Senior Athletic Trainer Jobs at Northwestern University – Evanston, IL

Northwestern University

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Department: Univ Athletics-Training Rm

Salary/Grade: EXS/7

Job Summary

The Senior Athletic Trainer reports directly to the Head Team Physician and the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Health, Safety, and Performance. This position works under the medical supervision of the Head Team Physician.

  • Willingness and ability to work evenings, weekends, and holiday. Ability to lift < 25 lbs.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Athletic Training 70%: Provides athletic training services and/or supervision for intercollegiate sports teams under the direction of a Team Physician.
    • Clinical Communication and Clinical Referral
      • Communication of patient illness and injury complaints/problems with Team Physicians
      • Creation and maintenance of a complete medical record
      • Physician and other sub-specialists’ referral
      • Management of physician clinic including collection of injury/illness history and pre-exam testing data.
      • Coordination of clinical diagnostic testing including but not limited to X-ray, MRI, MRI-arthrogram, CT scan, echocardiogram and laboratory tests.
      • Referral and ongoing communication with sports dietitian for patient care
      • Referral and ongoing communication with sport psychologist for patient care
      • Referral and ongoing communication with NU Counseling and Psychological Service for patient psychological and psychiatric care
      • Communication of pertinent injury/illness information, as it relates to participation status, with coaching staff and sport performance staff.
      • Communication with sports performance staff and knowledge of strength and conditioning programs including coordination of group and individualized injury prevention programming.
      • Under the direction of Team Physicians, perform medical testing including but not limited to EKG, neurocognitive and motor control evaluations
      • Perform sport science testing including but not limited to movement pattern analysis, Y-balance, and body composition
    • Clinical Management and Emergency Care
      • With Team Physicians, make participation status decisions and execute the unchallengeable authority to remove a patient from participation and/or return to participation
      • Practice and event (home and away) athletic training acute injury and emergency medical management; may include travel with at least one sport; will include regular service on weekends as well as before/after traditional hours
      • Under the direction of the Team Physicians, manage patients’ ongoing conditions such as asthma, hypertension, sickle cell trait, ADHD, depression/anxiety.
      • Management and execution of all university athletic facility emergency action plans including communication, EMS activation, AED/CPR delivery and post-event reporting to Head Team Physician, University Risk Management, and Athletic Administration
      • Evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries including up to date knowledge and utilization of the latest evidence-based techniques and modalities
      • Possess and maintain a minimum of one clinical specialization (eg Graston, Functional Movement Screening, vestibular rehabilitation, myofascial decompression therapy, Active Release Therapy)
      • Knowledge and on-going execution of policies including but not limited to lightning, heat stress, cold weather, pre-participation physicals, alcohol and other drug, nutritional supplements, learning disabilities, prescription medications, over the counter medications, concussion, MRSA, asthma, sickle cell, disordered eating, and meet expectations under the AAAHC (or like organization) accreditation
      • Creation or co-creation of rehabilitation programming including periodic goals and outcome measures.
    • Clinical Education
      • Provide formal and informal education to patients, coaches, support staff, administrators and parents
      • Clinical supervision of athletic training students in clinical rotations and/or athletic training aides as assigned.
      • Annual creation and execution of a continuing education plan
  • Administrative 25%: Completion of administrative responsibilities that may include assisting the Head Athletic Trainer with:
    • Assist in, or direct at the discretion of the Director of AT Services recruitment, retention, supervision and evaluation of a highly qualified and elite athletic training, sports performance, performance nutrition, performance science specialists
    • Assist in, or direct at the discretion of the Director of AT Services the maintainance of professional development programs for assigned team members
    • Maintain own and assure maintanence of assigned team members’ relavent requirements of certification and licensing
    • Assure Staff Athletic Trainers to maintain athletic training clinic hours, practices, home events, and away competitions as appropriate
    • Assist in maintaining fiscal responsibility with the sports medicine department budget
    • Annual program strategic planning
    • Annual program goal creation and execution
    • Annual analysis of program staffing model
    • Periodic analysis of injury rates and trends including strategic planning with coaches, sport performance coaches, physicians and sub-specialists for future programming adjustments.
    • Analysis of sport science programming and effectiveness
    • Assist in AOD treatment and referrals
    • Participate in Quality Assurance/Quality Measurement projects
    • Complete medical supplies inventory and ordering
    • Participate in over the counter and prescription drug inventory and ordering
    • Coordinate pre-participation and annual athletic physicals
    • Participate in scholarly activities through own creativity or as assigned.
    • Responsible for adhering to all Department and University policies and procedures, as well as the rules, regulations, bylaws and interpretations of the Big Ten Conference and the NCAA


  • Performs other duties as assigned. 5%

Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters degree or higher level of education required
  • BOC, Inc. Certification
  • State of Illinois Athletic Training License
  • Minimum 7 years post-BOC Certification experience
  • Staff AT Supervision preferred
  • Ability to lift < 25 lbs.

The Northwestern campus sits on the traditional homelands of the people of the Council of Three Fires, the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa as well as the Menominee, Miami and Ho-Chunk nations. We acknowledge and honor the original people of the land upon which Northwestern University stands, and the Native people who remain on this land today.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Click for information on EEO is the Law.

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