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Athletic Trainer


Summary

Some nights and weekends required

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY: Is the primary liaison between the customer, physicians, and support staff of the medical practice and to contracted schools, rec centers/sports clubs, and to external sporting events. The Athletic trainer will follow the patient from time of arrival to their time of departure and will ensure all customer and physician needs are met to provide the best customer and physician experience as possible.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

  • Ensures that athletic training services are provided in an accessible, cost-effective, high quality manner while in compliance with established policies and protocols.
  • Evaluates the customer with objective measures and develops treatment goals off of the evaluation. Will work closely with physical therapists to ensure the best treatment plan is developed and performed.
  • Maintains documentation in patient records.  Monitors and evaluates response to intervention, modifies treatment in agreement with the physician.  Follows billing and reimbursement procedures according to departmental and regulatory guidelines.
  • Liaison between customers, support staff, and physicians
  • Assists in screenings, presentations and in-services for area coaches, athletes and parents.
  • Assists in the coverage of local races, sports physicals and sporting events and at other marketing events for the program to help expand the programs brand.
  • Will work to expand the programs market share along with the Sports Medicine Physicians and Manager, Ambulatory Operations. Will help to identify, build relationships with, and ultimately help to secure additional secondary school, college, and youth program contracts.
  • Is responsible with aiding physicians in procedures, as needed
  • Responsible for reviewing medical records prior to appointments to ensure all needed information is available for physician review and if not, works to secure information prior to patient visit.
  • Responsible for maintaining and monitoring of work schedule.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:

  • May provide input to Athletic Directors on budget as it relates to equipment and supply costs needed to maintain safety and high quality care
  • Assists in the scheduling of pre-participation school based physicals. The athletic trainer will be present at these events to help build relationships and name recognition amongst athletes and parents
  • Responsible for wound care and wound dressing
  • Responsible for drawing up medications and/or injectables per physician protocol
  • Assists with general housekeeping to provide clean, comfortable, orderly and safe environment
  • Reviews quality and appropriateness of services delivered for effectiveness and efficiency using predetermined quality assurance criteria

JOB REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  •  A Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training or Physical Therapy
  • Current certification as an Athletic Trainer, issued by the National Board of Certification (BOC)
  • CPR Healthcare/BLS certification
  • Valid Current Driver’s License
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Able to effectively communicate with peers and leaders within     the community, schools and athletic clubs
  • PA Licensed or eligible as Athletic Trainer

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • One (1) year's experience in traditional setting.
  • Clinical experience in outpatient office.

COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS

ATTENTION/CONCENTRATION - The following level of ability is essential for the jobholder to focus on certain aspects of current experience and reject others: 

•           The position requires the ability to attend to more than one aspect of a situation simultaneously.  It is highly likely that multiple task demands are going to be required of the individual at the same time.

NEW LEARNING AND MEMORY - The following level of ability is essential for the jobholder to learn and retain material:

•           A large portion of this position requires reliance on verbal memory and new learning.  Efficiency in processing of verbal information, either in written or spoken form, is a major requirement and prerequisite of the job.  The individual must be able to attend to and process multiple bits of information simultaneously.  The individual must be able to organize and categorize this information effectively so that later recall is feasible.

PROBLEM SOLVING, REASONING AND CREATIVE THINKING - The following level of ability that is essential for the jobholder to think (in order to solve a problem) by combining two or more elements from past experience or imaginative thought:

•           The position requires much autonomy of thought and problem solving.  The individual must be able to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems.  The individual must be able to think abstractly, which is manifested in the ability to form concepts, use categories, generalize from single instances, apply procedural rules and general principles, and be aware of subtle or intrinsic aspects of a problem. The development of hypothesis and potential solutions to problems involves careful interpretation, analysis and diagnosis.  The individual must be able to collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  The individual must be able to think creatively with a degree of inventiveness, experimentation and intuition.  They must be able to deal with a variety of concrete and abstract variables.

TEMPERAMENTS:  The following are essential requirements of the position in relation to job-worker situations.  These items describe how a worker must adapt, adjust, conform or act:

•           Leadership, control and planning:  Ability to accept responsibility for leadership, direction, control, planning, negotiating, organizing, directing, supervising, formulating practices, or making final decisions.  

•           Creativity, feelings or ideas:  Ability to adapt to situations involving the interpretation of feelings, ideas, or facts in terms of personal viewpoint; to use creativity, self-expression, or imagination.

•           Influencing others:  Ability to influence people in their opinions, attitudes or judgments about ideas or things; to motivate, convince or negotiate.

•           Working within tolerances, set limits or standards:  Ability to adapt to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances, or standards; to be precise, thorough, exacting, or meticulous in regard to material worked; or in activities such as numerical determinations, record preparation, or inspecting.

•           Performing under stressful conditions:  Ability to perform under stress when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or in situations in which working speed and sustained attention are critical aspects of the job; to be subject to danger or risk, or to tension as a regular, consistent part of the job.

•           Variety and change:  Ability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure involving significant differences in technologies, techniques, procedures, environmental factors, physical demands, or work situations.

•           Communication:  Ability to exchange information with others clearly and concisely; to present ideas, facts and technical information.

•           Planning and control:  Ability to identify task requirements and monitor progress toward accomplishment.

•           Interpersonal relations:  Ability to maintain relationships that facilitate task accomplishment; to cooperate and resolve conflicts; to recognize needs and be sensitive of others.

EQUIPMENT USAGE REQUIREMENTS

Equipment/Tools: Grinder, whirlpool, cast cutter, heat gun, telephone, intercom, dictation equipment, copier, CRT, ultrasound, electrical stimulator, TENS, bicycle, treadmill, hydrocollator, computerized exercise equipment, fluidotherapy, phoresor, Goniometer, B.P. cuff, stethoscope, saw, scissors, reflex hammer, syringe, scalpel/hemostat.

Software: Related to computerized exercise equipment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Rarely 0-10%; Occasionally 11-35%; Frequently 36-70%; Continuously 71-100%

Body Position/Movement:

  • Sit: Occasionally
  • Stand: Frequently
  • Walk: Frequently
  • Bend: Occasionally
  • Push: Frequently
  • Pull: Frequently
  • Kneel/Squat: Occasionally
  • Reach: Frequently
  • Twist: Occasionally
  • Balance: Occasionally
  • Climb: Occasionally

Lifting: Degree of physical exertion is:

Moderate, exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Sensory Abilities specifically required:

  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Touch/Feeling

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

WORKING CONDITIONS: Position involves exposure to the following harmful elements:

  • Blood borne Pathogens
  • Extreme Noise Levels
  • Extreme Temperatures

Disclaimer: This job description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.  It is intended to be a reflection of those principal job elements essential for recruitment and selection, for making fair job evaluations, and for establishing performance standards.  The percentages of time spent performing job duties are estimates, and should not be considered absolute.  The incumbent shall perform all other functions and/or be cross-trained as shall be determined at the sole discretion of management, who has the right to amend, modify, or terminate this job in part or in whole.  Incumbent must be able to perform all job functions safely.

Benefits At A Glance:

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH offers the following benefits to employees:

  • 100% Tuition Assistance at The Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Shift, Weekend and On-Call Differentials
  • Health, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Retirement Savings Account with Company Matching
  • Child Care Subsidies
  • Onsite Gym and Fitness Classes

Disclaimer

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

 

Search Firm Representatives please read carefully: PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH as a result of the referral or through other means.

KISSELHILL Part Time Posted on 07/19/2022