| West Hills College Lemoore|
Salary: $32.35-$64.06/an hour
11 Months/ 25 Hours a Week
Monday - Friday 12:00pm-5:00pm (Schedule must be flexible in order to accommodate afternoon, evening and weekend coverage)
*Sick leave and Vacation will be pro-rated to reflect FTE*
Complete job description and application available online at:
Under the direction of the Associate Dean of Athletics and team physician, provide immediate health care services and administer preventive treatment and rehabilitation to student physical education and athletes; assures compliance with health and safety protocols; oversee the management/disposition and reconditioning of athletic injuries.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Provide emergency services for student injuries sustained during physical education classes, team practices and athletic events; evaluate seriousness of injuries; administer first aid; provide protective taping, bracing and padding for athletes; refer students to a physician as needed.
• Provide health services under the direction of the team physician for the prevention, immediate care, management/disposition and reconditioning of athletic injuries.
• Under minimal direction, provide for an effective and efficient program of first aid, injury prevention, athletic training and preconditioning for athletes in intercollegiate sports activities.
• Administer conditioning and rehabilitation treatment by use of massage, exercise, water, heat, cold, compression, light, sound and electricity and other related therapy as requested by licensed physicians.
• Operate a variety of athletic and medical equipment including a muscle stimulation unit and ultrasound machine.
• Receive supplies and approve payment.
• Maintain written and computerized injury/treatment logs.
• Assist students with insurance claims.
• Meet with all athletic teams for completion of insurance, emergency, and acceptance of risk forms.
• Schedule health screenings as needed.
• Coordinate physicians and volunteers for health screening.
• Schedule physicians for training room clinics.
• Develop policies and procedures for athletic training room and students.
• Develop and asses yearly the HIV exposure plan.
• Instruct coaches and student trainers in the HIV exposure plan to assure use.
• Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the performance of duties.
• Apply therapeutic and protective bandaging, wrapping, strapping and padding to athletes; measure and fit braces, guards and other protective devices to individual athletes.
• Inform coaching staff of the severity of athletic injuries incurred by athletes and their ability to resume practice or re-enter competition.
• Educate and counsel about their conditions including the nature of injuries and the procedures to be followed for recovery.
• Complete and process paperwork, such as, release, insurance reports, individual injury, and treatment records.
• Attend and provide services for home sporting events as assigned.
• Determine supply and equipment needs; research competitive bids, initiate requisitions, verify receipt of, organize, and inventory same.
• Arrange screening, referral and transportation of injured athletes to physician or hospital as necessary; advise and arrange appointments and consultations for students, as required, for services not available through the establish health care athletic training services program.
• Under the direction of the team physician, design, develop and supervise conditioning and reconditioning programs.
• Understand and administer technical directions issued by physicians.
• Maintain current and accurate records.
• Establish and maintain a professional environment for the treatment of both sexes.
• Provide emergency first aid to general student population, faculty and staff' in the absence of the school nurse.
• Advise coaches, athletes and students regarding severity of injury, diet, exercise, minerals and fluid intake, reconditioning and other related matters; counsel and advise athletes and coaches concerning development of physical conditioning and training programs to enhance an athletes strength, endurance, flexibility and coordination.
• Responsible for daily maintenance and operation of training room.
• Prepare and maintain reports related to training supplies and equipment inventory, injuries, accident, treatment and insurance forms; prepare requisitions as needed; develop and maintain a budget. • Schedule and assist in the administration of physical examinations of athletes by team physicians.
• Responsible for recognition of injuries or conditions, which require special taping, either preventive or therapeutic.
• Determine appropriate therapeutic modality and use of these devices, i.e., ultrasound, electrical stimulation's, hydro-therapy and therapeutic exercises.
• Provide pre-practices and post-practice services for men and women's athletics.
• Function as liaison between physician, coaches, parents, student athletes and administration.
• Assist in the selection of athletic equipment, conditioning/weight room equipment and supplies; confer with coaches to designate specifications and formulate bid process; research suppliers and make recommendations.
• Supervise, train and provide work direction to student assistants.
• Prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports including injury and accident reports, rehabilitation logs and insurance claims; maintain and update student files.
• Attend and participate in physical education and athletic department division meetings. Perform related duties as assigned.
• Responsible for assisting in the progress of students toward desired student learning outcomes.
Knowledge and Skills
• First aid, CPR and AED; athletic taping; knowledge and ability to work with the team physician in injury care; modalities used in care of athletic injuries; setting up a Student Athletic Training Program.
• Medical terminology and human anatomy.
• Appropriate situations for physician referral.
• Principles and practices of first aid, CPR, AED, physiology, anatomy, and kinesiology.
• Principles, techniques, and theories involved in the conditioning of athletes and in prevention, treatment, and reduction of athletic injuries.
• Physical fitness, hygiene, disinfectant, and safety procedures related to athletics.
• Liability issues that confront the modern athletic program.
• Current modalities being used to maximize recovery from or prevention of injuries.
• Recognition and evaluation of athletic injuries. • Principles, methods, equipment and basic theory involved in modern practice of athletic training service program. • Anatomy and physiologies and injuries, which result in physical impairment.
• Methods of testing and evaluation of musculoskeletal and neural functions
• Symptoms of various athletic injuries, applicable treatment and methods.
• Principles and techniques of conditioning and rehabilitation treatments.
• Operations and maintenance of a variety of therapeutic machines and equipment related to athletic conditioning, training and service.
• Athletic training equipment quality, cost, types and durability.
• First aid techniques; Health and safety regulations.
• Record-keeping techniques.
• Applicable sections of State Education Code and other applicable laws.
• Technical aspects of field of specialty.
• Knowledge of Title IX regulations and procedures.
• Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, courtesy and respect for cultural diversity.
• Provide health services involving injury prevention, immediate care, management/disposition and reconditioning of athletic injuries.
• Ability to work with both the men's and women's athletic programs; communicate with coaches and fellow staff members, handle equipment and supplies used in the sport medicine setting; communicate with the team physician with pre and post-injury problems.
• Must have N.A.T.A Certification and valid cardiopulmonary resuscitation certificate.
• Ability to communicate clearly with students and staff, both orally and in writing.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and community.
• Administered various types of treatment utilizing massage and exercise equipment employing properties of heat, water, sound and electricity.
• Operate and maintain therapeutic machine sand equipment related to athletic conditioning, training and service. • Apply therapeutic and protective bandaging, wrapping, strapping and padding to athletes.
• Understand and follow physician's prescriptions and instructions.
• Maintain records and prepare reports.
• Administer first aid, CPR and AED.
• Recognize unsafe conditions which may be potentially dangerous to an athlete.
• Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
Dexterity of hand and fingers to operate a variety of therapeutic machines and equipment, standing and working for extended periods of time, bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching to administer various types of treatment, hearing and speaking to exchange information, and lifting objects weighing up to 75 pounds.
• Indoor and outdoor environment. Travel within and out of district.
• Must be able to work weekends.
• Contact with blood and other body fluids, contact with abusive or aggressive individuals, and exposure to individuals with excessive body odor.
An incumbent must be insurable at the "standard rate" by the employer's insurance carrier at all times while employed in this classification by the West Hills Community College; valid First Aid and CPR/AED Certificate.
West Hills Community College District is an equal opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender status, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or covered veteran's status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.