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Associate Athletic Trainer, Men's Basketball at University of Oklahoma

Posted in Health Care 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Norman, Oklahoma

Job Description:

The Associate Athletic Trainer – Men’s Basketball, under the medical-legal supervision of the head team physician and the head athletic trainer/AHCA with direct primary responsibility to men’s basketball, is responsible for the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injury and illness within the University’s comprehensive athletic medicine program; empowered with the unchallengeable authority to determine management and return to play of any ill or injured athlete, as the athletic trainer deems appropriate; empowered with unchallengeable authority to cancel or modify any workout for health and safety reasons, as he or she deems appropriate.

Essential Functions: 

•    Primary medical care provider with dedicated responsibility to men’s basketball program

•    Emergency medicine preparedness

    o    Develop and implement comprehensive emergency action plans

    o    Coordinate the medical preparedness of the basketball program

    o    Ensure supply and equipment preparedness

•    Preventing, recognizing, diagnosing, referring, treating, and rehabilitating injuries

•    Establishing criteria for safe return to practice and play and implementing the return-to-play process

•    Establishing and operating treatment facilities for both practice and game situations that follow national and local standards

•    Determining venue and activity settings requiring the on-site presence of the athletic trainer and team physician and which require that they be available

•    Maintaining accurate medical records for athletes

•    Supervision, education, and recruitment of undergraduate and graduate assistant athletic trainers

•    Specific oversight and supervision of Certified Athletic Trainer(s) assigned to sport.

•    Work with Head Athletic Trainer, physicians, and other allied health care professionals to deliver quality healthcare to athletes

•    Other duties as assigned by the Head Athletic Trainer


•    Injury Prevention - athlete focused and program focused with coaches 3%

•    Injury/Illness Evaluation - assess acute conditions and determine plan 10%

•    Injury/Illness Management - implement care & treatment plan 20%

•    Rehabilitation - operative & non-operative rehabilitation 20%

•    Documentation - maintain athlete personal medical record 10%

•    Administration - as warranted tasks with professional medical staff, coaches, compliance, etc. 5%

•    Athlete workout - present for organized/supervised practices and strength & conditioning 30%

•    Sport Competition - attend all home and away competitions 2%

Required Education: Master's Degree 

  • Understand or have experience with compliance with NCAA Bylaws, HIPAA, and FERPA.


  • Knowledge of athletic training techniques and their appropriate application. 

  • Skill set of manual and therapeutic modalities and evaluation of injury. 

  • Experience and abilities with a range of injury and illness. 

  • Proven record of implementing athlete treatment plans, safely and effectively.


  • Certified Athletic Trainer by the Board of Certification

  • Licensed per the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision

  • Current CPR/AED certification

Departmental Preferences:

  • 5 years of experience working with athletes; experience in a collegiate setting

  • Familiarity and compliance with NCAA Bylaws, HIPAA, and FERPA

  • Knowledge of rules and regulations of the Big12 Conference

Advertised Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to climb, crouch, pull, push, reach, stand, engage in repetitive motions, communicate, hear and see,including color, depth perception and clarity.

Special Instructions:

Diversity Statement

  • The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

  • The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.


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