Athletic Trainer

SUMMARY

Evaluates physical condition and advises and treats collegiate athletes to maintain maximum physical fitness for participation in athletic competition. Prevent, treat, and care for injuries and illnesses to all athletes, and to coordinate the entire training program by performing the following duties.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

 Athletic Trainer

Inform and implement injury prevention measures for each athlete.

 Care for all injuries or illnesses of each athlete.

 Treat and rehabilitate injuries and illnesses to each athlete.

 Prescribe physical conditioning for each athlete in order to prevent injuries and help him/her maintain good physical stamina.

 Obtain and file physicals for all South Plains College athletes.

 Determine the physical status of an injured athlete.

 Serve as liaison between the college and the team physician in diagnosing and treating all athletes.

 College Training Program Coordinator

Maintain accreditation by the Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers.

 Teach and guide all student trainers in training techniques and requirements for state licensing.

 Make sure all college athletic events are attended by himself/herself or a student trainer.

 Obtain placement of student trainers at four year schools upon graduation from South Plains College.

 Maintain and keep an up-to-date training room.

 Keep abreast of modern training techniques as they are made available.

 Recruit student trainers for the athletic department.

 Determine and request the athletic training budget.

 Athletic Medical Payment Coordinator

Coordinate the payment of all bills.

Request payment of all medical bills.

Keep record and file all medical bills.

File insurance claims on all applicable bills.

File all family insurance information sheets for each athlete.

Coordinate co-insurance of athletes' family and college medical insurance.

 Community Relations Support

Advise and treat athletes from the surrounding area

Be available for all Class 1A regional athletic events.

 May include teaching as many as 2 classes within the Department of Physical Education.

 SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Directly supervises 2 to 4 student athletic trainers. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's degree (B. A.), in an appropriate field, from four-year college or university. Master's Degree preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to calculate figures and amounts consistent with budget preparation.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, SPECIFIC SKILLS

Possess a current, valid Texas State Trainers License.

Possess a current National Athletic Trainers Association Board Certification.

CPR and First Aid Certification

Knowledge and skill of athletic injury management and rehabilitation.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Employee may occasionally be required to lift and/or move over 100 pounds assisted. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 


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