Athletic Trainer – Brownsville Independent School District 8/24

August 24th, 2021

Brownsville ISD

Athletic Trainer – Brownsville Independent School District (High School)

Profession Instructional Support Staff: BISD Compensation Pay Plan Pay Grade 5

BASIC FUNCTION & RESPONSIBILITY: Plan, coordinate, and supervise all components of athletic training program for student athletes. 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.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities noted herein; however, this is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Plan and implement a comprehensive athletic injury and illness prevention program for student athletes
  1. Attend practice sessions and athletic contests as assigned by athletic director and Head athletic trainer.
  2. Establish and maintain effective communication with students, parents, medical and paramedical personnel, coaches, and other staff.
  3. Provide physical conditioning training to student athletes.
  4. Fit injured athletes with specialized equipment and oversee its use.
  5. Prepare athletes for games and practices by conducting evaluations and using tape, wraps, splints, braces, and other protective devices as needed.
  6. Respond to emergencies and make quick, independent judgments about how to deal with injuries.
  7. 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.
  8. Establish specific procedures to be carried out by a coach or student trainer in the event of a medical emergency.
  1. Detect and resolve environmental risks to athletes.

Rehabilitation/Reconditioning:

  1. Plan and put in place a comprehensive rehabilitation and reconditioning program for injuries and illnesses sustained by student athletes.
  2. Determine therapeutic goals and objectives for individual athletes.
  3. Apply therapeutic modalities and instruct athletes on proper use of exercise equipment.
  4. Evaluate and record rehabilitation progress of athletes. Develop criteria for progression and return to practice and competition.
  5. Follow professional, ethical, and legal parameters regarding use of drugs and therapeutic agents for treatment and rehabilitation of injured athletes.

 

 

Administration:

  1. Coordinate scheduling of athletic physical examinations and screening.
  2. Select, train, and supervise student assistants.
  3. Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized 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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • 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

ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Valid license from Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers
  • Current adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) certification
  • Concussion certification

EXPERIENCE: 1-year experience as an athletic trainer.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:  Supervise the work of student assistants.

PHYSICAL & MENTAL DEMANDS:

  • Exercise equipment and devices including stationary bike, pulleys, weights, whirlpool, paraffin bath, ultrasound equipment, and cold packs.
  • Maintain emotional control under stress. Continual walking and standing; moderate lifting and carrying; stooping, bending, kneeling, and reaching. Work outside (exposure to sun, heat, cold, and inclement weather) and inside.
  • Exposure to biological hazards, bacteria, and communicable diseases.
  • Frequent districtwide and statewide travel; frequent prolonged and irregular hours.
  • Ability to cover middle school events and  District wide multiple events.

Email Resumes to:  Athletic Director gdleal@bisd.us and Head Athletic Trainer jjtrevino@bisd.us

To apply for this job email your details to jjtrevino@bisd.us