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Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center CAH ATHLETIC TRAINER in Carthage, New York

Athletic Trainer

Full-Time - 40 hours per week flexible scheduling with potentially additional hours during peak athletic times

Develop and institute multimodal programs related to sports specific risk, mechanism of injuries, rehabilitation from and prevention of injuries, with a target audience of athletes, parents/guardians, coaches, teachers, nurses, administrators and other necessary support staff. Covered sports include (but not limited to): Wrestling, Baseball, Softball, Girls/Boys Lacrosse, Girls/Boys Soccer, Girls/Boys Track, Girls/Boys Basketball and Football. The school athletic program runs from 3rd week of August to 1st week of June, during off season or non-peak times would practice at Carthage Area Hospital Therapy Services Department. As part of the Therapy Services Department occasional weekend call for Orthopedic/Swing cases is expected (Currently every 6th weekend)

  • Provide support including but not limited to pre-contest preparation, contest monitoring (contests commitment typically 4-5 hours for football and 2-3 hours for others) including sideline injury evaluation and first aid.

  • Attend scheduled practices as needed, and 75-80 JV and Varsity home contests per year (also may require travel to away contests).

  • There may be one than more contest on certain nights, and coverage is expected between both sporting activities. i.e. JV and Varsity, Soccer and Basketball.

  • Provide knowledge based support and act as lesion regarding healthcare system navigation, to the student athlete, parent/guardian and medical care providers as indicated to expedite the healing process.

  • Ability to coordinate with multiple coaches and take direction from athletic director.

  • Scheduled time to see athletes throughout the school day and practice times to evaluate and treat the injured athlete providing billable services as described by CPT guidance.

  • Perform pre-season sport specific athlete screening to determine areas of risk using best practice standardized tools.

  • Use injury data to monitor and develop effective programing.

  • Maintain necessary equipment for sideline first aid.


  • Licensed Athletic Trainer

  • Excellent communication and listening skills

  • Interpersonally fluent

  • Ability to extend compassion and independent decision-making when necessary

  • Sound critical thinking with attention to detail

  • Ability to operate under pressure. Self-managed, motivated individuals who can operate as part of the greater team.

  • Flexibility is required for nighttime games, occasional weekend coverage