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Athletic Trainer full time

Company: St. Lukes University Health Network
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.Provide Athletic Training services to student athletes under the direction of the team physician or by written referral from a physician, and in accordance with state athletic training practice act. Assist in managing and marketing the Sports Medicine Program. Meets the professional, clinical, technical, communication and documentation requirements and standards and to make decisions based on established guidelines. JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Maintains appropriate general treatment orders and operating procedures to be reviewed annually and approved by the designated team physician. 2. Provides pertinent healthcare-related information of the injured student-athlete in a clear, concise professional manner to the appropriate athletic support staff and administration. 3. Provide athletic training services for all home sanctioned athletic contests and away varsity football games as designated by the Lead Athletic Trainer. 4. Act as a liaison between family physicians and specialists, the school district, athletes and their parents. 5. Maintain accurate records of injuries, treatments and provide insurance claim information for sports injuries treated by a physician. 6. Ensures that athletic training services are provided in a timely, accurate, effective, and cost-efficient manner and in compliance with established policies, procedures and practices. 7. Assists the Lead Athletic Trainer, Program Manager and Senior Director of Sports Medicine Relations in evaluating program effectiveness and provide any program updates in a timely manner. 8. Provides input and recommendations to the Lead Athletic Trainer and Athletic Director for an effective budget that will cover the projected costs of equipment and supplies needed to maintain quality and safety of student-athlete care. 9. Follows schedule provided by the Lead Athletic Trainer and is present for pre-participation sports physicals (seasonally). 10. Provide the coaches and athletic director with a list of athletes medically eligible to compete under district and state rules and regulations. 11. Instructs student-athletes and families on relevant topics based on assessed learning needs. 12. Instructs and educates athlete. Athletic Trainers working in an office setting shall assist the attending or consulting physician on any related medical management of the physician's patient that fall under the athletic trainer's scope of practice. 13. Athletic Trainers working in an office setting shall have a plan of care or written protocol as required by their respective licensing board (PA or NJ). 14. Takes responsibility to understand and complete professional and technical requirements and provide St. Lukes University Health Network with the necessary documentation on such requirements. (I.e., BOC Continuing Education reporting and renewal, Bi-annual state certification renewal, annual CPR recertificationappropriate coaches/school officials on relevant learning needs specific to the injured .) 15. Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the Network/ Entity as well as the proper release of information. 16. Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient and environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements. 17. Demonstrates/models the Networks Service Excellence Standards of Performance in interactions with all customers (internal and external). 18. Demonstrates Performance Improvement in the following areas as appropriate: Clinical Care/Outcomes, Customer/Service Improvement, Operational System/Process, and Safety. 19. Demonstrates financial responsibility and accountability through the effective and efficient use of resources in daily procedures, processes and practices. 20. Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding attendance and dress code. 21. Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated. 22. Performs in depth, systematic assessment relative to chief complaint of the patient. 23. Maintains awareness of department budget. 24. Functions as a professional role model and resource person providing guidance to coworkers. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Other related duties as assigned. PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Sit up to 2 hours per day; 1 hour at a time. Stand for up to 8 hours per day; 6 hours at a time. Walk 6 hours per day; 20 minutes at a time. Occasionally lift, carry, and push objects up to 30 pounds. Transport patients weighing up to 250 pounds via wheelchair. Frequently stoop and bend. Frequently reach above shoulder level. Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. Must be able to hear as it relates to normal conversation, and high and low frequencies. Must be able to see as it relates to general, near, far, color, and peripheral vision. POTENTIAL ON-THE-JOB RISKS: Cuts and punctures, being confined to small spaces, slippery surfaces, assault and battery, radiation, chemical, and biohazards, injuries from operating machinery, burns, and back injuries. Employees who work in patient care areas where they may have potential exposure to patients with suspected or proven tuberculosis (TB) must have the ability to wear a particulate respirator and be fit-tested in compliance with the current recommendations from the CDC (enforced by OSHA) or must provide physician documentation as to the inability to wear a particulate respirator. SPECIFIC PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE: Gloves, face masks, and gowns. MOST COMPLEX DUTY: Providing individualized, professional athletic training care to student athletes. SUPERVISION (RECEIVED BY AND/OR GIVEN TO): Responsible to the Sports Medicine Physicians for clinical issues. Also, supervised by the Director, Sports Medicine Relations and Program Manager for administrative matters. Supervises support staff including Graduate Student Athletic Trainers and Undergraduate Student Athletic Trainers. COMMUNICATIONS: Must be able to communicate with physicians, professionals in related health care fields, business clients, patients, families, the community, and all levels of hospital employees. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Must have a valid drivers license. QUALIFICATIONS (MINIMUM) EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited, professional athletic training education program with a minimum of a Bachelors Degree. Depending on primary work location (PA or NJ), an active Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Athletic Training License, or, an active State of New Jersey Athletic Training License is required. Within 120 days all employees must hold an active PA Athletic Training license. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Experience in athletic training and sports medicine. Fluency in Spanish language preferred. WORK SCHEDULE: Primary work schedule will coincide with high school/college athletic/school/municipal sports events and schedules and may exceed 40 hours per week. Monday through Sunday as needed. Evening coverage as needed. *Athletic Training Services: The management and provision of care of injuries to a physically active person as defined in the state practice act with the direction of a licensed physician. The term includes the rendering of emergency care, development of injury prevention programs and providing appropriate preventative and devices for the physically active person. The term also includes the assessment, management, treatment, rehabilitation and recondition of the physically active person whose conditions are within the professional preparation and education of a certified athletic trainer. The term also includes the use of modalities such as mechanical stimulation, heat, cold, light, air, water, electricity, sound, massage and the use of therapeutic exercises, reconditioning exercise and fitness programs. Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!! St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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