Assistant Athletic Trainer

North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Aug 07, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Title Assistant Athletic Trainer Position Number 093471 Department Special Projects-120010 Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Qualifications
  • BOC Certification
  • Eligible for state licensure by the State of North Carolina Board of Athletic Training
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • One to three years experience in athletic training after certification or a Master’s degree
License/Certification Required
  • BOC Certification
  • Eligible for state licensure by the State of North Carolina Board of Athletic Training
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Athletic Department seeks an Assistant Athletic Trainer to successfully perform the following duties:

  • Works under the supervision of the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being and serves in the role at the pleasure of the Director of Athletic Training Services.
  • Responsible for coverage of athletics at the discretion of the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being. This includes following all policies and procedures as set forth by the President of the University, Director of Athletics, and Senior Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being.
  • Responsible for the prevention, management, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries under the direction of the Appalachian State University Team Physicians.
  • Supervises and evaluates athletic training students.
  • Serve as a liaison between coaches, student-athletes, physicians, and parents.
  • Responsible for completing insurance claims and performing related record keeping not limited to, but to include seeking authorizations from student-athlete’s primary insurance.
  • Maintain continuing education according to the requirements of the Board of Certification and the North Carolina Board of Athletic Trainer Examiners.
  • Abide by the rules as set forth by the National Collegiate Athletic Association and Sunbelt Conference.
  • Attend athletic training staff meetings.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the athletic training room.
  • Develop and distribute visiting team information in the form of an email in a timely fashion.
  • Serve as advisor to assigned Intern with his or her athletic responsibilities.
  • Serve as a mentor to assigned Intern.
  • Perform miscellaneous related duties.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being.
  • Sportsware coordinator.
  • ImPACT coordinator.
  • Responsible for maintaining a master database of forms for the athletic training department.
  • Responsible for updating pre-participation exam forms and ensuring the forms on the website are current.
  • Oversee and perform monthly AED checks on assigned AEDs and update confirmation sheet.
Suggested Salary Range Commensurate with experience Physical Demands of Position

The physical activity of this position: Sedentary work. Exert up to 10 lbs of force occasionally, to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations and/or trivial amount of force constantly to move objects, including the human body. Sitting most of the time. Sedentary if walking and standing required only occasionally and all other criteria are met.
Stooping. Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles;
Kneeling. Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees;
Crouching. Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine;
Reaching. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction;
Standing. Particularly for sustained periods of time;
Walking. Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another;
Pushing. Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward;
Pulling. Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion;
Lifting. Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles;
Fingering. Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling;
Grasping. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm;
Feeling. Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips;
Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly;
Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.

The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception, and field vision. Close visual acuity to perform activities; prepare and analyze data; transcribe; view computer; extensively read; visually inspect small defects & parts; operate & inspect machines; use measurement devices; assemble parts at dist close to the eyes., The worker is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment.

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position. The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach required documents:
Cover Letter
List of References with Contact Information

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally. Inclusive Excellence is the intrinsic value that a diverse population adds to the learning, teaching, and decision-making processes of an institution.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

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