GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:
This position functions as an integral member of the athletic health care team in the high school. This position works with individuals engaged in physical activity in the prevention of injuries and illnesses, the recognition, evaluation, and immediate care of injuries and illnesses, the rehabilitation and reconditioning of injuries and illnesses, and the administration of the healthcare program. This position supports student-athletes’ ability to participate in practices and competition following a sports-related injury. Additionally, this position is responsible for coordinating and completing all administrative functions supporting student athletes’ injury prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and reconditioning, as well as communicating with school administrators, coaches, and parents regarding a student-athletes' participation status. This position will assist in developing formal educational or instruction on subject matter related to athletic training or sports medicine for high school.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Ability to communicate and develop effective working relationships with students, parents, and staff: knowledge of child development and stages of growth; lesson planning ability; strong organizational skills; behavior management skills; supervisory skills; punctuality and dependability; excellent oral and written communication skills; knowledge of student instruction and management practices, procedures and techniques; knowledge of school system rules and procedures for classroom, halls, cafeteria, library and transportation; knowledge of subject areas to which assigned; ability to guide, direct, teach, and control students; ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions; ability to type basic records; ability to operate audio-visual equipment Thorough knowledge of diagnose and treat athletics who have sustained injuries to their muscles and bones. Work with physicians and other medical professionals to provide preventative care, teach others how to prevent injuries, emergency response, and rehabilitative care for patients who receive injuries as athletes or while engaging in athletic activities. The athletic trainer’s duties, enumerated in this document, should not be considered all inclusive. The athletic trainer will be present at home athletic contests and practices and shall attend other post-season and home-hosted contests as directed by the Athletic Director.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university, preferably in Athletic Training or a related field. Must hold or be eligible for licensure as an athletic trainer in the State of Virginia. BOC Certified. Two years of athletic training experience preferred, but not required.
Salary Range: $51,750.00 - $68,120.00 / Per Year, depending on education, experience and internal equity