NORTHWEST INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
Title: Assistant Athletic Trainer (0151)
Reports To: Exec. Director of Health, PE, & Athletics / Campus Principal
Dept. /School: Campus Assigned
Duty Days: 205 Athletic Trainer
Wage/Hour Status: Exempt
Pay Grade: A15 / A20 – Athletic Trainer
Date Revised: 01/2021
Plan, coordinate, and supervise all components of athletic training program for student athletes at the Middle School Feeders with some High School Coverage. Also work under the direction of team physician to carry out activities in the following areas: prevention, evaluation, emergency treatment, physical reconditioning, and rehabilitation of injuries. Work with the coaches of the school district and serve as a consultant to them on preventing and handling injuries. Responsibility encompasses the overall athletic program of Northwest ISD including all high school and junior high athletic contests.
Texas teacher certification
Valid license from Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers
Ability to provide injury prevention and rehabilitation services
Ability to provide emergency care
Knowledge of therapeutic modalities and ability to apply appropriate treatment to treat student athletic injuries
Ability to instruct and supervise student athletes and assistants
Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Plan and implement a comprehensive athletic injury and illness prevention program for student athletes.
Attend practice sessions and athletic contests as assigned by athletic director.
Establish and maintain effective communication with students, parents, medical and paramedical personnel, coaches, and other staff.
Provide physical conditioning training to student athletes.
Fit injured athletes with specialized equipment and oversee its use.
Prepare athletes for games and practices by conducting evaluations and using tape, wraps, splints, braces, and other protective devices as needed.
Respond to emergencies and make quick, independent judgments about how to deal with injuries.
Identify acute injuries and provide first-aid triage, including assessing injuries and deciding whether an athlete should seek further medical attention and should discontinue participation in the athletic event.
Establish specific procedures to be carried out by a coach or student trainer in the event of a medical emergency.
Detect and resolve environmental risks to athletes.
Plan and put in place a comprehensive rehabilitation and reconditioning program for injuries and illnesses sustained by student athletes.
Determine therapeutic goals and objectives for individual athletes.
Apply therapeutic modalities and instruct athletes on proper use of exercise equipment.
Evaluate and record rehabilitation progress of athletes. Develop criteria for progression and return to practice and competition.
Follow professional, ethical, and legal parameters regarding use of drugs and therapeutic agents for treatment and rehabilitation of injured athletes.
Coordinate scheduling of athletic physical examinations and screening.
Select, train, and supervise student assistants.
Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents including medical, accident, and treatment records as required.
Maintain an inventory of training supplies and equipment. Requisition additional supplies as needed.
Provide Athletic Trainer Services:
Varsity and sub-varsity football games.
Selected home high school volleyball games.
High school and junior high home volleyball and basketball games – tournaments.
Cross country and track meets.
Home soccer and softball games.
Assist campus trainer with playoff teams.
Supervise the work of student assistants.
Exercise equipment and devices including stationary bikes, pulleys, weights, whirlpool, paraffin bath, ultrasound equipment, and cold packs.
Maintain emotional control under stress. Continual walking and standing; moderate lifting and carrying of at least 50 pounds; stooping, bending, kneeling, overhead reaching, twisting, and reaching. Work outside (exposure to sun, heat, cold, and inclement weather) and inside. Exposed to biological hazards, bacteria, and communicable diseases. Frequent districtwide and statewide travel; frequent prolonged and irregular hours.
This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned, alternative methods of performing your duties, or skills that may be required.
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Apply by email with cover letter & resume to Gus Stevenson at RStevenson@nisdtx.org
To apply for this job email your details to RStevenson@nisdtx.org