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Whitworth University
  • Position Number: 5010063
  • Location: Spokane, WA
  • Position Type: Athletics/Coaching

Athletic Trainer

Whitworth University

Salary: $44,933.40 - $47,051.28 Annually

Job Type: Full-Time Staff

Location: Whitworth University Campus

Department: Sports Medicine


Position Summary

Whitworth University is seeking two Athletic Trainers to join our Sports Medicine team. Athletic Trainers at Whitworth provide comprehensive health care services to our Division III sports teams while supporting the Head Athletic Trainer in the daily operations of the athletic training department. Responsibilities include executing emergency procedures, administering first aid, maintaining meticulous documentation of care, and facilitating communication with coaches and physicians. The ideal candidates will offer dependable coverage for practices, games, and will travel with their assigned sports teams, and contribute to the supervision of the athletic training room.

These two positions present a unique opportunity to contribute to the success of Whitworth University's athletic programs while gaining valuable experience in sports medicine. We are currently recruiting for two open positions within our Sports Medicine team. One position is available for immediate hire, and the other will start on July 1, 2024.

If you're passionate about athletic training and dedicated to supporting the well-being of student-athletes, we encourage you to apply and become part of Whitworth University!

Core Responsibilities

Athletic Training Services | 60%

  • Provide Medical Services including: Evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and reconditioning of athletic injuries
  • Provide injury education for student-athletes and parents
  • Appropriate referrals based on State and federal guidelines
  • Create injury prevention programs
  • Minimize risk of injury through awareness, education and prevention strategies
  • Responsible for direct communication with student athletes, coaches, athletic administrators, and other health care providers
  • Provide event and practice coverage as assigned by the Head Athletic Trainer including travel and work on evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Implements policies and procedures related to emergency action plans, environmental factors, concussion management, and catastrophic injuries.
  • Assist in supervision of athletic training room operation
  • Compliance with Labor and Industries standards and NCAA medical policies relative to the athletic training room
  • Manage students as needed including acting as preceptor if desired.
Administration | 20%
  • Organizes and maintains all medical records in accordance with federal and state regulations
  • Coordination of referrals to necessary outside medical providers
  • Process pre-season medical paperwork
  • Filing necessary insurance claims
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor
Other | 10%
  • Assist with special projects and athletics events
  • Other admin duties as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications | Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Education and Certification

  • Master's degree in a related field
  • Certified as an athletic trainer by the Board of Certification (BOC)
  • Maintain continuing education requirements as per BOC requirements.
  • Washington State Athletic Training Licensure or eligible before starting in position.
  • Certified CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor or willing to get certified upon hire.
  • Maintain current emergency cardiac care certifications.
  • Experience with Office 365.
Whitworth Values
  • A personal commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith and learning
  • Demonstrated growth in cultural competence, awareness of societal and structural inequities, and proven experience in effectively establishing relationships and positive communications with students and other constituents across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, varying abilities, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, class or religious perspectives.
  • A commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth University as a comprehensive Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church.
Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to perform physical requirements of the job with or without accommodation, lifting up to 50 pounds and standing for long periods of time.
  • The physical ability to move and carry large heavy objects up to 60 pounds with help.
  • Ability to work in any weather environment with or without accommodations.
  • Ability to work in any climate.
  • Ability to work with confidential information.
  • Demonstrated supervisory ability.
  • The ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Ability to handle stressful situations professionally.
Preferred Qualifications.
  • Additional manual therapy certifications.
  • Clinical athletic training experience at the collegiate level.
  • Preceptor experience within an accredited athletic training program

Position Details

Full-time (.92 FTE) | 11 months | 40 hours per week
Overtime Eligible
Whitworth's Athletic Trainers are entitled to overtime compensation; however, the posted salary does not incorporate overtime pay. Candidates should anticipate working additional hours and earning overtime pay during athletic seasons and when accompanying sports teams on travel.
Availability and willingness to travel and work weekends, evenings, and holidays as required to support the athletic team's schedule.
Additional Requirements
A background check and sexual misconduct check will be required of the successful candidate. A resume, cover letter, faith statement, and names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) professional references.

You are on this webpage because a position at Whitworth sparked your curiosity. If you find yourself questioning hitting the apply button because you might not meet 100% of the qualifications, we think you should do it! Research continues to show that women and BIPOC candidates are less likely to hit the apply button unless they meet all the listed qualifications. One way we are working to overcome this trend is every search committee at Whitworth has a trained Equity Advocate (EA) serving on the team. Our EAs are trained to make space for committees to consider each candidate's unique and relevant skills and attributes. So, when you click apply, please know that your application is reviewed by a committee of real, living, and breathing human beings who want to understand your experience and skills to find ways you relate to the key competencies needed for success in the position.

Looking for resources to help with writing a faith statement? Check out our faith statement resource page for more information.

Learn more about our shared work to achieve and sustain inclusive excellence HERE.

Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, sex, or disability. With our Christ-centered commitment to building a diverse and inclusive community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.

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