Athletic Trainer

Yale University

Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation


University Job Title

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Bargaining Unit

None – Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)

Compensation Grade

Administration & Operations

Compensation Grade Profile

Supervisor; Senior Associate (23)

Wage Ranges

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Searchable Job Family

Athletics, Clinical

Total # of hours to be worked:


Work Week

Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)

Work Location

Medical School Campus

Worksite Address

37-55 College Street New Haven, CT 06510

Position Focus:

Partner with Physicians in Sports Medicine to provide care to Yale athletes and help develop community outreach programs in local high schools and Yale-sponsored athletic events. The Athletic Trainer will perform appropriate physical examinations including range of motion, strength, sensation, palpation, functional, ligamentous, and other special testing as needed. The Athletic Trainer will evaluate patients with concussions including the use of standardized symptom, memory, vision, and balance clinical assessment tools. This role will help plan professional development, attend educational in-services, participate in professional activities, and maintain a knowledge of current trends and practices. This position will assist the physician in the development or revision of policies and procedures pertaining to sports medicine patients and practices and, will implement clinical initiatives with regard to patient safety and compliance. This person will also partner with the Senior Administrative Assistant/Clinical Scheduler to assure a timely response to patient phone calls. This position requires frequent evening (2 – 4 days per week) and weekend work. The outreach for this position consists of providing on-site care for high school, club, or college athletics and sports events. This position will work independently as assigned or, in collaboration with staff athletic trainers, attending physicians, and other staff in delivering sports medicine services for patients and athletes. This position will establish or continue to facilitate a working relationship with the assigned school/team in delivering sports medicine care to the athletes. Provide on-site sports medicine care, sport events coverage, athlete health and safety education, and other administrative duties.

Essential Duties

1. Treats and rehabilitates athletes to return them to full activity levels. 2. Conducts pre-season screening and conditioning to prevent injuries during competitions 3. Administers first aid and emergency techniques; applies tape, bandages, braces and padding to injuries. 4. Recommends new or modified care treatment, documents treatments, referrals and injury reports. 5. Determines methods for educating both athletes and coaching staff on proper training techniques and modalities. 6. In conjunction with the team physician, determines when an athlete has completed a rehabilitation program and can resume an appropriate level of activity. 7. Assists team physician during clinical hours. 7. Assists team physician during clinical hours. 8. Travels with and/or oversees assigned varsity sports teams. 9. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Physical Therapy or Allied Health Sciences required and two years of experience as an Athletic Trainer at the collegiate level or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of NCAA and Ivy League regulations.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Ability to perform the outlined tasks with minimal or no supervision in a clinical setting as they will have direct patient contact for the evaluation and treatment of medical and MSK pathology with the scope and practice of athletic training clinical competencies as defined by the NATA Board of Cert. and the State of CT Athletic Training Practice Act.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Ability to maintain confidentiality according to HIPAA as this role will have access/knowledge of confidential medical info regarding medical history and access to information regarding the evaluation/treatment of patients. Ability to be creative, resourceful, and innovative in problem solving as problems encountered are of a moderate level of complexity.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as the understanding and use of relevant medical terminology and, the ability to coordinate patient and/or athlete care services with other health care providers.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Proven ability to perform appropriate physical examination on patients seen including; range of motion testing, strength testing, sensation testing, palpation, functional testing, ligamentous testing, and special tests as needed.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Ability to educate patients based on individual needs including but not limited to exercise instruction and demonstration and answering patient questions regarding the treatment plan, surgery, rehabilitation and future care.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Nationally certified athletic trainer (ATC), Connecticut state licensure, and a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Athletic Training (required for CT DPH regulation.

Required Licenses or Certifications

Certified Athletic Trainer.

Weekend Hours Required?


Evening Hours Required?


Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. For additional information on the background check requirements and process visit “Learn about background checks” under the Applicant Support Resources section of Careers on the It’s Your Yale website.

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Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

EEO Statement:

University policy is committed to affirmative action under law in employment of women, minority group members, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans. Additionally, in accordance with Yale’s Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment, and as delineated by federal and Connecticut law, Yale does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment against any individual on account of that individual’s sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, disability, status as a special disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam era or other covered veteran.

Inquiries concerning Yale’s Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment may be referred to the Office of Institutional Equity and Accessibility (OIEA).


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