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Frontline National Published: October 15, 2019
San Antonio, Texas
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Frontline National is currently seeking a Certified Athletic Trainer for a full-time opportunity at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.  Please apply online or contact one of our recruiters directly at 513-528-7823 to learn more about this great opportunity!

Frontline National, LLC, founded in 2004, is a nationally-renowned staffing firm dedicated to identifying and placing superior candidates who possess the qualification, energy, and talent to match the high standards of client's expectations.

Frontline National is an SBA certified 8(a), Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) firm, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Frontline National is dedicated to providing superior customer service to our clients and candidates. We have a proven track record and marketplace expertise to successfully recruit and place professionals on a National scale.

Frontline National is also proud to announce its participation in the Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership. By joining the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, Frontline National is becoming part of an even larger collective effort to support military spouse employment.

Job Duties:

  • The HCW shall operate under direction of the Sports Medicine OIC.
  • The HCW shall perform comprehensive clinical examinations of patients with musculoskeletal injuries (upper extremity, lower extremity, head/neck, thorax, pelvis, spine) or exertional injuries/conditions (such as, but not limited to, exertional rhabdomyolysis, heat cramps, exertional heat stroke). This examination will incorporate an appropriate history and physical examination, which will inform clinical reasoning. The HCW shall interpret findings and formulate a differential diagnosis and/or diagnosis, and determine underlying impairments. The HCW shall then develop and implement an appropriate plan for further assessment or referral, treatment, activity limitations, and clinical follow-up.
  • The HCW shall perform therapeutic modalities to include warm and cold whirlpools, electrical stimulation, iontophoresis, phonophoresis, cryotherapy, thermotherapies, therapeutic massage, manual therapies, exercise protocols, Kinesiotaping, and care of open wounds utilizing proper sterile techniques and universal precautions.
  • The HCW shall develop and implement strength training and aerobic conditioning programs for implementation in large group settings for performance optimization and primary prevention of injuries. The HCW shall provide appropriate corrective exercise programs to address neuromuscular control, posture, lumbopelvic and foot core stability, and functional/occupational reconditioning. The HCW shall instruct and counsel Airmen/Trainees regarding compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimens and human performance maintenance.
  • The HCW shall assist in coordinating and supervising fitness of Airmen/Trainees who either are working to recover from an injury and/or have failed a physical fitness test. The
    HCW shall ensure no added overall health risk is involved in the design and implementation of fitness, nutrition and conditioning programs customized to meet individual Airman/Trainee needs.
  • The HCW shall evaluate and recommend new techniques and equipment that would enhance the benefit of performance optimization for the sports medicine team. The HCW shall design and implement conditioning programs (flexibility, strength, cardiovascular fitness) to reduce the risk of injury and illness.
  • The HCW shall educate Airmen/Trainees to enhance their general knowledge of sports medicine concepts, injury prevention strategies, self-rehabilitative techniques, and functional movement assessment, in order to develop independence of action and allow participation in their own fitness prescriptions. In addition, the HCW shall educate and advise Airmen/Trainees regarding the nutritional aspects of physical activity and on the importance of acclimatization and fluid and electrolyte balance in the prevention of illnesses.
  • The HCW shall provide appropriate clinical follow-up for reevaluation of individuals with injuries. The HCW shall document all evaluation and treatment activities in the patient’s electronic medical record. All data from the encounter will be completely documented and signed (closed out) within 72 hours of encounter.
  • The HCW shall assess Airmen/Trainees to screen for factors that would increase their risk of injury/illness. These screening procedures may include but are not limited to
    musculoskeletal flexibility assessment, muscular strength and endurance assessment, cardiovascular fitness assessment, postural and ergonomic assessment and body composition assessments.
  • The HCW shall select, apply and evaluate the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions using best evidence to guide those decisions. Interventions used by athletic trainers include
    techniques to restore joint range of motion and muscle extensibility, exercises to improve strength, endurance, speed and power, activities to improve balance, neuromuscular control
    and coordination, agility training, exercises to improve cardiorespiratory fitness, and sportspecific and/or functional exercises.
  • Partners with sports medicine physician(s) to ensure clinical care objectives are met, keeping patient safety and quality, trusted care at the highest level of priority. The HCW
    shall perform daily clinical care within the embedded facility and ensure rendered care is smooth and timely as well as facilitate appropriate communication of patient care/status
    between the patient, training instructors, and the healthcare system. Provide and complete 3 reviews of patient care documentation to the Sports Medicine OIC by the first day of the
  • The HCW may independently provide medical coverage and oversight of unit physical training activities when needed, providing emergency medical triage and response within
    their scope of care. However, this type of medical coverage is the primary responsibility of the Independent Duty Medical Technician (IDMT) when IDMT manning allows. If both an IDMT and Athletic Trainer are present for coverage of a physical training session, the IDMT shall primarily focus on emergency medical triage and response, while the AT shall primarily focus on musculoskeletal injury rehabilitation and prevention. However, both may assist and augment each other within their scope of care as needed.
  • The HCW shall provide athletic training services to patients to include on/off-site initial emergency evaluation and treatment in accordance with applicable policies of 59th Medical
    Wing (59 MDW), 37th Training Wing (37 TRW), 502d Air Base Wing (502 ABW), Air Education and Training Command (AETC), and the USAF. In some cases, this may include first-responder emergency response to any victim of a medical emergency within the immediate proximity of the HCW, to include civilian or foreign military personnel, whether during or outside the hours of physical training.
  • The HCW shall work under the supervision of the sports medicine physician(s), or another specified physician within the 559th Medical Group (559 MDG), and HCW shall evaluate and treat patients independently as described within this document and the current, approved versions of “Athletic Trainer Standard Operating Procedures” and “Athletic Trainer Treatment Protocols,” as maintained by the 559th Trainee Health Squadron (559 THLS).

Education:  Completion of the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accredited ATEP in Athletic Training and/or Master’s degree from a Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accredited Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) in Athletic Training.

 Experience:  Candidates must have the following experience:

  • Must have at least three (3) years of experience working with athletes in high school, collegiate, professional, or military settings. If HCW holds a Master’s degree, then no work experience is required.


  • National Background
  • Must be US Citizen
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work site

 License/Certification and Training:

  • Current, full, active, and unrestricted Texas state license.
  • All athletic trainer HCW (regardless of position) shall be certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC). The HCW must maintain current certification with the NATABOC throughout the period of their employment, as per the most up-to-date requirements (see www.bocatc.org). This includes approximately 25 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) per year (50 CEU’s over each 2-year certification cycle) for most certified [athletic] trainers; but, depends on date of initial certification.
  • In-person Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, as accepted by the American Heart Association (AHA), (Healthcare Providers for clinical providers) or by the American Red Cross, is required. Online courses are not acceptable to meet the BLS requirement. Additional stipulations regarding types of required CEU’s and acceptable activities may also apply.


  • Monday – Friday
  • 6:00 A.M - 3:00 P.M
  • During winter training hours (approximately November through March) the schedule shifts to 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Deviations to this schedule may include Saturday, Sunday, or evening hours, not to exceed (4) hours twice a month.
  • 1 Hour Lunch Break
  • No more than 80 hours per two week period.
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