Athletic Trainer – Robstown ISD 4/22

April 22nd, 2021

Robstown ISD

Athletic Trainer – Robstown ISD

All applicants would need to apply on our website at: https://www.robstownisd.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=290545&type=d&pREC_ID=673122

Primary Purpose:

Plan, coordinate, and supervise all components of athletic training program for student athletes. Work to carry out activities in the following areas: preventive, evaluation, emergency treatment, physical reconditioning, and rehabilitation of injuries; which allows for the least loss of competitive time, while keeping, as the top priority, the mental and physical welfare of the athlete.

Qualifications:

Education/Certification:

Bachelor’s degree

Valid license from Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)

Current adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator

(AED) certification

TSATA/TEA Instructor Certified in Sports Medicine I & II

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

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.
  1. Provide physical conditioning training to student athletes.
  1. Attend practice sessions and athletic contests as assigned by athletic director.
  1. Provide emergency or continued care and refer athletes to physician for definitive diagnosis and treatment.
  1. Detect and resolve risks to athletes and determine continued participation in athletic events.
  1. Develop and establish specific procedures to be carried out in the event of a medical emergency.
  2. Provide health care information and counsel and instruct student athletes on subject matter related to athletic training.
  1. Establish and maintain effective communication with students, parents, medical and paramedical personnel, coaches and other staff.

Rehabilitation/Reconditioning

  1. Plan and implement a comprehensive rehabilitation and reconditioning program for injuries and illnesses sustained by student athletes.
  1. Determine therapeutic goals and objectives for individual athletes, apply therapeutic modalities, and instruct athletes on proper use of exercise equipment.
  1. Fit injured athletes with specialized equipment and oversee its use.
  1. Evaluate and record rehabilitation progress of athletes. Develop criteria for progression and return to practice and competition.
  1. 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.
  1. Select, train, and supervise student assistants.
  1. Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents including medical, accident, and treatment records as required.
  1. Maintain an inventory of training supplies and equipment. Requisition additional supplies as needed.
  1. 18. 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 devices 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 or 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

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 or skills that may be required.

 

To apply for this job please visit www.robstownisd.org.