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Athletic Trainer

Washburn University
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Dec 16, 2022

Job Details

Position Title: Athletic Trainer

Department: Athletics

Advertised Pay:

Location: Washburn University

The screening committee will review all eligible applications submitted by December 30, 2022

Position Summary: The Certified Athletic Trainer is responsible for developing and supervising athletic training programs for assigned teams.

Essential Functions:
Conduct rehabilitation activities for injured student-athletes. Monitor team practices and game preparation.

Develop and implement athletic training programs for assigned teams/sports at Washburn University to support the physical development of student-athletes and minimize their risk of sports-related injury. Develop specific training programs for individual athletes as needed to further reduce the risk of injury and/or affect long-term rehabilitation when injuries occur.

Provide instruction, training, and direction to graduate assistants and undergraduate students to increase their knowledge and maximize their performance as athletic training assistants.

Supervise rehabilitation activities, practice and game preparation, ensuring that all activities are conducted appropriately and support the health and/or rehabilitation of student-athletes.

Schedule medical appointments on behalf of injured athletes, and serve as a liaison between the physician(s) and student-athletes to ensure that athletes understand and comply with the physician’s instructions.

Document injuries and rehabilitation for use in preparing and presenting reports and in evaluating the recovery of injured athletes. Keep head coaches apprised of athletes’ health and recovery status.

Establish emergency response protocols to ensure prompt and appropriate response when injuries occur.

Assist in the day-to-day operation of the athletic training room: Monitor the use of equipment and facilities to ensure their proper use and athletes’ adherence to training room schedules. Order or report needed repairs as needed and appropriate to ensure the training facility is fully operational and available for use.

Schedule assistance and coordinate athletic training coverage during summer camps to provide timely and appropriate responses in the event campers are injured. Attend educational events and complete educational courses that meet continuing education requirements and allow continued state and national trainer certifications. Perform other duties as assigned by the Head Athletic Trainer.

Perform other job-related duties as assigned or as appropriate.

Required Qualifications:
College degree in Athletic Training at Bachelor's or Master's level and two years of experience as an Athletic Trainer.

Current LAT (Kansas Athletic Trainer Certification), or ability to attain certification within two months of hire.
Current ATC (National Athletic Trainer Certification)
Driver's license with a driving record acceptable by University standards.

Physical Requirements:
Ability to lift 80 pounds, to stretch student-athletes, and support the weight of injured student-athletes who need assistance to leave the playing field/court.

Preferred Qualifications:
Five years of experience as an Athletic Trainer.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Full time, Exempt, Background Check and Driving History Required

Washburn is an EOE and is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching-focused academic and work environment. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a campus climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented and/or marginalized in higher education.

Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.

Washburn University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants for employment. If you are an applicant who needs a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application or interview process, please email or call 785-670-1538 at least five (5) business days in advance of the date you need the requested accommodation.


Washburn University

Washburn is a top-notch university in an urban setting where students are becoming their best selves.

Nestled in the heart of Topeka - the capital city with about 127 thousand residents - Washburn offers students from small towns a big-city feel, while providing students from major metropolitan areas a more manageable environment.

Washburn's beautiful campus - on 160 acres - is easy to navigate with state-of-the art facilities. Our Tech campus on Huntoon offers industry-standard programs leading to in-demand jobs. And with our low student/faculty ratio and small classes, you're going to get to know your professors. 

Internally, we're organized into five schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Applied Studies, the Business School, the School of Nursing, the School of Law and the Washburn Institute of Technology (Washburn Tech.)

Our mission is to provide opportunities for our students to realize their full potential; we can't do it without our dedicated faculty and staff. 

Washburn University employs more than one thousand faculty and staff on our campuses throughout Topeka. We strive to offer competitive wages, an excellent benefits program, supportive culture and healthy work/life balance. Washburn seeks to create an environment that reflects our core values: integrity, excellence, inclusion, accountability, respect, collaboration and innovation.

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