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Athletic Trainer

Company: Reid Health
Location: Richmond
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Overview
The Athletic Trainer will primarily be functioning off-site at school athletic facilities and events, both home and away. Primary responsibilities will be the development of conditioning and injury prevention programs for athletic teams, initial treatment and subsequent management of injuries to student-athletes, coordinate and supervise a student athletic trainer program, and communication/coordination with physicians, coaches, and other school and medical personnel.

When in the Hospital, Rehabilitation Servives, or Athletic Training Clinic the Athletic Trainer will perform a variety of duties related to patient care (i.e. supervise patient exercise, clerical functions, and miscellaneous tasks to enhance the delivery of care to patients, and customers, preparation of equipment and treatment areas, disinfection and cleaning of treatment areas).
Responsibilities

  • Development and instruction of injury prevention programs.
  • Communication with coaches and athletes regarding goals and techniques.
  • Select and apply preventive taping, bracing, and other equipment as appropriate.
  • Order devices, fit to patient, and instruct in proper application and use.
  • Recognition of injuries/conditions when they occur and appropriate medical referral.
  • Initial evaluation of injuries as well as immediate care.
  • Appropriate first aid when required, including CPR.
  • Development and instruction of reconditioning programs for injured athletes.
  • Communication with coaches and athletes regarding goals and techniques.
  • Manage healing wounds, to include inspection, treatment and appropriate referral.
  • Apply and change sterile dressings as appropriate.
  • Fitting of patients with crutches and instruction on their safe use.
  • Assist patients with management of pain and swelling.
  • May include use of appropriate therapeutic modalities.
  • Cleaning of equipment used to render treatment to patients on school facilities.
  • Consult with coaches regarding appropriate topics, including selection and purchase of equipment, health maintenance, injury prevention and maintenance, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Rehabilitation Services or appropriate designee.
  • Counseling of athletes regarding conditions, test results, prognoses, etc.
  • Education of student athletic trainers as needed. Qualifications
    Education: Graduate of an accredited program in Athletic Training.

    Certification: Must be certified as an Athletic Trainer, Certified by Board of Certification (BOC). Must be licensed by the State of Indiana and Ohio if applicable

    Experience/Skills: The Athletic Trainer must demonstrate the knowledge and skills appropriate to serve patients of all ages and those with special needs, developmental challenges, and/or communication impairments. Must have completed supervised clinical experiences at sporting events as required for certification. Must maintain active CPR certification.

    Personal Characteristics: Must relate to others using tact, mature judgement, and understanding. It is essential that the Athletic Trainer display the type of attitude and behaviors that are conducive to customer satisfaction and positive patient outcomes. It is important that he/she be organized and proactive in meeting patient and other customer needs.
    Schedule DetailsVaried shift. 40 hours weekly.

Keywords: Reid Health, Dayton , Athletic Trainer, Other , Richmond, Ohio

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