Athletic Trainer – Stafford High School 5/5

May 5th, 2021

Stafford High School

Stafford High School



A healthcare professional who renders service or treatment, under the direction of or in collaboration with a physician in accordance with their education, training and the state’s statues, rules and regulations. As a part of the health care team, services provided by the athletic trainer include primary care, injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion, and education, emergent care, examination, and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Plan, coordinate, and supervise all components of athletic training program for student athletes. Also 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. All employees of SMSD are expected to act with integrity, support, and demonstrate our core values, communicate in a clear and respectful manner, and seek to continuously improve self-performance and processes.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (Required)
Valid license from Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers (Required)
Valid Texas teaching certificate with required endorsements or required training for subject and level assigned (Preferred)

Special Knowledge/Skills:
Ability to provide injury prevention and rehabilitation services
Ability to provide emergency care
General knowledge of University Interscholastic League (UIL) rules
Maintains current instructor’s certification in CPR/Emergency Cardiac Care/AED 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


Major Responsibilities and Duties:
1. Prevent, examine, diagnose, treat and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions.
2. The athletic trainer will practice said profession within the parameters of the Texas Athletic Trainers Licensing Law as laid out but the Texas Board of Athletic Trainer Examiners and will follow both the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics as set forth by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association. The athletic trainer’s duties enumerated in this document should not be considered all inclusive.
3. The athletic trainer will be present at home athletic contests and practices and shall attend other post season and home-hosted contests as directed by the Athletic Director.
4. Plan and implement a comprehensive athletic injury and illness prevention program for student athletes.
5. Attend practice sessions and athletic contests as assigned by athletic director. 6. Provide Health Science instruction to students as assigned.

7. Create a safe playing environment by monitoring and controlling environmental risks such as; weather forecasts, playing surfaces, the risk of exposure to pathogens and infection, temperature and exercise-related illnesses.
8. Maintain an effective and efficient athletic training room,

9. Establish and maintain effective communication with students, parents, medical and paramedical personnel, coaches, and other staff.
10. Maintain current modality calibration.
11. Share current professional literature and position statements relative to athletic training with the school’s coaching staff. This may include information relating to concussion, heat illness, hydration, nutrition, and exposure to pathogens.

12. Establish an effective athletic training program for high school and middle school athletics.
13. Direct and coordinate Student Athletic Trainers.
14. Equip each team with appropriate medical equipment.

15. Provide physical conditioning training to student athletes.
16. Fit injured athletes with specialized equipment and oversee its use.
17. Prepare athletes for games and practices by conducting evaluations and using tape, wraps, splints, braces, and other protective devices as needed.
18. Respond to emergencies and make quick, independent judgments about how to deal with injuries.
19. 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.
20. Establish specific procedures to be carried out by a coach or student trainer in the event of a medical emergency.
21. Assist in the selection and fitting of protective equipment, including special taping, pads or braces.
22. Detect and resolve environmental risks to athletes. Rehabilitation/Reconditioning
23. Plan and put in place a comprehensive rehabilitation and reconditioning program for injuries and illnesses sustained by student athletes.
24. Determine therapeutic goals and objectives for individual athletes.
25. Apply therapeutic modalities and instruct athletes on proper use of exercise equipment.
26. Evaluate and record rehabilitation progress of athletes. Develop criteria for progression and return to practice and competition.
27. Follow professional, ethical, and legal parameters regarding use of drugs and therapeutic agents for treatment and rehabilitation of injured athletes. Administration
28. Coordinate scheduling of athletic physical examinations and screening.
29. Maintain a line of communication with the team physician(s), coaches, Athletic Director and Associate Athletic Director regarding athletic healthcare and recommended treatment/rehabilitation for all athletic injuries.
30. Select, train, and supervise student assistants.
31. Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents including medical, accident, and treatment records as required.
32. Maintain a treatment log and progress notes for injured athletes.
33. Oversee the ordering of supplies and equipment pertaining to the athletic training room and maintain an up-to-date inventory. Communicate with the Athletic Director, an annual budget for supplies and equipment.
34. Maintain an inventory of training supplies and equipment. Requisition additional supplies as needed.
35. Make appropriate physician referral when deemed necessary.

36. Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, responsible, and exemplifies the SMSD behaviors.

37. Be available by phone, email, or video conferencing to confer with district/campus personnel.

38. Plan and use appropriate athletic trainer-related strategies and resources virtually according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policies, Texas Advisory Board policies, and administrative regulations.
39. Maintain confidentiality.
40. Regular attendance is required.
41. Other duties as assigned by Athletic Director or Principal


Two years’ experience as an athletic trainer (Preferred)


Working Conditions: Tools/Equipment Used: Personal computer, phone system, video/instructional equipment, and peripherals Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions Work with frequent deadlines Maintain emotional control under stress Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of situations Ability to interpret a variety of data Ability to interpret TEC and policy Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory Ability to be effective in both oral and written communication Physical Demands: Prolonged use of computer Repetitive hand motions Occasional lifting/carrying up to 35 pounds Prolonged sitting Moderate standing, walking, reaching and bending Frequent phone interactions May require traveling Environmental Factors Occasional district wide travel Occasional prolonged and irregular hours Occasional working alone

SALARY: Teacher Pay Scale; Trainer Stipend

DAYS: 21


Email resume and cover letter to Athletic Director, Ken Savanah.

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