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Athletic Trainer, Women's Lacrosse

Athletics Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC) is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles and a global center for arts, technology, and international business, USC is also one of the largest private employers in the City of Los Angeles.  The university is committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse and inclusive work culture that respects the dignity of everyone, regardless of ability, ancestry, religion, race, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, medical condition, or veteran status to help us fulfill our mission: Developing individuals and society as a whole through the cultivation and enrichment of the human mind and spirit. As an employee of USC, you will be part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students, and staff that makes the university a place where each person’s contribution is valued.

One of USC’s pillar achievements, the USC Department of Athletics is proud to support 9 intercollegiate men’s athletic teams and 13 intercollegiate women’s teams across twelve venues. As a member of the Pac-12 conference, USC teams have won 134 team national championships, making the USC Trojans one of the most successful college athletic programs of all time. From football, baseball, and basketball to golf, diving, swimming, and tennis, to name a few areas of excellence, USC athletes compete at the highest levels.

USC Athletics is now looking to hire an Athletic Trainer, Women's Lacrosse. As members of the comprehensive sports medicine program, athletic trainers are responsible for the prevention, evaluation, treatment, management and overall rehabilitation of student athletes and their sports-related injuries. The Athletic Trainer, Women's Lacrosse will educate and supervise student athletes and student workers in use of rehab equipment and exercises, counsel student athletes, and evaluate their conditions and progress. This position facilitates fluid communications between student athletes, coaches, athletic training staff and physicians, maintains medical records, completes injury and/or accident reports, and assists coaches in designing therapeutic and conditioning programs for injured student athletes.

Responsibilities include:

  • Identifies and coordinates student athletes’ pre-participation physical examinations by taking thorough histories of illnesses and injuries, and assessing range-of- motion, muscle strength and neurological function.

  • Performs special tests for joint stability, posture, and more for specific pathologies. Stresses preventative measures including bracing, padding or taping.

  • Treats and evaluates injuries at practices and games, and administers first aid when needed, working with physicians or emergency personnel.

  • Educates, instructs and supervises athletes in use of rehab equipment and exercises, providing daily counsel and treatment for injuries.

  • Evaluates athletes’ physical condition, response and progress, and discusses with appropriate physicians and Director of Athletic Medicine Operations.

  • Informs coaches of the status of student athletes’ conditions, provides referrals to auxiliary medical personnel, and coordinates treatment plan for injured student athletes, as needed. Advises coaches, Director of Athletic Medicine Operations. and fellow staff members of updates in a timely manner

  • Monitors team practices, athletic equipment, sporting grounds and environmental conditions at home and away competitions, helping to ensure safe training and playing conditions or to advise coaches if unsafe for any reason.

  • Assists in coordinating and scheduling medical coverage for all team practices and competitions at the university or elsewhere, and acts as liaison to visiting teams’ athletic trainers to ensure access to team physician and other necessary services.

  • Maintains medical records and forms for treatments given, completes injury or accident reports, and observes and assists the fitting of athletic or rehabilitative equipment.

  • Assists coaches in designing specific and/or individual conditioning, therapeutic and rehabilitative programs for injured student athletes. Coordinates and schedules pre-participation physical examinations, and helps facilitate fluid, necessary exchanges of information and follow-ups between various athletes, trainers, coaches, physicians and auxiliary medical personnel.

  • Responsible for performing duties while traveling and working nights and weekends.

  • Responsible for reporting any misconduct and/or actions not in accordance with department guidelines, policies and procedures.

  • Oversees and trains assistants physical therapy modalities employed. Evaluates assistant’s competency and supervises performance of certain tasks, as needed.

  • Stays informed and knowledgeable of developments in the sports medicine field, as well as changing governmental and NCAA legislation and policies which may affect the sports medicine program’s guidelines and decision-making.

  • Reads pertinent literature, attends meetings, seminars and conferences, and maintains certification from the Board of Certification (BOC) and National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA).

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education: Master’s degree in Athletic Training or related field required.

Minimum Experience/Knowledge: 2 Years. Experience in injury prevention, clinical evaluation, immediate care, treatment rehabilitation and reconditioning, organization, administration, and professional responsibility, as outlined by BOC.

Comprehensive knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards for handling blood-borne pathogens. Advanced proficiency in maintaining medical records, including the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards Ability to travel and work nights and weekends

Preferred Experience: 5 Years

Required License/Certification: Certification from the Board of Certification (BOC). National Provider Identifier (NPI) number. BLS – Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association. Fire and Safety Certification required.  If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire, and maintained by renewal before expiration date.  (Required within LA City only)

All candidates must submit: (1) resume or curriculum vitae, (2) and cover letter addressing the candidate’s demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. All USC employees will undergo reference checking and background screening prior to hire.

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy.

We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at uschr@usc.edu. Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.


As members of the comprehensive sports medicine program, athletic trainers are responsible for the prevention, evaluation, treatment, management and overall rehabilitation of student athletes and their sports-related injuries. Educates and supervises student athletes and student workers in use of rehab equipment and exercises, counseling student athletes and evaluating their conditions and progress. Monitors team practices and events, coordinates and schedules staff coverage, and facilitates fluid communications between student athletes, coaches, athletic training staff and physicians. Maintains medical records, completes injury and/or accident reports, and assists coaches in designing therapeutic and conditioning programs for injured student athletes.


REQ20102280 Posted Date: 07/28/2021

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