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Searcy High School
Education: Must possess at least a bachelor's degree in a health related field. Certificate/License: Must be licensed by the Arkansas State Board of Athletic Training.
REPORTS TO:Principal and/or Athletic Director
PURPOSE: Oversees the training room, providing initial treatment, subsequent treatment and rehabilitation services for junior and senior high student athletes. Consult with coaches, parents and physicians as needed. The goal of the position is to have athletes as ready to participate as physically/safely possible and to prevent athletic injuries from ever occurring.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develops a plan of action and budget to address needs for the training rooms, student trainers, coordinates with coaches. This duty is performed daily.
Demonstrates an ability to perform the following functions regarding athletic injuries: prevention, assessment, treatment, (including CPR/first aid) and rehabilitation as set forth by the Arkansas State Board of Athletic Training. This duty is performed daily.
Orders appropriate supplies/materials for the training rooms. This duty is performed throughout the year.
Attends all varsity/junior varsity/sophomore and all varsity football games. Attends other senior high and junior high games as designated by athletic director. This duty is performed daily.
Provides written report of student injuries and status of injury to the Head Coach, Athletic Director and parents. Maintains appropriate records and keeps on file all physical forms. This duty is performed weekly.
Provides treatment and rehabilitation as needed to junior and senior high athletes. This duty is performed daily.
Attends Arkansas Athletic Trainer Associates meetings. On a yearly basis (or as required), provides first aid training and heat related illnesses awareness to all Searcy High School coaches. This duty is performed annually.
Provides and coordinates with parents information regarding insurance claims. This duty is performed as needed.
Determines an athlete’s physical readiness to participate and communicates this with coaching staff. This duty is performed daily.
Knowledge of normal anatomical structure and function, physiological demand and response to exercise, normal biomechanical demands of exercise, nutritional and hydration demands of the athlete, contraindications and side effects of prescription and non-prescription medications, absorption, dissipation, and transmission of energy of varying materials. (i.e., protective padding), and legal requirements and rules of the athletic event. This duty is performed daily.
Knowledge of Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other transmitted diseases. Knowledge of transmission and proper cleaning of athletic and non-athletic supplies and equipment. This duty is performed daily.
Ability to effectively communicate information and respond to questions in person-to-person and small group situations with students, athletes, parents, and general public of the organization.
Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, talk or hear; and frequently required to walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; distance vision; color vision; peripheral vision; depth perception; and ability to adjust focus.
Searcy School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
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