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Job Description


The certified athletic trainer (ATC) provides services on an ongoing basis to athletes of various levels. The ATC specializes in preventing, recognizing, managing and rehabilitating injuries that result from physical activity. The individual in this position performs a wide variety of duties requiring specific knowledge of working with athletes in conditioning to help prevent injuries, working with techniques such as taping, and other to prepare an athlete to perform, recognizing and assessment of an injury and assisting EMT and/or physician in preparing the injured athlete for transport for proper medical care. S/he works as part of the health care team, the ATC works under the direction of a licensed physician and in cooperation with other health care professionals, athletics administrators, coaches and parents. Responsible for working with coaches and support staff at various programs at the high school and collegiate level in developing relationships that allows the ATC to represent the athlete regarding physical issues that is in the best interest of the athlete. Also, S/he is required to represent Bon Secours Richmond Health System in a positive and professional manner in all relationships in the capacity of performing the duties as an ATC. 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.


1. Graduate of an accredited athletic training curriculum with a Bachelor's degree. Accredited programs include
formal instruction in areas such as injury/illness prevention, first aid and emergency care, assessment of
injury/illness, human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic modalities, and nutrition.
2. Current licensure in good standing as an Athletic Trainer, Certified from the State Board of Medicine of the
Commonwealth of Virginia.
3. Minimum of 2 years' experience working with team sports.
4. Valid Virginia driver's license.
5. Certification in Basic Life Support and CPR are required.
6. Experience with injury/illness prevention, first aid and emergency care, assessment of injury/illness, therapeutic
modalities, and nutrition.
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