Northern Illinois University (NIU) is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Athletic Trainer. This is a full-time, 12-month position with benefits. Under the general supervision of the Head Athletic Trainer, this position is responsible for assisting in the management and administration of all phases of the athletic training operations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide athletic training services to sports as assigned. Services include prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and coverage of practices/contests as deemed necessary and assigned by the head athletic trainer.
Maintain complete medical records for assigned teams, including insurance referrals, daily treatments, physician referrals, and injury reports in conformity with the Athletic Training Policies and Procedures.
Maintain positive relationships with team physicians and medical specialists
Provide direct supervision of student athletic training staff, graduate and undergraduate
Work in cooperation with athletic department staff to access available resources concerning the following areas of athletic care: safe and protective athletic equipment and facilities, nutrition, recognition and education of substance abuse, personal and mental hygiene, first aid and CPR.
Maintain working knowledge of advances in the field as well as current membership in the National Athletic Trainers Association, Inc. and the Illinois Athletic Trainers Association, Inc., State of Illinois Licensure.
Promote public relations beneficial to the university, the athletic department and the profession.
When practical under the circumstances, intercollegiate athletic staff are encouraged to voluntarily attend all athletic events to promote audience participation and support for NIU team efforts.
Perform Other Duties As Assigned
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree required.
Eligible to meet Illinois Athletic Trainer Registration requirements.
Athletic training experience in school or clinic setting.
Experience as a certified athletic trainer.
Minimum 1 year Athletic training experience at the university or college level.
Experience with NCAA Division I athletes.
Minimum 2 years work experience as a certified athletic trainer.
Ability to communicate with and relate well to student-athletes, coaching and department support staff.
Ability to effectively communicate through oral, written and electronic forms.
As a staff member within the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, you are responsible for knowledge of and compliance with National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) regulations, both those general in nature and those which apply directly to your position’s responsibilities. Strict adherence to all applicable governing policies, procedures, and regulations of the NCAA is required and is a condition of your employment.