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Athletic Therapist

Athletic Therapist

Company: Redeemer University College
Contact Person: Jim Van Geest
777 Garner Road East
Ancaster, Ontario , L9K1J4

Position Description

Brief Description of Responsibilities:

  • Emergency care of injuries during on-site athletic events
  • Facilitate Emergency Action Plan (EAP) to deal with severe injuries
  • Rehabilitation and return-to-play assessment of injured athletes and regular communication with coaches
  • Implement/manage concussion protocol for return-to-play and communicate with Student Life and Learning Services
  • Recruit, select, and supervise 4-5 student trainers
  • Attend all home games as well as some practice sessions when possible
  • Attend meetings of the Athletic Department
  • Complete various administrative duties at the request of the Athletic Director
  • Report all incidents/accidents and injuries to the Health & Safety Coordinator
  • Supervise minor officials at home games

         Qualifications, Skills, Experience, and other Attributes:

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and strong interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of current theories and issues in the relevant health field as required (i.e. rehabilitative practices, emergency protocols including automatic external defibrillation, prophylactic taping and bracing)
  • Ability to supervise, organize, and motivate part-time student trainers
  • Understand student lifestyles and be able to effectively communicate with student athletes and coaches
  • Ability to interact professionally and effectively with a wide range of people, internally and externally
  • Ability to exercise discretion, good judgement, and solid decision-making
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Knowledge of computer software relevant to the duties of the position and ability to learn new software (i.e. Injury tracker, Exercise Pro, IMPACT, etc...)
Posted: March 1, 2018 | Expires: May 30, 2018
Posted Under: Miscellaneous
Career ID: [ 5000 ]