Job Description


Discovery Canyon Campus High School

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The Athletic Trainer will provide limited medical treatment such as initial injury assessment, evaluation, treatment, and disposition of student athletes in the training room and on the field. The athletic trainer will act as communication liaison between the student-athlete, parent, coach, Athletic Director, physical therapist, and physician.

The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and other key duties that may be required. The description may not include all functions performed by the incumbents in various locations. The district reserves the right to modify or change the duties or the essential functions of this job at any time.

  • Reports consistently for work as scheduled

  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Attains proficient or higher evaluations on established Performance Standards

  • Administers first aid and assistance to injured student athletes for the purpose of providing appropriate immediate care, as required

  • Assists coaches and officials during selected athletic practices or events for the purpose of responding to equipment and/or initial medical needs of student athletes

  • Attends meetings required by the Athletic Director

  • Consults, with written parent permission, with physicians and other medical personnel for the purpose of carrying out the course of athletic training services for injured students

  • Coordinates the ordering of athletic training equipment and supplies, and maintains an inventory for the purpose of ensuring that items are readily available as needed and are within established budget objectives

  • Develops a variety of programs in cooperation with coaches and the Athletic Director (e.g. conditioning, injury prevention, etc.) for the purpose of preventing injury to students

  • Documents all injury evaluations and daily treatments utilizing proper forms

  • Educates coaches, parents/guardians, and players in the procedures of reporting injuries and obtaining a physician’s release

  • Maintains a clean training room

  • Maintains student athlete health records (e.g. physical exam records, emergency release, medical history, etc.) for the purpose of communicating and/or documenting information in accordance with established policies, regulations, and procedures

  • Orients student athletes, parents, and coaches regarding potential health risks of athletic participation for the purpose of implementing preventive strategies

  • Responds to emergency situations (e.g. injuries, disturbances, etc.) for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns

  • Routinely attends practices and contests at sport specific indoor and outdoor venues

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to adapt to changing technologies and to learn functionality of new equipment and systems

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing

  • Ability to create training materials, related documentation, and to train others

  • Ability to create, access, input, retrieve, and manipulate information in various software systems, including databases and spreadsheets

  • Ability to establish and maintain accurate record keeping, document management, and filing systems

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals from many diverse backgrounds and professions including supervisors, administrators, coworkers, staff, students, parents, and the general public

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions

  • Ability to greet and interact with the public in a courteous and professional manner

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Ability to manage simultaneous demands and set clear priorities

  • Ability to operate standard office equipment, performing a wide range of supportive tasks

  • Ability to work days, hours, locations, and assignments as directed by the supervisor within the position responsibilities

  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision

  • Ability to work well others and share knowledge in a team environment

  • Commitment to the education of students as a primary responsibility

  • Computer proficiency including office productivity applications

  • Considerable knowledge of policies, procedures, and overall district functions

  • Demonstrated ability to manage simultaneous demands and set clear priorities

  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others in a team setting

  • Demonstrates citizenship, compassion, courage, discernment, excellence, honesty, hope, integrity, patience, perseverance, reliability, respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness

  • Detail-oriented

  • Energetic, creative, innovative, flexible

  • Excellent cooperative, collaborative, and problem-solving skills

  • Interact efficiently with other departments and locations to resolve issues and document solutions

  • Knowledge in human anatomy, human physiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, athletic training, extensive clinical affiliations with athletic teams under appropriate supervision.

  • Knowledge of and experience in acute care of injury and illness

  • Knowledge of and experience in assessment and evaluation

  • Knowledge of and experience in general medical conditions and disabilities

  • Knowledge of and experience in health care administration

  • Knowledge of and experience in nutritional aspects of injury and illness

  • Knowledge of and experience in pathology of injury and illnesses

  • Knowledge of and experience in pharmacology

  • Knowledge of and experience in psychosocial intervention and referral

  • Knowledge of and experience in therapeutic exercise

  • Knowledge of and experience in therapeutic modalities

  • Knowledge of and experience in Universal Precautions for blood borne pathogens

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, written, listening, and verbal communication skills

  • Training in risk management and injury prevention

  • Willingness to participate in ongoing training as required

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a staff member typically encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive. The incumbent operates primarily independently and frequently with others in a professional school environment indoors and outdoors regularly.

Physical Demands: The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive. All physical demands, if listed, are considered essential functions.

  • Sits, stands, walks, stoops, kneels, and crouches/squats while performing duties

  • Has oral and auditory capacity enabling interaction interpersonally and/or through communication devices

  • Uses eyes, hands, and finger coordination enabling the use of equipment and writing utensils

  • Typical demands require staff to lift and carry up to 20 pounds, and may be higher for some assignments depending on position and student need; climb stairs, ladders, and/or stools; reach, hold, grasp and turn objects; use fingers to operate computer keyboards; feel the shape, size and temperature of objects.

  • This position is very active and may require moving from one venue to another in short amounts of time depending on the needs of student athletes.

Cognitive Functions: The following are some of the cognitive functions commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive. The staff member may be required to analyze, communicate, compare, compile, compute, coordinate, copy, evaluate, instruct, negotiate, synthesize, reason, and use interpersonal skills.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's (Baccalaureate) degree (e.g., B.A., A.B., B.S.)

  • Athletic Trainer Certification - National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification

  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Providers - American Red Cross

Compensation Range:


(Based on job relevant experience at 100% FTE)

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Hours per Day:

8.0 hour(s) per day

Number of Days per Year:

195 days M-F

Benefits Eligibility:

Full-time - Regular

For more information on our benefits, please visit Employee Benefits | Academy District 20 (

FLSA Status:

United States of America (Exempt)

How to Apply:

New applicants (including current district staff members) must use the Workday application portal. Documents emailed directly to a supervisor will not be considered for application purposes and will not receive a response. A completed online application also includes the following uploaded documents in PDF format:

  • A letter of application which states why you feel you are qualified for this position, and your background and experience relating to this position

  • A current resume

  • Complete undergraduate and graduate transcripts (in color, readable, and reflecting official status where applicable)

  • Three current letters of recommendation (optional)

  • License (if applicable)

Please do not call to request site visits or interviews at the school/location. Please direct all inquiries via the email address indicated on the posting.

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