Ephrata, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 85337

Athletic Trainer I - Orthopedic Sports Medicine Lancaster

Melissa Melhorn
Melissa Melhorn
Talent Acquisition Consultant

Schedule & Location

Full Time (80 hours every two weeks)

Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Lancaster

Our medical group of almost 5,000 employees is strong and growing fast!  We have medical practices that represent 51 specialty areas of medicine across 77 locations throughout Central Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland.  Wherever your patient care interests fall - whether it’s caring for babies, to end of life care, or anywhere in between to include urgent care - join our amazing team and learn for yourself why WellSpan was just recognized in the Forbes’ list of the 100 best employers in Pennsylvania, with a ranking of No. 24!

Working together, our goal is to improve lives through exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. Our culture is one of respect, diversity and inclusion.

Benefits Information

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Job Description

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

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Job Responsibilities and Expectations per setting:
  2. High School/Athletic Events Coverage:
  3. 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.
  4. Carries out all prescribed treatments and recommendations made by the team physician and communicates appropriately with the rest of the interdisciplinary care team.
  5. Maintains relationships with referring physicians, businesses, schools, coaches and other referral sources within local community.
  6. Utilizes appropriate, sound and up-to-date clinical techniques to effectively assess and treat athletic injuries.
  7. Records athletic injuries and treatments as rendered and maintains the records in accordance with the district/organization/WellSpan guidelines for which service is provided.
  8. 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.
  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.
  10. Maintains, orders, and organizes everyday supplies necessary to deliver proper evidence-based treatment of athletes within the guidelines of the department.
  11. 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.
  12. Medical Office Orthopedics:
  13. Assists physicians in the care and treatment of patients with orthopedic needs.
  14. 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.
  15. Designs and instructs patient home exercise programs for patients as needed.
  16. Fits and adjusts durable medical equipment including but not limited to braces, canes, crutches, and walkers.
  17. 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.
  18. Assists with application of casts and splints for all types of fractures and educates patients on cast and splint care.
  19. Applies simple braces, prosthetics, performs minor adjustments and repairs, as well as fabricate splints for various conditions under the direction of the orthopedic physician.
  20. Documents clinical care appropriately in EMR.
  21. Assists with clinic flow by rooming and discharging as needed, as well as patient education and clinical follow up.
  22. WellFit Program:
  23. 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.
  24. Provides land and/or aquatic and other program instruction to WellFit members. Provides oversight for all exercise sessions.
  25. Adjusts exercise programming to meet the changing needs of the WellFit member.
  26. Supervises gym/pool; responds appropriately to situations which may arise during the wellness visit; provides first aid for WellFit members as appropriate.
  27. Trains new WellFit staff members on equipment use and maintenance, planning exercise programs, taking vital signs, and establishing baseline measures.
  28. Assists Wellness/Community Relations Coordinator in planning, implementing and marketing WellFit programs and promotions for the community.
  29. Participates in community awareness seminars and wellness information programs.

Qualifications

  • Minimum Experience:
    • 1 - 2 years. Entry-level graduates with BOC certification will be considered.
  • Minimum Education:
    • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in health-related field with current BOC certification
  • Required Certification:
    • Licensed or license eligible in PA as an Athletic Trainer; CPR certification
  • Required Courses:
    • Graduate of a Commission on the Accredited of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) program or graduate of an athletic trainer internship program

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