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Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - Athletic Trainer

Posted: 8/3/2021
Salary: $4,480 – $6,062 per month
Location: Tigard, OR

The athletic trainer, while reporting to the occupational health and wellness manager, functions within the Occupational Health Clinic under the medical direction of an occupational physician. They coordinate and administer injury care services, education, and materials for District staff. As a subject matter expert familiar with OSHA guidelines and procedures, this role works closely with Organizational Health, utilizing data collected from injury reports and the employee health portal, to support and inform injury prevention strategies and return-to-work processes.

The athletic trainer has an expert understanding of ergonomics, body mechanics, and environmental impacts on physical performance, function, and health. Approaching patient care with compassion, they interact in an effective and professional manner, building credibility and rapport, and establishing respectful relationships with TVF&R personnel.

The athletic trainer performs ergonomic assessments on both static and dynamic activities and interprets results to identify an individual’s positive and negative behaviors relative to sustaining an injury or acquiring an illness. Additionally, they are able to perform the physical aspects of this role’s duties and responsibilities.

The successful candidate understands the need for accurate medical documentation, HIPAA requirements, confidential record keeping, and patient data entry, and is able to balance the administrative aspects of this role with patient care. They work independently with minimal supervision, utilizing rational, independent judgement in making decisions.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue is Oregon’s largest fire district and provides fire protection and emergency medical services to more than 530,000 people. Our 390-square-mile service area includes most of Washington County and portions of Clackamas, Multnomah, and Yamhill counties. 


  • Completion of a CAATE-accredited bachelor’s degree program in athletic training.
  • Two years of experience in an athletic training setting. Preference for three or more years in athletic training setting with emphasis related to sports injury management.
  • Current NATA Board of Certification as an athletic trainer, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professionals certification, and current Oregon Athletic Training license, in good standing.
  • Ability to make sound clinical judgements under limited supervision.
  • Advanced proficiency in therapeutic interventions (e.g., various massage soft-tissue techniques, joint mobilization, exercise and proprioceptive techniques, muscle energy techniques, ultrasound, electrostimulation, ice, heat, traction, compression, and deep-tissue work).
  • Advanced knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, ergonomics, body mechanics, and impact of environmental factors on physical performance and function.
  • Performance of essential functions requires reporting regularly and on-time to relevant work locations and patient appointments.

The monthly salary range within a step system for this position is $4,480 – $6,062 per month. The starting pay assignment, based on a candidate’s bona fide factor analysis in accordance with the District’s pay equity system and the Oregon Equal Pay Act, will be no higher than $5,056 per month.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue strives to provide exceptional internal and external customer service. To ensure a collaborative and supportive environment with both the public we serve and our coworkers, employees perform their work on-site at the assigned work location.


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Applications will be accepted through: August 18

One-way video interviews: August 18-24

On-site evaluation: September 1

Anticipated start date: September 20

TVF&R is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to attract a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve in order to deliver safe, professional, high-performance service.

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