Assistant Athletic Trainer

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  • Job Number:519338
  • Classification:Athletics Training 2
  • Grade:Grade 78
  • Work type:On Campus, Staff Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
  • School/Business unit:UAA VCAS Athletics
  • Location:Anchorage
  • Categories: Athletics

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Department of Athletics, located in the Alaska Airlines Center and the Seawolf Sports Complex, is committed to building and supporting a diverse division focused first and foremost of assisting all Seawolf student-athletes in meeting their academic and athletic goals and preparing each for entering the work force and making a positive contribution to her/his community following their years at UAA. Seawolf Athletics strives to do so through the University's intercollegiate athletic program as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 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; to guide and support our Student-Athletes in their pursuit of academic and athletic excellence; to produce graduates and honorable citizens; and be actively engaged in our University Community. Please visit www.uaa.alaska.edu for more information on the University, www.GoSeawolves.com for specific UAA Athletics information, and www.anchorage.net for more about Anchorage, Alaska.

Duties:

15Immediate and Emergency Care: Perform an initial assessment of the patient/client to determine his/her level of consciousness and the severity of the condition. Implement appropriate emergency injury and illness management strategies following a pre-established 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/client and other involved health care personnel, adhering to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines in all forms of communication.Essential
15Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Protection: Assess patient/client to screen for potential injuries/illnesses or risk factors that would increase their risk of injury/illness (e.g., pre-participation examination, concussion baseline assessment, initial health history, orthopedic evaluation, mental health screening, body composition, sickle cell trait). Assist with designing and implementing conditioning programs (flexibility, strength, cardiovascular fitness) to reduce the risk of injury and illness. Implement current 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/client data (e.g., hydration status) to make appropriate recommendations for patient/client safety and the continuance or suspension of activity. Educate patients/clients, 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/clients to minimize the risk of injury or re-injury. Educate and advise patients/clients regarding proper nutrition and physical activity. Educate patients/clients, coaches, administrators on signs/symptoms of concussions and athletic department concussion management plan.Essential
20Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis: Perform a comprehensive examination of the patient/client with an orthopedic injury or medical condition (e.g., medical history, physical examination, differential diagnosis, referral). Create a treatment plan. Communicate nature of examination and treatment plan to patient/client and other involved health care personnel, adhering to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines in all forms of communication.Essential
20Organizational and Professional Health and Well-Being: Use evidence-based practices and the needs of the patient/client 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). Assist with maintaining all athletic training room locations located on and off UAA campus. 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. Assist with developing and implementing 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.). Assist with inventory and purchasing annual medical supplies/equipment (disposable and non-disposable). Coordinate annual maintenance checks on all medical equipment. Annual completion and submission of athletic training continuing education units. Collect patient/client primary, secondary and tertiary insurance plan information, submit medical claims and monitor/track medical bills associated with athletic related injuries. Complete all assigned training to meet the requirements of the position in the specified period.Essential
25Treatment 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/client recovery. Assess the patient/client functional status, interpret the results and determine ability to return to activity. Recognize the role of medications in recovery process. Provide patient/client education necessary to facilitate recovery.Essential
5Perform other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor, Senior Associate/Associate Directors and/or the Director of Athletics.Essential

Knowledge/Skills/ Abilities:

Knowledge and skills pertaining to written and verbal communication; teaching and counseling; problem solving; technical computer application; collaborating in verbal and written form; conflict resolution strategies; accounting; record keeping; supervising; evaluating; interpersonal and diplomacy.

Ability to travel.  Ability to work evenings, weekends, and occasional holidays.

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.

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.

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

Typical Experience:

Four years relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Required Education or Training:

Bachelor's degree with an academic major (or graduate equivalent major program) that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
NATABOC (National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification).
State of Alaska Athletic Training Licensure or completion within 30 days of the job start date.
FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) certification or certification completion within 30 days of the job start date.
UA Safe 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.

Preferred:
Master's Degree.
Experience as a Certified Athletic Trainer at the collegiate level.

Position Information:

This position is a full-time, term-funded, exempt, Grade 78, minimum $1,907.20/biweekly, 9-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package.

Review Date:

The initial review date will begin May 13, 2022. To ensure your application is considered, please apply and include required application materials prior to the review date, 11:55 pm Alaska Standard Time (AKST) on May 12, 2022.

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:

To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored 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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