Lead, Certified Athletic Trainer

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  • Savannah, GA
  • System - Sports Medicine
  • Full Time - Other
  • Req #: 2364-7857
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The Savannah State Lead Athletic Trainer will be responsible for overseeing and delivery of sports medicine coverage, services, and injury care at Savannah State University.

Directs and supervises the operations of the athletic training room, to include developing necessary procedures and schedules.

Converses with team doctors to ensure proper evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of injured student athletes.

Supervises Assistant Athletics Trainer(s), Student Trainer(s), and Graduate Assistant Athletics Trainer(s).

Works with Athletics Director to administer the drug testing program for student athletes.

Submits budget requests for Training Room operations. Coordinates the purchase of all supplies and equipment to ensure efficient and economical methods of operations.

Maintains records on student athletes and ensures the accuracy of files maintained in the University’s Training Room.

Attends scheduled team practices and competitions, to include all home and away events for designated athletic events, or assigns a certified assistant to attend all other home athletic events.

Travels to designated athletic events on extended trips, or assigns an assistant.

Follows the NATA Code of Ethics; remains current on all state and national requirements for license renewal.

Maintains all training room equipment and apparatus; performs yearly safety inspections.

Responsible to head coaches for daily reports and consultation regarding physical condition of student athletes in designated sports.

Approves all medical and dental referrals; responsible for approval or denial of payment for medical or dental treatments and medication.

Assists in developing and implementing short and long-range plans, conceptual designs, and capital outlay (budget) requirements and documentation for assigned area(s).

Knowledge of and adherence to NCAA rules and regulations as they apply to student athletes in this area.

Knowledge of and compliance with the University’s rules and regulations as they apply to Intercollegiate Athletics.

Educational responsibilities will include but not limited to written or oral presentations, seminars, symposiums, and research. 

The person in this position is employed by St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital Sports Medicine in Savannah GA to carry out the duties outlined above.

Additional Information


Required Certification/Registration:           Must be a Certified Athletic Trainer in good standing with the National Athletic Trainers Association.  Licensed in the state of Georgia or eligible.


Required Course(s)/Training                       Must maintain current First Aid and CPR certification.


Experience:                                                    Minimum of 3 years of experience     


Skills: Administrative                                   Must be articulate and able to communicate with athletics, coaches, parents, physicians, administrators, and patients.


Physical Demands:                                       The ability to assists in patient transfers, requiring minimal lifting capacity of 75 pounds, able to bend, carry or lift objects of minimum weight of 25 pounds, able to stand for extended periods of time, able to drive the clinic vehicle or personal vehicle to and from practice and event coverage.


Working Conditions                                      Non-smoking clinic environment Out-door during daylight and evening hours, may be Subjected to various weather conditions



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