Dec 02, 2021

Athletic Trainer- PRN

  • VCU Health System
  • Richmond, VA, USA

Job Description

The Athletic Trainer Outreach provides day-to-day athletic training services for a local sports team.

The Athletic Trainer Outreach assesses, treats and develops rehabilitation and reconditioning strategies for athletes.

The Athletic Trainer Outreach designs and implements prevention and education programs. The athletic trainer will attend all home and away games as agreed upon by the respective head coaches and/or athletic directors.

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:
Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia as an Athletic Trainer or eligible.
National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Board of Certification (BOC)
Current CPR certification.

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:
Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia as an Athletic Trainer.
National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Board of Certification (BOC).
Current CPR certification.

Experience REQUIRED: N/A

Experience PREFERRED:
Two (2) years previous athletic training experience.

Education/training REQUIRED:
Bachelors Degree in a specialized curriculum accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.

Education/training PREFERRED:
Masters Degree in a specialized curriculum accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.

Independent action(s) required:
The athletic trainer will perform the following functions regarding athletic injuries: prevention, assessment, treatment, (including first aid) and reconditioning as set forth by the NATA Board of certification.
Demonstrates proper taping, strapping, bracing, and fitting of athletic equipment.
Carries out all prescribed treatments and recommendations by the team/program/event physician.
Maintains NATA and CPR certification in accordance with those respective institutions.
Covers assigned pre-season physicals, sports games or matches, and related events under the supervision of the program manager.
Demonstrates knowledge of the principals of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the athletes’ status and interpret the appropriate information.

Supervisory responsibilities (if applicable): N/A

Additional position requirements:
Must be able to assist with or transfer athletes of various weight/heights.
Must be able to push carts with athletic equipment on them.
Must be able to stand for long periods of time, have good mobility skills and be able to walk long distances.
Must demonstrate ability to communicate to give adequate directions and instructions to athletes.
Must be able to carry training kit and coolers for long distances.
Need to have the ability to handle high amounts of stress.
Fast paced orthopedic medical practice environment.
Occasional night or early morning hours as well as possible overnight stays.
Must be able to adjust and adapt to changing conditions.

Age Specific groups served: Adolescence, Adult

Physical Requirements (includes use of assistance devices as appropriate):
Physical: Lifting 20-50 lbs. Lifting 50-100 lbs. Lifting greater than 100 lbs.
Activities: Prolonged standing, Prolonged sitting, Frequent bending, Walking (distance), Climbing (steps, ladder, other), Reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive), Repetitive motion
Mental/Sensory: Strong recall, Reasoning, Problem solving, Hearing, Speak clearly, Write legibly, Reading, Logical thinking
Emotional: Fast pace environment, Steady pace, Able to handle multiple priorities, Frequent and intense customer interactions, Noisy environment, Able to adapt to frequent change

These positions will be utilized on a PRN basis when FTE employees are on LOA, or PTO. Coverage of requested practices and games. They will only be utilized when needed.

Varies by Need (United States of America)

EEO Employer/Disabled/Protected Veteran/41 CFR 60-1.4.