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Staff Athletic Trainer

Employer
Colby College
Location
Waterville, Maine, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 19, 2024

Job Details

Job Description
Department:
Athletic Training
Pay Rate Type:
Salary
Employee Type:
Job Summary:Colby is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) and has 28 intercollegiate sports that compete at the Division III level, and four programs (men’s and women’s Alpine and Nordic Skiing) that compete at the Division I level. The department also hosts a variety of club and intramural sports. Over one-third of Colby’s 2,300 students participate in intercollegiate sports, and in total, nearly three-quarters are involved in fitness and recreation activities in the department.

The College has a new, state-of-the-art athletics complex which is among the best Division III facilities in the country. The 350,000 square-foot athletics center includes an indoor track and field competition center, aquatic center with Maine’s first 50-meter pool, squash center, gymnasium, hockey arena, strength & fitness center, training rooms, and coaching suites. Additionally, the College has opened a 70-acre-plus outdoor competition center that consists of three gleaming new competition and recreational fields that are also among the finest outdoor venues in Division III.

This is a 10-month, full-time appointment with benefits. The staff athletic trainer provides first aid, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and referral to injured student athletes; assists in the educational experience of athletic trainer student interns; and travels with athletic teams. This individual is also considered a member of the Peak Performance team, a high-performance model focused on collaborating across health and performance disciplines to optimize student-athlete success. Additional responsibilities include assisting the director of sports medicine in all duties involved in running a competitive Division III sports medicine program. Colby College is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment where every member of the community feels a sense of respect and belonging.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provide and deliver optimum patient centered care

  • Effectively collaborate and communicate with all student athletes, staff, and faculty both within the athletic department and the entire Colby community

  • Ensure appropriate student athlete documentation of all musculoskeletal injuries, cardiac, concussion, mental health, and general medical history

  • Provide medical services in the athletic training room during assigned operational hours

  • Attend all staff, Peak Performance, departmental, and College all staff meetings; be focused, respectful, and collaborative during all related staff and departmental meetings

  • Provide primary medical services of assigned teams as assigned by supervisor

  • Evaluate and treat intercollegiate varsity and rugby sport student athletes as assigned by supervisor

  • Provide on-site medical services of all in-season practices, home contests, and select away contests as assigned by supervisor

  • Coordinate and implement injury prevention programs; minimize risk of injury through awareness, education, and prevention strategies

  • Ensure safety and well-being of student athletes

  • Stay informed of current trends within the profession

  • Comply with NCAA guidelines
    • For first year/transfer student athletes regarding home provider exams, Sickle Cell, and other required medical documentation

    • Yearly pre-participation exams (PPE’s) for all student athletes

    • NESCAC guidelines around acclimatization

  • Assist the director of sports medicine and Assistant Head AT with confirming appropriate documentation of all student athlete Electronic Medical Records

  • Maintain current electronic medical records for student athletes; thorough injury tracking and documentation

  • Maintain all required credentials, e.g. certification with the BOC, State of Maine licensure, and advanced CPR for the professional rescuer

  • Seek out continued professional development opportunities to further sport medicine and professional knowledge

  • Work with all members of the Peak Performance team (i.e. strength and conditioning coach, mental performance coach, nutritionists, sport scientist, and director) to optimize student athlete care and development

  • Assist in the daily operations of the Athletic Training Room

  • Maintain a clean and safe treatment environment

  • Understand and implement all practice and daily operations in accordance with NESCAC and NCAA rules, compliance, and laws

  • Serve as an effective role model for college-age students

  • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time without notice

  • Serve on various Department of Athletics and campus community committees/initiatives as deemed by supervisor

  • Work on special projects as assigned by PEAK performance director and/or the director of sports medicine

  • Additional administrative duties as assigned by supervisor based on the needs of the department

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree strongly preferred, (must enroll in Master’s program to be employed if not already completed. Colby College offers financial support to complete masters)

  • Three to five years of previous experience preferred

  • Ability to travel with teams as assigned AT is required

  • Eligible for State of Maine licensure

  • Ability to think critically and make independent decisions regarding the assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and return to play decisions of athletes

  • BOC certification and First Aid/CPR/AED certification for a professional rescuer is required

  • Organizational and time management skills are essential, as is the ability to work effectively both as part of a team and independently

  • Attention to detail and accuracy is critical

  • Professional conduct and appropriate handling of confidential information is required

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to be a reliable, responsible, and dependable employee, to fulfill obligations necessary of the position

  • First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor preferred

  • NATA membership preferred

  • Valid driver’s license required and must meet the College’s Fleet Safety Policy requirements

Key Relationships

Reports directly to the director of sports medicine (team physician and PEAK performance director).

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

General health, medical services, and athletic facility environment. Duties require interaction with students, faculty and staff, and outside constituencies. Equipment needed to perform duties includes computer, phone, copier, and printer and fax machine. Position involves frequent movement with second floor access. Walking, standing, bending, twisting, lifting, climbing stairs, hearing, seeing, public speaking, and sitting are required. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary. Bus, van and/or airplane travel ability required.

Company

Colby College

Founded in 1813, Colby College is the 12th oldest liberal arts college in the United States.

Distinctive in its offerings, Colby provides an intimate, undergraduate-focused learning environment with a breadth of programs presenting students and faculty with unparalleled opportunities. A vibrant and fully integrated academic, residential, and cocurricular experience is sustained by a diverse and supportive community. Located in Waterville, Maine, Colby is a global institution with students representing nearly every U.S. state and approximately 70 countries.

Colby’s model provides the scale and impact of larger universities coupled with intensive learning in a community committed to scholarship and discovery, multidisciplinary approaches to integrated learning, study in the liberal arts, and leading-edge programs addressing the world’s most complex challenges. Its network of partnerships with prestigious cultural, research, medical, and business institutions extends educational and scholarly collaborations, providing students with unmatched experiences leading to postgraduate success.

The College’s wide variety of programs and labs provides students and the community access to unique experiences: the Colby College Museum of Art, the finest college art museum in the country, and the Lunder Institute for American Art have made the College a nationally and internationally recognized center for art scholarship; DavisConnects prepares students for lifelong success by combining a forward-thinking liberal arts education with extensive internship, research, and global opportunities for all students regardless of their personal networks and financial circumstances; and the 350,000-square-foot Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center, is the most advanced and comprehensive NCAA D-III facility in the country. In fall 2021, Colby opened the Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence, the first such institute at a liberal arts college. Colby’s new Island Campus, consisting of Allen and Benner islands, gives Colby a significant presence on the coast of Maine for a wide range of academic programs and activities and undisturbed environments ideal for conducting interdisciplinary experiences.

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