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Assistant Athletic Trainer - Football

Job ID: R-26899 Job Type: Full time Location: Lawrence, Kansas
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Under the direction of the Head Team Physicians and the Senior Director of Kansas Team Health, is responsible for the athletic training needs of the student athletes of the football team. Works closely with sport coaches, strength and conditioning coaches, other health care providers and athletic administrators concerning the health and wellness of student athletes.


  • Athletic Training: Provides athletic training services and/or supervision under the direction of a Team Physician. (80%)
    • Clinical Communication and Clinical Referral
      • Communication of patient illness and injury complaints/problems with Team Physicians
      • Creation and maintenance of a complete medical record
      • Provide patient educational programming
      • Physician and other sub-specialists’ referral
      • Management of physician clinic including collection of injury/illness history and pre-exam testing data.
      • Coordination of clinical diagnostic testing including but not limited to X-ray, MRI, MRI-arthrogram, CT scan, echocardiogram and laboratory tests.
      • Referral and ongoing communication with sports dietitian for patient care
      • Referral and ongoing communication with sport psychologist for patient care
      • Referral and ongoing communication with KTH Counseling and Psychological Service for patient psychological and psychiatric care
      • Communication of pertinent injury/illness information, as it relates to participation status, with coaching staff and sport performance staff.
      • Communication with sports performance staff and knowledge of strength and conditioning programs including coordination of group and individualized injury prevention programming.
      • Perform medical testing including but not limited to vital signs, EKG, neurocognitive and motor control evaluations
      • Perform sport science testing as directed (including but not limited to movement pattern analysis, Y-balance, and body composition)
    • Clinical Management and Emergency Care
      • With Team Physicians, make participation status decisions and execute the unchallengeable authority to remove a patient from participation and/or return to participation
      • Practice and event (home and away) athletic training acute injury and emergency medical management; may include travel with at least one sport; will include regular service on weekends as well as before/after traditional hours
      • Under the direction of the Team Physicians, manage patients’ ongoing conditions such as asthma, hypertension, sickle cell trait, ADHD, depression/anxiety.
      • Management and execution of all university athletic facility emergency action plans including communication, EMS activation, AED/CPR delivery and post-event reporting to Head Team Physician, University Risk Management, and Athletic Administration
      • Evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries including up to date knowledge and utilization of the latest evidence-based techniques and modalities
      • Knowledge and on-going execution of policies including but not limited to lightning, heat stress, cold weather, pre-participation physicals, alcohol and other drug, nutritional supplements, learning disabilities, prescription medications, over the counter medications, concussion, MRSA, asthma, sickle cell, disordered eating .
      • Creation or co-creation of rehabilitation programming including periodic goals and outcome measures.
    • Clinical Education as needed
      • Provide formal and informal wellness education to patients, coaches, support staff, administrators and parents
      • Clinical supervision of athletic training students in clinical rotations and/or athletic training aides as assigned.
      • Annual creation and execution of a continuing education plan
  • Administrative: Completion of administrative responsibilities that may include assisting with: (15%)
    • Annual program strategic planning
    • Annual program goal creation and execution
    • Annual analysis of program staffing model
    • Periodic analysis of injury rates and trends including strategic planning with coaches, sport performance coaches, physicians and sub-specialists for future programming adjustments.
    • Analysis of sport science programming and effectiveness
    • Participate in scholarly activities through own creativity or as assigned
    • Other administrative duties as assigned
  • Maintain knowledge of Health System, departmental activities, sports schedules and procedures;
  • Foster cooperative working relationships with all athletic training staff members.
  • Maintain a positive attitude toward performing job duties and in working with other staff members.
  • Exhibit professional decorum at all times.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 5%



  • Completion of a Master's Degree in Athletic Training, Physical Education, Health or related field from an accredited college or university within 90 days of the hire date
  • Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) with NATABOC
  • Licensed Athletic Trainer (LAT) with State of Kansas Board of Healing Arts (eligible)
  • Two years of experience as an athletic trainer


  • Experience working with collegiate or national level
  • Licensed Physical Therapist
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products
  • Experience with Manual Therapy

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