- Purpose of Job
- Responsible for assessment and immediate care on a variety of athletic injuries.
- Job Requirements
- Bachelor of Science (B.S.) / Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from an accredited college or University.
- Certifications by the National Athletic Trainers Association.
- Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Emergency Medical Tech (EMT) equivalent instead of Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) accepted.
- Requires knowledge of athletic training theory, methods of athletic training rehab, general operation of modern physical equipment, and medical terminology.
- State of Iowa Athletic Trainer (AT) licensure required.
- National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Board of Certification Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) required.
- Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) required, Emergency Medical Tech (EMT) equivalent instead of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) accepted.
- Requires skills in assessment and Rx of athletic injuries, time management and organization, athletic injury prevention techniques, and patient documentation.
- Requires the ability to work independently, conduct research and carry through with new ideas on program development, adapt to changing environment, communicate with and interact with the public, physicians, coaches, hospital staff, etc.
- Skilled in promoting positive relations when interacting with patients or other customers.
- Physical Requirements
- Weight Demands
- Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.
- Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
- Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
- Distinguish colors
- Repetitive Motions
- Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
- Not Related:
- Explosives (pressurized gas)
- Electrical Shock/Static
- Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
- Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
- Rare (1-33%):
- Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
- Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
- Occasionally (34%-66%):
- Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
- Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
- Essential Job Functions
- Essential Functions I
Promotes positive relations when interacting with patients, visitors, families, physicians, customers and co-workers.
- Greet, smiles and makes eye contact.
- Introduces self by name.
- Volunteers to help co-workers and other employees.
- Addresses patients and others by surname.
- Responds quickly to patients and/or other peoples' needs.
- Knows and demonstrates 6 step customer complaint management process.
Performs assessment and immediate care on a variety of athletic injuries to ensure safe, accurate care and treatment.
- Provides assessment on athletes on initial visit at the physical therapy clinic (sports eval) or on site at the sporting event.
- Establish a Recipe to Take (Rx) plan.
- Establish an immediate Recipe to Take (Rx) plan or first-aid to injured athletes while on site at sporting events.
- Review medical records if appropriate
Establish and implement a Recipe to Take (Rx) program to assure optimal recovery.
- Base Recipe to Take (Rx) program on objective evaluation and achievable short and long term goals.
- Recipe to Take (Rx) plan must be appropriate for the athlete.
- Constantly re-evaluating the effectiveness of the Recipe to Take (Rx) plan.
- States appropriate Recipe to Take (Rx) goals and time frames for athletes with the plan.
Provides athlete education to ensure understanding of the injury and treatment plan.
- Educate each athlete and/or family and/or coach regarding the status and progress of treatment.
- Instruct athlete, family and coach in appropriate exercise program 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 area athletes and coaches to optimize safety and prevent injury.
- Establish types and methods of taping, padding, stretching, strength and conditioning and equipment fitting to be utilized by area athletes.
Properly serves as an athletic trainer to assigned athletic events for high school, colleges, professional organizations and organized road races to assure the safety of the participant in the event of an injury.
- Provide athletic training services in accordance with standards already set.
Provide coverage for the Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinic to assure the Athletic Trainer perspective on assessment and treatment planning.
- Work closely with the physician and/or physical therapist performing assessments, treatment planning and implementation of treatments as needed to the athletes.
Provide complete patient documentation in the Physical Therapy Clinic and on site at various school affiliations/contracts, including initial evaluation, progress notes and discharge summary to assure accurate recordkeeping.
- Prepares initial evaluation at Physical Therapy Clinic dictated within 24 hours of evaluation.
- Daily treatment records kept in the physical therapy clinic and various school affiliations/contracts. Discharge summary dictated at Physical Therapy Clinic within 72 hours of discharge.
- All notes may be handwritten in lieu of dictation.
- Documentation to follow facility and state licensure requirements.
Provides patient progress reports to physician to ensure timely communication of the athlete's condition.
- Updates physician both verbally and in writing as to the progress of the patient prior to discharge or the next physician office visit.
- Follow QA requirements.
- Maintain copies of progress notes on file.
Properly schedules athletes for sports evaluations and regular patients for therapy and assist with general office duties including copying, faxing, billing, etc., to assure the delivery of services in a manner deemed appropriate by Rehab Services.
- Schedules of sports evaluations for athletes shall be posted in the schedule book at the end of each day for the next day.
- The senior Physical Therapist (PT) may also assign patients for the trainer.
- Out-patients shall be scheduled as soon as possible after the order is received.
- Athletes shall be scheduled with a physical therapist for further evaluation if determined appropriate by athletic trainer and physical therapist.
Provides promotion of the hospital and participates in marketing programs to ensure departmental and Sports Medicine Program growth.
- Participates in promotional activities and positively represents the Physical Therapy Department and the Hospital to the nursing staff, physicians and the public.
- Markets the Sports Medicine Team by contact with coaches, physicians, athletic director and others at least once a month.
Properly serves as a resource person for the Senior Therapist of the of Sports Medicine Team to enhance services and program development.
- Works cooperatively, giving input to the Coordinator of Sports Physical Therapy in the area of athletic training including (but not all-inclusive) marketing, taping, strength and conditioning, equipment fitting, special pads, etc.
- Completes assigned tasks in a timely manner as related to Sports Medicine Team services and programs, including student athletic trainer program, body composition testing for high school wrestlers, event coverage, Wabash Trace Trailhead, and other assigned tasks.
Essential Functions II
Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
Methodist Health System