Certified Athletic Trainer – Site Lead – Great Lakes, IL

Perform a variety of functions to include providing oversight and participate in the execution of the Recruit Training Command (RTC) physical conditioning program to include normal training populations and remedial training populations, an active and aggressive injury prevention program, educate RTC staff and instructors in injury prevention and development and execution of safe and effective physical training programs, provide field duties in support of many of the activities or programs of instruction at RTC,  serve as the RTC representative to the Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) Sports Medicine And Reconditioning Team (SMART), and prevent, assess, treat acute musculoskeletal injuries in the field, and provide reconditioning for Recruits returning to training from musculoskeletal injuries.

Specific tasks include:

  • Coordinate and provide RTC-level oversight of the physical conditioning program. 
  • Instruct RTC staff in functional movement patterns, exercise physiology, stretching, and exercises, especially those related to combat and/or military functions.
  • Attend and participate in physical training/combat conditioning sessions, providing immediate feedback to training company staff on exercise execution.
  • Coordinate and provide injury prevention instruction to RTC staff, ensuring RTC facilities and equipment are in place to minimize injury risk, analyze injury data and patterns at RTC, and provide controls in response to injury pattern changes. 
  • Develop and conduct a training presentation to RTC staff.
  • Coordinate with the clinic to prevent, assess, treat and provide reconditioning for injuries sustained during rigorous military training at RTC. 
  • Serve as an advisor on training environments, screen injuries as they occur, make recommendations regarding the removal of Recruits from a part of training or the entire exercise.
  • Aid in the injury recognition process to include recognition of severity of injury, rendering initial treatment, performing initial examination, and referral.
  • Provide musculoskeletal injury assessment and treatment including, but not limited strength and conditioning plans, and the use of appropriate modalities and physical agents.
  • Maintain communication with instructors and staff to discuss injury severity and disposition options while coordinating with a physician supervisor, per memorandum of understanding between FHCC and RTC.
  • Serve as a member of and make recommendations to the RTC injury prevention committee, this committee is charted to ensure that physical training throughout entry-level training (ELT) is progressive in nature and supports development of Recruits across the ELT continuum.
  • Assist in the planning and coordination of systemic new, existing or follow-on research studies related to musculoskeletal injury prevention and care.
  • When dealing with injured Recruits, document all assessments, treatments, and follow-up care rendered through the computerized programs: Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Health Application (AHLTA), Composite Health Care System (CHCS), and Medical Readiness Reporting System (MMRS).

Qualifications:

  • Must possess a Bachelors or Master’s degree from an accredited professional athletic training program by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
  • Must have a minimum of two-year’s experience in a military training environment.  All other professional knowledge drawn from other fields (e.g. sports psychology, kinesiology, administration) is necessary.
  • 1 year of management is preferred.
  • Must be possess a NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer certification.
  • Must possess a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification or equivalent from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
  • Must be licensed to practice Athletic Training in the State of Illinois.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.
  • Must be First Aid/ CPE/ AED Certified.
  • Possess experience with computer programs designed to capture and track injury information for research and analysis required, specifically AHLTA, CHCS, MMRS, and Microsoft office products and other database software.
  • Must be able to work independently, be capable of identifying problems/issues, and be able to design and develop appropriate treatment plans based on understanding of job requirements, broad guidance, and own initiative to achieve a comprehensive solution without regular direct supervision.
  • Must possess and demonstrate critical thinking skills to modify and adapt established methods of aforementioned disciplines. 
  • Must be able to read and speak fluent English.

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