Athletic Trainer – Liberty Hill High School 6/27

June 28th, 2021

Liberty Hill High School

Liberty Hill ISD

Position Type: Athletic Trainer

Liberty Hill is a 5A high school north of Leander.  LHISD has enjoyed academic and athletic success.  LH is a growing community with great students.

Primary Purpose

Plan, coordinate, and supervise all components of athletic training program for student athletes. Also work under the direction of team physician and Head Athletic Trainer to carry out activities in the following areas: prevention, evaluation, treatment, physical reconditioning, & rehabilitation of injuries.

Qualifications

  • Valid Texas Teaching Certificate
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Valid license from Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainer
  • TSATA Sports Medicine Class
  • CPR/FA/AED Instructor
  • Hemorrhage Control/Stop the Bleed Instructor Training
  • Mental Health First Aid

Special Knowledge/Skills

  • 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
  • Ability to effectively use MFD, IASTM, and Manual Therapy Techniques
  • Training and polished skills in Dry Needling is preferred

Major Responsibilities and Duties

  • Coordinate student athlete concussion care with faculty and staff
  • 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, making quick, independent judgments to deal with injuries.
  • Identify and assess acute injuries, provide first-aid triage, decide whether an athlete should seek further medical attention and should discontinue participation in the athletic event.
  • Coordinate EAPs to be carried out in the event of a medical emergency.
  • Detect and resolve environmental risks to athletes.
  • Teach Sports Medicine I and II
  • Plan and Engage students in National Athletic Training month activities

Rehabilitation/Reconditioning

  • Plan and coordinate 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.

Administration

  • Select and train 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.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervise the work of student assistants.

Equipment Available

  • Exercise equipment and devices including stationary bike, pulleys, weights, whirlpool, cold packs, MFD set, IASTM tools, ultrasound/e-stim machine, recovery pump, etc…

Working Conditions

  • Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors
  • 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.

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