Provide athletic training services to local high schools and collegiate institutions through prevention, conditioning, re-conditioning and rehabilitation for athletic injuries in the clinic setting under the direction of a physician in collaboration with other medical and allied health professionals.
Career Ladder: The three bands within this position are differentiated by level of independence, supervision required, ability to precept new employees in the use of all equipment, and the ability to lead and meet established departmental goals. Athletic Trainer levels and criteria for each level is defined below:
Band I: Entry level Athletic Trainers who are new to the URMC Sports Medicine Department who require training as well as regular direct supervision or guidance from a more senior athletic trainer. This generally involves orientation to the Department's infrastructure, policies, protocols, workflows, procedures and routines. During this period the Athletic Trainer must demonstrate an ability to progress towards proficient and competent performance of required tasks of an Athletic Trainer. 100% of time spent on clinical care and/or outreach activities.
Band II: With minimal supervision, demonstrates proficiency and competence in all aspects of job responsibilities and expectations, and consistently demonstrates initiative to assist in other areas of the department when the need arises. Able to work with student athletic trainers as needed. Demonstrates consistent attention to detail in all outreach and clinical services including complete documentation. Additional duties may include working on special projects. 100% of time spent on clinical care and/or outreach activities.
Band Two status requires a minimum of 18 months of progressively responsible professional work experience in an outpatient orthopedic clinical care and athletic training outreach role.
Band III: In addition to the responsibilities of an athletic trainer Band Two, responsibility for either program or regional coordination. Program coordination includes assisting in supervision, training, compliance, and operations of a sub-program staffed by athletic trainers. Regional coordination includes assisting in supervision, training, compliance, and operations of ATC programs at satellite locations. May serve as a preceptor in the on-boarding of newly hired athletic trainers directly orienting to equipment, routines and procedures, computer programs and software, as well as departmental and hospital policies. Directly assists in the mentoring of newer athletic trainers by providing one-on-one assistance in conjunction with the senior athletic trainer and directors. Able to effectively troubleshoot issues that arise within the department and deal with accordingly. Able to represent the department on various committees such as safety, quality, and operations groups. 90% clinical care and/or outreach activities and 10% administrative activities for program or regional coordination.
Band Three status minimally requires 4 years of progressively responsible professional work experience as an athletic trainer in an outpatient orthopedic clinical care and athletic training outreach role with 1 year dedicated to the URMC Sports Medicine Department preferred.
Senior: Experienced clinician that meets all Band III criteria plus management/oversight of sub-program within the overall program and/or assists/supports/executes Program Director Management functions as directed by ATC program directors.
Senior status minimally requires 6 years of progressively responsible professional work experience as an athletic trainer in an outpatient orthopedic clinical care and athletic training outreach role with 2 year dedicated to the URMC Sports Medicine Department preferred.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Athletic Training Outreach Services in the High School or Organization Setting:
Prevention of Athletic Injuries: Evaluates prior injuries and develops and teaches a program of injury prevention; evaluates injury rate and etiology and suggest changes in sport techniques and/or practice procedures to coaches; instructs coaching staff regarding sports techniques and practice procedures in view of injury prevention; educates, coaches and trains student athletic trainers in approved procedures
Care of Injuries: evaluates injuries, applies first aid, coordinate referral to medical care; communicates with parents or guardian as necessary and the physician regarding medical care; develops programs of general conditioning during recovery; instructs athlete in following prescribed home rehabilitation programs; teach procedures for a functional progression for return to participation
Instructs athletes, parents/guardian, and coach regarding conditioning, weight control, diet, prevention, and care of injuries; educates coaches regarding procedures and techniques for enhancement of performance; teaches student athletic trainers first aid protocol; provides guidance related to prophylactic skills and record keeping; Instructs on in-service programs for coaching staff regarding care and prevention of injuries.
Maintains inventory and assists with ordering of supplies as needed
Documents patient progress and response to treatments in the medical record
Athletic Training and Rehabilitation in the Clinic Setting:
Evaluates the patient's functional status and abilities and disabilities for participation in activities (sports); applies or directs application of various measures and tests; plans a program of patient treatment related to diagnosis/prognosis from physician's order.
Determines types and frequencies of rehabilitation and communicates the care plan options with patient.
Obtains supportive information from other sources, e.g., family members, physician, nursing staff, etc.
Communicates with, and recommends to physician and others involved, modification of program as needed.
Documents in the medical record complete and legible (either written or electronically) evaluation of findings, assessment, goals, and plan of treatment to department, professional and regulatory agency requirements.
Renders treatments ordered by supervising physician and determined in the athletic training evaluation according to scope of practice, and to standard and competence of care requirements for New York State Licensed Athletic Trainers, including competence with padding, taping, bracing, therapeutic techniques, modalities, exercise equipment, and instruction in therapeutic procedures and techniques.
Performs soft tissue massage, or joint position with adequate positioning of body, and upper extremity / hands strength for light to vigorous techniques depending on the patient's condition.
Recommends, obtains and instructs in the use of adaptive and assistive devices, such as crutches.
Completes medical/billing records and returns them in a timely manner for proper filing and reconciliation.
Supporting programs within the UR Sports Medicine department:
Participates in departmental meetings (both administrative and clinical continuing education programs)
Keeps current in the field by reading professional articles and journals
Attends CEU courses in ATC related field
Participates and attends selected professional meetings and seminars, etc.
Performs duties to support Ortho Sports MD's in clinic including documentation, taking history, performing exam and discussing exercise progression with patients
Assist in the ASC with patient care education instructing patients with post- operative exercise guidelines.
Performs evaluation and physical testing with workplace health clients in order to develop an exercise program for purposes of injury prevention and health maintenance. May also assist with sports performance programs including but not limited to performance training, ART, and Group Exercise classes.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training, or Bachelor's in a related field required or an equivalent combination of education and experience; Master's in same or related field preferred. The following are all required: Certification as an Athletic Trainer by the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification (NATABOC); New York State licensure as an athletic trainer; CPR certification required and ability to call for and/or render care in the event of a patient emergency; Employee must maintain all requirements mandated by Strong Memorial Hospital / Strong Health as a condition of employment; Internship route certification in Athletic Training.
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Pay Range: $ 44,866 - $ 60,570 Annually
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