Athletic Trainer – Continuous
- Under direction, the athletic trainer assists in the development and implementation of programs for the prevention of injuries to student athletes, administers first aid and emergency medical care, administers rehabilitation for injuries to students and athletes involved in various sports and related activities in accordance with instruction from physicians.
- Examples of Duties/ Essential Job Functions
- Plans and implements comprehensive athletic injury and illness prevention programs.
- Develops training programs and routines designed to improve athletic performance.
- Oversees and implements a comprehensive concussion management system in accordance with guidelines set by the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA).
- Confers with coaches in order to select protective equipment.
- Keeps current with research on subject matter related to athletic training or sports medicine.
- Advises athletes and coaching staff on matters related to conditioning, rehabilitation, training, diet, rest, alcohol/substance abuse, environmental conditions and related matters.
- Instructs coaches, athletes, medical personnel, community members, and parents in the care, prevention and treatment of athletic injuries.
- Advises student athletes on the proper use of equipment.
- Coordinates and tracks student training room hours and schedules.
- Travels with athletic teams as assigned and attends games and training sessions in order to be available to athletes as needed.
- Transports or accompanies athletes to appointments for medical treatment or games.
- Conducts an initial assessment of an athlete’s illness or injury in order to provide emergency or continued care.
- Provides referrals to physicians, health services, hospitals and other health professionals as necessary.
- Schedules and assists with the administration of pre-participation physical examinations for student athletes.
- Provides participation clearances when necessary and warranted.
- Applies protective or injury preventive devices such as bandages, braces, or tape to body parts such as ankles, fingers, or wrists.
- Assesses and reports the progress of recovering athletes and their readiness to play to coaches and physicians.
- Prepares and maintains a variety of records, reports, and correspondence including injury and accident reports, rehabilitation logs and insurance claims.
- Creates, updates and maintains confidential athlete files and records.
- Cares for athletic injuries using therapy equipment and techniques.
- Recommends special diets in order to improve athletes’ health, increase their stamina, and/or alter their weight.
- Provides support and guidance for students interested in entering athletic training programs at different institutions.
- Cleans, disinfects, and maintains training facility and equipment and schedules equipment servicing as needed.
- Collaborates with physicians in order to develop and implement comprehensive rehabilitation programs for athletic injuries.
- May Inspect dressing rooms, showers, playing fields, and athletic equipment to reduce hazards for student athletes.
- Inventories and orders training room supplies.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Auxiliary Job Functions
The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this classification.
- Employment Standards/ Minimum Qualifications
Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in athletic training, kinesiology, health sciences, physical education, or closely related field is required AND experience as a trainer in a high school, college or university environment involving major competitive sports such as basketball, baseball, football, soccer, and track.
Licenses & Certificates
- Valid Driver’s License
- Valid National Athletic Trainers’ Association Certificate
- Valid First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer is required
- Principles of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and nutrition.
- Diagnostic signs and symptoms and related treatment of various physical injuries.
- Principles, techniques and procedures used in the prevention, care and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.
- Various types of therapeutic treatments, equipment and conditioning programs.
- First aid medical procedures, including CPR.
- Safety guidelines and regulations in athletic and therapeutic activities.
- Safety and protective equipment used in sports.
- General health and procedures used to prevent contamination.
- Taping and bandaging techniques.
- Operation of therapeutic devices.
- Elements of health education, anatomy and physiology.
- Sports injury record keeping, and the privacy laws.
- Recordkeeping and report preparation techniques to ensure information is accurately presented.
- Math including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
- Proper English usage, including spelling, grammar, and punctuation in order to compose items such as correspondence and/or reports.
- Customer service principles in order to appropriately interact with students, staff, faculty, and the public.
- Current computer operating systems, software applications and office productivity software such as word processing, spreadsheets, calendaring, presentation, and database programs.
- Administer care for injuries such as fractures, dislocations, sprains, strains, concussion, contusions, cuts, and abrasions.
- Operate therapeutic devices, aid the team physician in physical examinations and reconditioning programs.
- Operate a vehicle observing legal and defensive driving practices.
- Operate a variety of first aid and adaptive equipment and administers first aid and athletic therapy.
- Use and operate athletic rehabilitation and weight equipment.
- Conduct an effective training program.
- Make quick decisions in emergency situations.
- Effectively communicate with individuals for whom English is not a primary language.
- Exercise tact, diplomacy and confidentiality in dealing with sensitive and complex issues and situations.
- Plan and organize work to meet established timelines and department schedules.
- Operate standard office equipment such as computers, fax machines, copy machines, telephones, and others.
- Utilize word processing, spreadsheets, email, online calendaring and data entry/retrieval from database programs.
- Rapidly learn and acquire skills in areas and technologies not previously assigned.
- Type at a sufficient speed to maintain workflow.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with District administrators, management, staff, business and industry contacts, vendors, independent programs consultant/trainers, and the public.
- Understand, be sensitive to and respect the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disabilities and sexual orientation of students, teachers, administrators and staff.
- Develop and implement individualized rehabilitation and reconditioning for injured students.
- Identify when referrals to physicians, health services, hospitals and other health professionals are necessary.
- Provide appropriate treatment to athletes to prevent injury or re-injury.
- Attend off-campus sporting events as needed.
- Aid the team physician in physical examinations and reconditioning programs.
- Understand and apply various technical and all other directions issued by physicians.
- Think clearly and logically, use good judgment, and make quick and appropriate decisions in emergency situations.
- Assure student understanding of proper exercise techniques.
- Communicate effectively with students, parents, coaches and faculty regarding physical injuries.
- Receive and follow instructions.
- Assign, monitor and review the work of others.
- Learn and apply college the CCCAA bylaws and constitution, district policies and procedures.
- Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information and records.
- Operate computers and their peripherals.
- Use current common software applications in order to accurately enter and retrieve data.
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands to finger, handle and feel computers and standard business equipment; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Lift and carry athletic equipment and supplies weighing up to 50 lbs.
While performing the duties of this class, the employee is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret complex data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; observe and interpret people and situations; use math and mathematical reasoning; learn and apply new information or skills; perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks with constant interruptions; work under intensive deadlines and interact with District administrators, management, faculty, staff, representatives of other agencies, and others encountered in the course of work.
The work conditions characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Maintain consistent, punctual and regular attendance; required to frequently travel to locations other than assigned site; schedule changes may frequently occur based on business needs; work inside protected from the weather; work outside exposed to the weather and varying temperatures; work under pressure of constant deadlines and frequent interruptions; work effectively in a demanding environment; work in situations which may require the response or de-escalation of persons who may become physically violent or combative; work collaboratively in a team environment, work with sensitive and confidential information; noise exposure is within OSHA limits, roughly that of a normal conversation or a ringing telephone.
- Examination Process
- The examination process will include screening to ensure applications are complete and meet all minimum qualifications. The application requires the completion of Supplemental Questions to evaluate your education, training and experience relative to the required knowledge, skills and abilities for the position. Answers should be as complete as possible, as no additional information will be accepted from applicants once the application has been submitted. Responses to the supplemental questions will be reviewed and scored in a Competitive Rating evaluation process based on pre-determined rating criteria (pass/fail). Qualified applicants will be invited to take a competency exam (100% weight). Passing score is 75% out of 100%.
To move forward in the examination process, you must complete an online application through this web site. As part of the online application, you will be required to upload (attach) a copy of your degree and Athletic Training certificate or your application may be rejected. Resumes may also be uploaded but cannot be used in lieu of a completed application.
- State Center Community College District
Personnel Commission Office
1525 E Weldon Ave
Fresno, California, 93704.
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