Athletic Trainer - WellSpan Orthopedics- full-time

Hanover, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 57601

Position Summary:

General Summary:

Under general physician supervision, provides basic athletic training services for patients/athletes at designated setting.

 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

The following are essential job accountabilities:

 

Medical Office Orthopedics:

10   Assists physicians in the care and treatment of patients with orthopedic needs.

11   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.

12   Designs and instructs patient home exercise programs for patients as needed.

13   Fits and adjusts durable medical equipment including but not limited to braces, canes, crutches, and walkers.  

14   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.

15   Assists with application of casts and splints for all types of fractures and educates patients on cast and splint care.

16   Applies simple braces, prosthetics, performs minor adjustments and repairs, as well as fabricate splints for various conditions under the direction of the orthopedic physician.

17   Documents clinical care appropriately in EMR.

18   Assists with clinic flow by rooming and discharging as needed, as well as patient education and clinical follow up. 

 

 

The following are common expectations:

26   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.

27   Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.

28   Maintains professional growth and development.

29   Provides outstanding service to all patients, providers, coworkers and customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.


The following are nonessential job accountabilities for ADA purposes:

30   Responsible for the care and maintenance of department/entity equipment and supplies; mail distribution.

31   Enters and/or retrieves data from established computer files using knowledge of various computer software applications.

32   Attends meetings as required.

       Performs other related duties as identified.

 

 
Required Skills

Athletic Trainer

Valid Driver's license in good standing

Required Experience

Experience is preferred though new graduates will be considered


Quality of Life

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 1,500 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 19,000 employees, and 170 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.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

The borough of Hanover was settled in the mid-1700's as part of York County and is known for its fertile land and productive farming community. It is geographical located 19 miles southwest of York, Pennsylvania and 54 miles northwest of Baltimore, Maryland.

Because of its proximity to Maryland, South Hanover is a popular hometown for commuters and their families. The appeal is the affordable housing prices, reasonable Pennsylvania cost-of-living and pleasant community lifestyle. With convenient routes leading north, south, east and west, one can chart and easy route to major East Coast cities.

Hanover is a hotbed of activity for business growth and development. Visitors come to enjoy performing arts, outdoor recreation, museums, festivals, farm fresh flavors and microbreweries. Several major food and snack brands make Hanover their national headquarters. (Patient population: 15,500)

Equal Opportunity Employment

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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