Schedule: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Sign on bonus $5,000!
Were searching for an Athletic Trainer practice according to the NATABOC standards of professional practice and comply with all the legal requirements regulating the practice of athletic training. Assures continued competency of professional performance, knowledge and skill evidenced by professional development and maintaining current knowledge related to all aspects of practice. Under the direction of a physician, manages the needs of the patient within a clinic setting and provides athletic training intervention by reviewing, revising, and implementing techniques or discharging athletic training services as deemed appropriate. Documentation of the evaluation, intervention and change in health status is performed as required in Standard 7 of the BOC standards of professional practice. Participates in the education of student athletic trainers. Performs athletic training duties at special events as requested by department leadership.
- Works in conjunction with physicians, physician assistants, nurses, medical assistants, and physical therapists, to provide appropriate treatments to injured children in the clinic setting.
- Instructs patients and families in therapeutic exercise and develops Home Exercise Programs for individual patients in clinic.
- Instruct patients in crutch/ gait training.
- Acts as a liaison between physician and patients/parents/physical therapists/athletic trainers/coaches with regard to athlete's rehabilitation and return to practice/play status following acute injury evaluation and or surgical intervention by sports medicine staff physicians.
- Communicates with patients/ parents/physical therapists/athletic trainers/coaches to answer questions and concerns as well as to ensure proper injury and post-surgical care is being followed.
- Performs and is accountable for specialized projects, tasks or office functions as negotiated with the management team. Works as part of a team to coordinate smooth functioning of the clinic.
- Coordinates, develops and implements injury and illness prevention strategies for athletes and the physically active.
- Communicates with Sports Medicine and Sports Physical Therapy teams to provide integrated home exercise programs.
- Provides sports injury prevention instruction and techniques to patients, parents, coaches and others in the community. Develops evidence-based education programs for sport-specific, gender-specific or injury-specific conditions.
- Presents educational programs to patients, parents, coaches and other members of the community
- Communicates effectively with patients, parents, other providers (MD, ATCs, PTs, etc...) and the community.
- Speaks clearly and intelligibly, using professional language that is suited to the educational level of the recipient in communicating with others.
- Demonstrates organizational and analytical skills to solve problems, make decisions and develop systems and processes for effective workflow and financial viability. Develops, implements and monitors systems and processes to promote effective and efficient operations of programs and services. Supports organizational strategic imperatives. Maintains effective and efficient use of providers, personnel, equipment, and capital.
- Participates in seminars, clinical programs and lecture series for physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, coaches, allied health and applied science professionals.
- Provides positive and effective customer service in support of the Program and health system operations.
- Applies therapeutic modalities as prescribed in accordance with Nebraska state law and NATABOC standards of care.
- Performs a variety of pediatric orthopedic clinical support functions
- Orders of orthopedic casting supplies /appliances/soft wear appliances within established budget as approved by manager.
- Maintain inventory of instruments, casting, splinting, bracing supplies, and other DME as necessary
- Applies and adjusts plaster casts/fiberglass casts and assembles orthopedic traction equipment and devices Works with the orthopedic provider in caring for patients with injured joints and bones.
- Modify and replace casts as needed, under the direction of a provider
- Instructs orthopedic patients in caring for their injuries, understand and adjust traction equipment, adjust crutches, walkers, and other aids and provide instructions to patients in their use.
- Serve as a contact for families with children in casts to provide additional information and resources as necessary.
- Develop educational material for patients and families about various types of casts and cast care related to immobilization.
- Responsible for the accurate recording and reporting of facts, including evaluation and treatment rendered to the patient; all entries in the medical record must be reviewed and signed by the supervising physician.
- May assist orthopedic provider with plan of treatment for patients
- Instruct and supervise Residents, Medical students, and PA students in the application of various types of casts and splints.
- Applies and removes all types of traction, casts, splints and other non-invasive immobilization devices and equipment
- Train new employees in the removal of casts and application of casts, splints, and other DME as necessary.
- Ensure cast saws and other cast related equipment are in proper working order.
- Assist with the removal of superficial orthopedic hardware such as pins;
- Post operatively:
- Application of casts, splints and other non-invasive orthopedic devices and equipment ;
- Cast and splint changes, dressing changes with routine wound care as necessary;
- Chart progress notes as necessary.
- Assists with development of the facility, operations and, programs to support successful implementation of organizational vision for a comprehensive sports medicine/ Orthopedic program/ service line.
- Facilitates growth and skill development of self, team, students and community
- Openly and willingly shares knowledge and expertise with other team members. Utilizes internal and external resources to enhance own knowledge and skills
- Prepares for and actively participates in educational opportunities provided within the department including presentations, article reviews, in- services, discussions
- Assists with the orientation of new team members into the department and organization including student education and student observations to further promote the profession
- Provides supervision and education to students and volunteers, including participation in clinical education of students from affiliating schools
- Develops and maintains relationships with internal and external professionals including, but not limited to, orthopedic surgeons, pediatric and internal medicine physicians, coaches, sports clubs, amateur sports organizations & foundations
- Provide sideline coverage for outreach AT as needed. This coverage will include athletic training services to local schools that Childrens is in contractual agreements with or others deemed necessary by leadership.
- Assists team in providing programs, systems, processes that support high quality care, current clinical practice, outcomes measures, and fiscally responsible practice
- Actively participates in team meetings by identifying opportunities for improvement & growth, sharing insight into topics under discussion, openly listening to ideas of others
- Actively contributes towards the completion of new programs, projects, processes by volunteering to assist and completing assigned tasks/responsibilities within identified time frame
- Supports decisions of team by incorporating new programs, systems, processes into current practice
- Assists director and team in identifying and developing systems, structures, processes and programs that support high quality service, outcomes measures, current clinical practice, program growth and fiscally responsible practice
- Communicates accurately and appropriately in written and verbal venues so as to foster quality care, customer satisfaction, and inter and intra department relationships.
- Maintains current knowledge of national standards, research based practice guidelines, best practice protocols and utilizes knowledge to enhance and direct clinical care
- Supports a marketing plan to position facility as the medical clinic and therapy center of choice for youth sports medicine.
- Facilitates the development of trusting relationships and partnerships with physicians, high school athletic trainers, community agencies, peers and other professionals
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Knowledge and experience in the administration of a variety of assessment tools, treatment plans and equipment.
- Knowledge of athletic training treatment and modalities.
- Strong clinical knowledge of pediatric orthopedic/sports medicine, athletic training, physical therapy theory, principles and practice
- Requires the ability to communicate effective, both verbally and in writing
- Requires the ability to work effectively in a team setting
- Requires the ability to assist with professional programs
- Requires the ability to organize responsibilities and to complete multiple tasks in a timely manner
- Requires basic computer skills
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelors Degree in Athletic Training or an accredited educational program by the NATA-BOC required, equivalent work experience may substitute for education. Masters Degree in a related field is preferred.
- Minimum 3 years experience working as an athletic trainer in orthopedics/sports medicine required.
- Current and valid Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association is required within 3 months of hire.
- Certified by the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers.
- Nebraska state license to practice as an Athletic Trainer.
- Certification of Orthopedic Technologists required within 12 months of hire.
SPECIAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
- Valid drivers license required for travel to various satellite locations in the immediate area.
Children's Hospital & Medical Center - Omaha