The Athletic Trainer - Field is responsible for serving as a community
outreach athletic trainer providing injury evaluation and treatment to
area athletes at local schools and community events. Responsible for
serving as a clinical and educational resource for staff, students, area
coaches, athletic directors and physicians while providing quality care
to patients of all ages through the proper utilization of assessment,
planning, implementation and instruction.
Reports to the Sports Medicine Supervisor
Demonstrate the ability to perform injury prevention, assessment,
treatment (including first aide) and reconditioning as set forth by
the National Athletic Training Association Board of Certification
and Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.
Serve as liaison between athlete, parent / guardian and the clinic
Provide school and/or community access to healthcare services
outside of the traditional hours of clinic operation (evening and
Demonstrates proper taping, strapping, bracing and fitting of
When a physician has prescribed treatments, the athletic trainer
will carry out the treatments as prescribed.
Cover assigned pre-season physicals, sports games, matches and
related events under the coordination of the Director.
Participate in special projects for athletic programs and/or the
community to promote the growth of the Springfield Clinic Sports
Medicine Program and its associated functions.
Plan, conduct, and/or coordinate educational programming consistent
with constituent need and community desire.
Demonstrate appropriate delegation of duties, judgment, safety,
initiative and flexibility in scheduling, organizational skills, and
appropriate time management.
- Promote public relations and make presentations upon request.
- Maintain professional mannerism.
- Maintain clean, neat, orderly work environment.
- Attempt to provide for patient comfort and modesty.
- Communicate tactfully in person or by telephone.
Comply with the Springfield Clinic incident reporting policy and
Adhere to all OSHA and Springfield Clinic training & accomplishments
as required per policy.
Provide excellent customer service and adhere to SC Way customer
- Perform other job duties as assigned.
- Bachelor Degree in Athletic Training
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Licensed by the State of Illinois
Certification through the athletic trainers Board of Certification
Preferred to be a member of the National Athletic Trainers
CPR certification per AHA guidelines required within 30 days of
- Must maintain valid Illinois driver's license.
Must be able to stand for long periods of time, have good mobility
skills and be able to walk long distances.
Physical agility, strength, and endurance in a variety of settings.
The individual must be able to transport medical and/or treatment
Occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious
materials may result from the performance of the employee's duties.
Skin, eye, mucous membrane, and/or parenteral contact with blood or
other potentially infectious materials is reasonable.