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Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer - Sports Medicine

at Huntsville Memorial Hospital

Posted: 3/13/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 102611

Job Description

Department:
Sports Medicine

Schedule:
Full Time

Shift:
Varied Shifts

Hours:
Various

Job Details:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • LAT - State of Texas license
  • JOB SUMMARY

    This position will be contracted through Huntsville Memorial Hospital; to serve as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer to Sam Houston State University (SHSU). This is an individual contractor position. Primary duty is to assist the Head Athletic Trainer of SHSU with Sports Medicine duties and responsibilities.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Education:

  • College graduate with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology, physical therapy or related field required.
  • Must be working towards a Master's Degree.
  • Licensure/Certification:

    1. Bachelor's Degree
    2. Valid license issued by the Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers
    3. BOC Certified
    4. CPR/BLS certified upon employment

    Experience:

    1. Previous physical therapy and/or athletic training experience preferred.

    JOB DUTIES:

    1. Visit various entities on a weekly basis( with contract)
    2. Call or visit various entities periodically( without contract)
    3. Evaluation and Rehabilitation of athletic injuries, based on Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers and the Texas Occupations Code for Health Professions, and Scope of Practice.
    4. Refer injuries to appropriate physician based on Athletic Trainer's discretion and independent judgment.
    5. Primary provider of medical services for various high school sporting events.
    6. Pursue and maintain productive relationships with area high schools.
    7. Collaborate with Physical Therapist in Center for Rehabilitation as needed to prepare athletes for return to play.

    Athletic Injury Prevention and Care:

    1. Recognition, evaluation, and assessment of injuries
    2. Immediate care of injuries
    3. Treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries
    4. Training and conditioning techniques
    5. Taping and Bracing
    6. Effectively communicate with the student athlete and staff

    Policy Implementation:

    1. Keeps informed of and complies with applicable state, conference, and school regulations and policies.
    2. Support and assist the administration in implementing all policies governing student life and conduct.
    3. Maintain records of athletic physicals, medical records, and insurance records on each athlete.
    4. Attend and participate in faculty/staff meetings.
    5. Adhere to the Professional Code of Ethics of a teacher/educator and athletic trainer at all times.

    Required Skills:

    1. Demonstrated ability to perform skills required for rehabilitation of patients and athletes.
    2. Desire to work within a comprehensive healthcare team.