Athletic Trainer

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Wake Forest Baptist Health
March 18, 2021
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Athletic Trainer
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Major Duties

Athletic Trainer


Under the supervision of a directing physician, manages care of athletes and the active population in community outreach settings. Uses preventative measures appropriately, provides standard immediate care procedures used in emergencies, clinical evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation and reconditioning. Employs appropriate assessment outcomes measures to determine effectiveness of the outreach program.  Determines appropriate return to play of athletes and active population. Management of head injuries/concussions and referrals to appropriate medical professionals to ensure optimal level of care.


Bachelor's degree in athletic training from a Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) program.  Experience as a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer varies with each level.  Experience as an athletic trainer in a high school or college setting.


BOC certified and licensed as a Certified Athletic Trainer the State of North Carolina.  Completion of American Heart Association Healthcare Provider, which includes CPR and AED training.

Wake Forest Baptist Health:

Wake Forest Baptist Health is a pre-eminent academic health system based in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Wake Forest Baptist’s two main components are an integrated clinical system- anchored by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, an 885-bed tertiary-care hospital in Winston Salem – that included Brenner Children’s Hospital, five community hospitals, and more than 350 primary and specialty care locations and more than 2,500 physicians; and Wake Forest School of Medicine, a recognized leader in experimental medical education and groundbreaking research that include Wake Forest Innovations, a commercialization enterprise focused on advancing health care through new medical technologies and biomedical discovery.


Generic Job Description

1. Provides athletic training services for the designated college, university, high school, junior high or middle school, professional, and community outreach settings.
2. Provides athletic training services to high schools and/or community sporting events as determined necessary in order to attain departmental goals of community service.
3. Promotes safe and appropriate practice and competition.
4. Understands and uses preventative measures to ensure the highest quality of care for every patient.
5. Oversees the completion of pre-participation examinations and that required documentation is in place.
6. Assists and advises athletic team coaches in planning and instructing injury prevention programs for Student Athletes.
7. Provides standard immediate care procedures used in emergencies, independent of setting.
8. Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with students, parents, coaches, athletic trainers, medical personnel, and the public.
9. Performs clinical injury evaluation and assessment of patient's level of function and follows standardized clinical practice in the area of diagnostic reasoning and medical decision-making.
10. Determines appropriate therapeutic treatment and provides rehabilitation, and/or reconditioning strategies, and taping / wrapping and bracing for preventative and protective treatment.
11. Implements treatment program objectives including long and short-term goals and an appraisal of those that the patient can realistically be expected to achieve from the program. Assessment measures to determine the effectiveness of the program are incorporated into the program.
12. Collaborates with their directing physician, recommends discontinuation of the athletic training service when patient has received optimal benefit of the rehabilitation and treatment program, and notes final assessment of patient status.
13. Ensures an Emergency Action Plan be put in place and discussed with the school?s Athletic Director, coaches, and athletes; including local EMS. Exhibit ability to perform essential duties efficiently and accurately with or without reasonable accommodations and without endangering incumbent or other employees.
14. Performs other duties as assigned during the school year and also when the high schools are not in session.

Excellent communication skills to include oral and written comprehension and expression
Ability to work well with all ages, races, class and gender of people
Excellent leadership qualities and decision making skills, as well problem solving abilities.
Advises on the selection, fit, function, and maintenance of athletic equipment, as needed
Coordinates and instructs strength, conditioning, fitness, and sports performance enhancement programs
Strong computer skills
Ability and willingness to demonstrate and maintain competency as required for job title and the unit/area(s) of assignment
Ability and willingness to exhibit behaviors consistent with standards for performance improvement, organizational values, and principles for service excellence

Some night and/or weekend work required
Manages a stressful work environment that includes frequent interruptions
Adheres to dress code when covering events/games/matches including home and away.  Athletic trainer must have WFBH logo visible when working events/games/matches.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page.  You must complete the application process and then submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button located at the bottom of the page titled "Submit Online Application". You will receive the following message once you hit the submit button: "You have successfully submitted your job application".

Computers are available for applying within the lobby of the Human Resources Department located at 1920 West First Street, (on the corner of Miller and First Street) Winston-Salem, North Carolina  27104. You may also call our office for assistance at (336) 716-6464.  Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact our Supervisor of Office Services by phone (336) 716-3367 or email at

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of  Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to administer all educational and employment activities without discrimination because of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification or a statutory requirement) in accordance with all local, state, national laws, executive orders, regulations, and guidelines.

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