Athletic Trainer – Football – Athletic Medicine – Full Time 8 Hour Rotating Shifts (Exempt) (Non-Union) – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

As members of the comprehensive sports medicine program, athletic trainers are responsible for the prevention, evaluation, treatment, management and overall rehabilitation of student athletes and their sports-related injuries. Educates and supervises student athletes and student workers in use of rehab equipment and exercises, counseling student athletes and evaluating their conditions and progress. Monitors team practices and events, coordinates and schedules staff coverage, and facilitates fluid communications between student athletes, coaches, athletic training staff and physicians. Maintains medical records, completes injury and/or accident reports, and assists coaches in designing therapeutic and conditioning programs for injured student athletes.

Essential Duties:

  • Identifies and coordinates student athletes’ pre-participation physical examinations by taking thorough histories of illnesses and injuries, and assessing range-of- motion, muscle strength and neurological function.
  • Performs special tests for joint stability, posture, and more for specific pathologies. Stresses preventative measures including bracing, padding or taping.
  • Treats and evaluates injuries at practices and games, and administers first aid when needed, working with physicians or emergency personnel.
  • Educates, instructs and supervises athletes in use of rehab equipment and exercises, providing daily counsel and treatment for injuries.
  • Evaluates athletes’ physical condition, response and progress, and discusses with appropriate physicians and Management.
  • Informs coaches of the status of student athletes’ conditions, provides referrals to auxiliary medical personnel, and coordinates treatment plan for injured student athletes, as needed. Advises coaches, Management and fellow staff members of updates in a timely manner
  • Monitors team practices, athletic equipment, sporting grounds and environmental conditions at home and away competitions, helping to ensure safe training and playing conditions or to advise coaches if unsafe for any reason.
  • Assists in coordinating and scheduling medical coverage for all team practices and competitions at the university or elsewhere, and acts as liaison to visiting teams’ athletic trainers to ensure access to team physician and other necessary services.
  • Maintains medical records and forms for treatments given, completes injury or accident reports, and observes and assists the fitting of athletic or rehabilitative equipment.
  • Assists coaches in designing specific and/or individual conditioning, therapeutic and rehabilitative programs for injured student athletes. Coordinates and schedules pre-participation physical examinations, and helps facilitate fluid, necessary exchanges of information and follow-ups between various athletes, trainers, coaches, physicians and auxiliary medical personnel.
  • Responsible for performing duties while traveling and working nights and weekends.
  • Responsible for reporting any misconduct and/or actions not in accordance with department guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Oversees and trains assistants physical therapy modalities employed. Evaluates assistant’s competency and supervises performance of certain tasks, as needed.
  • Stays informed and knowledgeable of developments in the sports medicine field, as well as changing governmental and NCAA legislation and policies which may affect the sports medicine program’s guidelines and decision-making.
  • Reads pertinent literature, attends meetings, seminars and conferences, and maintains certification from the Board of Certification (BOC) and National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA).
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Req Master’s degree Degree in Athletic Training or related field required.
  • Req 2 years 2 Years of Experience
  • Req Experience in injury prevention, clinical evaluation, immediate care, treatment rehabilitation and reconditioning, organization, administration, and professional responsibility, as outlined by BOC.
  • Req Comprehensive knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards for handling blood-borne pathogens.
  • Req Advanced proficiency in maintaining medical records, including the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards
  • Req Ability to travel and work nights and weekends

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Pref 5 years 5 Years of Experience

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Req Certification from the Board of Certification (BOC) Certification from the Board of Certification (BOC).
  • Req National Provider Identifier (NPI) National Provider Identifier (NPI) number
  • Req Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association
  • Req Fire Life Safety Training (LA City) If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained by renewal before expiration date.  (Required within LA City only)
  • FIRE LIFE SAFETY TRAINING: Applicable for this department only: ◦ *Per LA Fire City Code regulations If working within the following areas, employee is exempt from this requirement: Student Health Center and Athletics facilities (within “B” occupancy).

The annual base salary range for this position is $60,320.00 – $94,020.00. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

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