Provision of athletic
medical care: Possess the theoretical and practical knowledge to
be able to practice independently in most situations as an athletic trainer.
This includes but is not limited to clinical examination and diagnosis,
therapeutic intervention, decisions regarding injury prevention and risk
management, and patient advocacy and mediation between physicians, athletic
department staff, and family members when necessary.
Compliance: Ensuring adherence to NCAA, American Southwest Conference, and
Hardin-Simmons University policies and procedures as they pertain to the
practice of athletic training within the college and university setting.
Administration: Documents all patient encounters, assists with
submission of qualifying secondary insurance claims, assists with verification
of primary insurance, completion and collection of medical forms each year, as
well as inventory and limited budgeting for supplies.
Communication: Thorough and frequent communication with fellow staff members,
supervisors, physicians, coaches, patients, and family members of patients when
Clinical Education: Serving as a Clinical Preceptor to athletic training students in a CAATE
accredited Master of Athletic Training program.
Perform other duties as assigned by Director of
Athletic Training Services and/or Athletic Director.
Supervise athletic training students and student-athletes
in clinic and during practice/competition.
COMPETENCIES: This is your opportunity to demonstrate how your education and/or experience in your current or previous job relates to each function of this position.
Interview decisions are partially based on this information.
On a separate sheet of paper, write a paragraph for each competency listed below describing your background and qualifications in each area.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies.
Job Knowledge: Competent in required
job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps
abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays
understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.
Communications: Expresses ideas and
thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good
listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses
appropriate communication methods.
Quality Management: Looks for ways to
improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
Strategic Thinking: Develops strategies
to achieve organizational goals; understands organization's strengths &
weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and
opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.
Adaptability: Adapts to changes in
the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to
best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES (Language, Mathematical, Reasoning and Computer Skills):
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific
and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or
complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business
community. Ability to write speeches and
articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability
to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or
boards of directors.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts,
interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and
volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply
principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual
and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas,
scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in its most difficult
phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
COMPUTER SKILLS: To
perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word
Processing software; Spreadsheet software; Power Point; Electronic Medical
Bachelor's degree from four-year
college or university required.
Master's degree preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Board of Certification (BOC certification), possess
or be eligible for athletic training licensure in the sate of Texas, CPR/AED for
Healthcare Providers or Professional Rescuers.
The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform
the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly
required to talk or hear. The employee
is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or
feel; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and
taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and
ability to adjust focus.
The work environment
characteristics described here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is
frequently exposed to outside weather conditions, extreme cold and extreme
The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions,
fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
This is an
Exempt Level Professional Position which often requires extended hours beyond a
40-hour work week, especially during the peak season(s) for sports.
Candidate must be able to work non-traditional hours, including nights and
weekends depending on the time of year.
There are afternoon practices during season and competitions and performances
in the afternoons and on weekends.
Must have and maintain a valid Class C Driver’s License and maintain a clear
driving record to be insurable under the university liability policy.
Must be able to
drive an automobile and 15-passenger van.
Must be able to
drive to complete work assignments on and off campus, as needed.
travel may be required on occasion in order to attend training, etc.
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: For more information concerning benefits offered to HSU employees, see the HSU Benefits Summary on the HSU website.