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Athletic Trainer
This position is: Full Time
Position Location: Lake Charles, LA

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Develops, coordinates and administers a comprehensive sports medicine program.

SUPERVISION REQUIRED: Head Athletic Trainer/High School Outreach Coordinator

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Develops overall sports medicine program including injury prevention programs, injury evaluations, injury management, injury treatment and rehabilitation, educational programs and counseling for student-athletes.
  • Provides athletic training services including attendance at scheduled team practices and home and away competitions as necessary.
  • Coordinates and schedules physical examinations and medical referrals for student-athletes to determine their ability to practice and compete.
  • Works in conjunction with the strength and conditioning staff to ensure safety in the design and implementation of fitness, nutrition and conditioning programs customized to meet individual student-athlete needs.
  • Evaluates and recommends new techniques and equipment that would enhance the benefit of the sports medicine program.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of orthopedic injuries
  • Understanding of orthopedic protocols for acute, chronic and post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Confident evaluation skills

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in appropriate area of specialization. Master's degree preferred. State Athletic Training Licensure. National Certification preferred.

EXPERIENCE:

  • At least one year of experience is preferred.

ENVIRONMENTAL/WORKING CONDITIONS: Requires frequent travel, considerable work outdoors and unpredictable weather conditions.


 

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