Certified Athletic Trainer
Title: Certified Athletic Trainer
The Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) supports intercollegiate athletics and is responsible for the care and wellbeing of student-athletes through the provision of athletic training services including testing, evaluation, assignment of training regimens, and treatment of injuries, rehabilitation, and medical referrals. The ATC works directly with student-athletes to provide care, education, counseling, evaluation, treatment, and rehab of athletic injuries and illnesses both on campus and at game venues. The ATC must follow the athletic philosophy consistent with that of the Bates Athletic Department, NESCAC, and NCAA. The Office of Athletic Performance celebrates and honors differences, engages students of all backgrounds, and strives to ensure accessible services for all student-athletes.
Under Maine §3477. Person Mandated to report suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation, the Certified Athletic Trainer is a mandated reporter of known or suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation of an adult if they believe the adult is incapacitated or dependent.
Under Maine §4011-A. Reporting of suspected abuse or neglect, the law also states that certain people, like an Athletic Trainer, must report to the Department of Health and Human Services, Child Protection if they know or have reasonable cause to suspect that a child has been or is likely to be abused or neglected.
Prevention of Athletic Injuries
1. Works collaboratively with Bates Health Services to review pre-participation sports physicals to screen for orthopedic problems or issues that could/may affect the student-athletes safe participation.
2. Provides injury prevention measures such as appliances, braces, and devices for control of joint motion and limb protections.
3. Ensures proper equipment use and fitting such as helmets, shoulder pads, braces, mouthpieces. The use of tape or wraps.
4. May assist in the selection and fitting of protective equipment.
5. Evaluates athletic injuries through a subjective history, objective findings through observation, palpation, special tests, manual muscle testing, and range of motion tests.
6. Formulates assessments and executes plans of action that best aid/fit student–athletes’ health needs and determines student-athletes safe return to sport participation.
7. Collaborates with the team physician to utilize concussion assessment tool(s) in determining the safe return of a concussed student-athlete.
8. Uses discretion in designing and developing treatment or reconditioning/rehab plans for athletic injuries.
9. Uses treatment modalities such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, hydrotherapy, and therapeutic exercise.
10. Recognizes and Manipulates conditions that require special taping, bracing, padding, either preventative or rehabilitative.
11. Refers student-athletes to external medical care based on student-athletes' needs following the evaluation and assessment of the ATC.
12. Provides daily injury reports and reports status and progress of injured athletes to team physicians and coaches.
13. Complies with policies and rules of Bates Athletics, NESCAC, and the NCAA related to medical care for student-athletes.
14. Maintains confidential documentation and record-keeping of injury reports and progress notes on all active student-athletes. Ensures that each file is up-to-date to facilitate insurance billing and payments and for any future medical or legal claims.
15. Adheres to HIPPA standards in protecting student-athletes medical privacy.
16. Serves as a primary coordinator of care and communication for student-athletes between Bates Health Services and any supporting health networks
17. Attends various sports practices and competitions (home and away).
18. Provides water for hydration during practices and games.
19. Cooperates and collaborates with sports medicine staff, Bates Health Services, nutrition staff, academic support services, student-athletes to ensure proper communication of student-athlete needs or concerns.
20. Coordinates and schedules appointments with physicians and/or other medical professionals/disciplines for student-athletes.
21. Arranges transportation as needed for injured athletes.
22. Assists with clean-up and maintenance of athletic training room(s), weight room equipment and related facilities to help prevent disease transmission and to ensure that equipment works properly when needed.
23. Assists in identifying and purchasing equipment and supplies for sports medicine.
24. Understands and models Department of Athletics philosophy and goals as set forth by the Director of Athletics and the Assistant Director of Athletics for Athletic Performance.
• Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training or other health-related fields (biology, nutrition, physical education).
• Master’s degree in Athletic Training or other health-related field preferred.
• National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Certification.
• Maine Licensure or must be able to apply for Maine Licensure within 90 days of employment.
• First Aid and CPR Certification per NATABOC guidelines.
• Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Training.
• Participation in NATA continuing education programs to maintain certification(s).
• 2+ years of athletic trainer experience at the high school or collegiate level.
• 3+ years athletic trainer experience at the collegiate level preferred,
• Familiarity with the academic environment and higher education, preferably the liberal arts.
Skills and Knowledge
• Excellent communication (written, verbal, and presentation) skills.
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to synthesize complex or diverse information.
• Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities with minimal supervision.
• Impeccable organizational (time, task, project management) skills and ability to coordinate resources and staff within the college community.
• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships. Must be flexible, collaborative, and have a positive attitude.
• Proficiency in basic data management systems and basic computer applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
• Willingness and ability to learn additional applications as needed.
• Ability and willingness to travel (by car, air, train, or bus) domestically and internationally as needed.
• Ability and willingness to work early mornings, weekends, evenings, and other non-traditional schedules.
• Personal commitment to excellence and the mission of a top-tier small liberal arts college.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity and to serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse and inclusive community with diplomacy and tact.
Bates College offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits (health, dental, sick leave, vacation, 2 personal days, 12 paid holidays, dependent care subsidy, free parking, access to library and athletic facilities & more) and a supportive, collegial environment in a drug- and smoke-free workplace.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
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Inquiries concerning the college’s policies, compliance with applicable laws, statutes, and regulations (such as Title VII, Title IX, and ADA/Section 504), and complaints may be directed to Gwen Lexow, Title IX Officer, 207-786-6445 or via email at email@example.com .
Bates is internationally recognized as a leading liberal arts college, attracting 2,000 students from across the U.S. and around the world.
Since 1855, Bates has been dedicated to educating the whole person through creative and rigorous scholarship in a collaborative residential community. Committed to opportunity and excellence, Bates has always admitted students without regard to gender, race, religion, or national origin.
Cultivating intellectual discovery and informed civic action, Bates prepares leaders sustained by a love of learning and zeal for responsible stewardship of the wider world. Bates engages the forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology — that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.
Bates has highly competitive admissions, graduates over 90 percent of its entering students, and more than half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates employs 200 faculty members and 550 staff.
The college is proud of deep roots in the Lewiston/Auburn community, Maine’s second-largest urban area with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 133-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, an emerging city with an entrepreneurial climate, a lively arts scene, and a dynamic business community. Bates is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 350 miles north of New York City.
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