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
established guidelines.

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
    athletic injuries.
  • 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
    treatment plan.
  • 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.

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