Athletic Training Fellowship

Job Summary

The Athletic Training Fellowship prepares postgraduate athletic trainers in advanced placement through rigorous leadership, clinical, and research opportunities with a focus in diagnosis and rehabilitation. Fellows work closely in a comprehensive multidisciplinary model with sports medicine physicians, orthopedic surgeons, strength and conditioning coaches, and certified athletic trainers to further develop clinician skills and a knowledge base beyond that of current undergraduate and graduate level practices. The twelve-month Fellowship includes student athlete care in the Millsaps College (Division III) Sports Medicine Clinic with extensive hands-on experience working with all varsity sports. The Fellow will gain extensive experience in clinical diagnosis, manual therapy skills, and rehabilitation musculoskeletal injuries. The fellow will learn how to collaborate with multiple stakeholders (athletic director, head coaches, team physicians) to provide the highest standard of care.  All duties and responsibilities are performed under the supervision of the sports medicine staff.

Job Duties

  • Student athlete evaluation and treatment of medical and musculoskeletal pathology consistent within the scope and practice of athletic training clinical competencies as defined by the NATA BOC and State of Mississippi Athletic Training Licensure.
  • Performs appropriate physical exam on each student athlete seen, including range of motion testing, strength and/or manual muscle testing, sensation/dermatome testing, palpation, functional testing, ligamentous testing, and special tests as needed.
  • Provides and determines appropriate rehabilitation/therapy exercises based on athlete injury, including instruction, demonstration, and feedback on performance of exercises.
  • Applies taping and bracing as necessary for the purpose of injury risk reduction and neuromuscular re-education.
  • Establishes a clear line of communication between the sports medicine staff, strength and conditioning staff, and coaching staff such as injury reports and emails regarding athlete status.
  • Proper documentation of all injuries, treatments, and other important athlete information in a timely manner through our EMR system.
  • Assistance and conducting of COVID testing with the sports medicine staff of indoor and outdoor sports
  • Game and practice coverage during weekdays and weekends including travel as assigned by the sports medicine staff.

Educational Curriculum

  • Journal Club: The Fellow will read, dissect, and present research pertinent to the field of Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Research: The Fellow will have the opportunity to participate and carry out their own research project for publication in relation to sports medicine.
  • Rehabilitation: The Fellow will have extensive training in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries seen in varsity sports at the NCAA level with a split between lower extremity, upper extremity, and spine.
  • Clinical Diagnosis: The Fellow will have extensive training and gain confidence in the ability to diagnose various types of musculoskeletal injuries seen in varsity sports at the NCAA level and learn how to manage them.
  • Manual Therapy: The Fellow will have extensive training in the field of manual therapy and will learn techniques using instrument assisted tools, myofascial decompression, and direct hands on treatment.
  • Advanced Techniques: The fellow will have extensive training in advanced techniques such as blood flow restriction training, functional movement screening, and many more skills for clinical integration.

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in athletic training with experience working in a high school, collegiate, or professional setting required
  • Master’s degree in athletic training or related field preferred
  • Current BOC certification in good standing required
  • Licensed as a Certified Athletic Trainer in the State of Mississippi (or eligible) required
  • Completion of American Heart Association Healthcare Provider, which includes CPR and AED training require

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work well with all ages, races, class and gender of people
  • Excellent leadership qualities and decision-making skills, as well problem-solving abilities
  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to work and communicate with coaches, physicians and other health care professionals
  • Ability and willingness to demonstrate and maintain competency as required for job title and the unit/area(s) of assignment
  • Excellent communication skills to include oral and written comprehension and expression
  • Ability and willingness to exhibit behaviors consistent with standards for performance improvement and organizational values
  • Ability and willingness to exhibit behaviors consistent with principles for service excellence
  • Ability to manage a stressful work environment that includes frequent interruptions

Application Procedure

Applicants should submit a current resume and a letter of interest. Materials should be submitted via email to brian.serrano@millsaps.edu. Please write “Athletic Training Fellowship” in the subject line of the email.

EEO Statement

Millsaps College values diversity within our students, faculty and staff, and strives to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people. Millsaps College does not discriminate in employment on the bases of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and/or local laws.

A background check will be conducted for finalist candidates. Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check and establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Millsaps College provides a competitive benefits package.

It is the policy of Millsaps College to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities for employment. If you require any accommodations to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact humanresources@millsaps.edu.

Compliance with Title IX

In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Millsaps College does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission on the basis of sex. Policies and procedures for addressing complaints of discrimination and harassment can be found at https://www.millsaps.edu/resources/title-ix. Reports can be made to the Title IX Team by filing a sexual misconduct or Title IX complaint at this link: https://www.millsaps.edu/resources/title-ix/#file-complaint. Inquiries related to the application of Title IX at Millsaps should be referred to the college’s Title IX team (contact information is found here: https://www.millsaps.edu/resources/title-ix/#coordinators) and external inquires can be made to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20202-1100 (800) 421-3481, http://www.ed.gov/ocr.

About Millsaps College

Millsaps is an accredited, privately supported, national liberal arts college founded by members of the Methodist Church in 1890. Consistently ranked as one of the best values in higher education, Millsaps has been praised by Colleges That Change LivesThe Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, the John Templeton Foundation, The Fiske Guide to Colleges and Insight Magazine.

Millsaps College’s Vision

Building on its motto, Ad Excellentiam, its strong heritage of social justice, freedom of thought and reflection on life’s most important questions, and its central location in the capital city of Mississippi, Millsaps engages students in a transformative learning and leadership experience that results in personal and intellectual growth, commitment to good citizenship in our global society and a desire to succeed and make a difference in every community they touch.

Millsaps College’s Mission

Millsaps College is dedicated to academic excellence, open inquiry and free expression, the exploration of faith to inform vocation and the innovative shaping of the social, economic and cultural progress of our region.

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