Assistant Athletic Trainer
Chaminade University of Honolulu
Chaminade University offers its students an education in a collaborative learning environment that prepares them for life, service and successful careers. Guided by its Catholic, Marianist and liberal arts educational traditions, Chaminade encourages the development of moral character, personal competencies, and a commitment to build a just and peaceful society. The University offers both the civic and church communities of the Pacific region its academic and intellectual resources in the pursuit of common aims.
I. Position Information
Title: Assistant Athletic Trainer
Full Time: Nights, evenings and/or weekend work may be required.
Travel may be required.
I. Position Summary
The Assistant Athletic Trainer demonstrates intermediate knowledge and skill in standard prevention, emergency care, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation techniques. This position follows standard principles and uses appropriate medical terminology, participates as a team member in a collaborative environment, actively contributes to completion of team goals and assigned tasks, and clearly communicates in written and verbal form. The Assistant Athletic Trainer complies with and has knowledge of policies and procedures, and refers to supervisors for complex policy and procedure related decisions. This position typically works under general supervision using established procedures and protocols while performing assignments that are varied and may be somewhat difficult in character.
II. Reports to:
Direct Report to: Head Athletic Trainer
Indirect Report to: Medical professionals responsible for the care of a Student Athlete.
III. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Typically provides direct care for athletic team activities. Responsible for the coverage of Chaminade University athletic teams as assigned. Provides athletic training services to physically active individuals within the athletic department. Assists in facilitating and implementing all aspects of health care for assigned team, including but not limited to: prevention, practice/event coverage, injury evaluation, physician referral, medical appointments, treatment and rehabilitation and team travel.
Assistant Athletic Trainer makes daily decisions concerning the care of athletic injuries and illnesses. These decisions are based on guidelines set by the National Athletic Trainers Association, the team physician, CUH policies and Head Athletic Trainer, and updated based on current literature reviews.
Abides by all NCAA, PAC-WEST and CUH policies.
Maintains proper medical records in accordance with all government and university guidelines. Adheres to existing University and appropriate external regulatory agency (i.e. NATABOC, NCAA, etc.) guidelines and safety policies. Completes appropriate paperwork, including but not limited to: incident or injury reports for departmental accountability. Assists with sports medicine department administrative duties as assigned (no solo responsibilities.)
Responsible for day-to-day communication (including participation status) with athletes, coaches, strength & conditioning staff, physicians providing direct care to SAs, athletic department staff, and administration as assigned. Maintains effective relationships with peers; supports team decisions and goals.
Continuing Education / Professional Development
Earns and maintains appropriate professional certifications. Seeks to expand working knowledge and acquire an intermediate knowledge of advanced topics and skills within the field of athletic training, which may be demonstrated by: attending local and national meetings/conferences, holding and utilizing additional certifications, mentoring staff/students as appropriate in areas of special interest, and serving as a guest speaker within the ATEP. Stays current in related research and trends.
This list of responsibilities is not exhaustive. The percentages regarding the essential and non-essential functions of the job are not precise and are only an approximation, which can vary on a day-to-day basis and are subject to change on an as-needed basis and/or in the sole discretion of supervisory management.
V. Education and Experience
Master's Degree Required
BOC Certification and HI State AT License required
Experience as an Athletic Trainer in any educational institution
Experience as an Athletic Trainer at a higher education institution
VI. Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact and work with individuals at all levels of the university
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite or related software
- Organized with meticulous attention to detail
- High integrity and ethical standards
VII. Other Requirements:
- Must have a valid Drivers License
- This is a full time, exempt position. Forty hours per week (M-F) will be the general rule. However, depending on the project cycles and workflow demands of the department, additional hours or workday schedule changes may be occasionally required. Must be willing and able to work occasional nights and weekends and a varying schedule.
- Performs other related duties as assigned by Supervisor and/or Principal Grant Investigator.
- Observes all safety and health regulations and works in accordance with safe work procedures and policies of the University. Reports unsafe acts/conditions and injuries in a timely and proper manner.
VIII. Physical Requirements
Duties involve light work in an office and community setting and requires a minimum of physical effort with intermittent sitting, standing, climbing stairs, and walking inclines. Must be able to lift 50 pounds, walk the campus with ease, and have excellent motor skills. Must have finger dexterity. Must be able to communicate information and ideas so that others will understand.
IX. Marianist Identity/Native Hawaiian & Pacific Island Serving
An expressed willingness to respect and support the Catholic and Marianist identity of Chaminade University of Honolulu and to perform all duties in a manner consistent with Marianist educational values and mission of the University. Understanding of and respect for the University’s designation as an institution serving students of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Island ancestry.