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ATHLETIC TRAINER

The Athletic Trainer is responsible for training, exercising, and arranging medical treatment for athletes. This position is governed by state and federal laws and

Class Code:

L092C

Job Grade:

GS03

Special Job Requirements:

0

Typical Functions:

Attends to injuries of athletes and arranges for medical treatment. Assesses degree of injury, describes injury, symptoms, pains, etc., arranges for transportation to medical facility, if necessary. Obtains doctors prescriptions, applies cold packs, or heat treatments, and applies treatment to injury. Operates equipment and provides treatment, such as whirlpool and hydrocolloid, as needed. Coordinates training and exercises for sport programs. Determines training needs and plans exercise routine, concentrating on those muscles required in a particular sport. Demonstrates and monitors exercise program and prescribes exercises to individual needs. Ensures first aid, liquids, ice, oxygen, and other precautionary aids are available for use. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of first aid treatment and supplies. Knowledge of various sport training programs. Knowledge of game theory, plays, and other fundamental aspects of athletics. Ability to assess injuries and apply prescribed treatments. Ability to assist coach and athletic team with training needs. Ability to demonstrate exercises, plays, positions, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus one year of specialized training in physical education; plus two years of experience in athletics or a related area.

Required Certificates:

0

Exempt:

N
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