Athletic Trainer – Lovejoy High School 7/9

July 10th, 2021

Lovejoy High School

Lovejoy High School:  Athletic Trainer Position

About Lovejoy ISD:

The Lovejoy Independent School District is a public school district located about 25 miles north of Dallas in the rapidly growing region of central Collin County. The Lovejoy Independent School District is home to over 4,000 Pre-K-12 students. Lovejoy is categorized as a 5A school district for athletics, fine arts, and academic competitions. Lovejoy will remain a district with only one high school, with 9-12 enrollment not to exceed 1,900 students. Lovejoy graduated its first senior class in 2010, and consistently receives both state and national recognitions in academics, fine arts and athletics.

  • Two-time winner of prestigious UIL Lone Star Cup
  • Lovejoy High School ranked in the top 1% of all high schools in the nation by “U.S. News and World Report

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.

Qualifications:

Education/Certification:

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

Special Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of therapeutic modalities and injury prevention
  • Excellent public relations, organization, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to provide emergency care and rehabilitation for student athletic injuries
  • Ability to instruct and supervise student athletes and assistants

Experience:

  • Minimum two years’ experience as an athletic trainer

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 devices 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.
  6. Provide health care information and counsel and instruct student athletes on subject matter related to athletic training.
  7. Establish and maintain effective communication with students, parents, medical and paramedical personnel, coaches, and other staff.
  8. Plan and implement a comprehensive rehabilitation and reconditioning program for injuries and illnesses sustained by student athletes.
  9. Determine therapeutic goals and objectives for individual athletes, apply therapeutic modalities, and instruct athletes on proper use of exercise equipment.
  10. Fit injured athletes with specialized equipment and oversee its use.
  11. Evaluate and record rehabilitation progress of athletes. Develop criteria for progression and return to practice and competition.
  12. Follow and enforce professional, ethical, and legal parameters regarding use of drugs and therapeutic agents for treatment and rehabilitation of injured athletes.
  13. Coordinate scheduling of athletic physical examinations and screening.
  14. Select, train, and supervise student assistants.
  15. Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents including medical, accident, and treatment records as required.
  16. Maintain an inventory of training supplies and equipment. Requisition additional supplies as needed.
  17. Maintain confidentiality and comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education Rule, and Local Board Policy.
  18. Demonstrate superior customer service with district staff, students, and community stakeholders.
  19. Follow district safety protocols and emergency procedures.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Direct the work of student assistants.

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

  • Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment including computer and peripherals
  •  Posture: Prolonged sitting, frequent walking, occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
  • Motion: Repetitive hand motions including frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching
  • Lifting: Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)
  • Environment: May work prolonged or irregular hours; occasional district-wide travel
  • Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress

Salary:

Apply online at:

https://www.applitrack.com/lovejoy/onlineapp/_application.aspx?posJobCodes=1223&posFirstChoice=Athletics/Activities&posSpecialty=Athletic%20Trainer

Send Resumes to:

Chris Ross – Athletic Director chris_ross@lovejoyisd.net

Kyle Herrema – Athletic Coordinator – kyle_herrema@lovejoyisd.net

To apply for this job email your details to chris_ross@lovejoyisd.net