Unclassified - Athletic Trainer I/Lecturer

Code: 041 Posted: 05/27/2014

The University of Wisconsin Parkside invites applications for the position of Athletic Trainer I/Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Athletics and the Department of Health, Exercise Science and Sport Management. The position shall be responsible for assisting in all aspects of a comprehensive collegiate athletic training program. Will teach three credits per semester in the area of athletic training or activity courses for the Department of Health, Exercise Science and Sport Management. Extended hours, weekend event coverage and travel are expected with this position.



  • Master’sDegree

  • Previous athletic training experience

  • Wisconsin Licensed


  • Previous collegiate teaching experience

  • Previous collegiate athletic training

  • Master’s Degree in related field

  • Three or more years of experience as an athletic trainer in a college environment


Risk Management

  1. Facility inspections for potential dangers

  2. Pre-participation physical exam

  3. Environmental condition management

  4. Wrestling weight management program administrator

  5. Equipment inspection for all sports per NCAA guidelines

  6. Pre-game and pre-practice preparations for hydration, medical coverage and treatments

Pathology of Injury/Illness

  1. Through continuing education, stay abreast of latest developments in pathology

  2. Using standard operating practice for athletic trainers, follow guidelines for injury treatment and rehabilitation

Orthopedic assessments and evaluation

  1. Through continuing education, stay abreast of the latest techniques in injury assessment

  2. Using standard operating practice for athletic trainers, follow guidelines for systemic injury assessment

Acute care

  1. Utilize RICE method of acute injury care

  2. Maintain emergency preparedness kit for cardiac and life threatening emergencies

  3. Utilize emergency transport when indicated


  1. Coordinate department substance abuse program

  2. Educate student-athletes on banned substances both pharmaceutical and nutritional supplements.

  3. Coordinate NCAA drug testing program.

Therapeutic modalities

  1. Utilize hot and cold treatments when necessary

  2. Utilize and maintain ultrasound in therapeutic treatment

  3. Utilize and maintain electrical stimulation units

  4. Utilize and maintain SportTX stimulation modality

  5. Utilize iontophoresis administration

  6. Utilize JOBST compression pump

Therapeutic exercise

  1. Develop and coordinate rehabilitation protocols for athletic injuries.

  2. Refer to physical therapy advanced rehabilitation programs.

  3. Develop and coordinate reconditioning programs for reintroduction into sport.

Medical conditions and disabilities

  1. Maintain medical information regarding family history of various illnesses for all athletes

  2. Review all medical information of each athlete

  3. Maintain stores in the athletic training room for anaphylactic shock, diabetic emergencies and other potential life threatening illnesses.

Nutritional aspects of injuries and illness

  1. Counsel athletes regarding athletic nutrition

  2. Maintain weight loss plans for intercollegiate wrestlers per NCAA guidelines

  3. Provide education regarding nutritional supplements

  4. Evaluate athletes for potentially disordered eating patterns

Psychosocial intervention and referral

  1. Refer athletes to student health services for all mental health conditions

  2. Maintain records for potentially banned psychological medications

  3. Refer athletes to outside sources for substance abuse issues

Health care administration

  1. Maintain medical records for all intercollegiate athletes

  2. Coordinate all event coverage

  3. Coordinate room staffing

  4. Provide written and oral communication to staff concerning SA treatments

  5. Administer and track equipment budget

  6. Administer and coordinate staff payroll

  7. Utilize GLVC Health and Safety Grant for a new modality.

Professional development and responsibility

  1. Continue education and certifications

  2. Provide outreach coverage for Central High School

  3. Provide educational sessions at local high schools

  4. Counsel and guide athletes through injury process and rehabilitation process

  5. Maintain standards of practice as provided by the NATA

Student Trainers

  1. Coordinate student trainer payroll

  2. Provide educational training and guidelines for student trainers

Essential Knowledge And Abilities

  • Ability to evaluate therapeutic requirements for student-athletes, and to fit and modify therapeutic and/or protective equipment.

  • Ability to function professionally in highly stressful situations and to provide clear information on an impromptu basis to individuals or groups of people.

  • Ability to maintain poise in emergency situations and effectively interact with people in a calm, positive manner.

  • Ability and desire to perform accurate, detail-oriented work, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and maintain confidentiality and a professional demeanor.

  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and sound judgments.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Ability to relate to both men's and women's athletic injuries and rehabilitation of injuries to student-athletes required.

  • Ability to exhibit professionalism at all times and an ability to be an exemplary representative of UW-Parkside.

  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships within a diverse, academic environment.

  • Ability to communicate at a high level, great attention to detail and experience in working/interacting effectively with a diverse, multicultural population required.

  • Ability to travel frequently, work extended hours and weekends as needed.

  • Ability to communicate and work with supervisor.

  • Sufficient mobility to perform athletic training duties.

  • Ability to drive vehicle for recruiting and travel

  • Ability to work with keyboard, mouse and monitor

University and Community: The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a comprehensive campus of the University of Wisconsin System with approximately 4800 students, 120 faculty, and 70 instructional academic staff offering 33 undergraduate majors and 3 master's degrees in 22 academic departments. The campus is located between the cities of Kenosha and Racine in southeastern Wisconsin, within the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor.

The university is situated on 700 acres of prairie and woodland approximately two miles west of Lake Michigan. Consisting of 15 buildings, the coherence and unity of the original campus design within its natural landscape has been sustained over four decades of development. Recent additions include a renovated and expanded student center, a 250 bed suite-style residence hall, and a greatly expanded and renovated center for the arts and humanities.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

It is the policy of UW Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Human Resources Office at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

A criminal background check and degree verification are part of the application process.

Review of Applications: Applications received by June 6, 2014 are ensured full consideration. The position is open until filled.

TO APPLY: go to https://www.careers.wisconsin.edu

You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password' and select "Login." If you have questions about how to apply from the Candidate Gateway, go to https://kb.wisc.edu/hrs/page.php?id=21900

Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.

Please be sure you have included:

  • cover letter

  • resume

  • Names and contact information for three references

  • transcripts

If you have application questions call or email:

Contact Name: Nancy Franzen

Contact Phone: (262) 595-2245

Contact Email: Nancy.Franzen@uwp.edu

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