Head Athletic Trainer

Rochester, NY


This role is a leadership position in the Orthopedic Department's Athletic Training and Fitness Science Programing areas. This role is responsible for driving athletic training and performance excellence in partnership within our rehabilitation and medical service lines.


Under general direction and with latitude for independent judgment:

  • Programmatic Leadership and Direction

  • Directs all aspects of assigned clinical and performance program(s).

  • Establishes programmatic business relationships and maintain relationships with area Physicians and athletic professionals such as athletic teams, athletic organizations, colleges, etc. to help grow assigned program(s) based on strategic initiatives.

  • Coordinates with other leaders who provide support personnel performing clinical rehabilitation, outreach athletic training, or performance coaching which interface with assigned programs(s).

  • Staff Management and Performance Evaluation

  • Manages staff, including personnel decisions such as hiring/firing and performance management.

  • Develops training and competency/skill assessment of staff required to perform the services of the assigned program(s).

  • Develops and maintains clinical staff schedules, including management of time-off requests, taking into account operational and program specific staffing needs as well as maximizing staff effectiveness and productivity.

  • Program Performance Tracking and Billing

  • Develops programmatic and operational statistics for reporting to the Chief of Sports Rehabilitation and Administration. Designs and implements solutions to meet program goals and objectives.

  • Performs, tracks, and audits departmental billing for assigned FAO(s) associated with program.

  • Clinical Patient Care or Performance Client Training

  • Develops and modifies individualized programs for patient or client treatment working from physician's general or specific order(s), taking into consideration relevant information such as: individualized diagnosis, prognosis, emotional needs or problems, patient's environment.

  • Renders treatments ordered by supervising physician and determined in the athletic training evaluation according to scope of practice, and to standard and competence of care requirements for New York State Licensed Athletic Trainers.

  • Evaluates the patient's or client's functional status and abilities and disabilities for participation in activities (Sports); applies or directs application of various measures and tests.

  • Coordinates communication regarding care and prevention of injuries with athletes, parents, coach, athletic director and physician.

  • Documents in the medical record completely and legibly any evaluation findings, assessments, goals, and plan of treatment to meet department, professional and regulatory agency requirements.

  • Athletic Training or Fitness Science Outreach Services

  • Covers Athletic Training/Weight Room and evaluates students/athletes as arranged by the requesting high school or organization.

  • Covers Athletic Event/Weight Room as requested by the high school or organization.

  • Performs other related duties as requested or assigned, specific to program.


Bachelor's, Masters or Doctoral degree in Athletic Training, Exercise Physiology, or Bachelor's in a related field with internship route certification in Athletic Training or Certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification NATABOC certification as an Athletic Trainer, New York State licensure. Requires employee to maintain all requirements required by Strong Memorial Hospital / Strong Health as a condition of employment, including but not limited to completion of annual health update, completion of annual mandatory in-service, and performance requirements. 5 years of progressive supervision / athletic training related work experience in a clinic or college setting preferred. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, AED, and First Aid Training through the American Red Cross or American Heart Association.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $68,286 - $88,774 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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Full/Part Time: Full-Time