Central Michigan University ASST ATHLETIC TRAINER in Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Position Information

Position Summary

Serves as a certified and licensed staff athletic trainer for CMU intercollegiate student-athletes; provides daily athletic training services to assigned teams; supervises injury care, referral and rehabilitation; travels to team events, attends home events, and attends daily workouts; is an active participant in our sports medicine health care team; and serves as clinical preceptor for athletic training curriculum students.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree, athletic training related. One year of full-time certified athletic training work experience. Certified Athletic Trainer by NATA Board of Certification. Currently licensed or eligible for a state of Michigan License in Athletic Training (AT). Currently certified or eligible for CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and project a positive attitude. Strong organizational skills. Willing to travel and work irregular hours, nights, weekends and holidays as necessary. Ability to perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree. Two or more years of certified athletic training work experience. Professional, Olympic and/or NCAA Division I experience as a Certified Athletic Trainer. Strong background in surgical and non-surgical rehabilitation for upper and lower extremity injuries. Graston, IASTM, ART, CSCS, PES, CES or other additional certifications. Experience with Vivature Injury Tracking software. Experience with Electronic Medical Records (EMR) systems. Mentorship experience of athletic training students, graduate assistants, interns and/or staff members.

Duties & Responsibilities

Serves as a Certified Athletic Trainer for CMU teams as assigned. Works under the direction of the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine. Organizes and manages the care of student-athletes in consultation with the CMU Medical Director. Daily communication with coaching staff, strength and conditioning personnel. Communicates with CMU Student-Athlete Services staff to coordinate schedules and potential class/academic conflict for student-athletes with current health care conditions. Assists in conducting drug testing to comply with CMU’s and the NCAA’s Substance Abuse Control Program. Assists with maintaining all athletic training equipment and facilities. Assists with the ordering and inventory of all athletic training supplies and equipment. Assists with the recruitment and supervision of part time staff (Graduate Assistant and Intern) Athletic Trainers. Provides medical care, referral, and medical record keeping as assigned. Serves as a clinical preceptor for the undergraduate athletic training curriculum program. Supports University operated clinics as needed. Understands and maintains confidentiality of HIPAA and FERPA protected information; handles information appropriately. Upholds and works within Policy and Procedures established for the CMU Sports Medicine Department. Provides daily evaluation and treatment of orthopedic and non-orthopedic injury conditions. Scheduling, executing, and supervision of surgical and non-surgical rehabilitation programs. Facilitates outside physician referrals, in-house facility physician clinics, in-house facility orthopedic clinics. Documents in electronic injury tracking system daily; including but not limited to treatments, progress notes, diagnostic imaging, and physician referrals. Facilitates retrieval of outside medical records and documentation for record keeping. Communicates student-athlete referrals to insurance coordinator; point person for insurance coordinator with assigned student-athlete needs. Handles daily facility organization, maintenance, cleaning, and inventory. Schedules and manages student athletic trainer’s schedules and evaluations for students in clinical rotation. Communicates with necessary athletic department staff regarding student-athlete injury conditions, limitations, needs, and accommodations. Works with strength and conditioning department personnel to create alternate workout plans for injured student-athletes. Facilitates and assists with referrals/appointments with CMU Athletics Department Nutritionist. Acts as liaison and point of contact for student-athletes with the CMU Athletics Department Dedicated Student-Athlete Counselor and mental health care provider team. Other administrative duties as assigned.

Message to Applicants

There are two open positions. Current staffing model needs one trainer for baseball and the other for women’s soccer.

You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

Position will remain open until filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by November 16, 2018. The University reserves the right to close the recruitment process once a sufficient applicant pool has been identified.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit transcripts (official or unofficial) as a part of the application process.

About CMU

Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.

CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked.

Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences.

The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfilling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities.

Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field, CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. CMU Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling.

Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions, and restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.

EEO Statement

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex-based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see http://www.cmich.edu/ocrie.)

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Position Number: 77250

Type of Recruitment: External


Supervision Exercised: Assists with the recruitment and supervision of part time staff (Graduate Assistant and Intern) Athletic Trainers.

Employee Group: Professional & Administrative -Salary

Pay Range: $35,000-$45,000

Division: President

Department: Athletics - Sports Medicine

Position Status: Regular

Employment Status: Full-Time

FTE: 1.00

Position Type: 12 month

Weekly Work Schedule: M-F, 8a-5p; evenings and weekends as necessary

At Will?: No

Location: Mount Pleasant, MI

About the Department: Central Michigan University Athletics is an FBS Member of the Mid-American Conference. For more information visit our website at www.cmuchippewas.com

Posting Begins: 11/02/2018

Open Until Filled: Yes