The Athletic Trainer-Certified provides athletic training services to student athletes under the direction of the team physician or by written referral from a physician, and in accordance with the state athletic training practice act. Monitors and provides game/contest coverage for athletes at assigned schools. Designs and implements preventative injury programs; identifies, evaluates and provides immediate care/referral for athletic injuries. Acts as a liaison between family physicians, medical specialists, school representatives, athletes, their parents, coaches and athletic directors.
1. *Provides athlete consultation, practice coverage and injury tracking documentation for athletes at assigned schools; implements pre-season, in-season and post-season strength and conditioning programs.
2. *Provides game/contest coverage for assigned schools as scheduled; notifies coaches and athletic director of athletes who are not medically eligible to compete.
3. *Provides medical coverage for assigned school athletic camps during summer months.
4. *Reviews pre-game and practice taping and preparation with athletes to provide information regarding injury risks; makes recommendations for athlete safety and hydration based on environmental conditions.
5. *Acts as liaison between family physicians, medical specialists, school representatives, athletes, their parents, coaches and athletic directors.
6. *Provides immediate and emergency care when needed following emergency action protocols and treatment.
7. Implements and communicates the use of the IMPACT concussion management system to all athletes and coaching staff.
8. *Develops treatment programs in accordance with findings of evaluations and goals established by the injury assessment or treating physician; schedules athlete treatments and/or interventions as necessary per established guidelines; assesses athlete’s status in response to treatment and modifies program as appropriate and/or in conjunction with treating physician.
9. *Refers athletes for appropriate diagnostic and follow-up procedures and subsequent injury tracking; maintains accurate records/documentation of injuries, treatments and provides insurance claim forms for sports injuries treated by a physician.
10. *Develops and maintains a budget for athletic training supplies; recommends new equipment and supplies to ensure optimum quality of athlete’s care.
11. *Follows established policies and procedures specific to athletic training room and the athletic healthcare program.
12. *Presents educational programs for the healthy and injured athletes, e.g., alcohol and other drug abuse, performance anxiety.
13. Reports for event coverage and attends meetings at designated time.
14. May provide athletic training at youth sport venues; conduct sports medicine clinics and seminars; provide coverage at athletic camps and local sporting events.
15. Assists with the development and implementation of operational policies and procedures of the athletic healthcare program as requested by the BLSM Outreach Program Manager.
Bachelor’s degree in health-related field required. National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) certification required. Prior athletic training/conditioning experience preferred.
Basic Life Support (CPR) certification required.