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Athletic Trainer

College of Lake County
Illinois, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Sep 6, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Athletic Trainer

Internal Position Title: Athletic Trainer

Posting Number: S02423

Department:: Athletics & Physical Activity

Position Type: Staff

Job Family: Specialist

The College of Lake County is currently looking for an Athletic Trainer to join the Athletics & Physical Activity Department. The Athletic Trainer reports to the Director of Athletics and is responsible for overseeing all phases of the athletic training program within the Department of Athletics & Physical Activity. This includes the prevention, care and treatment of athletic injuries; administrative functions, supervision of student worker athletic trainer aides, develop and implement injury prevention programs, and provide immediate treatment and rehabilitation procedures for student-athletes. The Athletic Trainer is subject to both indoor and outdoor environmental conditions and requires physical attributes consistent with performing the duties of the Athletic Trainer. This position will be required to work during prime practice hours of most sports and evening and weekend work is required.

The College of Lake County (CLC) offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits that currently includes BlueCross/BlueShield of Illinois health, Delta dental and Superior vision insurance plans, tuition support for employees and qualified family members, three retirement plans, disability, group and supplemental life insurance, health and dependent care flexible spending account plans, a four-day work week in the summer (Fridays off!), generous vacation, sick and personal time off and 14 paid holidays each year.

CLC is a comprehensive community college located in northeastern Illinois committed to being an innovative educational institution providing life-changing paths for our students by offering exceptional learning experiences.

CLC is a Top Diversity Employer for 2022. We not only include Diversity in our values but we demonstrate it in our hiring of Staff and Faculty.

The college is widely recognized for student success, business and community partnerships and for the achievements of our faculty, staff and alumni.

Required Qualifications:
  1. Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training or equivalent.
  2. A minimum of one (1) year of related experience.
  3. Certification by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA)
  4. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certified or ability to attain one (provided by the College) before start date.
  5. Licensed Athletic Trainer by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

Desired Qualifications:

Posting Date: 08/31/2023

Closing Date:

Expected Start Date:

Special Instructions Summary: In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. This may include a credit check and driving and motor vehicle report depending on the type of position and responsibilities. Individual hiring departments may elect to administer pre-employment tests and other assessments, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. The Office of Human Resources requires an applicant who has earned any post-secondary degree to submit official transcripts reflecting the degree conferred within 30 days of hire. The college reserves rights to make hiring decisions based off all aspects of the interview process.

Pay Rate: $55,650 - $67,100/year (Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience.)

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time

Location Grayslake

Total Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Schedule:
Varied depending on Athletic teams contest and practice schedules.

Software Testing Required: None

Interview Process Requirements: None

EEO Statement:
The College of Lake County is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, it seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including minorities, women and people with disabilities.

Summary of Essential Functions:
Athletic trainers must have knowledge of a large range of medical problems. Assessment, evaluation skills and working with other healthcare professionals will be required.

Student-Customer Service 65%
  • Decision-Making Skills: Ability to think critically and make independent decisions regarding the assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and return to play decisions per state licensure guidelines.
  • Attention to Detail: Athletic trainers should be thorough and detailed with injury tracking and documentation.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Ability to communicate effectively in high stress/pressure situation when talking to patients, medical professionals, and staff.
  • Coordinates care, prevention and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and illnesses to both male and female athletes at the College in accordance with the Illinois Athletic Trainer’s Practice Act.
  • Provides coverage for home scheduled practices and events for all sports during the school year.
  • Performs emergency injury care as needed to any athlete (including visiting teams).
  • Provide accommodation recommendations, related to sport, for student athletes with restrictions or limitations.

Project and Process Management 15%
  • Provides each athletic team with a well-stocked medical kit and keeping that kit supplied at all times.
  • Provides oversight and routine maintenance of the training room facilities.
  • Responsible for the selection, ordering and maintenance of all athletic training supplies and equipment used each school year.

Technology Support 10%
  • Keeps accurate records of all injuries, method of treatment, rehabilitation and medical releases.
  • Responsible for maintaining injury and treatment records, medical releases, waivers and detailed injury reports for insurance claims.

Personnel Management 5%
  • Assists with directing the day-to-day activities of the student-worker Athletic Training Aides.
  • Manage the CPR requirements/certifications for all staff members of the athletics department.

Other 5%
  • Performs related duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.

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