Head Athletic Trainer

This position has been filled - Job#: 453378936

  Western Basketball Franchise
  West Region
  Posted/Updated: 05/13/19

Job Summary

Position Summary

  • Tasked with overseeing the day-to-day operations in the team's training room to ensure players are receiving the best possible care.
  • Provide injury prevention strategies, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation for players’ medical issues.
  • Reports to the Director, Sports Performance and works closely with team physicians and staff in strength and conditioning, coaching, nutrition, media relations, and analytics.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Run the day-to-day operations of the training room.
  • Provide athletic training and oversee onsite care and management of player injuries and illnesses.
  • Work closely with Director, Sports Performance and team physicians to report on players.
  • Coordinate and implement injury prevention programs and customized preventative strategies for each player.
  • Supervise and support training staff to ensure smoothly functioning training room to ensure optimal player health and performance.
  • Responsible for documentation of all player treatments into EMR daily.
  • Monitor ABC’s, CPR, First Aid and other interventions. 
  • Assist the Director, Sports Performance with evaluation of venders of equipment and technology.
  • Help to identify products that would be valuable for players.
  • Maintain inventory and required materials to supply and operate the training room.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or similar field (required).
  • Master’s degree in Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or similar field (preferred).
  • Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) required.
  • Current CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications required.
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) (preferred).
  • Minimum of five years of work experience as a Head Athletic Trainer or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with NBA teams or collegiate basketball teams preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Knowledge of large range of medical problems and appropriate treatment options for such issues.
  • Proficient in managing and executing emergency medical care.
  • Ability to think critically and make independent decisions.
  • Must be able to prioritize and perform multiple tasks as needed.
  • Must be thorough and detailed with injury tracking and documentation.
  • Excellent organization, data collection, and planning skills.
    Ability to communicate effectively in high stress/pressure situations when talking to athletes, medical professionals.
  • Ability to run an effective team and manage different personalities and skill sets from a staff and player perspective.


  • Up to 60% of the time: All preseason, regular season, and post season away games, as well as Classic and Summer League games
  • Occasional other travel required
  • Ability to work flexible schedule.
  • Available to work evenings, weekends and holidays.

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