Athletic Trainer – VIPER Clinic at Lackland Air Force Base 12/1

December 2nd, 2021

Website VIPER Clinic and Lackland Airforce Base

Civilian Athletic Trainer Program in VIPER Clinic at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX

We employ both the Staff and Senior AT positions in the above program. The program includes 15 Staff & 13 Senior ATs; 2 Nutritionists, 2 Exercise Physiologists among others.

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  • Full time, 40 hours per week
  • Monday – Friday
    • Winter schedule 8 am – 5 pm, Nov. – March
    • Summer schedule is 6 am – 3 pm
    • Includes 1 hour meal break
    • Closed federal holidays

Place of Performance:

  • VIPER Clinic, Lackland AFB
  • Lackland Air Force Base
  • Medina Annex
  • Camp Bullis

Staff Duties:

  • Reports to Senior AT
  • Administer: warm and cold whirlpools, electrical stimulation, iontophoresis, phonophoresis, cryotherapy, thermotherapies, therapeutic massage, manual therapies, exercise protocols
  • Kinesiotaping, and care of open wounds utilizing proper sterile techniques and universal precautions

Senior AT Duties to include above duties and the following:

  • Reports to Sports Medicine Officer in Charge (OIC)
  • Develop and implement strength training and aerobic conditioning programs for implementation in large group settings for performance optimization and primary prevention of injuries. Provide appropriate corrective exercise programs to address neuromuscular control, posture, lumbopelvic and foot core stability, and functional/occupational reconditioning.
  • Assess Airmen/Trainees to screen for factors that would increase their risk of injury/illness.
  • Provide appropriate clinical follow-up for reevaluation of individuals with injuries.
  • Assist in coordinating and supervising fitness of Airmen/Trainees who either are working to recover from an injury and/or have failed a physical fitness test.
  • Ensure referrals are accurate, appropriate, and efficiently placed
  • Work congruently with other Athletic Trainers, Sports Medicine OIC, sports medicine physician(s), and Military leadership to ensure clinical care objectives are met in their assigned site/squadron
  • Evaluate and recommend new techniques and equipment that would enhance the benefit of performance optimization for the sports medicine team
  • Work as daily operations manager, integrating patient care demands and other issues arising in the ATFs. Acts as a point of contact in the Clinic for embedded Staff and other Athletic Trainers. Assists in duties pertaining to managing the Athletic Training Program.
  • Observe and become familiar with the training that occurs in the squadron to which they are assigned.
  • Educate Staff and training commanders on best practices to optimize training success from a human performance and injury prevention perspective.
  • Participate, semi-annually, in CPI efforts based on medical epidemiology and trainee performance and graduation data.

Physical Requirements:

The HCW must be able-bodied in order to safely provide care for the Patient population without putting themselves or the Trainees at undue risk. The HCW must meet all of the following physical requirements for duty, both upon beginning employment and on an ongoing basis: lift 50 pounds from ground level to waist level (e.g., must be able to help load a patient on a litter into a vehicle or cooling tub); perform recurring bending, stooping, crouching, stretching, and other similar types of movements; demonstrate correct exercise technique, including running, sit-ups, push-ups, and a full spectrum of upper extremity/lower extremity/lumbopelvic rehabilitative exercises; demonstrate running drills, including carioca, 40-meter sprints, and skipping; and run at least 1.5 miles continuously while teaching running skills.

Position requirements for Staff AT

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited ATEP in Athletic Training or Master’s degree in AT or Sports Medicine related field
  • NATABOC Certification
  • Must have at least three (3) years of experience working with athletes in high school, collegiate, professional, or military
    settings. If you hold a Master’s degree, then no work experience is required.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)

Position Requirements for Senior ATC:

  • Master’s degree in Athletic Training or related field of study
  • NATABOC Certification
  • Must have at least five (5) total years of experience working with athletes in high school, collegiate, professional, or military settings
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)

MedTrust will require proof of Covid vaccination prior to starting work