Athletic Trainer - PRN (as needed) _ WellSpan Orthopedic and Sports Medicine - Brownstown

Ephrata, PA | Professional | Tracking Code: 51240

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General Summary:
Athletic Trainer, under general supervision, provides basic on-site athletic training services for various organizations including high school, college, and recreational teams during regular season, tournament and post-season athletic events. Clearly demonstrates the ability to perform prevention, assessment, treatment (including first aid), reconditioning and general rehabilitation of athletic injuries as set forth by the Board of Certification (BOC) and WellSpan Health.


Duties and Responsibilities:
The following are essential job accountabilities:
1 Demonstrate proper taping, strapping, bracing and fitting of athletic equipment.
2 Carry out all prescribed treatments and recommendations made by the team/program/event physician and communicates appropriately with the rest of the interdisciplinary care team.
3 Maintains relationships with referring physicians, businesses, schools, coaches and other referral sources within local community.
4 Utilizes appropriate, sound and up-to-date clinical techniques to effectively assess and treat athletic injuries.
5 Maintain BOC and CPR certification in accordance with those respective institutions.
6 Cover 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 sports medicine program coordinator and medical director.
7 Records athletic injuries and treatments as rendered and maintains the records in accordance with the district/organization/Wellspan Rehabilitation guidelines for which service is provided.
8 Assists the examining physician in implementation of pre-participation examinations for prospective athletes and measures patients/students 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 athletes progress through an ongoing status report.
9 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.


Job Responsibilities and Expectations per setting:

 

High School:

  1. Cover 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.
  2. Carry out all prescribed treatments and recommendations made by the team physician and communicates appropriately with the rest of the interdisciplinary care team.
  3. Maintains relationships with referring physicians, businesses, schools, coaches and other referral sources within local community.
  4. Utilizes appropriate, sound and up-to-date clinical techniques to effectively assess and treat athletic injuries.
  5. Records athletic injuries and treatments as rendered and maintains the records in accordance with the district/organization/WellSpan guidelines for which service is provided.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Maintains, orders, and organizes everyday supplies necessary to deliver proper evidence based treatment of athletes within the guidelines of the department.
  9. 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:

  1. Assist physicians in the care and treatment of patients with orthopedic needs.
  2. Provide 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.
  3. Design and instruct patient home exercise programs for patients as needed.
  4. Fit and adjust durable medical equipment including but not limited to braces, canes, crutches, and walkers.
  5. Provide 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. Help facilitate transition of care to Rehabilitation services by updating rehabilitation scripts with surgery details and rehab protocol and communicating with therapists.
  6. Assists with application of casts and splints for all types of fractures, and educates patients on cast and splint care.
  7. Apply simple braces, prosthetics, performs minor adjustments and repairs, as well as fabricate splints for various conditions under the direction of the orthopedic physician.
  8. Documents clinical care appropriately in EMR.
  9. Assist with clinic flow by rooming and discharging as needed, as well as patient education and clinical follow up.
  10. Demonstrate a commitment to patient, visitor 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Required Skills
  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in health related field with current Athletic Trainer license
  • 1 - 2 years. Entry-level graduates with BOC certification will be considered. 
  • Licensed or license eligible in PA as an Athletic Trainer; BLS certification

 

 

 


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WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

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Lancaster City was the capital of Pennsylvania from 1799 to 1812. Today, Lancaster County includes a vibrant downtown business district, desirable suburban neighborhoods and sprawling agricultural farms. Life in Lancaster County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, an independent professional baseball team, fine dining and more. When visiting Lancaster, one can't help but recognizing the influence of the Pennsylvania Dutch — farm-to-table and beyond.

Conveniently located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lancaster is within an easy commute to major cities and has ready access to public transportation. Residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, public administration, manufacturing, and both professional and semi-professional services. (Patient population: 535,000)

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WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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