General Clinical/Outreach Athletic Trainer
Sample Job Description
The clinical/outreach athletic trainer provides athletic training services on an ongoing basis. The
individual in this position performs a wide variety of duties requiring specific knowledge of the clinic’s
policies and procedures. S/he is expected to meet the clinic’s professional, clinical, technical,
communication and documentation requirements and standards and to make decisions based on
Duties and responsibilities
- Develops and cultivates contacts with referring physicians, businesses, schools, coaches and
other referral sources.
- Utilizes appropriate, sound and up-to-date clinical techniques to effectively assess and treat
- Provides athletic training services to patients and athletes as required.
- Provides patient and community education in the areas of sports injury prevention and care.
- Provides input as to the fitness and conditioning status of athletes.
- Completes all training documentation in a timely manner.
- Coordinates pre- and post-participation exams and acquires protective equipment for athletes as
- Provides athletic training services at sponsored sporting events.
- Assists physical therapists in the treatment of patients with sports or orthopedic
conditions referred for rehabilitation. The physical therapist will evaluate the patient, set
goals and monitor progress. The athletic trainer will assist with the implementation of the
- Requires continuous exposure to confidential patient information.
- Works with clinic staff to develop and implement the outreach program.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities
Candidates must have:
- A bachelor’s degree, BOC certification and current state licensure.
- At minimum, 3 – 5 years experience with team sports.
- Decision-making skills to make treatment assessments based on quick injury evaluation.
- The ability to analyze injuries and convert data into meaningful medical chart reports.
- Effective interpersonal skills to communicate both in person and in writing. The athletic
trainer will interact with management, doctors, professional staff, patients, general public
and local schools and sports teams.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed
by the people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.