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Monday, July 25, 2016

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Athletic Training Program Director, it is the position of the Athletic Trainer to administer preventive and rehabilitative treatment to student athletes engaged in various interscholastic sports at one of multiple contracted schools in the Greater Sacramento area.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Conduct an initial assessment of an athlete's injury or illness in order to provide emergency or continued care.  Determine whether or not the athlete should be referred to physicians for further definitive diagnosis and treatment.
  • Assess and report the progress of recovering athletes to coaches and/or physicians.
  • Assist with planning and implementing comprehensive athletic injury and illness prevention programs.
  • Evaluate the extent of the athlete's injury and perform emergency treatment.
  • Refer injured athletes to a physician or physical therapist if deemed necessary.
  • Evaluate and advise whether or not an athlete can continue to participate and when an athlete can return to participation after an injury.
  • Communicate with coaches regarding the status of injured athletes on a consistent basis.
  • Operate modalities such as ice immersion and cold packs, hot and cold treatment, electrical stimulation.
  • Utilization of appropriate taping techniques for the prevention of injury and/or provide support to prevent recurring injuries
  • Maintain appropriate documentation by preparing athletic injury and treatment reports and thorough records.
  • Prepare and submit athletic insurance reports, if necessary.
  • Check for operating condition of all equipment and maintain equipment and treatment rooms in clean and sanitary condition.
  • Accompany athletic teams on trips and attend home games as assigned.
  • Operate a variety of therapeutic equipment and machines.
  • Understand and carry out technical and other directions issued by physicians.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Work weekends, holidays and evenings as required.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Work with each school to provide IMPACT baseline concussion testing for athletes prior to each season, if the school utilizes IMPACT.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

The following qualifications are required:

  • First aid procedures Rehabilitation techniques, taping, bandaging,  hydrotherapy, hydroculator therapy, cryotherapy, and similar treatments.
  • Physical fitness, hygiene, and safety procedures related to athletic programs.
  • Disinfectant techniques.
  • Knowledge of equipment and supplies.
  • Basic record keeping.
  • Appropriate safety precautions and procedures per OSHA regulations.
  • Education and experience
  • Certification and completion of a NATABOC approved program for athletic trainers.
  • Two years of athletic training experience (experience in ATEP applies here)

Conditions of Employment

This is a part time position at Performance Physical Therapy lasting approximately 10 months. Normal working hours are to be arranged between 2 pm and 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Some Saturday coverage may be needed depending on the season. The term of this agreement shall begin on August 8, 2016 and terminate on May 26, 2017.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment. Benefits include a Continuing Education allowance as well as reimbursement of NATA Annual Membership dues.

 

Resumes can be sent to: rehabteam@ptclinics.com