Schedule: Full Time, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
This position will be located at Bennington High School. We are looking to have this position start in April / May of 2023.
Were searching for an Athletic Trainer Outreach practice according to the NATABOC standards of professional practice and comply with all the legal requirements regulating the practice of athletic training. Assures continued competency of professional performance, knowledge and skill evidenced by professional development and maintaining current knowledge related to all aspects of practice. Under the direction of a physician, manages the needs of the patient within a clinic setting and provides athletic training intervention by reviewing, revising, and implementing techniques or discharging athletic training services as deemed appropriate. Documentation of the evaluation, intervention and change in health status is performed as required in Standard 7 of the BOC standards of professional practice. Participates in the education of student athletic trainers. Performs athletic training duties at special events as requested by department leadership.
- Provide athletic training services for games and practices as well as maintaining regular treatment times in the athletic training room. This includes school athletic camps during summer months.
- Works with athletic director (AD) to identify the schedule for these services based on the relative risk of injury per sport.
- Follows established policies and procedures specific to the athletic training room and the athletic healthcare program, reviewing these regularly and provide revisions in consultation with directing physician to ensure safety.
- Performs assessments and provides immediate care, following emergency action protocols and treatment, on a variety of injuries and illnesses to ensure safe and proper interventions.
- Establishes and implements an individualized treatment and rehabilitation plan, with short and long term clearly stated goals, in a manner that promotes quality, continuity, and safe patient care.
- Instructs athletes, coaches and families in appropriate exercise programs and the use of ice/heat, taping, special pads, strength and conditioning.
- Provides taping, padding, stretching, strength and conditioning as well as equipment fitting services to athletes and coaches to optimize safety and prevent injury.
- Assists the strength and conditioning team with year round programming as well as modifying those programs as needed.
- Communicates effectively with physicians, coaches, athletes and parents regarding the status and injury prognosis, treatment progressions and return to play criteria.
- Notifies with the coaches/AD of athletes who are not medically eligible to compete.
- Reviews pre-game and practice taping and preparation with athletes to provide information regarding injury risks
- Makes recommendations for athlete safety and hydration based on environmental conditions.
- Coordinates and assists the athlete and parent with a referral process to the appropriate medical provider, for accurate diagnostic and follow-up procedures.
- Maintains proper injury tracking, accurate records/documentation of injuries, treatments and rehabilitation. Communicates all referral information to appropriate parties.
- Acts as liaison between primary care physicians, medical specialists, school representatives, athletes, parents, coaches and athletic directors with regard to the athlete's rehabilitation and return to practice/play status following acute injury evaluation and or surgical intervention by sports medicine staff physicians
- Assists in the formation of the Sports Medicine budget for athletic training supplies; recommends new equipment and supplies to ensure optimum quality of athlete's care. Maintains continuous inventory of supplies to determine supplies used throughout the year and practices strong financial optimization and conservation.
- Presents educational programs for the healthy and injured athletes, e.g., specific prevention rehabilitation programs, stretching programs, warm up programs, etc. Presents educational programs to coaches to include heat illness awareness, concussion signs and symptoms, hydration and nutrition tips, etc.
- Establishes relationships with local sports programs (both school and community based) and assists with marketing initiatives and events.
- Participates in seminars, clinical programs and lecture series for physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, coaches, allied health and applied science professionals.
- Speaks clearly and intelligibly, using professional language that is suited to the educational level of the recipient in communicating with others.
- Demonstrates organizational and analytical skills to solve problems, make decisions and develop systems and processes for effective workflow and financial viability. Develops, implements and monitors systems and processes to promote effective and efficient operations of programs and services. Supports organizational strategic imperatives. Maintains effective and efficient use of providers, personnel, and equipment.
- Provides positive and effective customer service in support of the program and health system operations.
- Assists with development programs and successful implementation of organizational initiatives for a comprehensive sports medicine program and collaboration with the Orthopedic program.
- Facilitates growth and skill development of self, team, students and community
- Openly and willingly shares knowledge and expertise with other team members. Utilizes internal and external resources to enhance own knowledge and skills
- Prepares for and actively participates in educational opportunities provided within the department including presentations, article reviews, in- services, discussions
- Provides supervision and education to students including participation in clinical education of students from affiliating schools
- Develops and maintains relationships with internal and external professionals including, but not limited to, orthopedic surgeons, pediatric, family medicine, and internal medicine physicians, coaches, sports clubs, amateur sports organizations & foundations
- Assists Sports Medicine team in providing programs, systems, processes that support high quality care, current clinical practice, outcomes measures, and fiscally responsible practice
- Actively participates in team meetings by identifying opportunities for improvement & growth, sharing insight into topics under discussion, openly listening to ideas of others
- Supports decisions of team by incorporating new programs, systems, processes into current practice
- Assists director/ Clinical Service Chief and team in identifying and developing systems, structures, processes and programs that support high quality service, outcomes measures, current clinical practice, program growth and fiscally responsible practice
- Communicates accurately and appropriately in written and verbal venues so as to foster quality care, customer satisfaction, and inter and intra department relationships.
- Maintains current knowledge of national standards, research based practice guidelines, best practice protocols and utilizes knowledge to enhance and direct care
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Knowledge and experience in the administration of a variety of assessment tools, treatment plans and equipment.
- Knowledge of athletic training treatment and modalities.
- Strong clinical knowledge of pediatric orthopedic/sports medicine, athletic training, theory, principles and practice
- Requires the ability to communicate effective, both verbally and in writing
- Requires the ability to work effectively in a team setting
- Requires the ability to assist with professional programs
- Requires the ability to organize responsibilities and to complete multiple tasks in a timely manner
- Requires basic computer skills
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelors Degree in Athletic Training or an accredited educational program by the NATA-BOC required, equivalent work experience may substitute for education. Masters Degree in a related field is preferred.
- Minimum 3 years experience working as an athletic trainer in orthopedics/sports medicine preferred.
- Current and valid Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association is required.
- Certified by the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers.
- Nebraska state license to practice as an Athletic Trainer.
SPECIAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
- Valid drivers license required for travel to various satellite locations in the immediate area.
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