Albright College is seeking applications for a Resident Athletic Trainer. This position will assist with the supervision and coordination of the College’s overall sports medicine program, including, but not limited to: injury prevention, evaluation, management, and treatment of athletic injuries, short-term and long-term rehabilitation of athletic injuries, education and counseling of student-athletes, and health care administration for athletics under the supervision of the Director of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer, Team Physician, Albright College’s Physician, and Albright College’s Chief Health Officer. Albright College is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The college values its talented, diverse community and seeks to attract, hire, and support employees who consistently and actively embrace equity and inclusion.
Essential Job Functions:
- Provide athletic training services for the College’s athletic teams as directed by the Head Athletic Trainer, Associate Head Athletic Trainer, Team Physician, College’s Physician and/or College’s Chief Health Officer including attendance at scheduled team practices and home and away competitions as necessary;
- Assist with the coordination and scheduling of all student-athlete’s physical examinations, medical referrals, and determine a student-athlete’s ability to practice and/or compete in consultation with the Team Physician(s);
- Coordination and scheduling of diagnostic tests, fitting and ordering of durable medical equipment;
- Perform pre-participation orthopedic screens on all student athletes prior to their season of competition;
- Coordination and scheduling of long-term rehabilitation with approved physical therapy provider;
- Oversee the formation of the College’s Student First Responder Staff including, but not limited to the hiring, training, and supervision of all student workers with regards to any and all duties;
- Identify professional medical service needs of the entire intercollegiate athletics department including the scheduling and coordinating of student first responders for coverage of all team practices and athletic competitions;
- Consult with the Team Physician and/or College’s Physician for guidance on the treatment of injured student-athletes, and report on their progress;
- Report the status of injured student-athletes to coaching staffs and periodically meet to identify and discuss problem areas;
- Oversee the compilation, input, organization, and maintenance of all medical records on College student-athletes, and share in the responsibility of maintaining and organizing the athletic training room file system and/or electronic medical records;
- Maintain a detailed and accurate inventory log of all over-the-counter medications, and is responsible for the proper storage of all over-the-counter medications as dictated by the State of Pennsylvania and the Drug Enforcement Agency;
- Assist in completion and compiling of all student-athlete injury claim forms;
- Secure and maintain all student-athlete’s insurance policy information;
- Review and approve all medical bills and insurance claims to determine accuracy and compliance with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rules and regulations, and supervise the prompt processing of all medical bills and insurance claims through NAGHA;
- Assist the Head Athletic Trainer with regards to the organization and administration of the department’s budget, including the inventory, bidding, ordering, receiving, and maintenance of all athletic training room supplies and equipment;
- Assist in the development and maintenance of a Sports Medicine handbook / policy manual for staff and student first responders;
- Establish and enforce codes of conduct and rules of use for the athletic training facilities and equipment;
- Share in the responsibility of athletic training room maintenance and upkeep;
- Assist in the direction of the athletics department’s substance abuse education and supplement education program;
- Serve as a Field Experience Supervisor / Clinical Instructor within the Athletic Training Education Program of Alvernia University and Moravian College as directed by the Athletic Training Education Program Director;
- Assist in the preparation of student athletic trainers from Alvernia University and Moravian College for the Board of Certification (BOC) Examination;
- Oversee the organization and administration of an Exposure Control Plan for Bloodborne Pathogens as dictated by the State of Pennsylvania and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA);
- Assist in the establishment of an emergency action plan and severe weather policies for all athletic teams in conjunction with the Head Athletic Trainer, Team Physician, College’s Physician, College’s Chief Health Officer, area emergency medical services, and local hospitals;
- Work in conjunction with the strength and conditioning specialist with regard to the strength, conditioning, and flexibility of student-athletes, nutritional issues, supplements / ergogenic aids, injury prevention, exercise technique, and rehabilitation of injured student-athletes;
- Work in conjunction with the College’s marketing and development personnel on all departmental public relations and promotional matters;
- Work in conjunction with the College Health Center, College food services, College Physician, College’s Chief Health Officer, College nutritionist and various coaching staffs and other personnel regarding student-athlete nutritional issues, including but not limited to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders, weight gain and weight reduction techniques;
- Work in conjunction with the equipment room staff regarding the safety of the athletic equipment and to facilitate proper methods of fitting athletic equipment;
- Maintain a good working relationship with the athletics facilities’ manager, physical plant and grounds department regarding the safety of practice and competition surfaces and general field/court conditions;
- Represent Albright College and the Sports Medicine Department at College, conference, and/or national meetings as required or requested;
- Maintains certification and license requirements of the Board of Certification (BOC) and the State of Pennsylvania;
- Other duties as assigned by the Head Athletic Trainer;
- Other duties as assigned by the College’s Chief Health Officer
- Strong communication skills
- Knowledgeable in the prevention of athletic injuries
- Management, treatment, and disposition of athletic injuries
- Rehabilitation of athletic injuries
- Organization and administration of the athletic training program
- Education and counseling of student athletes
- Experience working with Microsoft Office products
- Demonstrated commitment to building an inclusive and equitable Albright community, as described in Albright College’s Inclusivity and Equity Statement.
- Minimum of two years of athletic training experience required.
- Master’s Degree in an appropriate area of specialization
- Athletic Training Licensure in the State of Pennsylvania is required.
- NATA-BOC certification is required, eligible for PA certification
- First Aid/CPR certification required.
Review of applications for this position will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should complete an application by clicking “Apply Now”. Cover letter, a minimum of two professional references and any other supporting application materials can be uploaded in one document along with the resume. Optional documents may be submitted can include: proof of education/certification, licenses, and letters of recommendation. Albright offers a competitive benefits package, which includes tuition remission.
About Albright College
Founded in 1856, Albright College is the oldest institution of higher learning in Berks County and one of the most economically and culturally diverse colleges in the country. Nationally ranked as a top performer for social mobility, Albright is home to about 1,600 residential undergraduate students from across the nation and around the globe, working together to cultivate integrity, curiosity, connection and resilience. Albright students are encouraged to cross or combine majors to create individualized academic programs, without taking longer to graduate. The college’s flexible curriculum, close faculty mentorship and numerous experiential learning options are all designed to help students exceed their own expectations.
At Albright, we believe our differences make us stronger and empower us to better understand and respect one another in a just and fair manner. With this in mind, the college recruits, houses, educates, employs, supports and generally celebrates people of all statuses, identities and backgrounds, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, religious or spiritual identity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, marital and parental status, veteran status, political affiliation and physical and mental ability. Albright College is an EEO employer, committed to inclusivity. In alignment with this commitment, we actively encourage diversity in all dimensions among applicants for this position. Read the college’s Inclusivity and Equity Statement online and learn more our demonstrated commitment to building an inclusive and equitable academic community.
About Reading, Pa.
Ranked a “Best Place to Live” and “Best Place to Retire” by U.S. News & World Report, Reading is a medium-sized city in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Albright College’s 118 acre campus is located in the city’s historic northeast College Heights neighborhood. Catch a concert in Reading’s 9,000 seat Santander Arena or get up close and personal in the historical Santander Performing Arts Center (built in the 1870s — only 20 years after Albright was born!) Start a new art project with materials like hot glass, paint, wood and more at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, enjoy seasonal festivals or take a walk through West Reading’s artisan shops, restaurants and boutiques. See Pennsylvania’s spectacular autumn display from the top of Reading’s Pagoda, a kayak on Blue Marsh Lake, or from a scenic steam train ride. Or leave civilization behind with more than 125 miles of certified biking and hiking trails. The city of Reading is also home to the Philadelphia Flyer’s ECHL ice hockey team and the Philadelphia Phillies’ AA baseball team.
Job Type: Full-time
- Dental insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Tuition reimbursement
- Vision insurance
Work Location: In person