VCU Health System's ORTHO –VCU Sports Medicine is seeking a full time Athletic Trainer to provide day-to-day athletic training services for a local sports team. Assesses, treats and develops rehabilitation and reconditioning strategies for athletes. Designs and implements prevention and education programs. The athletic trainer will attend all home and away games as agreed upon by the respective head coaches and/or athletic directors.
The athletic trainer will perform the following functions regarding athletic injuries: prevention, assessment, treatment, (including first aid) and reconditioning as set forth by the NATA Board of certification.
Demonstrates proper taping, strapping, bracing, and fitting of athletic equipment.
Carries out all prescribed treatments and recommendations by the team/program/event physician.
Maintains NATA and CPR certification in accordance with those respective institutions.
Covers assigned pre-season physicals, sports games or matches, and related events under the supervision of the program manager.
Demonstrates knowledge of the principals of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the athletes' status and interpret the appropriate information.
Must be able to assist with or transfer athletes of various weight/heights.
Must be able to push carts with athletic equipment on them.
Must be able to stand for long periods of time, have good mobility skills and be able to walk long distances.
Must demonstrate ability to communicate to give adequate directions and instructions to athletes.
Must be able to carry training kit and coolers for long distances.
Need to have the ability to handle high amounts of stress.
Fast paced orthopedic medical practice environment.
Occasional night or early morning hours as well as possible overnight stays.
Must be able to adjust and adapt to changing conditions.
Bachelors Degree in a specialized curriculum accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia as an Athletic Trainer
National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Board of Certification (BOC)
Current CPR certification
Two (2) years previous athletic training experience
Masters Degree in a specialized curriculum accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs