Athletic Trainer - Wellspan Orthopedics - Brownstown (55323)

Wellspan Health System Ephrata , PA 17522

Posted 4 months ago

General Summary:

Athletic Trainer, under general supervision, provides basic on-site athletic training services for various organizations including high school, college, and recreational teams during regular season, tournament and post-season athletic events. Clearly demonstrates the ability to perform prevention, assessment, treatment (including first aid), reconditioning and general rehabilitation of athletic injuries as set forth by the Board of Certification (BOC) and WellSpan Health.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate proper taping, strapping, bracing and fitting of athletic equipment.

  • Carry out all prescribed treatments and recommendations made by the team/program/event physician and communicates appropriately with the rest of the interdisciplinary care team.

  • Maintains relationships with referring physicians, businesses, schools, coaches and other referral sources within local community.

  • Utilizes appropriate, sound and up-to-date clinical techniques to effectively assess and treat athletic injuries.

  • Maintain BOC and CPR certification in accordance with those respective institutions.

  • Cover 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 sports medicine program coordinator and medical director.

  • Records athletic injuries and treatments as rendered and maintains the records in accordance with the district/organization/Wellspan Rehabilitation guidelines for which service is provided.

  • Assists the examining physician in implementation of pre-participation examinations for prospective athletes and measures patients/students 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 athletes progress through an ongoing status report.

  • 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.

Job Responsibilities and Expectations per setting:

High School/ Athletic Events/ Club sports coverage:

  • 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.

  • Carries out all prescribed treatments and recommendations made by the team physician and communicates appropriately with the rest of the interdisciplinary care team.

  • Maintains relationships with referring physicians, businesses, schools, coaches and other referral sources within local community.

  • Utilizes appropriate, sound and up-to-date clinical techniques to effectively assess and treat athletic injuries.

  • Records athletic injuries and treatments as rendered and maintains the records in accordance with the district/organization/WellSpan guidelines for which service is provided.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Maintains, orders, and organizes everyday supplies necessary to deliver proper evidence-based treatment of athletes within the guidelines of the department.

  • 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.

WellFit Program:

  • 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.

  • Provides land and/or aquatic and other program instruction to WellFit members. Provides oversight for all exercise sessions.

  • Adjusts exercise programming to meet the changing needs of the WellFit member.

  • Supervises gym/pool; responds appropriately to situations which may arise during the wellness visit; provides first aid for WellFit members as appropriate.

  • Trains new WellFit staff members on equipment use and maintenance, planning exercise programs, taking vital signs, and establishing baseline measures.

  • Assists Wellness/Community Relations Coordinator in planning, implementing and marketing WellFit programs and promotions for the community.

  • Participates in community awareness seminars and wellness information programs

Required Skills

  • Minimum of bachelor's degree in health related field with current Athletic Trainer license

  • 1 - 2 years. Entry-level graduates with BOC certification will be considered.

  • Licensed or license eligible in PA as an Athletic Trainer; BLS certification

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