Assistant Athletic Trainer – Lancaster High School 6/29

June 30th, 2020

LANCASTER HIGH SCHOOL

Lancaster Independent School District

Job Title: Full-Time Assistant Athletic Trainer

Contract Length: 12 months

Job Description: Lancaster ISD is looking for a qualified athletic trainer to work in collaboration
with our current athletic trainers to provide medical coverage and support for high school athletics for
the 2020-21 school year.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Valid Athletic Training license from the Texas Department of Licensing and Registration (TDLR)
  • NATA Certification preferred
  • Current Health Care Provider cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) certification
  • Myofascial Release, instrument assisted soft tissue therapy or other soft tissue certifications and training preferred

Experience:

  • 3+ years’ experience as an athletic trainer

Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of therapeutic modalities and injury prevention strategies, techniques and programming
  • Advanced knowledge or certification in soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, corrective exercise and rehabilitation exercises
  • Knowledge of Rank One software for managing athlete paperwork, documentation and communication with necessary individuals
  • Plan, coordinate, and supervise all components of the athletic training program for student athletes.
  • Ability to provide emergency care and rehabilitation for student athletic injuries
  • Ability to instruct and supervise student athletes and student aides
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Plan and implement a comprehensive athletic injury and illness prevention program for student athletes.
  2. Provide medical coverage for practice sessions and athletic contests
  3. Assist athletes in preparation for athletic activity using protective techniques and devices as needed.
  4. Provide emergency or continued care and refer athletes to the appropriate physician for definitive diagnosis and treatment.
  5. Actively engage in the co-management of injuries among staff and all member of the athlete’s medical team
  6. Detect and resolve risks to athletes and determine continued participation in athletic events.
  7. Develop and establish specific procedures and protocols to be carried out in the event of a medical emergency.
  8. Establish and maintain effective communication with students, parents, medical and paramedical personnel, coaches, teachers and other staff as necessary.
  9. Plan and implement a comprehensive rehabilitation and reconditioning program for injuries and illnesses sustained by student athletes.
  10. Determine individualized therapeutic goals and objectives for athletes, apply therapeutic modalities, and instruct athletes on proper use of exercise equipment.
  1. Fit injured athletes with specialized equipment and oversee its use and maintenance.
  2. Evaluate, record and progress rehabilitation programming for athletes.
  3. Develop criteria for progression and return to practice and competition.
  4. Follow and enforce professional, ethical, and legal parameters regarding use of drugs and therapeutic agents for treatment and rehabilitation of injured athlete
  1. Coordinate scheduling and organization of athletic physical examinations and screening.
  2. Select, train, and supervise student assistants.
  3. Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents including medical, accident, and treatment records as required.
  4. Maintain an inventory of training supplies and equipment. Requisition additional supplies as needed.
  1. Work under the direction of the team physician to prevent, recognize, assess, manage, treat, and recondition athletic injuries and illnesses
  1. Follow district safety protocols and emergency procedures.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Direct the work of student assistants.

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Tools/Equipment Used: Exercise equipment and devices including stationary bike, pulleys, weights, whirlpool, paraffin bath, ultrasound equipment, and cold packs; automated external defibrillator (AED)

Posture: Prolonged standing; frequent kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting

Motion: Continual walking; moderate reaching

Lifting: Frequently moderate lifting or carrying (15-44 pounds)

Environment: Work outside (exposure to sun, heat, cold, and inclement weather) and inside; exposure to noise; exposure to biological hazards, bacteria, and communicable diseases; frequent districtwide and statewide travel

Mental Demands: Maintain emotional control under stress; frequent prolonged and irregular hours

Interested Candidates should email

Chief of Athletics Beverly Humphrey beverlyhumphrey@lancasterisd.org

Head Athletic Trainer Dr. Jordan Hart jordanhart@lancasterisd.org

Cc: Candace Martin candacemartin@lancasterisd.org

To apply for this job email your details to jordanhart@lancasterisd.org