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  • Athletic Trainer (One or More Positions)
    Athletics (SC-057-006)
    South Orange County Community College District

    Summary Description:
    Under direction from the Athletic Director, administers preventive measures, first aid and rehabilitative treatment to athletes in various intercollegiate sports; maintains athletic equipment and facilities used in the intercollegiate sports program; and administers athletic training according to the needs of each athlete.

    Distinguishing Characteristics:
    Representative Duties:
    The duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Please see Job Duties for details.

    Knowledge of:
    Policies, procedures and objectives of an athletic program including health and safety regulations.
    Athletic sports medicine practices used in the prevention and treatment of sports injuries, including conditioning techniques and practices.
    Methods of various therapeutic and rehabilitative techniques including hydrotherapy, ultrasound, cryotherapy, electro therapy, thermal therapeutic techniques, exercise therapy and physical conditioning.
    Equipment and devices used to treat and rehabilitate injured athletes.
    Human anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and exercise physiology.
    Common athletic injuries and athletics psychology.
    OSHA guidelines regarding blood borne pathogens.
    First aid, CPR and other emergency medical practices and procedures, including taping, wrapping, bandaging and therapeutic techniques.
    Athletic equipment supplies, materials, quality of materials, design, manufacture and distribution.
    Rules and regulations of a variety of sports and athletic activities.
    Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers.
    Principles and procedures of record keeping.
    Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
    Basic housekeeping methods.
    Basic mathematical principles.

    Ability to:
    Administer preventive measures, first aid, CPR, emergency care and rehabilitative treatments to
    athletes in various intercollegiate sports.
    Evaluate the nature and extent of injuries to determine the need for immediate medical attention and the participation status of athletes.
    Identify symptoms of various injuries and take appropriate action.
    Operate a variety of therapeutic equipment and devices used to treat athletic injuries.
    Tape, wrap and bandage body joints and apply protective pads and equipment.
    Maintain current knowledge of treatment modalities and preventive techniques related to sports injuries.
    Oversee the conditioning and exercises of athletes.
    Instruct and apply OSHA guidelines regarding blood borne pathogens.
    Maintain accurate and timely records related to insurance, injuries, treatment, athletic equipment and supplies, inventory and budget.
    Communicate with various health care professionals and follow technical and detailed instructions of the team and attending physicians.
    Train and provide work direction to student workers.
    Work independently with little direction.
    Meet schedules and timelines.
    Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
    Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

    Education and Experience Guidelines:
    Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

    Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in athletic training, kinesiology, physical education, exercise physiology, anatomy or a related field.

    Two years of experience as an athletic trainer in a high school or college athletic training environment.

    License or Certificate:
    Possession of a valid certification as an Athletic Trainer issued by the National Athletic Trainers Association. (Must maintain certification by completing 80 continuing education units every three years.) Possession of a valid California driver’s license and proof of insurability. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid BLS/AED and C.P.R. Certificate. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid First Aid Certificate.

    Conditions of Employment:
    The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

    Work Environment:
    Work is primarily performed in indoor and outdoor environments; travel from site to site; frequently works around athletic playing fields; exposure to all types of weather and temperature conditions, blood borne pathogens and bodily fluids. Occasional exposure to risks controlled by safety precautions.

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