Isidore Newman School, founded in 1903, is a nationally recognized, Pre-k through twelve, college preparatory, day school with over 900 students. Located in Uptown New Orleans, Louisiana on an eleven acre campus, Newman enjoys a national reputation for excellence and achievement in academics, athletics, and the arts. Upon graduation Newman students matriculate to selective colleges and universities around the country. Students, teachers, and coaches at Newman believe strongly in the School and work collaboratively, always striving for excellence in a challenging and supportive academic environment. Across the school and across constituencies there is a focus on building strong relationships and delivering rigorous programs. The core values of the School -honesty, kindness, respect, and responsibility - are visibly integrated into every aspect of school life in a culture that values diversity, professionalism, and commitment. A community of high achieving and motivated students and teachers focused on intellectual inquiry and engagement, Newman is committed to best practice in elementary and secondary education. A leading and forward-thinking independent school, Newman is deeply rooted in both tradition and innovation.
NATA BOC Certification (NATABOC), Louisiana State License Eligible (LAT)
Minimum three years (post-graduation) experience working in the athletic training field preferred. Advanced degree preferred.
The athletic trainer is a member of the Student Support Department, a cross-divisional department that includes other certified athletic trainers, a school nurse, learning specialists, and counselors. The mission of Student Support at Isidore Newman is to identify and reduce barriers to learning, within a framework that emphasizes personalization as a means of supporting students working to their highest potential. The ultimate goal is to empower all students at Newman to take charge of their own education, on and off the field. The certified athletic trainer reports primarily to the Director of the Philipson Health Center, but is also supervised by the Chairperson of the Student Support Department.
The successful applicant will possess advanced athletic training skills and be able to develop interpersonal relationships within both the athletic department and academic structure of the school; have an abiding interest in helping students to experience academic and social growth; be successful in working with teams; be willing to contribute to school activities outside of the health center; possess strong understanding of the developmental level of the students they supervise; and genuinely love to work with children and educators at the elementary level.
- Provide "Athletic Training Services" to student athletes under the direction of a team physician or by written referral from a physician, and in accordance with State Athletic Training Practice Act.
- Athletic Training Services: The management and provision of care to a physically active person as defined in the state practice act with the direction of a licensed physician. The term includes the rendering of emergency care, development of injury prevention programs and providing appropriate preventative and devices for the physically active person. The term also includes assessment, management, treatment, rehabilitation and recondition of the physically active person whose conditions are within the professional preparation and education of a certified athletic trainer. The term also includes the use of modalities such as mechanical stimulation, heat, cold, light, air, water, electricity, sound, massage and the use of therapeutic exercises, reconditioning exercise and fitness programs.
- Act as a liaison between family physician and specialists, the school, athlete and their parents.
- Establish and maintain effective communication with students, parents, medical personnel, and coaches regarding an athlete's injury.
- Maintain accurate records of injuries, treatments and other related medical information.
- Follow profession, ethical and legal parameters for the distribution of OTC medications.
- Adhere to appropriate and ethical criteria for the progression and return to athletic activity following an injury or illness.
- Determine an athlete's readiness to compete and provide the athletic director and coaches with a list of athletes medically eligible to compete under school, district and state rules and regulations.
- Help to develop and implement a comprehensive emergency action plan.
- Help to develop and continually revise an injury and illness prevention strategy, including annual in-service training and education with certification in American Red Cross CPR, First Aid and AED training
- Establish guidelines for response to environmental hazards such as lightning and heat stress.
- Establish guidelines for communicable disease control and concussion management and return to play guidelines.
- Attend practice and games as agreed upon on a week by week basis according to but not limited to the nature of sport (collision, contact, non-contact), home or away contests, distance from school, distance from nearest hospital or trauma center, number of athletes requiring daily athletic training services, and access to a home team athletic trainer.
- Selects, educates and supervises student athletic trainers.
- Maintain required hours of continuing education for Louisiana licensure and National certification.
- Provide emergency Response Care for on campus Emergencies.
- Provide consultation to School Nurse for non-athletic related injuries and illnesses on a limited basis according to American Red Cross standards of practice.
Provide daily medical coverage for Newman Summer and daily coverage of Newman After Three programming from 4:00-5:30pm.
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