Stafford High School
POSITION: ATHLETIC TRAINER
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)
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
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
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.
9. Establish and maintain effective communication with students, parents, medical and paramedical personnel, coaches, and other staff.
12. Establish an effective athletic training program for high school and middle school athletics.
15. Provide physical conditioning training to student athletes.
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
To apply for this job email your details to Ksavanah@staffordmsd.org