Athletic Trainer Responsibilities:
- Travel with The Cadets during spring training and on summer tour; managing the day-to-day operations of the medical needs of the drum corps.
- Oversee the development and implementation of an athletic training program required for a drum corps including: injury prevention programs, injury evaluations, injury management, injury treatment and rehabilitation, educational programs and counseling for member-athletes.
- Evaluate and recommend new techniques and equipment that would enhance the benefit of the athletic training program
- Attend rehearsals throughout the day and be on call during show warm-ups in the event of an emergency. Serve as a first responder and evaluate various injuries and medical ailments and follow us as necessary.
- Effectively communicate the plan of care and medical clearance status regarding member participation to Corps Director, Operations Manager, and Caption Heads daily.
- Chaperone members to urgent care and/or emergency room as needed
- Log and document all medical interactions and advise the corps director and caption managers on the status and recommendations for member health through daily written updates.
- Organize, maintain, and dispense all first aid and over the counter supplies within your scope of practice during mealtimes. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snack) as well as logging all medicine administered.
- Assist with hydration procedures during rehearsal days and shows. Communicate water needs to the Admin team.
- Responsible for inventory of Medicine and First Aid bags including Member Med Bags, communicating all supply needs to the Tour Manager.
- Provide input to staff regarding winter conditioning and summer fitness workout programs as requested.
- Provide patient education in the areas of sports injury prevention and care to include concussion management and more.
- Maintain confidential and protected patient information.
- Be a team player by collaborating and communicating with other health care professionals.
- Perform all duties with the highest of ethical and professional standards utilizing the NATA Code of Ethics as the standard of evaluation.
LOCATION and SCHEDULE
The position will be structured primarily around the corps’ summer tour and will require travel with The Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps. The summer training camp and tour origination point will be in the Philadelphia, PA area. The summer season runs from roughly May 15 to August 10. Ideally, the athletic trainer commits to working the entire twelve-week tour, with one or more pre-arranged multi-day breaks permitted. Exceptional candidates who are only available to work one or more blocks of at least two weeks may be considered. Scheduling flexibility to accommodate serious pre-existing personal or school-related commitments will be applied when possible.
The athletic trainer is a paid position, with tour travel, housing, transportation, and food provided. The successful candidate will be provided transportation to and from the Philadelphia, PA tour origination location.
Please follow this link to submit a short cover letter expressing your experience and interest in the position, resume and references.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, or any other protected status. The Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps offers equal opportunity and treatment to all who apply and is committed to diversity.
The Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps requires criminal background checks for all employees, independent contractors, instructional and administrative staff, and interns regardless of whether these are paid or unpaid positions.