Licensed Athletic Trainer (LAT)
The primary responsibilities of the LAT are to provide superior rehabilitative
care to injured athletes and patients; to educate the public on injury prevention,
rehabilitation, wellness and other health-related issues; and to maintain the highest
standards of care and integrity.
Applicants for the athletic trainer position must be BOC-certified or certification-eligible with a bachelor’s of science degree in a related field. The registered athletic training position is full-time. The LAT will work five (5) days per week, forty (40) hours at the primary facility/clinic and will be responsible to cover occasional local outreach events. Some components of the day-to-day responsibilities associated with this aspect of the position are:
- Promoting excellent patent care.
- Communicating with physical therapists and physicians regarding patients’ conditions,
treatments and protocols.
- Devising a rehabilitation and treatment regimen in conjunction with physical therapists.
- Setting up and breaking down patient modalities.
- Maintaining charts and relevant paperwork.
- Tracking invoices and insurance benefits in conjunction with billing personnel.
- Conducting injury screenings for student-athletes.
- Generating and implementing in-home exercise programs.
- Assisting with day-to-day operations of the clinic (e.g. stocking supplies, cleaning,
equipment maintenance, answering phones, etc.).
- Providing event coverage. All outreach and clinical ATCs will occasionally be asked to
provide medical coverage at outside games, practices and/or tournaments. These events
will be scheduled with the clinical athletic trainer coordinator, who will handle the
The clinical athletic trainer provides athletic training services on an ongoing basis. The individual in this position performs a wide variety of duties requiring specific knowledge of the clinic’s policies and procedures. S/he is expected to meet the clinic’s professional, clinical, technical, communication and documentation requirements and standards and to make decisions based on
Duties and responsibilities
- Develops and cultivates contacts with referring physicians, businesses, schools, coaches and
other referral sources.
- Utilizes appropriate, sound and up-to-date clinical techniques to effectively assess and treat
- Provides athletic training services to patients and athletes as required.
- Provides patient and community education in the areas of sports injury prevention and care.
- Provides input as to the fitness and conditioning status of athletes.
- Completes all training documentation in a timely manner.
- Coordinates pre- and post-participation exams and acquires protective equipment for athletes as
- Provides athletic training services at sponsored sporting events.
- Assists physical therapists in the treatment of patients with sports or orthopedic
conditions referred for rehabilitation. The physical therapist will evaluate the patient, set
goals and monitor progress. The athletic trainer will assist with the implementation of the
- Requires continuous exposure to confidential patient information.
- Works with clinic staff to develop and implement the outreach program.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities
Candidates must have:
- A bachelor’s degree, BOC certification and current state licensure.
- Decision-making skills to make treatment assessments based on quick injury evaluation.
- The ability to analyze injuries and convert data into meaningful medical chart reports.
- Effective interpersonal skills to communicate both in person and in writing. The athletic
trainer will interact with management, doctors, professional staff, patients, general public
and local schools and sports teams.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed
by the people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
- Athletic Trainer
- OSR Physical Therapy
- Job Classification: Exempt
- Bachelor’s Degree
- 0-1 Year
- $34,500.00 – $54,000.00 (Yearly Salary)