Athletic Trainer - Gettysburg High School - Day/Evening

Gettysburg, PA | Clinical Care | Patient Wellness and Fitness | FTE: 1 | Regular | Tracking Code: 107436

General Summary

Provides basic athletic training services for patients/athletes at designated setting.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:
  • High School/Athletic Events Coverage: - Covers assigned pre-season physicals, sports games or matches and related events and supervises onsite treatments and programs of reconditioning for injured athletes under the supervision of the team physician, sports medicine program coordinator and medical director. - Carries out all prescribed treatments and recommendations made by the team physician and communicates appropriately with the rest of the interdisciplinary care team. - Maintains relationships with referring physicians, businesses, schools, coaches and other referral sources within local community. - Utilizes appropriate, sound and up-to-date clinical techniques to effectively assess and treat athletic injuries. - Records athletic injuries and treatments as rendered and maintains the records in accordance with the district/organization/WellSpan guidelines for which service is provided. - Assists the examining physician in implementation of pre-participation examinations for prospective athletes and measures patient-s/student-s progress and level of function in a manner appropriate for specific age groups. Continues to work cooperatively with physicians and other care team members (including parent/guardian) by advising of any change in athlete-s progress through an ongoing status report. - Assists physical therapists in the treatment of patients with sports or orthopedic conditions referred for rehabilitation. The physical therapist will evaluate the patient, set goals and monitor progress. The athletic trainer will assist with the implementation of the treatment plan. - Maintains, orders, and organizes everyday supplies necessary to deliver proper evidence-based treatment of athletes within the guidelines of the department. - Actively participates in departmental performance/quality improvement program(s) to achieve measurable and sustained levels of improvement ensure quality outcomes and customer experience for the athlete/school/organization.
  • Medical Office Orthopedics: - Assists physicians in the care and treatment of patients with orthopedic needs. - Provides physician clinic support through obtaining patient histories, completing preliminary musculoskeletal assessments to assist with triaging of imaging and physician interaction, communicating findings with physician to facilitate efficient physician assessment, and completing appropriate documentation in the electronic medical record. - Designs and instructs patient home exercise programs for patients as needed. - Fits and adjusts durable medical equipment including but not limited to braces, canes, crutches, and walkers. - Provides in office post-operative patient care per established protocols as instructed by orthopedic surgeons to include dressing changes, home education/care, and home exercise program. Helps facilitate transition of care to Rehabilitation services by updating rehabilitation scripts with surgery details and rehab protocol and communicating with therapists. - Assists with application of casts and splints for all types of fractures and educates patients on cast and splint care. - Applies simple braces, prosthetics, performs minor adjustments and repairs, as well as fabricate splints for various conditions under the direction of the orthopedic physician. - Documents clinical care appropriately in EMR. - Assists with clinic flow by rooming and discharging as needed, as well as patient education and clinical follow up.
  • WellFit Program: - Schedules and performs initial assessments and reassessments for WellFit members, including exercise program setup and instruction. Conducts quarterly reassessments for assisted members, and for independent members upon request. - Provides land and/or aquatic and other program instruction to WellFit members. Provides oversight for all exercise sessions. - Adjusts exercise programming to meet the changing needs of the WellFit member. - Supervises gym/pool; responds appropriately to situations which may arise during the wellness visit; provides first aid for WellFit members as appropriate. - Trains new WellFit staff members on equipment use and maintenance, planning exercise programs, taking vital signs, and establishing baseline measures. - Assists Wellness/Community Relations Coordinator in planning, implementing and marketing WellFit programs and promotions for the community. - Participates in community awareness seminars and wellness information programs.
Common Expectations:
  • Demonstrates a commitment to patients, visitors and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and "error proof" systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.
  • Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  • Maintains professional growth and development.
  • Provides outstanding service to all patients, providers, coworkers and customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.
Required for All Jobs:
  • Performs other related duties as identified.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a compliance program to support WellSpan's values and standards for professionalism, integrity, and ethics. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization and the performance expectations of the job, the department, and the compliance program.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a privacy program to safeguard the patient information and the business and operational information of the organization. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization to safeguard patient and business/operational information.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Physical Demands:
  • Standing - Frequently
  • Walking - Frequently
  • Sitting - Occasionally
  • Carrying/Lifting - Occasionally (50lbs)
  • Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (50lbs)
  • Kneeling/Crouching - Occasionally
  • Reaching - Occasionally
  • Talking - Frequently
  • Hearing - Frequently
  • Repetitive Motions - Occasionally
  • Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination - Occasionally
Working Environment:
  • Occupational Hazards - Occasionally
  • Bloodborne Pathogen - Exposure
Travel Requirements:
  • Estimated Amount: - Travel may be required.
Qualifications

Minimum Education:
  • Bachelors Degree In health-related field. Required
Work Experience:
  • 1 year Relevant experience. Required
  • Entry-level graduates with BOC certification will be considered. Required
Licenses:
  • Licensed Athletic Trainer Upon Hire Required and
  • Heartsaver CPR/AED Upon Hire Required
Driver's License Statement:

Must possess a valid driver's license in the current state of residence. Driving record must meet requirements established by WellSpan Risk Management.

Courses and Training:
  • Graduate of a Commission on the Accredited of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) program. Upon Hire Required or
  • Graduate of an athletic trainer internship program. Upon Hire Required
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to work with patient of a variety of ages and diagnosis with sensitivity and skill.
  • Ability to apply athletic training practices and understand and implement hospital, school and organizational policies and procedures.
Amanda Everett
Amanda Everett
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