Athletic Trainer

  • Mission Health System
  • Asheville, NC, USA
  • Nov 19, 2017

Job Description

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O ne of NC's largest health systems, recently ranked as the #1 Best Hospital in NC, and the region's only not-for-profit, independent community hospital system , Mission Health is fully committed to helping our community Be Well, Get Well and Stay Well .

Job Summary: The Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) is an ancillary health care provider, principle member of the sports medicine team, and provides direct clinical care, to include evaluation, treatment, prevention, rehabilitation, and therapeutic intervention of emergent, acute, and chronic athletic injuries and illnesses, and is qualified to make return-to-play decisions. The ATC serves as a medical liaison to coordinate and facilitate care with Providers and other clinicians, parents, coaches, school administration, co-workers, and hospital administration. The Athletic Trainer aligns with Mission Sports Medicine Physicians and maintains a clinical protocol on file with the NC Board of Athletic Trainer Examiners.Sports Medicine care is provided to professional and non-professional school age, adolescence, and early, middle, and late adult athletes participating in athletic events at off-site locations, to include schools and community events, at the discretion of the Supervisor, Medical Director, and/or Athletic Director.For Schools: The Athletic Trainer will be responsible for the medical care of the athlete for the entire calendar year, to include pre-season, mid season, and post 'season. When the assigned school is hosting away teams, the Athletic Trainer will also be responsible for the medical care of the away athletes. Depending on the school, the Athletic Trainer will be responsible for multiple athletes at any given time (see table below):' Private Schools: 150+ student athletes' Middle Schools: 165+ student athletes' High Schools: varies depending on classification (1A, 2A, 3A, or 4A), but could be 300+ student athletes

Required Education: Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training or related field

Preferred Education: Master's degree in Athletic Training or related field

Required License: North Carolina Athletic Training License (LAT) or eligible National Athletic Trainer's Association Board of Certification (ATC) or eligible Current CPR/AED certification or obtained by 1st day of employment Current, valid NC driver's license or obtain one within 30 days of employment Must by at least 21 years of age to meet Mission Health established insurance guidelines

Preferred License: American Heart Association CPR Instructor

Required Experience: Direct athletic training care in a collegiate or secondary school setting. Must be able to effectively and clearly communicate. Microsoft Office, Internet proficiency

Preferred Experience: Clinical affiliations in NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, or professional athletics; injury tracking surveillance system and neurocognitive testing.