Job Description / Essential Elements:
Under the direction of the Principal and the Athletic Director, organizes and maintains a high school athletic training facility; provides a wide range of prevention and treatment services for student athlete injuries, rehabilitation, follow-up evaluation, reconditioning, education, and guidance; and performs related work as required.
RESPONSIBLE TO: Principal
Positions in this classification receive orientation, training, assignment, and supervision from the Athletic Director. These employees accompany teams on some trips and attend home games to provide first aid and/or treatment for the injuries to student athletes. They must also carry out physician’s orders in administering light, heat, and other physical therapy treatments; operate related physical therapy equipment; tape athletes before games as needed; and refer student athletes to appropriate physicians as needed. The duties listed below are typical for positions in this classification, but no one position will necessarily include all these duties.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
The duties listed are typical, but not exclusive:
• Provide assistance to students in the prevention of athletic injuries; tape and wrap athletes to prevent injury or re-injury; supply and assist students with straps, braces, and other adaptive equipment to assist with prevention or treatment of injury.
• Identify, evaluate, and provide immediate first aid in response to athletic injuries; administer emergency first aid as necessary.
• Develop and implement individualized rehabilitation and reconditioning programs for injured students; assist students with specialized therapeutic exercises; perform demonstrations of proper exercise techniques and problems.
• Operate a variety of first aid and adaptive equipment.
• Communicate with students, parents, District personnel, and outside agencies to exchange information, coordinate activities, and resolve issues or concerns related to student injuries.
• Maintain appropriate records on all injuries, treatments administered, physician’s diagnoses, treatment plans, prescriptions, physical examination reports, medical history forms, accident reports, and insurance forms; provides reports to coaches on injuries, medical reports, and treatment plans for athletes under treatment, as required.
• Maintain a clean, safe, and orderly work environment.
• Rub, massage, and apply other treatment to relieve soreness, strains, and bruises.
• Recommend, requisition, and order protective equipment and supplies following consultation with the Athletic Director and coaches.
• Assist in arranging for physical examinations and physician appointments, and in the completion of insurance forms for injured athletes.
• Plan, organize, and coordinate the transportation and care of athletic safety equipment and supplies for off-campus athletic events.
• Conduct in-service programs for coaching staff, athletes, parents and others involved in the athletic program.
• Recommend a training diet that meets the nutritional needs of student athletes.
• Adhere to all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations regarding confidential student information.
• Perform related duties as assigned.
• Principles and theories of physiology, kinesiology, nutrition, and physical therapy.
• Methods, practices, and strategies pertaining to the conditioning and physical fitness of athletes, and in the prevention and treatment of injuries.
• Practices, procedures, equipment, and supplies used in the prevention, care, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.
• Safety guidelines and regulations in athletic and therapeutic activities.
• Individualized rehabilitation and reconditioning techniques and procedures for injured students.
• First aid and CPR techniques.
• Disinfectant techniques.
• Clean and sterile equipment techniques.
• Provide assistance to students in the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries.
• Tape and wrap athletes to prevent injury and re-injury.
• Identify, evaluate, and provide immediate first aid in response to athletic injuries.
• Develop and implement individualized rehabilitation and reconditioning plans for injured students.
• Operate first aid, adaptive, rehabilitation, and weight equipment.
• Understand and implement technical orders issued by treating physicians.
• Assume responsibility for supervising students.
• Operate office machines.
• Make repairs on athletic equipment.
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Perform routine clerical work and basic arithmetical calculations.
• Demonstrate an understanding, patient, warm and receptive attitude toward students.
• Maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff, parents and the general public.
• Maintain strict confidentiality of student information and school business.
• Meet schedules and time lines.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
• A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferred; or
• Any combination equivalent to: two years college-level coursework in physical education, athletic training, and/or a related field; one year of experience involving the care, management and prevention of athletic injuries and/or in a related field.
• Pass the District’s adopted Proficiency Examination with a satisfactory score.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES
• Possession of a valid California Class “C” driver’s license.
• Possession of a valid First Aid and CPR certificate issued by an authorized agency.
• Possession of a valid Athletic Trainer certificate issued by the National Athletic Trainer Association
Mature emotional stability; interest in and understanding of students; good health; flexibility and patience.
• Indoor and outdoor work environment.
• Evening and/or variable hours.
• Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate athletic equipment and tape athletes.
• Sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
• Bending at the waist, kneeling, or crouching to assist athletes.
• Seeing to monitor student activities.
• Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
• Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.
• Lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling heavy objects up to 40 pounds as assigned by the position.
• Sick students, exposure to adverse weather conditions, and blood borne pathogens.
WORK YEAR: 202 Days
SALARY: Range 35
Board Approved: July 20, 2010