Athletic Trainer of Recreational Sports, Senior Staff Assistant, SL4; 10-month position from August 15 to June 15; reports to the Assistant Director of Recreational Sports for Intramural Sports and Sport Clubs, and collaborates with the SUNY Cortland College Physician. Starting date is August 15, 2018.The main focus of the Athletic Trainer of Recreational Sports is to provide consultation/advice/referrals for our Sport Club participants. The Trainer will be available for clinical appointments for approximately 25 – 30 hours per week, with the remainder of time allocated to coordinating medical referrals; maintaining daily logs and records of athletes evaluated; inventorying, ordering, and restocking medical supplies; and attending departmental meetings.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide athletic training services for participants in the Sport Club Program, including providing 25 – 30 office hours weekly for scheduled or drop-in appointments for sport club participants.
Assist with department-wide risk management initiatives
Develop an athletic training program policy and procedures manual for sport club participants and general operating procedures for the athletic training program.
Review and enhance the established concussion management protocol and return to play guidelines for the Sport Club Program.
Determine (with Student Health Services/physician’s consultation) sport club participants’ ability to return to play; and develop and maintain communication with Assistant Director for Intramural Sports & Sport Clubs, sport club coaches and/or officers.
Coordinate all medical referrals for advanced diagnostics, concussion treatment, and other serious injuries requiring advanced medical care.
Maintain and manage daily logs and records of athletes evaluated.
Coordinate pre-participation packets for all sport club participants.
Attend annual sport club officer trainings and lead discussions on health and safety, emphasizing concussion management protocol, the importance of reporting all injuries, and available resources for medical care.
Inventory, order and restock medical supplies and distribute first-aid kits to every sport club.
Provide on-site supervision and care for high-risk home sport club events in emergency situations and/or as time permits.
DEPARTMENTAL RISK MANAGEMENT:
Regularly consult and maintain professional working relationships with Recreational Sports staff
Provide clinical service for drop-in/informal recreation, intramural, and instructional program participants during clinical hours if appointment schedule permits
Collaborate with the Assistant Director for Intramural Sports & Sport Clubs and the Risk Management officer to regularly review and update the program risk management policies.
Maintain active and ongoing communication with Student Health Services and the College Physician
Attend and actively participate in Recreational Sports staff meetings, in-service education sessions, and department meetings.
Participate in Division of Student Affairs initiatives, programs, and committees as required.
Maintain professional skill sets and certifications as appropriate for job responsibilities and as a campus recreation professional.
Current certification from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification
Current licensure or ability to obtain current licensure prior to start date in the state of New York
Current certification in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer/BLS
Knowledge of best practices and standards in campus recreation
Ability and willingness to work irregular hours including evenings and weekends in emergency situations.
Effective communication (verbal and written), organization, and human relations skills
Ability to work well in a diverse environment
At least one year of athletic training work experience in recreation, education, athletics, therapeutic recreation, or other related background.
Previous experience working in a collegiate recreation setting
Previous supervisory experience
Inventory management experience
Budget development and budget management experience
Proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office Applications software including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary plus excellent fringe benefits.
About SUNY Cortland Recreational Sports Department
The Recreational Sports Department at SUNY Cortland offers a comprehensive Campus Recreation Program to the entire College community. We offer 40 intramural sports and special event activities and 36 sport clubs with over 1,200 participants. We opened a new $56 million, 148,000 square ft. Student Life Center in February, 2015 which has a vast array of physical recreation components, as well as a variety of social spaces. The number one priority for the SLC is Informal/Open Recreation, and the most distinguishing feature is a one-fifth mile, suspended jogging track. The department has a staff of five full-time professionals, one full-time support staff, eight graduate assistants, and approximately 250 student employees.