Intern Athletic Trainer

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
Player Operations: Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapy/Doctor

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics consists of more than 275 staff members and coaches and sponsors 30 varsity sports programs.  These 30 programs include more than 850 student-athletes who participate in the various sports programs annually within the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).  We are currently seeking an Intern Athletic Trainers who will work within the department’s Sports Medicine unit.

Overview:
The Intern Athletic Trainer will work with our Division I athletic teams and other sports/duties as assigned.  Specifically, they will assist with direct provision of injury evaluation, athletic training, and rehabilitation services for intercollegiate student-athletes.  The interns will work in collaboration with Sports Medicine staff, the Head Athletic Trainer, and Team Physicians.   This is a one-year contract position. 

Responsibilities:
Daily operations for the athletic training room as listed above, including the following: 
  • Sport team responsibilities/assignments as specified by the Head Athletic Trainer. 
  • Communication with coaches and student-athletes of assigned teams.
  • Access for patient athlete appointments with the medical staff, and coordination with physicians/medical personnel on care of student-athletes.
  • Injury reporting, documentation, and maintenance of medical charts.
  • Inventory, ordering, and restocking of clinical and clerical supplies.
  • Ensuring safety of patients and staff by enforcing safety procedures.
  • Appropriate training and adherence to regulatory requirements (e.g. blood-borne pathogen training and prevention, annual TB testing, and other health screening requirements).
  • Maintenance and upkeep of the athletic training room and other sites as designated.
  • Other duties as specified by the Head Athletic Trainer.

Required Qualifications:
  • Certification and good standing with the National Athletic Trainer’s Board of Certification.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of experience.
  • Experience as a student or undergraduate Intern Athletic Trainer in competitive athletic environment.
  • Sensitivity to student-athlete issues.
  • Proven ability to meet multiple demands in a high-volume, fast-paced clinical environment.
  • Proven ability to work independently, prioritize, and complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills required for working with a diverse group of patients, clinical staff, managers, and visitors.
  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion handling sensitive matters involving patients.
  • Computer literacy, including working knowledge of word processing programs.
  • Ability to work with and in a diverse environment.
  • Comfort working in a complex, dynamic, and fast-paced environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree (or significant progress toward degree) in related field.
  • Additional related education and training.
  • Additional experience as a certified athletic trainer in competitive athletics at the professional and/or Olympic level.
  • Experience with advanced manual therapy skills applicable to orthopedics and sports medicine.
  • Knowledge of clinical information/ appointment systems.

For more information on our department, please visit www.calbears.com.  The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.  
 
It is mandatory that you apply for this position on the Berkeley Jobs Website by visiting http://jobs.berkeley.edu, indicating job #24493.  Please include a cover letter, resume, and three references submitted as a single attachment with your application.  

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