Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District - Santa Monica, CA

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***There is one Athletic Trainer position 7 hours per day, 10 months per year at
Santa Monica High School in Santa Monica, California.***


Under general supervision, organizes and maintains a high school athletic training facility; provides a wide range of prevention and treatment services for student athletic injuries, rehabilitation, follow-up evaluation, reconditioning, education and guidance.


Supervises and maintains an orderly, clean and safe high school athletic training facility.

Performs emergency evaluation, treatment and First Aid when necessary during school athletic activities which includes accompanying assigned teams on home and away games and being on-call for practices and host games held on campus.

Plans and supervises treatment and rehabilitation programs for injured athletes in accordance with standard medical protocols and/or with direction from team physicians and/or students' personal physicians.

Provides preventive taping and bandaging or rehabilitation prior to practices or games.

Assists coaching staff in developing and implementing prevention programs. Advises coaching staff and student trainers on the care and prevention of athletic injuries including conditioning and warm-up exercises.

Conducts in-service programs for coaching staff, athletes, parents and others involved in the athletic program.

Advises on equipment and environmental safety. Recommends and fits protective equipment for injury prevention and safety. Monitors safety factors on all playing areas, insuring that all hazards are eliminated.

Recommends training diet that meet the nutritional needs of student athletes.

Maintains appropriate records on all injuries and treatments administered. Maintains copies of records of physician's diagnosis, treatment, operative reports, prescriptions, physical examination reports, medical history forms, accident reports, and insurance forms; provides reports to coaches on injuries, medical reports and status of athletes under treatment as required.

Certifies medical eligibility of students to return to full participation in the athletic program after an injury or illness.

Maintains necessary trainer's supplies and equipment inventory.

Supervises and instructs student trainers.

Assists in planning and participation in preseason athletic physical exams for student athletes.

Produces injury management reports as required.

May assist with accident reporting.

May attend coaches' meetings.

Performs related duties as assigned.


A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

One year working in athletic training, physical therapy or a related area.

Basic principles of athletic training, kinesiology, physiology, nutrition, diet and first aid.
Symptoms and treatment of athletic injuries.
Physical fitness, hygiene and safety procedures related to athletic programs.
Safety and protective equipment used in sports.
Disinfectant techniques.
Taping, bandaging and physical therapy techniques.
Clean and sterile equipment techniques.
First aid procedures and techniques.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques.
Community emergency medical resources.
Concepts of adolescent development and respective learning patterns and behavior characteristics specific to gender.
Appropriate safety precautions and procedures.
General principles of supervision and training.

Provide emergency care as needed including basic first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation or other life-sustaining efforts until paramedics or other medical assistance is available.
Perform appropriate lifting and carrying techniques for use when necessary (with non-ambulatory pupils).
Operate a variety of therapeutic equipment and machines.
Understand and carry out technical and other directions explicitly as issued by physicians.
Read and follow prescriptions for rehabilitation or treatment of injuries or illnesses related to participation in athletics.
Communicate effectively orally with coaches, athletes, parents and physicians
Communicate effectively in writing with coaches, athletes, parents and physicians.
Tape, bandage and splint athletes, administer first aid and immobilize injuries.
Operate a personal computer and utilize database and spreadsheet programs.
Maintain cooperative relationships with coaches, athletes, parents, school staff, administrators and physicians.
Be flexible.


Must have and maintain the following:

Certification as an Athletic Trainer from the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification (NATABOC).
Certification in CPR from the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association of the National Safety council for First Aid and CPR.
Certification in First Aid from the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association or the National Safety council for First Aid and CPR.

Must have and maintain a valid California Class "C" driver's license and be insurable by the District's insurance carrier.

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