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University of Rochester Orthopaedic Technician - ATC - 225861 in Rochester, New York

Orthopaedic Technician - ATC Job ID 225861

Location Strong Memorial Hospital Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 093 Orthopaedic-Ambulatry Nur/SMH




Position Summary:

Provides clinical orthopaedic patient care by applying casts, splints, braces, as well as removing sutures and staples. Also provides 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 on an as-needed basis. The Orthopaedic Technician - ATC (Athletic Trainer Certified) contributes to unit activities and supports enhancement of the care delivery system at the unit level. The Orthopaedic Technician - ATC works as a team member and assists other staff members with implementing patient care.


Under general direction and with latitude for independent judgment:


  • Performs application of casts and splints.

  • Removes of sutures and staples.

  • Dispenses and performs brace fitting for patients.

  • Performs rooming and care of the orthopaedic patient (vital signs, eRecord screening, room turnover, provider procedure support).

  • Ensures accurate and timely documentation in the EMR.

  • Assumes responsibility of care for assigned patients under the direction of the MD/PA/NP.

  • Participates in patient education as outlined in the plan of care.

  • Assists in the identification of patient and family needs.

  • Participates in plan of care for patients.

  • Implements appropriate nursing interventions, and contributes to patient/family education through collection of data, interdisciplinary team collaboration, documentation, and excellent communication.

  • Identifies basic age specific, cultural, and spiritual needs of patients and families.

  • Clearly communicates patients needs to appropriate members of the care team.

  • Recognizes obvious changes in patient status seeking appropriate resources to address concerns.

  • Carries out other clinical duties as assigned.

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, coordinates 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; teaches 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 patients 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.

  • Assists 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.


Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training, or Bachelor's in a related field with internship route certification in Athletic Training. Master's in same or related field preferred. 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. Requires employee to maintain all requirements required by Strong Memorial Hospital / Strong Health as a condition of employment.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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