Website Bishop O'Dowd High School

POSITION TITLE:  Head Athletic Trainer  (Full-Time)

REPORTS TO: Athletic Director
Bishop O’Dowd High School is a Catholic college-preparatory community, guided by the teachings of Jesus Christ, that educates its diverse student body to build a more just, joyful and sustainable world.

Charism: Finding God In All Things Calls Us to:
Community in Diversity
Strength of Character
Academic Excellence
Kinship With Creation
Social Justice

Job requirements may include but are not limited to:


PURPOSE: This position is responsible for delivering the six domains of athletic training (Prevent, Protect, Evaluate, Assess, Rehabilitate, and Counsel) to Bishop O’Dowd’s Athletic Programs.





Responsible for the concussion management program for in-season BOD athletic teams.
Responsible for initiating and supervising concussion testing yearly for athletes participating in the following sports: football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, cheerleading, lacrosse and rugby.
Responsible for the collection and maintenance of pre-participation physicals through the current athletic registration system.
Responsible for budget, inventory, and required materials to supply and operate the athletic training room.
Responsible for injury evaluation, rehabilitation and monitoring of O’Dowd athletic injuries.
Responsible for the taping, bracing, and padding of athletic-related injuries for O’Dowd athletics.
Responsible for delivering therapeutic modalities to athletic-related injuries for O’Dowd athletics.
Responsible for primary and secondary evaluation of all athletic-related injuries for O’Dowd athletics.
Responsible for monitoring, directing and managing ABC’s, CPR, First Aid and other interventions during emergency procedures.
Responsible for the necessary evaluation and referral of all athletic related injuries to the appropriate medical provider.
Responsible for all medical documentation of student athletic-related injuries, including doctors notes and return to play information.
Responsible for injury statistics and trends information.
Maintain confidentiality of documentation.
Athletic trainers will typically be present to provide emergency coverage for on-campus varsity home games. In the event of conflicts the Head Athletic Trainer and Athletic Director’s will determine greatest need.
Responsible for game and event preparation of O’Dowd student-athletes.
Responsible for the medical counseling of athletic-related injuries and inquiries by student-athletes.
Responsible for communication with other medical professionals regarding athletic injuries, rehabilitation, and return to play guidelines.
Responsible for distributing necessary insurance paperwork to student-athletes in regards to athletic-related injuries.
Responsible for accident reports for injuries received and evaluated during athletic contests covered by the athletic trainer.
Responsible for distributing emergency contact information and supplies to coaches at the beginning of each season.
Responsible for completing all necessary requirements of athletic training involved in secondary school sports.
Responsible for maintaining national certification by completing the necessary Continuing Education Units (CEU).
Responsible for completing the necessary annual requirements of CPR, AED, and First Aid Certifications.
Responsible for maintaining continuous personal liability insurance so that we can provide NCS medical coverage for our athletics teams.
Responsible for communication with coaches on current injury status via injury reports.


SPECIAL LICENSE/CERTIFICATE: NATABOC certification, Current CPR certification.



MANDATORY: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited athletic training program and certified by the NATABOC.
Knowledge of human physiology and anatomy; able to evaluate injury and determine treatment.
Maintain accurate and appropriate training records.
Knowledge of CIF, NCS, NATA and NWACC regulations and the use and maintenance of athletic training equipment.
Physical Demands

While performing the duties, the employee is frequently required to sit or stand for long periods of time.
This position requires the ability to walk for long distances (large venue sites), occasionally run for shorter distances (getting quickly to the site of an injured athlete), and frequent bending and twisting.
Duties will involve moving materials/objects up to 20 pounds on a regular basis and up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis, as well as assisting an injured athlete.
Manual dexterity and coordination using one or both hands are required over 50% of the work period while operating equipment such as computer keyboard, mouse, calculator and similar machines.
Work Environment:

Busy work environment with numerous interruptions.
Work hours may vary in order to fulfill the responsibilities of the position and/or team schedules.
Exposure to possibly disagreeable conditions due to outdoor weather extremes.

Competitive Full Time Salary

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Additionally, all personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Pre-employment background screening is required for all positions.

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Bishop O’Dowd High School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment policies and procedures. It follows the Diocese of Oakland’s policies prohibiting illegal harassment, retaliation or discrimination. However, as a Roman Catholic high school with a stated mission, goals and objectives that clearly reflect the teachings and educational philosophy of the Diocese of Oakland, Bishop O’Dowd High School reserves the right to require all current and prospective employees to commit to carry out their duties and responsibilities in a manner that clearly and unconditionally demonstrates support of and respect for the school’s mission and Catholic identity. Persons who in good conscience are unable to agree to this commitment should not seek or accept employment at Bishop O’Dowd High School.

As a faith-based institution, we reserve the right to use religion as a criterion in hiring decisions, as permitted by law, as it relates to performing essential job duties.