students, faculty/staff, and the general public.
- Additional duties as assigned.
Required/Desired Knowledge, Abilities & Skills:
- Considerable knowledge of athletic training practices including injury prevention, diagnosis, rehabilitation, and care of injuries.
- Ability to provide injury prevention and rehabilitation services.
- Ability to provide emergency care.
- Knowledge of therapeutic modalities and ability to apply appropriate treatment to student athlete injuries.
- Knowledge and ability to accurately complete pre-participation physicals.
- Knowledge and ability to accurately and efficiently file athletic injury insurance claims.
- Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office software suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and Outlook and various office machines such as photocopier and facsimile.
- Ability to maintain administrative, fiscal and academic records, some of which are confidential.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with institution officials, administrators, employees, students and the public.
- Ability to organize and prioritize work.
Required Education and/or Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree required in athletic training or similar field. Masters preferred.
- Certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification.
- Must be CPR certified.
- Minimum of 1-3 years experience in athletic training preferably at the college level.
- Must obtain a valid license issued by the Georgia Board of Athletic Trainers.
The Head Athletic Trainer reports to the Athletic Director.
A complete application must include:
- A letter of application
- A current resume
- Unofficial transcripts of all college work; official transcripts will be required prior to employment
- Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current professional references
- Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation
***Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.
Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply
Contacts: Gulma Heflin or Robbin Burriss (Staff), Beth Tison or Barbara Blackburn (Faculty)
Any corrections/updates to information listed on these pages are required to go through the contacts listed above.