Position: Athletic Trainer
Supervisor: District AD
Work Site: Assigned School
General Job Description:
Work under the direction of the District Athletic Director, and in conjunction with the District Health & Wellness department, Coaches, and Principals, for the purpose of implementing health wellness and safety in the areas of athletic sports programs. The Athletic Trainer is responsible for ensuring compliance with all federal, state (NMAA), and district regulations to support a comprehensive sports medical program for high school sports, works in conjunction with District AD and District Health & Wellness department to provide athletic injury management and other health services for all athletes of the district, and assistscoaches with the design and implementation of injury prevention programs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Develop overall sports medicine program for the school, including: injury prevention programs, injury evaluations, injury management, injury treatment and rehabilitation, educational programs and counseling for student-athletes.
• Maintain protocols for emergency care and inform coaching staff of the Emergency Action Plan for all sports.
• Maintain a log of injuries, treatments, progress and outcome.
• Maintain general treatment orders to be reviewed annually and approved by the team physician.
• Make medical referrals when indicated and provide sound counsel to athletes and parents in seeking proper medical assistance and follow-up.
• Work with certified medical staff in regards to the school’s athletic department.
• Attend scheduled team practices and home and away competitions as necessary. If conflicts arise between sub-varsity and varsity events, the varsity event supersede.
• Coordinate and schedule physical examinations and medical referrals for student-athletes to determine ability to practice and/or compete.
• Attend NMAA pre-season sports meeting.
• Provide coaching staff and Campus Athletic Coordinator with a list of athletes medically eligible to compete under district and state rules and regulations.
• Supervise Sports Medicine Student Athletic Trainers (applicable only if available at assigned school).
• Schedule and coordinate coaching staff and student trainers to ensure coverage of all team practices and athletic competitions.
• Assist in evaluating and recommending new techniques and equipment to enhance the sports program.
• Work with instructional staff in developing curriculum, modifying instruction and selecting materials used to meet the State Core Curriculum Content Standards for a comprehensive health education program (applicable only if available at assigned school).
• Ensure that training room and all other facilities utilized in the high school sports medicine program are maintained in an orderly, functional and sanitary manner.
• Conduct and/or provide health related staff development opportunities for coaches and school personnel.
• Provide athletic related educational programs for parents.
• Serve as a resource to instruction staff with health related instruction.
• Maintain an inventory of sports medicine supplies and provide quarterly reports to the District Athletic Director.
• Advocate for a healthy and responsible life style by promoting the concepts of the effects of substances (e.g., alcohol, tobacco, controlled substances and ergogenic aids), total physical fitness, and healthy habits for a lifetime of healthy living.
• Collect departmental statistics and data to provide quarterly reports to the District Athletic Director.
• Support and assist in school safety, school health wellness and other related district activities.
• Represent the school at public meetings, including School Board meetings as requested, and at special events to develop a positive public relationship between the school district and community.
• Communicate and collaborate with District Athletic Director, building Administration and other district departments for consistent implementation of effective athletic programs and student activities for all students.
• Maintain confidentiality, both verbally and written form, of each student's record.
• Comply with all Board of Education policies, administrative regulations, Public Education Department guidelines, and local, state and federal laws.
• Perform additional job responsibilities as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training
- National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Certificate relevant to position (Note: Degrees in physical therapy, exercise science, strength and conditioning or others DO NOT qualify the candidate to sit for the examination).
- Knowledge of New Mexico Athletics Association regulations and federal regulations (including but not limited to Title IX)
- Maintain first aid certification and CPR certification.
- Demonstrate the ability to work/communicate effectively with students, faculty, and parents.
- Knowledge of Dine language, culture, and history preferred.
- Alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent or assigned designee may find appropriate and acceptable.
Standing, sitting, walking, lifting, carrying up to 50 pounds, climbing, bending, reaching, kneeling, driving a vehicle, traveling long distances, writing, typing, word processing, reading, researching information, and effective communication skills.
Safety and Health:
· Knowledge of universal hygiene precautions
· Background check
· Multimedia equipment, including current technology
· Equipment/Materials relevant to job responsibilities
· Motor vehicle, if necessary – valid driver’s license
· Must be able to work within various degrees of noise, temperature and air quality
· Work interruptions
· Must be self-motivated and able to complete job assignment without direct supervision
· Must complete applications and assignments within the timeframes allowed (complete responsibilities in a timely manner)
· Extended work hours, on occasion
Term of Employment:
- Prompt and consistent attendance is an essential requirement of this position
- 223 days or per yearly calendar
- Exempt position
- One year contract