Athletic Trainer - Kern Community College District in Ridgecrest California

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Kern Community College District

Ridgecrest, California

United States

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Detailed Job Description

College Site

Cerro Coso College

Basic Fuction

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, administer preventive treatment and rehabilitation to physical education students and athletes engaged in various intercollegiate sports; assure compliance with health and safety standards; oversee the issuance, maintenance and replacement of athletic injury protective gear and equipment for the college athletic program.


Provide emergency service for student injuries sustained during physical education classes, team practices and athletic events; evaluate seriousness of injuries; administer first aid; provide protective taping, bracing and padding for athletes; refer students to a physician as needed.

Coordinate rehabilitation programs for injured students; provide physical therapy treatment for injuries as prescribed by team physicians; coordinate and administer athletic training programs.

Assure compliance with safety standards by properly fitting athletic equipment knee and ankle braces and other related protective gear.

Educate and counsel athletes about their conditions including the nature of injuries and the procedures to be followed for recovery.

Travel with athletic teams as assigned; attend home athletic events; provide protective equipment and perform emergency repairs at athletic events as needed.

Assist in the selection of athletic equipment, supplies and uniforms; confer with coaches to designate specifications and formulate bid process; research suppliers and make recommendations.

Maintain, order and inventory athletic uniforms, supplies and equipment; monitor the distribution of supplies; prepare related records.

Inspect practice areas and athletic equipment; consult with coaches regarding injury prevention.

Clean and maintain training room and related equipment and supplies; maintain work area in a safe, clean and orderly condition; perform minor maintenance to training equipment; provide for and schedule servicing of equipment as needed.

Prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports including injury and accident reports, rehabilitation logs and insurance claims; maintain and update student files.

Operate a variety of athletic and medical equipment including a muscle stimulation unit and ultrasound machine.

Provide work direction and guidance to student assistants as assigned.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Any combination equivalent to:

Bachelors degree with course work in physical education, athletic training or a related field AND two years athletic training experience.

  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid First Aid AND CPR Certificate issued by an authorized agency.
  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License.
  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a National Athletic Trainers Association Certification.
Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.KNOWLEDGE OF:

*Equipment, materials and supplies of a college athletic and physical education program.
*Medical terminology and human anatomy.
*First aid and CPR.
*Injury evaluation and proper treatments.
*Modern practices and techniques of preventive and rehabilitative treatment used in athletics.
*Principles, methods and techniques of physical therapy.
*Methods and techniques of properly fitting athletic equipment.
*Record-keeping and report writing techniques.
*Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies.
*Health and safety regulations.
*Oral and written communication skills.
*Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

*Administer preventive and rehabilitative treatment to physical education students and athletes.
*Evaluate and treat a variety of athletic and physical education injuries.
*Administer first aid and CPR.
*Perform physical therapy as directed.
*Apply and fit protective taping, padding, braces and related equipment.
*Maintain and repair athletic protective equipment.
*Recognize unsafe conditions which may be potentially dangerous to an athlete.
*Maintain records and prepare reports related to assigned activities.
*Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
*Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
*Operate a variety of athletic and medical equipment.
*Travel to athletic events as assigned.
*Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
*Work effectively under time constraints.

Minium Salary

$3,860.94 per month

Maximum Salary

$5,455.41 per month (maximum entry $3,860.94)


It shall be the policy of the Kern Community College District that equal opportunity to seek, obtain, hold, and advance in employment in the District shall be afforded to all who qualify without discrimination because of race, color, ethnic group identification, ancestry, religion, national origin, sex (gender), sexual orientation, age, and/or physical or mental disability. Appropriate qualifications for the performance of specific duties are the basic criteria for the employmentand promotion of personnel. Additional efforts will be made to recruit, develop, and to promote qualified members of groups that are underrepresented in the District workforce, even if that under-representation cannot be traced to particular discriminatory actions on the part of the District.If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact the Human Resources Department at (661) 336-5141.

Keyword Phrases

  • Athletic Trainer
  • 3 campuses serving 38,000 diverse students
  • Committed to continuous quality improvement
  • Invested, Inclusive, Accountable, Focus, Committed
  • Athletic Department & Coaching
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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