Certified Athletic Trainer
Administers minor rehabilitation treatments as allowed by local and state law. Communicates, cooperates, and gives assistance in a prompt and courteous manner to patients, high school associates and athletes, co-workers, and medical staff. Notifies appropriate personnel of any depletion of supplies. Provides athletic injury evaluation, immediate care, and assists with referral of injured athletes in accordance with generally accepted principles of athletic training services.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
- Administers minor rehabilitation treatments as allowed by local and state law. • Maintains equipment and supplies
- Reports any non-operative equipment to Administrator/Site Coordinator.
- Adheres to the policies and procedures of the Center.
- Assists Administrator/Site Coordinator as needed.
- Participates in all clinical in-service activities.
- Participates in committee activities as assigned.
- Makes themselves available to other staff when not involved in own duties or off site covering local athletic events.
- Participates in departmental and interdepartmental education programs as requested by the Coordinator of Sports Medicines, at least annually.
- Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned to the satisfaction of the Coordinator of Sports Medicine.
- Recognized as an employee of the institute when offsite functioning as an Athletic Trainer covering a community or school sporting event, greets public appropriately.
- Requests appropriate referrals for other services, if indicated (i.e., orthotics). • Maintains department and equipment or supervises others in this activity as with Aides, when applicable.
- Orients new employees and volunteers as directed by the Coordinator of Sports Medicine. • Communicates, cooperates, and gives assistance in a prompt and courteous manner to patients, high school associates and athletes, co-workers and medical staff to insure “client satisfaction” with the services of the Sports Medicine Department.
- Notifies appropriate personnel of any depletion of supplies.
- Assists the Administrator/Site Coordinator as follows but not limited to Quality Assurance, Utilization Review, Program Evaluation, Infection Control, and Safety Committee activities. • Provides athletic injury evaluation, immediate care, and assists with the referral of injured athletes in accordance with generally accepted principles of athletic training services; at the
school or venue to which they may be assigned.
- Other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES)
- General physical therapy, sports and industrial medicine experience preferred. • College degree and Certification by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association required. • Must be duly licensed or credentialed in accordance with applicable state laws to practice athletic training.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate in a friendly and professional manner with both patients and physicians.
- Must have strong organizational skills and the ability to accurately document information for billing purposes.
- Computer experience in windows, spreadsheets, and word processing preferred.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.
Employee may be required to work indoors or outdoors. Must be able to be physically active for long periods without getting tired or out of breath. Must be able to use muscles for extended periods of time without getting tired. While performing the duties of the position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is required to stand; walk, sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop kneel, crouch or crawl on a regular basis. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud. The employee may be exposed to severe weather conditions when working outdoors.
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