Athletic Trainer - WellSpan Orthopedics - full-time

York, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 51490

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General Summary:

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


 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.


General Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Maintain BOC and CPR certification in accordance with those respective institutions.
  2. Maintain Pennsylvania state licensure.
  3. Demonstrate professionalism during all aspects of job and representation of WellSpan.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge and skill with injury and illness prevention, and wellness promotion.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to exam, assess and diagnose orthopedic injuries.
  6. Demonstrate proper immediate (including first aid) and emergency care as needed. 
  7. Utilize therapeutic intervention with injuries as needed. 
  8. Demonstrate effective health care administration and professional responsibility.
  9. Demonstrate proper taping, strapping, bracing and fitting of athletic equipment.
  10. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the assigned patient population.  Assesses and interprets patient age specific data and provides appropriate, age specific treatment.  Provides direct patient care to assigned patient age group(s).
  11. Promotes and adheres to the values and behaviors outlined in the code of conduct at all times.
  12. Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.
  13. Maintain established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  14. Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings, and workshops.
  15. Provide outstanding service to all customers, foster teamwork, and practice fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.
  16. Utilize appropriate, sound and up-to-date clinical techniques to effectively assess and treat patients.
  17. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Required Skills

Bachelor's degree in health-related field

PA license or PA license eligible

CPR certification

Orthopedic Technologist certification (*Must obtain within 1 year of hire*)



Required Experience

1-2 years preferred





About WellSpan
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 1,200 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.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)

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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