Wage Class: Salaried, exempt
Reports to: Head Athletic Trainer
To supervise and provide athletic training and health care services to intercollegiate athletics enrolled at Lenoir-Rhyne University.
Description of Duties and Tasks
- Administer athletic training health care to intercollegiate athletes at all practices, competitions, and events. Primary sport responsibilities are assigned by the Head Athletic Trainer. Travel is required.
- Assist in supervision of daily operation of the athletic training room.
- Supervise and evaluate Athletic Training students in the coverage of sport assignments and with clinical proficiencies.
- Administer athletic training health care and emergency care to all students, faculty, staff and campus visitors.
- Provide medical coverage to LR sport camps at request and expense of camp director.
- Maintain athletic injury reports and medical records.
- Assist with the development and implementation of Athletic Training program policies and procedures.
- Maintain inventory of supplies and equipment.
- Assist in the housekeeping and cleanliness of the Athletic Training Room.
- Other duties as assigned.
The Athletic Trainer position includes the following physical demands and abilities:
- Assist with lifting and transportation of injured athletes from the field of competition.
- Maintain awareness of athletic fields and surroundings to safety hazards, and communicate those hazards to appropriate staff members.
- Stand and walk for periods of up to 2 to 3 hours in order to supervise practices and competitions.
- Run and sprint to the aid of an athlete in the event of emergency injuries.
- Explain and demonstrate therapeutic exercises to students and athletes using a variety of movements of the upper and lower extremities.
- Provide manual resistance to specific muscle and joint movements in order to evaluate and rehabilitate athletic injuries.
- Carry and lift 10-gallon water coolers daily.
- Repetitive wrist and hand movements in the application of strapping and bandaging techniques daily.
- Writing and typing injury and medical records in individual athlete’s files daily.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Certification by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association Board of Certification.
- Licensed, or eligible for state licensure, by the North Carolina Board of Athletic Training Examiners.
- Minimum of a Master’s Degree in an area related to athletic health care, physical education, or human performance.
- Minimum one-year experience as a certified athletic trainer.