ATHLETIC TRAINER 38480
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for assisting coaches in the development and presentation of first aide training and implementation, providing instruction to athletes on the prevention of injuries, and the development of curriculum and instruction for student trainers. An employee in this class is responsible for rendering first aide, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or other emergency measures when needed due to athletic injuries. The incumbent maintains and administers prescribed rehabilitation and treatment programs. This position is supervised by either an educational administrator or athletic coach. Considerable latitude for the exercise of independent judgement is allowed in such areas as rendering first aide, curriculum development and training. An employee is this class typically does not exercise supervision. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Renders first aide, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), cleaning and bandaging of wounds, applying heat or cold to promote healing.
Maintains and administers prescribed rehabilitation and treatment.
Supervises the training room.
Provides instruction to coaches and athletes regarding prevention of athletic injuries.
Administers preventative taping, bandaging, and wrapping.
Assists in the coordination of medical examination for student athletes.
Maintains fully supplied first aid kits for all teams.
Advises the Director of Physical Education and Athletics as to the safety condition of athletic equipment and facilities.
Maintains up-to-date records of injuries, treatment, referrals and other related data regarding athletic injuries.
Assists coaches with conditioning, weight training and injury prevention programs.
Applies, fits and adjusts protective equipment and instructs coaches and athletes as to the methods of same.
Recommends to student athletes how to relieve soreness, strains and bruises.
Prepares student accident reports.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of anatomy, physiology and kinesiology.
Thorough knowledge of athletic conditioning techniques and procedures.
Thorough knowledge of first aid procedures.
Ability to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Ability to establish and maintain a productive working relationship with coaches, parents and athletes.
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Graduation from a regionally accredited New York State registered college or university with a baccalaureate degree in physical education, health, recreation, sports medicine or a related field.
SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENT
Possession of a National Athletic Trainers Certificate from the National Athletic Trainers Association; or, completion of a course of study comparable to that required for certification by the National Athletic Trainers Association at time of appointment; or, possession of an active New York State Registration Certificate to practice as an Athletic Trainer.