Job Title: Athletic Trainer
Reports To: Principal & Director of Athletics
Primary Purpose: Plan, coordinate, and supervise all components of the athletic training program for student athletes. Work under the direction of the team physician to prevent, recognize, assess, manage, treat, and recondition athletic injuries and illnesses.
Education/Certification: Bachelor degree Valid license from Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) Current adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) certification
Special Knowledge/Skills: Knowledge of therapeutic modalities and injury prevention Ability to provide emergency care and rehabilitation for student athletic injuries Ability to instruct and supervise student athletes and assistants 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 physical conditioning training to student athletes.
3. Attend practice sessions and athletic contests and prepare athletes using protective techniques and devise as needed.
4. Provide emergency or continued care and refer athletes to physician for definitive diagnosis and treatment.
5. Detect and resolve risks to athletes and determine continued participation in athletic events.
6. Develop and establish specific procedures to be carried out in the event of a medical emergency.
7. Provide health care information and counsel and instruct student athletes on subject matter related to athletic training.
8. Establish and maintain effective communication with students, parents, medical and paramedical personnel, coaches, and other staff.
9. Plan and implement a comprehensive rehabilitation and reconditioning program for injuries and illnesses sustained by student athletes.
10. Determine therapeutic goals and objectives for individual athletes, apply therapeutic modalities and instruct athletes on proper use of exercise equipment.
11. Fit injured athletes with specialized equipment and oversee its use.
12. Evaluate and record rehabilitation progress of athletes. Develop criteria for progression and return to practice and competition.
13. Follow and enforce professional, ethical, and legal parameters regarding use of drugs and therapeutic agents for treatment and rehabilitation of injured athletes.
14. Coordinate scheduling of athletic physical examinations and screening
15. Select, train, and supervise student assistants.
16. Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents including medical, accident, and treatment records as required.
17. Maintain an inventory of training supplies and equipment. Requisition additional supplies as needed.
18. Be available by phone, email, or video conferencing to confer with district personnel, students, and/or parents.
19. Communicate with students or parents on a regular basis via phone or video conference, email, or district-approved website.
20. 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 devises 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 and 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.
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