The Athletic Trainer reports to the Head Athletic Trainer and provides consistent athletic training coverage for varsity student athletes. The athletic trainer is a board-certified health care professional who provides preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions to intercollegiate athletes. The athletic trainer works under the direction of the team physician and provides care to Western New England’s 21 NCAA athletic teams.
•Assist in the daily operations of the Athletic Training Room. •Perform all athletic training duties, including but not limited to assessment, prevention, care and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and illnesses. •Assess new injuries and determine appropriate course of action within Massachusetts state license scope of practice. •Work closely with Team Physician, consulting medical professionals and University Health Services providers. •Appropriately document all injuries, treatments and rehabilitation services provided using the applicable method for documentation. •Maintain communication with the Head Athletic Trainer, athletic training staff, coaches, and administrators. •Apply WNE Concussion policy in conjunction with Athletic Training staff, University Health Services, Team Physician and Clinical ImPACT Consultant. •Educate student-athletes and coaches on signs, symptoms, causes and recognition of concussions. •Travel with athletic teams for various events throughout the year, including spring break. •Become a Preceptor for local college Athletic Training Students. •Act as a primary athletic trainer for designated teams and be responsible for the following: oEnsuring student-athletes are fully cleared through University and NCAA requirements b. Communicating with University Health Services, Team Physician, and other medical consultants to ensure optimal care for each student-athlete oCommunicating with team coach regarding student-athlete clearance, pre-existing medical conditions, providing safe environments for team practices and games. oStocking team med kit for away contests and contacting host AT for away contests to coordinate treatment for student-athletes. •Perform other duties as assigned by Head Athletic Trainer and Director of Athletics.
MARGINAL DUTIES: •Represent University at Conference, Regional or National meetings/Conferences. •May assist with departmental special events (ex. Hall of Fame, Sports Banquets, Open Houses) •May assist in operations management (ex. hosted playoffs, tournaments, expected large crowd games) •May supervise athletic training work-study program, including training, scheduling and approving hours of students. •May serve on committees to recruit and hire new staff.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITIES:
- Must be a board certified and MA state licensed athletic trainer.
- Strong background in athletic training emergency and rehabilitative processes.
- Proper use of athletic training modalities.
- Appropriate computer knowledge.
- Work together with Athletic Training Staff to provide care for all WNE student-athletes.
- Sitting, standing, bending, and reaching in an Athletic Training environment.
- Organize and the ability to lift objects in an athletic training room (50lbs).
- Ability to operate athletic training equipment including golf cart and rehabilitation equipment.
- Sufficient mobility to independently negotiate the University Campus including the athletic venues.
Full-Time, 10 Month
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. Credentialing in the following: Professional rescuer CPR/AED/First Aid, MA license, NATABOC certification and Preceptor for CAATE accredited programs
Excellent benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children.
Western New England University (WNE) is a private, nationally ranked, comprehensive institution with a focus on preparing work-ready and world-ready graduates. Founded in 1919 in Springfield, Massachusetts as a division of Northeastern College, WNE’s 215-acre suburban campus serves more than 3,700 students, including over 2,500 full-time undergraduates. More than 47,000 alumni have earned degrees through its 90+ undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs at Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and School of Law. Students come from 39 U.S. states and territories and 23 countries. Of 45,104 living alumni, 30% remain within the region, residing in the four Western Massachusetts counties and northern Connecticut.
WNE is classified among nationally ranked universities in US News and World Report , and among the Top 100 Undergraduate Engineering programs, and in the Doctoral/Professional Universities category in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education .
Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.