Position: Head Certified Athletic Trainer
Reports to: Director of Athletics
Head Certified Athletic Trainer will provide the appropriate medical support, education, and advice to athletes and guardians, the coaching staff, and the AD regarding injuries, conditions and sports medicine-related issues in a proactive as well as reactive manner. This position is required to maintain all athletic-related medical information, including, but not limited to sports medicine policies and procedures, certified athletic physical exam records establishing fitness for physical activities, documentation of injuries, illnesses, and pre-existing conditions that may impact wellness and ability for athletes to compete safely. When appropriate, provide medical treatment, physical therapy, rehabilitative treatment for injuries and conditions related to an athlete’s ability to compete, including the appropriate time to return to normal activities.
- Provide athletic training services during athletic contests, practices, and other activities, as necessary.
- Provide advice and “return to competition” decisions to players, parents, coaches & staff regarding athlete’s medical condition
- Maintain accurate records of medical exams, injuries, and rosters of athletes; with school nurse, co-administrator for MAGNUS health system (for athlete-related functions).
- Report to diocesan risk management those school-related injuries that may require the attention of a doctor or other fee-based health care provider
- Oversee Bishop Ireton concussion management policy
- Other tasks as may be assigned by the AD
The ideal candidate will demonstrate:
- A commitment to a successful athletic program of education, competition, and sportsmanship that fosters the values espoused by the Catholic mission of Bishop Ireton High School
- A customer service orientation, a positive attitude, and overall enthusiasm for BI athletics
- Education: Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred. Graduate from an accredited undergraduate or graduate athletic training program required.
- Experience: Five or more years of experience preferred.
- Licensure/certification/registration: NATA BOC certification and Virginia Athletic Training license required.
- Additional skills required: Excellent customer service, written and oral communication, basic computer application skills, and ability to multitask. Facility with or willingness to learn school management software (Blackbaud).
- Additional skills preferred: Hold or ability to hold Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) certification(s).
Working Environment: Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above, in addition to the following:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to see, talk and hear. Requires eye hand coordination and manual dexterity to allow for suture or staple removal. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stretching, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items up to 75 pounds. The employee is required to supervise students requiring the employee to match walking speed that matches the student and may, at times, require the ability to run to safeguard students. Employee is required to drive locally and occasionally on interstate travel. Employee is regularly required to handle highly stressful situations and resolve conflicts. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The job is performed for the most part in a school setting with frequent events held outside, even in inclement weather. The noise level is that of a typical school setting and/or athletic event.
Terms of Employment
- Full-time, 12-month employee
- Hours subject to responsibilities of position and frequently requires evening and weekend duty
- Background check and Virtus training
- Valid driver’s license
Start Date: August 2019
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience
Benefits: We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, including 403(b) and pension.
Contact: Candidates interested in joining this dynamic, faith-centered organization are invited to submit a cover letter, current resume, and at least three (3) professional references by email to email@example.com by July 27.
About Bishop Ireton
Bishop Ireton, a Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory high school in historic Alexandria, Virginia, began its proud heritage of academic excellence in 1964. The school offers a challenging environment and outstanding quality of life, both in academics and co-curricular activities, with a strong focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) initiatives. The spirit of community service and giving back is part of everything the school does. Bishop Ireton’s top-tier status is reflected in its talented faculty and staff, who take great pride in seeing virtually every graduate head to college - often to the most prestigious universities and service academies.