Southern Utah University
  • 18-Jul-2022 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Cedar City, UT, USA
  • 35000 per year
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Excellent Benefits


Job Description:

This is a one year contracted employment with possibility for renewal. Southern Utah University (SUU) Sports Medicine is seeking an Assistant Athletic Trainer who can embody our mission statement in "providing a positive healthcare experiences for high-performance athletes through Evidence Based Practices, using a collaborative, solutions centered approach."


Duties and Responsibilities:

• Assist with scheduling and organizing team pre-participation physicals and review of athletes' health history. Assist team physician(s) with orthopedic screenings.
• Assist in annually providing students and parents/guardians with written information regarding the University Athletic Injury and Insurance and Claims Policy
• Possibly serve as a Preceptor to an assigned masters athletic training student, and work cohesively with Masters of Athletic Training Education Department.
• Reduce and recognize environmental hazards, thereby creating a safe environment
• Onsite care and management of injuries and illnesses including: prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation.
• Provide emergency and first aid care and treatment of acute injuries with the ability to execute the EAP.
• Carry out medical care for assigned student-athletes per the sports medicine standard operating procedures as well as NATA Position Statements
• Refer athletes accordingly and appropriately
• In order to minimize risk of injury- Educate, promote awareness and coordinate/implement injury prevention programs and customized preventative strategies and programs.
• Oversee selection of proper fitting plus maintenance of protective equipment, including adhesive tape, bandages and orthoses
• Work proactively and effectively with the SUU Sports Performance/Strength & Conditioning as well as SUU Sports Nutrition staff.
• Provide accommodation recommendations, related to sport as well as weight room activities for the student athletes with restrictions or limitations
• Electronic documentation of all patient encounters with Sportswear.
• Communicate with physicians and coaching staff regarding the injury status of athletes including, but not limited to, injury reports.
• Coordinate primary and University insurance information for medical providers as well as acquiring and maintaining primary insurance information for individual athletes.
• Maintain cleanliness, quality and keep order of equipment and supplies.
• Apply and assist with University and Athletic Department policies and regulations in regard to the use/abuse of alcohol and drugs as well as testing.
• Participate in Athletic Department meetings
• Be aware of and practice the NATA Code of Ethics as well as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
• Foster and maintain positive student body, staff and faculty relations.
• Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekend, and some holidays.
• Responsible for administrative and other duties as assigned by supervisor.


TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: 15%-25%


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is medium demand. Lifting 100 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects. Medium strength is required to position patients for examination. May assist patients as needed, helping them on and off the exam table


Education and Experience Requirements:

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: Entry Level, 1-2 years preferred
EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree preferred
CERTIFICATION, LICENSES, REGISTRATION: Must be BOC certified and possess Utah state athletic training licensure, certification or registration. NPI Number Required. CPR/AED Certification required


Documents Needed to Apply:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact Information for at least 3 Professional References

Southern Utah University is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages individual commitment to personal responsibilities in equal measure with personal rights. In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, the University seeks to develop and nurture diversity. The University believes that diversity among its many members strengthens the institution, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enriches campus life.

Southern Utah University does not discriminate against any member of the University community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, veteran status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related condition, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable law in employment, treatment, admission, access to educational programs and activities, or other University benefits or services.

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