Athletic Trainer

Website Voorhees University

An Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

ABOUT VOORHEES UNIVERSITY

Voorhees University is a private, diverse, historically black, coeducational, liberal arts, baccalaureate degree-granting institution affiliated with the Episcopal Church. Located in rural Denmark, South Carolina, the University serves traditional and nontraditional students primarily from South Carolina and the southeastern region of the United States. The University offers each student a comprehensive general education experience coupled with professional education in the values-centered liberal arts environment that supports educational opportunities designed to help prepare students to function in a diverse and increasingly technological society. Accordingly, the University seeks to produce highly qualified graduates who coalesce intellect and faith in pursuit of lifelong learning, healthy living, the betterment of society, and an abiding faith in God.

PRESIDENTIAL CHARGE AND SCOPE OF APPOINTMENT

In accordance with the University’s mission, Dr. Ronnie Hopkins, 10th President of Voorhees University has issued the charge and call to action articulated through the University’s mantra: Begin. Believe. Become. that will advance Voorhees University to The Next Level of Excellence. In order to level up, in full transparency, the University has identified existing phenomena that challenge our Institution to seek investment from external stakeholders as well as increased cooperation and collaboration with business, community, and industry to provide learning opportunities, service prospects, and currency of curriculum to create a more forward-looking, future-oriented institution of higher education. Indeed, the strategic plan serves as the A.T.L.A.S. to the Next Level of Excellence to mitigate the aforementioned circumstances and reality for our HBCU and certainly truly embrace transformation to realize the Next Level of Excellence.

Position: Athletic Trainer
Division: Intercollegiate Athletics
Salary Range: $55,000 – $60,000
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Position Duration: Full-time
Position Schedule: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Extended hours, weekends, and travel may be required)

SUMMARY

The Athletic Trainer is responsible for providing comprehensive athletic training services to student-athletes, ensuring their physical well-being and optimal performance. This role includes injury prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation. The Athletic Trainer will collaborate with coaches, medical professionals, and support staff to develop and implement effective health care programs. The ideal candidate will possess strong clinical skills, a commitment to athlete care, and the ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Manage all aspects of athlete healthcare
  • Provide immediate care and management of athletic injuries during practices and games.
  • Develop and implement injury prevention programs.
  • Conduct injury evaluations and create tailored treatment plans.
  • Oversee rehabilitation programs for injured athletes.
  • Maintain accurate medical records and documentation.
  • Collaborate with team physicians, coaches, and other health care professionals.
  • Educate student-athletes on injury prevention, nutrition, and overall wellness.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant health and safety regulations.
  • Provide overall care, prevention, and rehabilitation of injuries for student-athletes
  • Coordinate coverage of all athletic events, practices, and athletic training facility coverage and treatments
  • Serve as primary Athletic Trainer for the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.
  • Communicate regularly with coaches on the status of athletes—injury evaluation, medical appointments, rehabilitation plan, and return to practice and competition.
  • Oversee the scheduling of physician visits and surgeries
  • Establish concussion protocol, establish a concussion baseline for each athlete, and monitor concussed athletes
  • Oversee the reporting of all athletic training services through the insurance software; includes but is not limited to ensuring all student-athletes check-in upon entering the athletic training facility and ensuring that all services are rendered into the insurance software with 48 hours of date of service
  • Manage athletic training budget
  • Order athletic training supplies as needed throughout the year
  • Create and update athletic training policies and procedures including emergency action plans
  • Annually review and update athletic training forms
  • Authorization, and HIPAA Release form; Athletic Injury Guidelines, and insurance cards are on file prior to practice or conditioning activities
  • Ensure all injuries are properly documented and digitally recorded in order to maintain compliance and to refer back to as needed
  • Meet regularly with the campus insurance director to review athletic insurance

EDUCATION

  • Earned degree from a CAATE accredited bachelor or master’s program.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Extended evenings and weekends and travel may be required

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified, current certification by the Board of Certification (BOC) for the Athletic Trainer, and State licensure or eligibility to obtain licensure in the state of South Carolina.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of printing procedures and requirements
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to gather, manage and impart information to the media and various other internal and external audiences.
  • Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions.
  • Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Awareness of health and safety standards in athletics, including injury prevention and treatment protocols.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for interacting with students, staff, media, and the community.
  • Skill in using athletic management software, data analysis tools, and other relevant technology.
  • Ability to make informed and timely decisions under pressure.
  • Capacity to adapt to changing circumstances and respond effectively to challenges.
  • Ability to foster an inclusive environment that promotes diversity within the athletic department.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Please submit an employment application, cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications for the position, resume, and relevant transcript to apply.

To apply for this job please visit voorhees.edu.

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