Head Athletic Trainer

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Classification:Athletics Training 3
Grade:Grade 80
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA VCAS Athletics
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Athletics

Position Summary:

The UAA Department of Athletics, located in the Alaska Airlines Center, is a diverse division designed to assist student-athletes in meeting their academic and athletic goals and to provide all UAA students the opportunity for physical development on the Anchorage campus.


10Immediate and Emergency Care: Perform an initial assessment of the patient to determine his/her level of consciousness and the severity of the condition. Implement appropriate emergency injury and illness management strategies following a preestablished emergency action plan (e.g., CPR, AED, splinting, use of spine board, control of bleeding, control of body temperature, use of epinephrine for anaphylaxis, etc.). Perform a secondary assessment and employ the appropriate management strategies for non-life-threatening injuries or illnesses. Formulate a differential diagnosis based on the results of the initial and/or secondary assessment(s). Communicate the nature of the injury or illness and the resulting treatment plan to the patient and other involved health care personnel, respecting the privacy of the patient.Essential
10Organizational and Professional Health and Well-Being: Use evidence-based practices and the needs of the patient to guide care. Ensure compliance with state and federal law and accrediting agencies’ policies related to the delivery of health care (e.g., HIPAA, FERPA, OSHA). Maintain medical records that meet legal and regulatory standards. Abide by federal, state, and local regulations for the proper storage, transportation, dispensing, and documentation of commonly used medications. Develop and implement policies and procedures related to NCAA best practices/consensus statements, NATA guidelines, conference/league membership guidelines, university guidelines and the operations of a university sports medicine facility (e.g., emergency action plan, concussion management plan, mental health policy, risk management plan, operations manual, etc.). Manage resources by constructing and monitoring an annual budget. Inventory and purchase annual medical supplies/equipment (disposable and non-disposable). Coordinate annual maintenance checks on all medical equipment. Supervise and evaluate athletic training personnel (staff and volunteer). Annual completion and submission of athletic training personnel continuing education units. Collect patient primary, secondary and tertiary insurance plan information, submit medical claims and monitor/track medical bills associated with athletic-related injuries.Essential
15Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis: Perform a comprehensive examination of the patient with an orthopedic injury or medical condition (e.g., medical history, physical examination, differential diagnosis, and referral). Create a treatment plan. Communicate nature of examination and treatment plan to patient and other involved health care personnel, respecting the privacy of the patient. Serve as the primary drug testing administrator or designate another certified athletic trainer in absence.Essential
15Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Protection: Assess patient to screen for potential injuries/illnesses or risk factors that would increase their risk of injury/illness (e.g., pre-participation examination, initial health history, orthopedic evaluation, mental health screening, body composition, sickle cell trait). Work collaboratively with strength and conditioning staff to design and implement conditioning programs (flexibility, strength, cardiovascular fitness) to reduce the risk of injury and illness. Design and implement emergency action plans to ensure medical personnel are prepared in an emergency situation. Obtain and interpret environmental (e.g., ambient temperature, relative humidity, heat index, lightning) and patient data (e.g., hydration status) to make appropriate recommendations for patient safety and the continuance or suspension of activity. Educate patients and coaches on the importance of acclimatization and fluid and electrolyte balance in the prevention of heat illness. Inspect facilities to ensure they are free of hazards, are sanitary, and that equipment is maintained properly. Select, apply, evaluate and modify prophylactic and protective equipment and other custom devices for patients to minimize the risk of injury or re-injury. Educate and advise patients regarding the nutritional aspects of physical activity. Educate patients, coaches, administrators on signs/symptoms of concussions and athletic department concussion management plan. Educate and train coaches and administrators on the Emergency Action Plan. Provide mental health education for prevention and care. Assist the athletic department administration in Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug (ATOD) education for student-athletes.Essential
20Treatment and Rehabilitation: Select, apply and evaluate the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions using evidence-based practices to guide decisions (e.g., manual therapy, stretching, strengthening exercises, proprioceptive activities, agility training, cardiovascular training, sports specific training, therapeutic modalities, etc.). Recommend, fit and apply braces, splints and assistive devices to facilitate the patient recovery. Assess the patient functional status, interpret the results and determine ability to return to activity. Recognize the role of medications in recovery process. Provide patient education necessary to facilitate recovery.Essential
25Administration: Responsible for all aspects of the UAA athletic training program. Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate athletic training staff including associate athletic trainer(s), assistant athletic trainer(s), student assistant(s), intern(s), and volunteer assistant(s). Establish and maintain work schedules, coordinate staff meetings, and establish priority of daily and weekly tasks. Write policies and procedures for individuals, facilities, treatment, and activity areas by referring to established safety and legal guidelines, NATA Role Delineation Study, and best practices. Use electronic medical records system to log all injuries, treatments, and pertinent information. Perform other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor, Senior Associate/Associate Directors and/or the Director of Athletics.Essential
5Health Care Administrator: Oversee UAA’s athletic health care administration and delivery, as defined by the NCAA Independent Medical Care Legislation Division I Constitution, Division II Constitution Serve as primary point of contact to assure UAA is compliant with NCAA health and safety legislation and inter-association recommendations. Primary areas of focus include being aware of all NCAA health and safety-related legislation, inter-association recommendations and resources; sharing health and safety legislation, inter-association recommendations and resources with stakeholders within the athletic department and campus; and monitoring the athletic department's health and safety policies and practices to ensure compliance with NCAA legislation and establish consistency with inter-association best practice guidance.Essential
The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Department of Athletics, located in the Alaska Airlines Center, is a diverse division designed to
assist student-athletes in meeting their academic and athletic goals through the University's intercollegiate athletic program within the
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) guidelines and to provide all UAA students the opportunity for physical development through the recreational sports program on the Anchorage campus.
The department's mission is to support the educational mission of the University of Alaska Anchorage; to protect and promote the safety,
health and well-being of our student-athletes; guide and support our student-athletes in their pursuit of academic and athletic excellence; produce graduates and honorable citizens; and be actively engaged in our University community.
Please visit www.GoSeawolves.com to find out more about UAA Department of Athletics and www.anchorage.net for more about Anchorage, Alaska.


Expert knowledge and skills pertaining to written and verbal communication; teaching and counseling; problem solving; technical computer application; collaborating in verbal and written form; delegation; conflict resolution strategies; management; accounting; record keeping; evaluating; interpersonal; diplomacy; personnel procedures and regulations. Ability to supervise. Ability to work evenings, weekends, and occasional holidays. Ability to travel.

Expert knowledge and skills to provide comprehensive patient care in the five domains of clinical practice: prevention; clinical evaluation and diagnosis; immediate and emergency care; treatment and rehabilitation; and organization and professional health and well-being.

Expert knowledge, skills, clinical abilities, professional behaviors and proficiencies in the following areas identified within athletic training education competencies: evidence-based practice, prevention and health promotion, clinical examination and diagnosis, acute care of injury and illness, therapeutic interventions, psycho-social strategies and referrals, health care administration, and professional development and responsibility.

Knowledge of National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Role Delineation Study and NATA best practices required.

Knowledge of applicable National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and various conference (e.g., GNAC, WCHA, etc.) rules and regulations preferred.

Required Experience

Five years experience as a Certified Athletic Trainer at the collegiate level, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Typical Education or Training

Master's degree with an academic major (or graduate equivalent major program) that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

NATABOC (National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification).

State of Alaska Athletic Training Licensure or must obtain completion ASAP and within 30 days of the job start date.(required to practice in the State of Alaska).

FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) certification or certification completion within 30 days of the job start date.

Title IX certification or certification completion within 30 days of the job start date.

Behavior Based Safety (BBS) certification or certification completion within 30 days of the job start date.

Workplace Harassment Prevention certification or certification completion within 30 days of the job start date.

Applicant must possess an unrestricted Alaska driver's license (and CDL with endorsements as required) or be able to obtain an unrestricted Alaska driver's license within 60 days of accepting the job. In addition, the applicant must meet UAA's safe driving criteria.

Position Information

This position is a full-time, term-funded, exempt, Grade 80, minimum $2,257.60/biweekly, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package.

Review Date

The initial review date will begin June 23, 2021.  To ensure your application is considered, please apply prior to the review date of June 23, 2021, 11:55 PM Alaska Standard Time (AKST).

Application Instructions

Please attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references. References must include a current or recent supervisor.

Note to Applicant

Must be legally eligible to work in the United States, the University of Alaska Anchorage will not be sponsoring any visas for this position. If a degree is disclosed, official transcripts showing the highest degree earned will be required.

Term Position

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Background Check

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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