Assistant Athletic Trainer- Men’s Basketball

Summary

Position Title

Assistant Athletic Trainer- Men’s Basketball

Department

Athletics

Status

Full Time/Exempt

Position Summary

Help develop, coordinate and administer a comprehensive sports medical program for Jacksonville University’s intercollegiate sports. The Assistant Athletic Trainer will also perform professional and administrative services essential for the successful implementation and development of the program as directed by the Director of Sports Medicine.

Essential Job Duties

  • Work cooperatively with and under the direction of the Team Physicians and practice within a written scope of practice established between the Athletic Trainer and a supervising licensed Physician as defined by the State of Florida Department of Health (Florida Statute 468) and The Board of Athletic Training (Rule Chapter 64B33)
  • Implement the sports medicine program for the University as per the NATABOC Domain Descriptions and Task Statements, including: Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Protection, Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis, Immediate and Emergency Care, Treatment and Rehabilitation, Organizational and Professional Health and Well‐being
  • Provide athletic training services for the University’s athletic department, including attendance at scheduled team practices and home and away competitions as necessary
  • Serve as an Approved Clinical Instructor for a CAATE Athletic Training Educational program
  • Follow the university’s policy & procedure and protocols
  • 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
  • Use appropriate education and communication strategies to enhance wellness and minimize the risk of injury and illness
  • Assist Sports Medicine Director in the development of the sports medical program budget
  • Work in conjunction with Athletic Department staff to ensure compliance with rules, policy and procedure, documentation for medical hardships and redshirts, insurance claim filing, drug testing and education program, roster development, game and practice scheduling
  • Recordkeeping and documentation
  • Maintenance of equipment and facility upkeep

Special Skills

  • Excellent writing skills, as demonstrated in professional work samples submitted with application materials
  • Excellent critical thinking skills
  • Ability to use discretionary judgment
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Office Suite, and Excel

Work Conditions

  • Attendance at early morning, evening and weekend events is required
  • Work is primarily indoors, however some events and activities are outdoors
  • Off campus travel is required
  • May be required to transport student-athletes to events and appointments

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, and reach
  • Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a computer keyboard and other business machines
  • Near vision sufficient to read written communications and computer display screens
  • Adequate hearing to communicate effectively in person and by phone 

Prerequisites Required for Position

Minimum Education Requirement

  • Bachelor’s degree in appropriate area of specialization, Master’s Degree preferred

Minimum Work Experience

  • 1 – 2 years of post-certification college and/or professional athletic training experience
  • Ability to successfully balance and manage multiple tasks in an active, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent oral, written, computer, and fiscal management skills

Required Qualifications

  • Certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC)
  • Florida Licensed or eligible for Florida Licensure

Preferred Qualifications

  • College or Professional athletic training experience with assigned Sport

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

To Apply

All interested applicants, please send application materials to Doug Frye at dfrye@ju.edu