Athletic Trainer

Location: Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
18220 State Highway 249
Houston, TX 77070
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Posted Date:
July 11, 2022


At Houston Methodist, the Athletic Trainer position is responsible for preventing, recognizing, assessing, managing, treating, disposing of, and reconditioning athletic injuries under the direction of a physician licensed in this state or another qualified, licensed health professional. This position performs related duties in accordance with the state practice act, applicable regulations, and department policy, procedures, and practices. The Athletic Trainer position demonstrates competence to adapt to work and customer service to accommodate the unique physical, psychosocial, cultural, safety and other development needs of patients served by the department.



Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

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  1. Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team-focused work unit that actively helps one other to achieve optimal department results.
  2. Collaborates with all members of the health care team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent information and data in a comprehensive manner to facilitate efficient and effective accomplishment of patient care. (EF)
  3. Provides oversight to support personnel of patient care duties, to ensure properly performed. (EF)
  4. Effectively communicates with the patient, family, physician, and coach regarding the patient’s ability to return to practice and competition. (EF)


  1. Practices prevention, recognition, assessment, management, treatment, and reconditioning of injuries in accordance with athletic training practice act and in collaboration with providers. (EF)
  2. Documents patient assessments and treatment notes accurately. (EF)
  3. Works in an integrated manner with the health team in the provision of exercise and treatment modalities. (EF)


  1. Provides safe, effective athletic training appropriate to the patient’s ability and injury based upon the relevant evidence base practice. (EF)
  2. Prepares patients for practice and competition through the appropriate utilization of braces, bandages, wrapping and taping techniques to prevent injury. Provides emergency care within the athletic trainer scope of practice.(EF)
  3. Proactively identifies/assesses any facility, environment, or patient related issues, documenting and communicating to management as appropriate. Corrects minor safety hazards. (EF)


  1. Utilizes resources with cost effectiveness and value creation in mind. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks, assisting coworkers as needed. (EF)
  2. Promotes brand awareness while partnering within the community to increase service utilization. (EF)


  1. Assists in the organization and direction of specific activities of the department in coordination with leadership. (EF)
  2. Supports hospital and department goals and offers innovative solutions through participation in department projects to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of current practices. May participate in committees relevant special topics in professional literature at clinic meetings, grand rounds, conferences, and meetings in coordination with leadership. (EF)
  3. Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual process improvement. Remains current on professional issues and clinical skills. Assumes responsibility for self-growth and development by participating in in-service programs and continuing education. (EF)

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.



o Bachelor’s degree


o None


o LAT (Licensed Athletic Trainer) or temporary LAT through the Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers

o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)


o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations

o Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security

o Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles

o Adapts to multiple on-going priorities with minimal supervision; actively participating in problem-solving

o Demonstrates excellent time-management and critical thinking skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks



Work Attire Yes/No

Uniform Yes

Scrubs No

Business professional No

Other (dept approved) Yes


On-Call* Yes, as required by entity/department for operational need


*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above



May require travel within Yes

Houston Metropolitan area


May require travel outside Yes

of Houston Metropolitan area

**Travel specifications may vary by department.


Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________

Company Profile:

Since 2000, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has been serving Northwest Houston residents. Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is a comprehensive acute care facility and has been named a Magnet recognized health care facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. With 358 operating beds, 20 operating rooms and more than 2,300 employees, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital provides comprehensive, personalized care for patients in Champions, Tomball, Magnolia, Spring and Cypress.

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