Assistant Athletic Trainer
Job ID: R0034937 | Athletic Trainers | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The University of Virginia is a highly competitive Division I program committed to academic and athletic excellence. The Department of Athletics at the University of Virginia is currently seeking an Assistant Athletic Trainer to support the Sports Medicine program.

Assistant Athletic Trainers are typically assigned oversight of one primary sports program. However, they may serve in a supporting capacity for a secondary sports program. They are responsible for providing assistance to Associate and Head Athletic Trainers in the prevention, evaluation, treatment, referral and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses of University student-athletes. They may supervise graduate assistants or other student workers. They perform their work independently under limited supervision.

The Assistant Athletic Trainer is responsible for providing assistance to the Associate AD for Sports Medicine in the prevention, evaluation, treatment, referral and rehabilitation of injuries/illnesses to student-athletes. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, assisting in the daily healthcare of student-athletes; recording and maintaining appropriate medical records for treatment given; helping to establish and implement staff and sports medicine students' in-service programs; interfacing with various internal and external personnel for referral purposes and information exchange; providing guidance to graduate students, undergraduate interns and practicum students in the Sports Medicine unit; assisting in various teaching responsibilities and in clinical education; providing support in the administrative management of the Sports Medicine unit; assisting with institutional drug testing; assisting with the coverage of women's basketball, or other sports, as needed; transporting student-athletes to medical appointments; and other miscellaneous job-related duties as deemed necessary by the Associate AD for Sports Medicine.

Anticipated Hiring Range: $50,000 - $55,000, dependent upon qualifications. The selected candidate will pass a background check. This is a full-time position with UVA benefits. Employees benefits package highlights include:
  • 22 days of paid time off, increasing with service; 13+ paid holidays each year, in addition to paid time off; and parental and community service leave
  • Health plan with options to meet healthcare and financial needs
  • Retirement benefits
  • Tuition and professional development benefits
  • Employee wellness program featuring activities to earn up to $500/year

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.

One of the following criteria must be met:
  • A bachelor's degree with at least 4 years of applicable experience working in an NCAA institutional athletic environment.
  • An entry-level master's degree with at least 2 years of applicable experience working in an NCAA institutional athletic environment.
  • A post-professional master's degree with at least 1 year of experience working in an NCAA institutional athletic environment.

  • Athletic trainer certification by the NATA BOC.
  • Current CPR/AED certification.
  • Must also be eligible for Virginia state licensing as an Athletic Trainer.
  • Valid driver's license and personal transportation also required.

  • Knowledge of NCAA, ACC and institutional rules and regulations.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituents in a diverse community.
  • Demonstrates genuine concern and interest for the welfare of student-athletes.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow and enforce safety procedures.
  • Knowledge of CPR and emergency medical procedures.
  • Ability to evaluate therapeutic requirements for student-athletes and to fit and modify therapeutic and/or protective equipment.
  • Ability to function professionally in highly stressful situations and to provide clear information on an impromptu basis to individuals or groups of people.
  • Ability to maintain poise in emergency situations and effectively interact with people in a calm, positive manner.
  • Ability and desire to perform accurate, detail-oriented work; manage multiple tasks simultaneously; and maintain confidentiality and a professional demeanor.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and sound judgments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Organizational and computer skills.
  • Ability to relate to both men's and women's athletic injuries and rehabilitation of injuries to student-athletes required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree.

Preferred Experience Includes:
  • 2+ years of experience working in a Division I-A institution.
  • First Aid/CPR Instructor.
  • Experience working in the supervision and education of student interns and graduate assistants.
  • Experience providing sports medicine coverage for women's basketball.

  • CES, PES, FMS, cuppingand/or Graston certifications preferred.

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Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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