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Athletic Trainer (On call position)
Job Category:   Recreation & Athletics
Unit:   Campus Recreation and Athletics
Position Code:   SCR9157A
Status:   Open
Closing Date:   Open until filled.
Salary:   $24.66 - $26.34 Hourly
Location:   Merced
Background check:   Background check is required

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building located in the heart of Merced.

Uses moderately complex athletic training concepts. Applies campus policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues. Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors. Provides moderately complex prevention and treatment of athletic injuries.

UC Merced Intercollegiate Athletics is charged with providing a dynamic recreational and fitness experience for students, staff, and faculty as well as guests and special programs affiliated with the campus. The Athletic Trainer supports this mission by providing preventative injury care to sport club athletes and by providing practice, game, and event care to intercollegiate student athletes. The Athletic Trainer must have a very clear understanding of the following areas of emphasis: injury care and prevention for athletes, risk management, and customer service. This position reports directly to the Head Athletic Trainer.

Key Responsibilities:

Athletic Training Service:
Provides athletic training services for Recreation and Athletic department home contests and practices, as scheduled. Manage student athletic trainers. Maintain open lines of communication with administrators and head coaches.

Record Keeping:
Provide detailed record keeping related to treatment provided to student-athletes during games and/or practices. Provides moderate to complex rehabilitation of athletic injuries through the use of various therapeutic exercise programs Maintains discretion and confidentiality and handles sensitive matters involving athletic injuries and treatment.

Qualifications:   • Bachelors degree in appropriate area of specialization required.

• Valid CDL (California Driver's License) preferred.

• Valid State Athletic Trainer Licensure preferred.

• Valid National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) certification required.

• CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) and AED certification required.

• Must pass criminal background check required.
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If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

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    The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at

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