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Athletic Trainer

Rutherfordton, North Carolina

Req ID 7462-8434 Post Date Jan. 31, 2024 CategoryAllied Health FacilityRutherford Regional Health System

Provide care from the sidelines, help keep students safe, and kickstart your career in athletics and health care at Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS). No more than 40 hours per week! 

The Athletic Trainer at RRHS recognizes, evaluates, treats, and rehabilitates injured student athletes under the supervision of the team physician, and in accordance with the North Carolina Athletic Trainers Licensing Act. The role reports to the Athletic Training Coordinator and works closely with the Athletic Director and coaches to create a strong partnership to support the health and well-being of student athletes. This posting is for a D1 university in the state of North Carolina.

Essential Functions:

  • Evaluate and treat injured student athletes. Determine when a referral is necessary.
  • Implements treatment and rehabilitation programs under the supervision of the team physician.
  • Maintain documentation of treatment, rehabilitation, and referrals for each athlete. Ensure appropriate insurance documentation is on file.
  • Act as a liaison between the physician and the athlete.
  • Trainer identifies hazardous conditions or techniques and works with appropriate personnel or the student athlete to correct the issue.

Required Skills: 

Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action. Possible lifting, bending, walking, kneeling, stretching, and stooping. Requires hand/eye coordination and manual dexterity to allow for suture or staple removal. Requires normal hearing and eyesight to allow for patient interaction and transfer of patient information from the patient to the pen chart. Need to have the ability to handle high amounts of stress.



  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Must be NATA BOC certified and possess or be in the process of acquiring licensure, certification, or registration for the state of NC.


Minimum Work Experience:

  • Prefer 1-2 years experience. Will train new graduates.


Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Athletic Training Required


Job Type: 

  • Competitive Salary and Benefits Package
  • Non-Exempt Hourly
  • Eligible for Shift Differential
  • No more than 40 hours per week!


Company Description:

Rutherford Regional Health System is a 143-bed acute care facility that offers a broad array of inpatient and outpatient care. Rutherford Regional is dedicated to providing patients with a full range of services to meet their healthcare needs.  We provide our services in a caring, professional environment through the teamwork of our medical staff and employees.


Rutherford Regional Health System’s partnership with Duke LifePoint Healthcare is bringing the pieces together to transform healthcare in Rutherford County. Duke LifePoint Healthcare is a joint venture of Duke University Health System, one of the country’s leading academic health systems, and LifePoint Health, a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier. These two forces joined because of the shared interest in collaborating with hospitals, healthcare providers and patients to bring high quality, innovative healthcare services to communities. Duke LifePoint combines Duke’s unparalleled expertise in clinical excellence and quality care with LifePoint's extensive resources and knowledge and experience operating community hospitals and healthcare organizations.


 Benefits - Wide range of benefits options!

Here at Rutherford Regional, you choose your own Medical, Dental, and Vision plans from a variety of competitive options that give you the coverage that best fits your needs.

  • HSA
  • 401(K) retirement plan contributions
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • CME Allowance
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Accident & Critical Illness Insurance
  • Prescription Assistance with OptumRx
  • Income protection programs for the entire family such as life insurance, Short/Long-term Disability, and Identity Theft.
  • Employee Assistance program at no cost to you to provide emotional, legal, financial, and daily life support for your entire household. Services are available 24 hrs. a day, 7 days a week.
  • Free travel and entertainment discount program to ensure you enjoy your time away from work. 

Why join our team?

We are dedicated to providing patients with a full range of services to meet their healthcare needs, and we believe our employees are our most valuable assets in accomplishing this goal. Rutherford Regional is growing its team of dedicated health care professionals. If you are looking to start a career that cares, are passionate about changing lives, and ready to work in a supportive environment in a close-knit community, apply today!

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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