Assistant Athletic Trainer
Austin Peay State University
Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Position Summary Information
The Assistant Athletic Trainer reports to the Assistant Director of Athletics Health and Human Performance and is responsible for the care, prevention, and rehabilitation of injuries and/or illnesses to Austin Peay State University athletes as well as others as referred by a team physician.
Austin Peay State University is a four-year public, doctoral-level university, with six colleges and four Chairs of Excellence. The University has an enrollment of over 9,000 students and is located in Clarksville, Tennessee, a community of an estimated 166,000 people located approximately 40 miles northwest of Nashville, TN.
|Primary Duties and Responsibilities
-Prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation for all physically active individuals, including Austin Peay State University athletes and others as referred by a team physician, men and women.
-Attend assigned team(s) practice sessions and contests, home and away.
-Travel with sports teams as directed.
-Drug testing of athletes.
-Attend home contests for all sponsored sports and away contests as assigned, to include nights, holidays and weekends.
-Responsible for Automated External Defibrillator(s) Registration / Regular Maintenance.
-Follow directions and supervision.
-Follow guidelines as established by the Head Athletic Trainer for athletic training, practice set-up, and game set-up.
-Assist with daily coverage of athletic training facility.
-Supervise and follow established rules of the NCAA, University, Athletics Department and Athletic Training Department.
-Must possess a complete knowledge of and be in compliance with all NCAA and ASUN rules related to this position.
-Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
|Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
-Ability to interact in an effective and appropriate manner with diverse populations, the University community and the public.
-Must have a thorough knowledge of human anatomy, treating injuries with the modalities available and rehabilitation techniques to be used after an injury is sustained by the athlete.
-Competency in handling supplies.
-Ability to function within the existing inventory and budget.
-Ability to keep current and complete records/notes on individuals seen while performing duties of the job.
-Ability to keep information concerning Austin Peay athletes confidential to all individuals other than those authorized to know such information as directed by the Head Athletic Trainer.
-Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately.
-Ability to respond to supervision and abide by and follow established rules of the Tennessee Board of Regents, NCAA, University, Athletics Department, and Athletic Training Department.
-Must be certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and must maintain certificate during the course of employment.
-Must be licensed by the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners within the first six months of employment and must maintain certificate during the course of employment.
-Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
|Required Minimum Qualifications
-NATABOC certification and eligibility for a Tennessee Athletic Trainer’s License.
-Tennessee license must be obtained within the first six (6) months of employment.
-A background check and official transcript will be required for the successful candidate.