The Athletic Trainer will practice said profession within the parameters of the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Licensing Law and will follow both the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics as set forth by the National Athletic Trainers Association. These duties are based on the needs of the school and its athletic programs. The athletic trainer’s duties, enumerated in this document, should not be considered all inclusive. The Athletic Director, as necessary, shall modify duties.
The Athletic Trainer will be present at home athletic contests and practices and shall attend other post-season and home-hosted contests as directed by the Athletic Director.
· Maintain the integrity of all athletic programs sponsored by Valley Forge Military Academy and Junior College inclusive of academic/educational responsibility, preventative care initiatives (conditioning), and overall injury/health maintenance.
· Establish an effective athletic training program for high school and middle school athletics.
· Provide first aid and injury assessment/treatment/rehabilitation/reconditioning for student-athletes. The athletic trainer will also be responsible for making appropriate physician referral.
· Provide coverage at home events and practices from the beginning of the fall sport season to the conclusion of the spring season.
· Coordinate the annual required athletic physicals and supervise the clearance of injured athletes prior to and during the sport seasons.
· Maintain a line of communication with the team physician(s) regarding athletic health care and recommended treatment/rehabilitation for all athletic injuries.
· Assist coaching staff in evaluating and implementing sport specific conditioning programs and methods.
· Maintain an effective and efficient athletic training room.
· Maintain communication with parents on the care & treatment of their student-athlete.
· File all necessary reports associated with athletic injuries and/or incidents.
· Maintain a daily treatment log.
· Oversee the ordering of supplies and equipment pertaining to the athletic training room and maintain an up-to-date inventory. Provide the Athletic Director with an annual budget for supplies and equipment.
· Equip each team with appropriate medical equipment.
· Assist in the selection and fitting of protective equipment, including special taping, pads or braces.
· Create a safe playing environment by monitoring and controlling environmental risks
· Share professional literature relative to athletic training with the school’s coaching staff.
· On as needed basis, provide educational seminars on first a training, cpr training, and personal hygiene needs to all students.
· On an as needed basis, provide administrative support to the school nurse.
Education: A Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of experience is required.
· Candidates must be NATABOC certified and be in good professional standing. They must also be PA State licensed or eligible.
Must be able to use decisive judgement and ability to work with minimal supervision.
Must possess the ability to work well with others including but not limited to coaches, student athletes, and other members of the school community.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must be able to work in a dynamic and challenging environment and take appropriate action. Must adhere to the standards of professional and ethical behavior of the NJCAA and PIAA.
This is a part-time ten (10) month position. The role will begin on the first day of fall practices, approximately mid-August, and go through approximately mid-June. The Athletic Trainer will work in accordance with a weekly schedule to be determined by the Athletic Director. Weekly schedules will vary according to the athletic season.
Founded in 1928, Valley Forge located in Wayne, Pennsylvania features a rigorous academic college-preparatory boarding school. Valley Forge provides students with an educational experience built on five cornerstones. A Valley Forge education is rooted in quality academic programs and supported by leadership responsibilities, character development, personal motivation, and strong athletic and extracurricular opportunities. Our mission is to educate cadets, within an academic and military environment to be fully prepared for their responsibilities as citizen leaders who are mentally alert, sound in body, considerate of others and possessed of the highest sense of duty, honor, loyalty and courage; and to foster the love of God and country, high moral standards and strong character traits that will make all a credit to themselves, their families, their alma mater, their country, and their God. www.VFMAC.edu