The Athletic Trainer is responsible for providing athletic training services, under the direction of the Team Physician. The Athletic Trainer will render services and treatment for the student-athlete, in collaboration with physicians, school nurses, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, sport coaches, school counselor, school administrators, and parents/guardians. Roles may include, but are not limited to, promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors with effective education and communication to enhance wellness and minimize the risk of injury and illness, implementing systematic, evidence-based examinations and assessments to formulate valid clinical diagnoses and determine patients’ plan of care, integrating best practices in immediate and emergency care for optimal outcomes, rehabilitating and reconditioning injuries, illnesses and general medical conditions with the goal of achieving optimal activity level based on core concepts (i.e. knowledge and skillsets fundamental to all aspects of therapeutic interventions) using the applications of therapeutic exercise, modality devices and manual techniques, and integrating best practices in policy construction and implementation, documentation and basic business practices to promote optimal patient care and employee well-being. Additional specific responsibilities include cleaning and disinfecting athletic training room and other spaces and equipment within the athletic department, scheduling, coordinating and providing transportation for off-campus appointments, medical coverage for practices, games and tournaments, precepting college-level athletic training students, managing health records utilizing secure online software, and effective written and verbal communication.
Duties and Responsibilities
Injury and Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion
Identify risk factors by administering assessment, pre-participation examination and other screening instruments, and reviewing individual and group history and injury surveillance data.
Implement plans to aid in risk reduction using currently accepted and applicable guidelines
Educate individuals and stakeholders about the appropriate use of personal equipment.
Minimize the risk of injury and illness by monitoring and implementing plans to comply with regulatory requirements and standard operating procedures for physical environments and equipment.
Facilitate individual and group safety by monitoring and responding to environmental conditions (e.g. weather, surface, etc)
Optimize wellness (e.g. social, emotional, spiritual, environmental, occupational, intellectual, physical) for individuals and groups.
Examination, Assessment and Diagnosis
Obtain an individual’s history through observation, interview and review of relevant records to assess injuries and illness and identify comorbidities
Perform a physical examination that includes diagnostic testing to formulate differential diagnoses
Formulate a clinical diagnosis by interpreting history and the physical examination to determine the appropriate course of action.
Interpret signs and symptoms of injuries, illnesses or other conditions that require referral, utilizing medical history and physical examination to ensure appropriate care
Educate patients and appropriate stakeholders about clinical findings, prognosis and plan of care to optimize outcomes and encourage compliance.
Immediate and Emergency Care
Establish EAPs to guide appropriate and unified response to events and optimize outcomes.
Triage to determine if conditions, injuries or illnesses are life-threatening
Implement appropriate emergency and immediate care procedures to reduce the risk of morbidity and mortality
Implement referral strategies to facilitate the timely transfer of care.
Optimize patient outcomes by developing, evaluating and updating the plan of care
Educate patients and appropriate stakeholders using pertinent information to optimize treatment and rehabilitation outcomes.
Administer therapeutic exercises to patients using appropriate techniques and procedures to aid recovery to optimal function.
Administer therapeutic devices to patients using appropriate techniques and procedures to aid recovery to optimal function
Determine patients’ functional status using appropriate techniques and procedures to return to optimal activity level
Administer therapeutic interventions for general medical conditions to aid recovery to optimal function.
Healthcare Administration and Professional Responsibility
Evaluate organizational personal and stakeholder outcomes
Develop policies, procedures and strategies to address risks and organizational needs
Practice within local, state and national regulations, guidelines, recommendations and professional standards.
Use established documentation procedures to ensure best practice.
Minimum Job Requirements- Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Licensed or eligible for licensure as an Athletic Trainer in North Carolina
Master’s degree in Athletic Training or related field preferred.
Significant experience in interscholastic high school and/or collegiate sports setting.
Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applicationsincluding secure online health records management.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to workeffectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Ability to adhere to of the highest customer service standards and procedures.
Conditions of Employment
Successful candidate must submit to pre-employment background check and follow-up background checks.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
The physical demands described here 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 functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, and talkor hear. The employee is required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up very heavy equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
Workenvironment involves exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
Workmay involve exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
About Asheville School
Asheville School is a co-ed boarding school of 290 students in grades 9-12. Founded in 1900 we are located in the mountains of western North Carolina within minutes of the vibrant downtown of Asheville, NC.