Athletic Trainer II

Job description

Job no: 497569
Work type: Staff
Location: San José
Categories: Unit 2 - CSUEU - Health Care Support, Athletics, Health Professionals, Probationary, Full Time

Job Summary

Reporting to and receiving general supervision from the Director of Sports Medicine, the Athletic Trainer II will perform the full range of clinical athletic training functions, which involve the planning, organization and delivery of daily athletic training services to student-athletes on the football team as well as other athletic programs. This position is also involved in the development and organization of the sports medicine program and may provide training and direction to less experienced Athletic Trainers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate athletic training programs and assist in program development, including coordinating training room operations.
  • Provide mentorship and training to less experienced athletic trainers.
  • Prevent, recognize and assess athletic injuries. Implement preventive and rehabilitation programs to treat athletic injuries using the appropriate therapeutic modalities and treatments.
  • Develop and administer rehabilitation programs for athletic injuries, including assisting in scheduling and assigning students for therapy.
  • Use a variety of therapeutic modalities including, but not limited to, heat, cold, light, sound, electricity and rehabilitation and exercise equipment, and apply bandages, tapes, and braces to prevent and treat injuries.
  • Consult Head Athletic Trainer, physicians, and other health professionals on injuries and treatment plans and coordinate with the coaching staff.
  • Inform coaching staff and other health professionals on the status of injuries and treatment plans.
  • Advise student-athletes on how to prevent injuries and maintain their physical condition. Regularly evaluate their physical condition.
  • Educate and counsel student-athletes and staff regarding conditioning, athletic training and rehabilitation.
  • Assist coaches in designing conditioning programs to prevent injuries.
  • Attend practices and athletic events and provide medical emergency coverage to student-athletes.
  • Travel with sports teams to away games as needed.
  • May provide injury assessment and/or treatment for student involved with the cheerleading team.
  • Coordinate drug prevention programs and applicable drug testing requirements for student-athletes.
  • Maintain equipment and cleanliness of the athletic training facility.
  • Maintain appropriate medical records of injuries, treatment plans and progress.
  • Assist in maintaining insurance records and monitoring and verifying insurance billings.
  • Assist in developing and monitoring the budget.
  • Provide support to the athletic training curriculum by providing clinical instruction to students enrolled in such classes.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Must possess comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of the principles and practices of Athletic Training including conditioning and injury prevention, as well as injury assessment and rehabilitation.
  • Must possess knowledge of the full range of therapeutic modalities and their practical use and physiological basis; other therapeutic prevention and treatments such as taping, bracing, and massage; effective use of rehabilitation and exercise equipment.
  • Be familiar with and adhere to the rules, regulations, and guidelines established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) pertaining to student-athletes, their training sports medicine care, and health and safety.
  • Must possess comprehensive knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards for handling Blood Borne Pathogens.
  • Ability to demonstrate advanced proficiency maintaining medical records, including Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standard.
  • Ability to follow insurance procedures.
  • Ability to demonstrate advanced proficiency in being able to effectively assess injuries and their severity.
  • Ability to demonstrate advanced proficiency in developing conditioning and rehabilitation programs and manage and treat injuries.
  • Ability to demonstrate advanced proficiency in using the full range of appropriate therapeutic modalities and treatments and rehabilitation and exercise equipment to treat and prevent injuries.
  • Ability to determine the appropriate referrals for athletes to other health care professionals.
  • Ability to demonstrate advanced proficiency in recognizing life threatening situations and administer the appropriate emergency aid.
  • Ability to use a computer to perform medical, insurance and other record keeping functions.
  • Ability to work in an environment with competing priorities.
  • Must be able to lift coolers of water and/or ice up to 60 lbs.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as needed.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills to develop effective working relationships with student-athletes and to serve as a liaison among student-athletes, coaching staff, parents, physicians and other health care professionals.
  • Must demonstrate the leadership, organizational and administrative skill involved in coordinating, scheduling, and overseeing the daily procedures of an athletic training room.

Required Qualifications

  • Equivalent to bachelor’s degree in athletic training, physical education, kinesiology or related field of study or combination of education
  • Must possess and maintain BOC (Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer) certification
  • Possess and maintain certification in CPR/AED (cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation) for the Professional Rescuer and first aid
  • Two (2) years’ experience as a certified athletic trainer in a in a high school or college environment which provides the required knowledge and abilities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in athletic training or related field of study
  • Three (3) years of experience as a certified athletic trainer in a college or professional team setting


Classification: Athletic Trainer II
Hiring Range: $3,886/month - $7,731/month

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary.

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest

All applicants must apply within the specified application period: September 15, 2020 through September 29, 2020. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Contact Information

University Personnel
[email protected]

Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Statement

San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).

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