Athletic Trainer

Locations Throughout Arizona

At Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy, we believe that we have a unique opportunity to impact and improve individual lives through our efforts within our clinic walls as well as our efforts in the community. Athletic trainers play a key role in outreach to the community by being ever present for our athletes. Additionally, athletic trainers assist in supporting our vision through their presence in our clinics and on the sidelines of sporting events.

Born in 2000 with one small location and the initiative to “do things differently” in the world of physical therapy and sports medicine, Foothills is now changing the landscape of outpatient physical therapy providers in the southwestern US. Staying true to our roots, we are physical therapist operated and believe in keeping the profession in the hands of physical therapists. We believe that as front line practitioners, we can partner with others within the medical community, including athletic trainers, to ensure rapid access to appropriate medical resources.

Based in beautiful Phoenix, AZ which boasts 299 days of sunshine annually, Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy employees embody the adventurous and active spirit of the region. When not helping our patients regain their active lifestyles, our employees are often found pounding the pavement or grinding their gears on the thousands of local hiking and biking trails. If relaxation is your thing, sit back and enjoy the beautiful Arizona sunsets with family or friends or hit the links at our world-famous golf courses.

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Brief Job Description:

Foothills is seeking athletic trainers to join our growing team. Athletic trainers are responsible for administering athletic training services in a clinic setting under the supervision of a supervising physician or physical therapist. These services include, but are not limited to, injury prevention programs, athletic consults, injury assessment, and treatment and case management of injured athletes/clients undergoing rehabilitation.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Facilitate staff development and training on exercise techniques
  • Responsible for gait training, manual resisted exercises and other treatment modalities consistent with their scope of practice
  • Facilitation of Home Exercise Programs
  • Responsible for updating, collecting and educating to any post-operative protocols
  • Ancillary duties may include, but are not limited to, tending to wound care dressings, taking vitals, concussion management within the clinic, all taping modalities, chart progressions for appropriate patients
  • Evaluates injuries and develops treatment and exercise plans within the scope of practice. Re-evaluates treatment plans, as needed, to ensure maximum patient benefit
  • Implements individualized therapeutic interventions, and monitors responses to therapy to ensure client safety. Reports progress and medical changes to physical therapist
  • Educates clients, families, and coaches regarding injuries, risk factor modification, and exercise programs
  • Conducts injury screening clinics, educational programs, and workshops to promote safety and injury prevention
  • Documents patient treatment according to professional and regulatory standards
  • May assist Clinic Director with supervision of PT Tech staff
  • Scheduling of PT Tech staff, oversight and/or direct involvement of clinic flow, appearance and/or ordering of supplies for the clinic

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills dealing with a diverse range of people
    • Ability to work independently and make appropriate decisions
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from patients
    • Ability to act with integrity in regards to all matters of confidentiality
    • Ability to exercise a high degree of initiative and independent judgement in solving problems
    • Ability to work flexible work hours as patient care and administrative programs changes develop


Minimum Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in athletic training (accredited program)
  • Minimum of 3 years of clinical practice experience is preferred
  • Current National Athletic Trainers Association certification is required
  • Current CPR and First Aid certifications
  • Efficiency utilizing Microsoft Office Programs (i.e. Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.)

Work Environment:

Works within an outpatient physical therapy clinic and performs these essential job functions in addition to managing their current caseload of patients.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to type; handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The position is subject to lifting objects over 50 pounds infrequently.


Local travel is minimal.

Benefits for Full Time Employees:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Short term disability, long term disability and life insurance
  • 401K program with company match
  • Paid time off and six observed holidays

Disclaimer: The duties and responsibilities identified in this position description are illustrative only and are in no way intended to be a complete list of activities that may be required of an incumbent.  The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed for this position.  Additional duties may be performed by the individual currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

All employees are subject to the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.

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Locations throughout Arizona