The Athletic Trainer (AT)functions under the direct supervision of the director, assistant director, and supervisors of physical medicine. The AT is responsible for providing treatment to athletes for athletic injuries following established policies and procedures.
This individual will also develop and implement programs for prevention of athletic injuries. The AT works in coordination with team coaches on developing and implementing physical training programs for their athletes. The AT monitors athletic practices and games, providing medical treatment immediately following an injury.
The AT stays current with new techniques, equipment and medical treatments for athletes through continuing education, conferences/seminars, professional societies and journals. The AT is required to meet all standards and policies on documentation. Northwest is a 495 bed system serving the city of Amarillo and the surrounding region.
We offer the ideal combination of traditional values and the most advanced technologies in healthcare, plus the conveniences of big city living in a friendly, smaller-town atmosphere. From the beauty of Palo Duro Canyon and great recreational facilities, to our quality educational system, Amarillo is a great place to live and work. A hospital is only as good as its caregivers.
That's why we're looking for allied health professionals who are dedicated and passionate about their work. We're looking for employees who can add to our culture of exemplary patient care and personal excellence. We're looking for exceptional professionals who share our vision and values.
Northwest Texas Healthcare System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. DISCLAIMERNorthwest Texas Healthcare System, a subsidiary of UHS, is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity.
Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE AND LICENSES/REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED Bachelor's Degree in Sports Medicine or other related Athletic Trainer Program Current National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Certification Master?s degree in exercise science or health promotion preferred Current BLS certification from the American Heart Association and maintain certification throughout employment PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS Ability to read, write and converse in English Ability to communicate withpatients, families, staff, physicians, support agencies, vendorsand others Ability to evaluate and interpret information and make independent decisions Ability to respond to pages,telephones and other auditory stimulation Ability to lift and transfer patients exerting 50-100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25-50 pounds frequently Ability to tolerate prolongedwalking andstanding Ability to have sensory skills to differentiate clinical signs and symptoms Ability to deal with a variety of stressful situations including emergency response to patient incidents MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, AND WORK AIDS USED Telephone and voice mail Paging system Personal computer Facsimile machine Copy machine Medical monitoring devices Therapeutic exercise and modality devices including but not limited to: Electronic equipment Exercise equipment Electrical lifts Ambulation devices Hydrotherapy equipment Wheelchairs, stretchers and tilt tables Continuous passive motion machines
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