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Athletic Trainer

  • Classified

Salary range: 34

Reports to: Athletic Director/ Site Administrator overseeing Athletics

Safety and health of the athlete comes first. Duties will involve working late afternoons, evenings, and weekends.

OVERVIEW

Prevention, recognition, evaluation, and immediate care of athletic injuries. Serve as a liaison of physical health support to and between athletes, Coaches, Athletic Directors, physicians, and parents. Enact and use reasonable protocols and professionalism to ensure that players participate in interscholastic activities, events and practices only when physically able, and that any instructions provided by their attending physicians are understood and followed. Must work effectively with people representing diverse cultures, perspectives and needs, including all genders.

QUALIFICATION
  • BA or BS degree in Anatomy, Kinesiology, Physiology, Nutrition or similar field from an accredited college/university or a combination of experience, training and/or education to demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge and abilities listed in Sports Medicine or similar field
  • One year of certification and experience required, 3-4 years experience in athletic training setting preferred
  • ATC Certified by and member in good standing with National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification
  • Evidence of TB clearance
  • Have and maintain certification in First Aid and CPR
  • Have and maintain valid California Driver's license and appropriate driving record
  • Fingerprint clearance from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is required
  • Completion of Athletic Taping and Bracing course or equivalent experience required
  • Basic Water Safety Certification (desirable).
RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES
  • Maintain a professional, organized, sanitary high school training room/facility
  • Arrange for physical exams at the site, when directed by Site Administration
  • Monitor and report on Health Insurance Coverage for all athletes prior to and during participation in practice and games • Responsible for the coordination and implementation of impact testing for identified sports
  • Monitor and manage concussion follow-up for affected athletes
  • Assess and report the progress of recovering athletes to Coaches and physicians
  • Communicate and advise athletes, Coaches, and parents on the care and prevention of athletic injuries
  • Attend seasonal Coaches' and parent meetings
  • Consult with Coaches on athletic injury prevention, basic First Aid, and follow-up injury and prevention
  • Administer First Aid to address injuries, control bleeding, perform CPR, and provide basic splinting for fracture/dislocation immobilization to injured athletes, cheerleaders, dance members, both prior to practice or games and as events happen. Includes injury and emergency care for visiting team athletes if requested by officials and/or Coach.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
  • Thorough knowledge of basic principles, techniques and procedures used in the prevention, care and rehabilitation of athletic injuries;
  • Ability to develop, oversee, and implement effective programs;
  • Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action within designated areas of responsibility;
  • Demonstrated success and knowledge of software programs appropriate for the maintenance of health records (e.g. Google Docs, Excel, etc.);
  • Knowledge of privacy laws;
  • Safety guidelines and regulations in athletic and therapeutic activities;
  • Sports injury record keeping;
  • Effective interpersonal, communication (written and verbal), and conflict resolution skills.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bending at the waist to tape and lift; heavy lifting and carrying; standing and walking for extended periods of time; kneeling or crouching to assist students; reaching overhead, above shoulders, and horizontally, dexterity of hands and fingers to operate athletic equipment and tape students.

Frequently lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move equipment with up to 50 pounds of force.

Close proximity hearing and clarity of vision near and far with various distance focus/refocus ability are necessary for these tasks. This job requires a very articulate communicator as so many of the tasks involve direct conversation with medical personnel, staff members, students and the public.

The employee must read and write with speed and accuracy. He/she must comprehend visual and auditory input given by others. Short and long term memory recall ability is required in all tasks. This person must be a tactful and efficient worker toward all whom he/she comes in contact with.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely works in an athletic training room, campus, and athletic event environment. Work routinely occurs in outside weather conditions with exposure to adverse weather conditions and temperature extremes.

Work environment includes working directly with teenagers; may be exposed to blood-borne pathogens and communicable diseases. There are a number of activities and situations happening at once, and the employee must ensure that teenagers are involved in safe and appropriate activities. The employee must be prepared to handle accidents and emergencies at any time.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock, fertilizer and lawn chemicals.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Work Year: 10 Months (Category 3 - 192 days)

Revision Date: 03/20/2017

Initial date: 03/20/2017

Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws.