Claflin University Head Athletic Trainer in Orangeburg, South Carolina
The Head Athletic Trainer reports directly to the Director of Athletics. The Athletic Trainer shall develop, coordinate, and administer a comprehensive sports medical program for Claflin University intercollegiate athletics. The Head Athletic Trainer will also perform professional and administrative services essential for the successful implementation and development of the program. Athletic Trainer serves in the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of athletic injuries of the student-athletes; is responsible for developing medical methods of treatment for the benefit of student-athletes; handles all phases of sports medicine for the athletics department; responsible for providing the highest quality of service, assistance, and care to athletes, a pre-professional development program; and responsible for participating with information seminars to educate athletes.
Duties include, but are not limited to, continuing to develop an overall sports medicine program for the University, including: baseline concussion testing, injury prevention programs, injury evaluations, injury management, injury treatment and rehabilitation, educational programs and counseling for student-athletes. The Athletic Trainer shall provide athletic training services for the University’s athletic department, including attendance at scheduled team practices and home and away competitions as necessary; and coordinate and schedule physical examinations and medical referrals for student-athletes to determine their ability to practice and compete. Head Athletic Trainer shall be responsible for the formation of the University’s athletic training staff, including acclimation and supervision of assistant/associate athletic trainers, graduate assistant athletic trainers and student athletic trainers. Other duties include working with the strength and conditioning staff to ensure safety in the design and implementation of fitness, nutrition, and conditioning programs customized to meet individual student athlete needs; scheduling and coordinating athletic training staff and students for all team practices and athletic competitions; assisting Athletic Director and coordinating Drug Education and Screening Program; evaluating and recommending new techniques and equipment that would enhance the athletic training program; handling confidential medical information; submitting medical reports; maintaining inventory of equipment and supplies; and recording and maintaining documentation. Flexible hours and travel in-state, out-of-state, overnight, and some weekends are required.
A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is strongly preferred. Must have three to four years collegiate athletic training experience. Current NATA-BOC certification and South Carolina Athletic Training Licensure-DHEC, demonstration of clinical supervision of athletic training students, graduate of CAHEP or CAATE undergraduate athletic training program or NATA approved graduate program, and current American Red Cross or American Heart Association CPR/AED certification required. Must be certified in Basic Life Support-DLS. Candidate must be knowledgeable of office practices and procedures, and NCAA Division II governing procedures and policies. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, and the general public in disseminating and obtaining information; completing tasks; developing and managing a recordkeeping system; and communicating effectively both orally and in writing are required. The applicant must be able to work in a fast-paced diverse environment with minimum supervision.
Special Note: Claflin University will consult with the NCAA and the enforcement staff to determine if the prospective employee has past NCAA rules violations. Violations will be reviewed by the Athletic Director and Compliance Office for Claflin University to determine eligibility for employment.