Athletic Trainer - WellSpan Rehabilitation

Hanover, PA | Professional | Tracking Code: 56121

Position Summary:

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:
 

  • Primary:  Coverage at sports events at Hanover YMCA.
  • Primary:  Administration of fitness programs on and potentially off-site.
  • Primary:  completion of post offer employment tests for local companies at North Hanover Rehabilitation and Deatrick Commons (Gettysburg)
  • Demonstrate proper taping, strapping, bracing and fitting of athletic equipment. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Maintain BOC and CPR certification in accordance with those respective institutions. 
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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/ Athletic Events/ Club sports 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. 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 


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

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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