Job Summary The Athletic Trainer, under direction, prevents, cares and treats injuries to athletes using necessary knowledge of injury patterns and modern principle of athletic training. Collects samples for drug testing. Supervises and educates student athletic trainers.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
•Evaluates, treats and rehabilitates injuries of TAMUK athletes. Taping, bracing and preparation of student athletes for practice and games (events) of assigned sports.
•Provides attendance and supervision, for safety preventive and emergency care of student athletes, at practices and games (events) of assigned sports. Travel, as directed and required, with assigned teams.
•Charting and record keeping of student athlete injuries utilizing current record keeping systems and protocols. Coordination and consultation with Physicians, and student athletes and medical facilities regarding health care. Consultation with coaches and parents regarding student athlete health care.
•Coordinates insurance forms and keeps accurate records of claims.
•Assists in supervision of student athletic trainer apprenticeship education and sport scheduling along with clinical supervision.
•Maintains professional licenses and certifications.
•Assists in maintenance and supervision of athletic training room, equipment and supply inventory.
Education – Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Experience – One (1) year full-time experience or three years part-time, paid or voluntary experience as a student trainer.
Experience—Three (3) years full-time experience or three years part-time, paid or voluntary experience as an athletic trainer.
Knowledge of – Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database software. General knowledge of NCAA rules. Knowledge of drug testing procedures.
Ability to – Ability to comprehend oral and written instructions. Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Medical & First Aid skills including joint taping and physical therapy skills.
Licensing / Professional Certification –Must be able toobtain State of Texas License to practice Athletic Training within six months.
Located on the Texas Tropical Trail in Kingsville, Texas, home of the King Ranch and Naval Air Station-Kingsville, Texas A&M-Kingsville is a comprehensive, doctoral granting, residential university of 9,300 students. A member of the Lone Star Conference, the NCAA II Javelina Athletics Department includes 15 sport programs, 7 team National Championships, 55 individual National Champions, and is consistently recognized as a national leader in community engagement, game day environment, and home football attendance.Texas A&M University-Kingsville grew out of the teacher college or "normal school" movement that swept Texas and the nation in the early 1900s. Chartered in 1917 but not opened until 1925 because of America's entry into World War I, the University is the oldest continuously operating public institution of higher learning in South Texas. Shortly after beginning life as South Texas State Teachers College, its role was expanded to embrace a wider array of programs. As its mission has expanded, its name has changed to reflect its wider scope. Its first name change, to Texas College of Arts and Industries, came in 1929. In 1967 the name changed to Texas A&I University. The Univ...ersity became a member of the Texas A&M University System in 1989 and in 1993 changed its name to Texas A&M University-Kingsville to reflect that membership.Texas A&M-Kingsville is South Texas' greatest university, offering more academic programs and degrees, providing better learning and living facilities, doing more research, awarding more scholarships and producing more successful graduates than any other college or university in the region.Texas A&M-Kingsville seeks to provide quality undergraduate and graduate programs for students of all ages through a judicious blend of liberal and career education programs. The emphasis is on providing an intellectually challenging education reflecting high standards of academic performance while retaining a selective open admission policy. Texas A&M-Kingsville is dedicated to serving an ethnically an culturally diverse population. The University is committed to its mission of teaching, research, and service in South Texas for the advancement of knowledge and of regional development.Location: The University is located in historic Kingsville, a friendly, safe city of 25,000 that is the home of the legendary King Ranch. Corpus Christi and its beaches are just 40 miles to the northeast, and the border with Mexico is 120 miles to the south at Brownsville or 119 miles to the west at Laredo.