(Certified) Athletic Trainer

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(Certified) Athletic Trainer

San Joaquin Delta Community College District

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Note: This is a six month assignment.

San Joaquin Delta Community College District, as part of our Vision, “promotes a climate of respect and authentic engagement. We are culturally responsive to the needs of our diverse student body. We strive to increase and sustain equitable outcomes for all students. We recruit and retain quality employees who are reflective of our students and the community we serve, in addition to providing all personnel with equity and diversity training.”

San Joaquin Delta College is a proud Chicanx/Latinx, and Hispanic-Serving Institution, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, and Minority Serving Institution, serving over 20,000 students in the California Central Valley. The student population is as follows: by ethnicity, 47% Latinx, 18.5% White, 18.4% Asian/Filipino/Pacific Islander, 8.8% Black/African American, 0.4% American Indian, 5.7% two or more races and 1.2% unknown; 54.6% female, 43.6% male, 1.8% unspecified; and by age, 28.9% ages 17 or younger, 49.7% ages 18-21, 19.6% ages 22-34, and 7.2% ages 35 and older.

San Joaquin Delta College works to create an inclusive environment that provides a safe-haven for international students, veterans, re-entry students, LGBTQIA+ students, and students of various learning styles regardless of citizenship status.
This is a 6 month position Description
To perform a variety of professional athletic training duties for athletes in order to prevent and/or treat athletic injuries; to administer treatment and injury rehabilitation to athletes; serve as preceptor for other local athletic programs; and to perform a variety of professional tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.


Receives direction from an assigned supervisor.

Responsibilities and Duties

  1. Communicate with student athletes regarding injury prevention; advise student athletes in the selection and use of protective devices and equipment.
  2. Communicate and counsel student athletes concerning injuries and risk of re-injuries; counsel and advise athletic staff and teams on potentially hazardous situations to ensure safe participation.
  3. Provide athletic training coverage for all home/hosted contests as described by the CCCAA bylaws. Design and administer a concussion management plan that reflects current standards and practices regarding concussion management.
  4. Coordinate and schedule physical examinations and medical referrals for student-athletes to determine their ability to practice and compete. Assist the team physician in conducting physical examinations of athletes prior to participation in intercollegiate sports; obtain athlete medical histories.
  5. Design, fabricate, fit and apply appropriate taping, wrapping and protective devices to prevent injury and re-injury of student athletes; inspect equipment and playing areas for safe conditions. Communicate athletic training students about appropriate taping, wrapping, and protective devices to prevent injury and re-injury.
  6. Attend assigned sporting events and perform emergency first aid in the event of injury to players; administer CPR or AED, clean, dress and bandage minor cuts, bruises, lacerations, abrasions and blisters. Communicate with student athletes and athletic training students on how to clean and dress minor cuts, bruises, abrasions and blisters to avoid infection.
  7. Recognize and evaluate injuries/illnesses of student athletes; assess and manage concussions; inspect injured areas; recognize severity of trauma and functional status of athletes;
  8. Refer athletes to appropriate medical personnel and facility in the event of injury; assist students to submit insurance claims; coordinate with insurance and medical providers.
  9. Design and administer rehabilitation to injured athletes; develop criteria to restore athletes to full, functional participation status; use appropriate therapeutic modalities and exercises for rehabilitation including strengthening, stretching, conditioning, or nutrition programs; communicate with student athletes regarding proper techniques in rehabilitation; maintain accurate records of injury, treatment and rehabilitation of all student athletes.
  10. Develop and maintain current Emergency Action Plan (EAP) for all athletic competition locations, including the Athletic Training Facility (ATF). Train athletic training students on EAP procedures; review EAP annually.
  11. Establish and maintain communication with coaches to provide day-to-day progress reports on injured athletes.
  12. Work in conjunction with athletic department staff to ensure safety in the design and implementation of fitness, nutrition and conditioning programs customized to meet individual needs.
  13. Inventory all athletic training supplies and order supplies for up-coming school year; evaluate and recommend techniques and equipment that would benefit the ATF.
  14. Establish and maintain accurate records for eligibility based on physical examinations; maintain accurate and detailed records of injuries, treatment, and correspondence with physicians.
  15. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.


Knowledge of:
  • Principles, procedures and applications of sports medicine/athletic training.
  • Principles and practices of blood-borne pathogen precautions and OSHA regulations.
  • Methods and techniques of injury evaluation.
  • Principles and practices of handling confidential medical information and HIPPA regulations.
  • Methods and techniques of taping and bandaging athletes for sporting events.
  • Theories and applications of anatomy and physiology.
  • Modern practices, techniques and protocols of preventive and rehabilitative treatment used in athletics.
  • Principles and practices of kinesiology/biomechanics.
  • Principles, methods and techniques of emergency first aid, C.P.R. and automated external defibrillators (AED).
  • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.

Ability to:
  • Perform a variety of professional athletic training duties for college athletes.
  • Communicate with student-athletes and athletic training students about various injuries, illnesses, anatomy and physiology of injuries and illnesses.
  • Use and instruct students in therapeutic modalities.
  • Maintain accurate injury reports, individual rehabilitation notes, and daily treatment logs.
  • Communicate with coaches regarding student-athlete injuries and their physical/clearance status.
  • Manage medical clearances for student-athletes.
  • Maintain accurate inventory, order supplies and equipment, as needed.
  • Oversee athletic training interns.
  • Administer a variety of preventive and rehabilitative treatments to athletes.
  • Evaluate and treat a variety of sports-related injuries.
  • Recognize severity of injury and refer athletes to appropriate medical personnel.
  • Tape, bandage and splint athletes, administer first aid and immobilize injuries.
  • Counsel and advise student athletes regarding injuries.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Pass the annual California Community Colleges Athletic Association (CCCAA) rules exam with a score of 80% or higher.
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, linguistic, ethnic backgrounds and disabilities of community college students and staff.
  • Work in indoor and outdoor environments; exposure to heat, cold, and inclement weather conditions; continuous standing and walking; moderate lifting and carrying; travel from site to site.


Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in physical education, sports medicine or a related field. Certification by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification (NATABOC).


Three (3) years of responsible experience in practicing sports medicine, athletic training or physical therapy.

Desirable Qualifications:

Five years of collegiate football training experience.

Licenses/Special Requirements:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid first aid, and CPR/AED. certificates.
Additional Information
  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 69,828
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 85,824
  • External Closing Date: Apr 21, 2021
  • External Opening Date: Apr 6, 2021

Location: Stockton, California, United States
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://deltacollege.referrals.selectminds.com

The San Joaquin Delta Community College District provides access to its education programs and activities and makes all employment decisions without regard to national origin, religion, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, military and veteran status, or any other legally protected category. The District’s prohibition against sex and gender discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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Posted: 4/7/2021
Application Due: 4/7/2033
Work Type: Full Time