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 difference, 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
- Works collaboratively with Bates Health Services to review
pre-participation sport physicals to screen for orthopedic problems
or issues that could/may affect the student–athletes safe
- Provides injury prevention measures such as appliances, braces
and devices for control of joint motion and limb protections.
- Ensures proper equipment use and fitting such as helmets,
shoulder pads, braces, mouth pieces. The use of tape or wraps.
- May assist in the selection and fitting of protective
- Evaluates athletic injuries through a subjective history,
objective findings through observation, palpation, special tests,
manual muscle testing and range of motion tests.
- Formulates assessments and executes plans of action that best
aid/fit student–athletes’ health needs and determines
student-athletes’ safe return to sport participation.
- Collaborates with the team physician to utilize concussion
assessment tool(s) in determining the safe return of a concussed
- Uses discretion in designing and developing treatment or
reconditioning/rehab plans of athletic injuries.
- Uses treatment modalities such as ultrasound, electrical
stimulation, hydrotherapy and therapeutic exercise.
- Recognizes and Manipulates conditions which require special
taping, bracing, padding, either preventative or
- Refers student-athletes to external medical care based on
student-athletes’ needs following the evaluation and assessment of
- Provides daily injury reports and reports status and progress
of injured athletes to team physician and coaches.
- Complies with policies and rules of Bates Athletics, NESCAC and
the NCAA related to medical care for student-athletes.
- 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
- Adheres to HIPPA standards in protecting student-athletes’
- Serves as a primary coordinator of care and communication for
student-athletes between Central Maine Medical Center and Bates
- Attends various sport practices and competitions (home and
- Provides water for hydration during practices and games.
- 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.
- Coordinates and schedules appointments with physicians and/or
other medical professionals/disciplines for student-athletes.
- Arranges transportation as needed for injured athletes.
- 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.
- Assists in identifying and purchasing equipment and supplies
for the Office of Athletic Performance.
- 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
field (biology, nutrition, physical education). Master’s degree in
Athletic Training or other health related field preferred.
- National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA)
- 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
Skills and Knowledge
- 2+ years of athletic trainer experience at the high or
- 3+ years athletic trainer experience at the collegiate level
- Familiarity with the academic environment and higher education,
preferably the liberal arts.
- Excellent communication (written, verbal and presentation)
- 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
- Strong interpersonal skills with 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
- 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.
- Commitment to equity and inclusion, and serving the needs of a
culturally and educationally diverse community.
Bates College offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits
(health, dental, sick leave, 24 days of vacation, 2 personal days,
13 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:
Bates College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity
and providing an educational and work environment free from
discrimination. The college prohibits discrimination on the basis
of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability,
genetic information or veteran status and other legally protected
statuses in the recruitment and admission of its students, in the
administration of its education policies and programs, or in the
recruitment of its faculty and staff. Bates College adheres to all
applicable state and federal equal opportunity laws and
regulations. All college faculty, staff, students, contractors,
visitors, and volunteers are responsible for understanding and
complying with the Non-Discrimination Policy.
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
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
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
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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