Athletic Trainer Certified (ATC)- Birmingham, AL (outreach and clinical)

ID198441
Full Time Regular
1021 Montgomery Highway, Suite 200
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216-2805
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Job Description

A Certified Athletic Trainer is involved in the Athletic Training Services program:

Job Description:

This role will be 80/20 with assisting 2 mornings a week in a physician's office as a physician extender.

 Outreach duties will be as athletic training coordinator of a large youth soccer association (Birmingham United Soccer Association). Providing healthcare at training sessions, home games and tournaments. Coordinating additional athletic trainers for weekend games and multi-site tournaments. Keeping updated medical documentation for injured athletes. Assist in coordinating doctor's visits and physical therapy for athletes.

Hours: Full time hours ( Hours split between Clinic hours and Youth Soccer Associations)

Champion Sports Medicine is part of Select Medical's Outpatient Division. We are a nationally prominent, locally driven provider of outpatient physical rehabilitation with almost 1800 locations in 37 states, including the District of Columbia. Throughout the country we operate primarily as Select Physical Therapy, NovaCare Rehabilitation, Physio, Kessler Rehabilitation Center, KORT, Saco Bay Physical Therapy, Concentra, SSM Physical Therapy and Keystone Physical Therapy. Our highly respected clinical team provides preventative and rehabilitative services that maximize functionality and promote well-being. We develop individualized treatment plans to help achieve each patient's specific goals. Our integrated local market network allows us to effectively partner with physicians, employers, payors and case managers to achieve optimal patient outcomes in a cost-effective manner. We also provide physical therapy and athletic training services to professional sports teams, colleges, universities and high schools.

Responsibilities

  • Implementing injury prevention programs for teams.
  • Promoting good communication between medical staff, coaches and athletes.
  • In clinic: duties to include but are not limited to assisting office staff with scheduling physical therapy for patients.
  • Responsible for patient care under supervision of a licensed physical therapist.
  • Coordinating all Athletic Training Services for BUSA.
  • Designs and implements specific therapeutic programs for rehabilitation of the injured athlete
  • Determines the need for and administers proper athletic training techniques prior to and during games/practices to decrease risk of injury. Athletic training techniques can include: taping, wrapping, bracing, proper hydration and minor wound care.
  • Performs, with interpretation, selected measurement procedures such as isokinetic testing, range of motion, gross strength of muscle groups, length and girth of body parts, and vital signs.
  • Determines the effectiveness of athletic training/rehabilitative techniques and records change as indicated by athlete response within limits of specified plan of care.
  • Works closely with physical therapists and area physicians to treat athletes. Maintains proper lines of communication to ensure athlete is getting optimal care within the team.
  • Prudently manages emergency incidents, coordinates EMS and acute care procedures including Basic Life support to reduce the impact on function of an injured athlete.
  • Participates in events to promote the company (races, club teams, etc).
  • Coordinate multiple health care providers for multisite events and tournaments.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS Degree REQUIRED
  • National Athletic Trainers Association (BOC) certification
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification
  • Applicable state license where required

Physical Requirements:
• Ability to lift patients using biomedical techniques frequently throughout the course of a work day/shift; must be capable of easily lifting fifty (50) pounds of weight alone.
• Ability to walk, bend, stand, and reach constantly during a work day/shift.
• Visual acuity (near and distant) sufficient to maintain accurate records, recognize people, and understand written direction.
• Ability to speak and hear sufficiently to understand and give directions.
• Ability to push wheeled equipment throughout the facility and in the community.
• Fine motor skills adequate for scheduling and preparing athletes, equipment, and supplies for treatment.
• Ability to participate in sustained activities for many hours in duration in accordance with state labor laws.

Additional Data

Select Medical is committed to having a workforce that reflects diversity at all levels and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment, and employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

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