Athletic Trainer

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ATHLETIC TRAINER (220-day contract)

GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK
Responsible for the athletic healthcare for the students at the high school level.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS
Provide "Athletic Training Services"* to student athletes in accordance with appropriate state athletic training licensing.

  • Maintain appropriate general treatment orders to be reviewed annually and approved by the team physician.
  • Provide athletic training services for all home athletic contests and away varsity football games. If a conflict arises between an away varsity football game and a home contest, the varsity football event will supersede.
  • Act as liaison between family physicians and specialists, the school district, athletes and their parents.
  • Maintain accurate records of injuries, treatments and provide insurance claim forms for sports injuries treated by a physician.
  • Develop and maintain a budget for the athletic training program.
  • Schedule and be present for pre-participation sports physicals.
  • Provide the coaches and athletic director with a list of athletes medically eligible to compete under district and state rules and regulations.
  • Assist the athletic director as requested.
  • Teach one course in Sports Management/Athletic Training.
*Athletic Training Services: The management and provision of care of injuries to a physically active person as defined in the state practice act with the direction of a licensed physician. The term includes the rendering of emergency care, development of injury prevention programs and providing appropriate preventative and devices for the physically active person. The term also includes the assessment, management, treatment, rehabilitation and recondition of the physically active person whose conditions are within the professional preparation and education of a certified athletic trainer. The term also includes the use of modalities such as mechanical stimulation, heat, cold, light, air, water, electricity, sound, massage and the use of therapeutic exercises, reconditioning exercise and fitness programs.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Candidate must possess extensive knowledge of training for student athletes. 
Must possess the ability to establish good working relationships with students, coaches, administrators, parents, and community members

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Candidate must be a graduate of an accredited college or university.  A Master’s degree in Athletic Training is preferred. Candidate must hold a certification by the National 
Trainer’s Association,

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Travel to various schools and/or athletic events is a requirement. Candidate must possess good moral character and is expected to be a role model, in and out of the 
school.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/REQUIREMENTS
Duties performed typically in settings related to athletics and include, but are not limited to: gymnasiums, sport fields, locker rooms, activity buses, weight rooms, and other home and away recreational areas.  Frequent walking, stooping, standing, lifting up to approximately 50 pounds, and occasional lifting of equipment/objects weighing in excess of 75 pounds.  Other physical activities are required.  Travel with students, coaches, and teams on athletic related trips is necessary.  Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for determining injuries/illnesses and treatments; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise and hazards.  Occasional movement of students by wheelchairs and other mechanical devices may be required.  Contact with other athletic coaches, staff, and parents is required.  Contact with medical professionals may be required.  Frequent contact with parents by phone and in person is necessary. 

EVALUATION
The athletic director in conjunction with the building administrator(s) will evaluate performance on the ability and effectiveness in carrying out the above responsibilities. 
 
FLSA STATUS:  EXEMPT

Posted By

Mecklenburg County Public Schools

175 Mayfield Drive, Boydton, VA 23917
 
Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$9,820 (USD)

State Average: $11,724 (USD)

% ELL Students

1%

State Average: 9%

Student Teacher Ratio

13.67

State Average: 14.22

% IEP Students

12%

State Average: 13%

FTE

726

State Average: 801