Athletic Trainer

Rock Valley College • Rockford, IL 61101

Posted 1 week ago

Job Description

Job Description
Reporting Relationships

Reports to: Supervision is received from the Athletic Director.

Supervision Exercised: Supervision is exercised over student workers.

Job Summary

Provide a full range of athletic trainer functions for 8 RVC intercollegiate athletic teams.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Related duties may be assigned.

Athletic Trainer

  1. Wrap tape and provide first aid to athletes at practice sessions; oversee use of equipment and supply inventory.
  2. Supervise selection, fitting, and maintenance of protective equipment.
  3. Supervise and maintain training facilities.
  4. Overseeing the procurement and use of equipment and supply inventory.
  5. Counsel athletes on nutrition, hygiene, and conditioning.
  6. Responsible for preventing, evaluating, treating and rehabilitating athletic related injuries for 8 RVC intercollegiate athletic teams.
  7. Provide on-site injury care and evaluation for injuries, including follow-up treatment/rehabilitation for student athletes (for all home athletic matches, home and away post-season tournament).
  8. Refer to physician if injury is beyond scope of the training area; injury prevention and care of student athletes.
  9. Coordinate with team or individual athlete's physician(s) rehabilitation, return to athletic participation, annual required physicals or any medical situation which has an impact on the student's participation on an intercollegiate athletic team.
  10. Communicate with team physician and will be responsible for all necessary referrals to outside care providers.
  11. Assist in day-to-day operation of the sports medicine program including maintaining clean, organized, safe and efficient facilities.
  12. Prepare and maintain various records, reports, and information on athletic injuries, treatments, etc. for insurance, legal, or professional purposes.
  13. Conduct himself/herself in a professional manner at all times.
  14. Perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training, Exercise Science or related field
  2. N.A.T.A. certification
  3. Ability to work independently and maintain a schedule
  4. Excellent organizational abilities and professional written and oral communication skills
  5. Excellent Interpersonal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Master's Degree in Exercise Science or related field ATC Certification
  2. Knowledge and skill in the use of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint; and academic and fitness software

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an office setting.

Physical Demands

Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, talk and hear.

Internal Number: 1204

Job Details

Location:  Rockford, IL 61101

Employment Type:   Full-Time


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