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Athletic Trainer

Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: November 23, 2021

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.We are currently accepting applications for entry-level and novice Athletic Trainers interested in working with St. Luke's University Health Network's Sports Medicine Program. Positions are full-time, exempt and include an outstanding benefits and professional development opportunities. Positions in a variety of settings are available (College/University, Secondary Schools, Elite Club and Professional Sports). St. Luke's currently employs more than 120 Licensed Athletic Trainers and is the Region's Largest and Most Highly Integrated Provider of Sports Medicine Services.We are seeking motivated Athletic Trainers looking to continually improve and advance their career in Athletic Training. St. Luke's Sports Medicine encourages individuals who are looking to enhance their clinical and leadership skills by joining a nationally recognized teaching Network with proven success indicators. St. Luke's is a 12 hospital Network with a comprehensive orthopedics department and is the only hospital system in Pennsylvania to be named one of IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics) 100 Top Hospitals in the nation 7 times and the last 5 years consecutively.Candidate requirements include:---Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Licensure (NJ Licensure Preferred)---NATA - BOC Certification---Master's Degree Preferred---NPI Number ---Excellent Communication SkillsApplication Process:---Complete application and submit letter of interest and resume/CVAthletic Training Services, Relationships, and Strategic PlanEnsures that athletic training services are provided in a timely, accurate, effective, and cost-efficient manner and in compliance with established policies, procedures and practices. Maintain and be a knowledgeable resource of current and proposed standards of practice and State guidelines of Athletic Training services. Collaborate with Sports Medicine Relationships personnel to ensure appropriate staffing models for primary sites, pre-participation physicals, and special events in accordance with partner agreements Assist in ensuring alignment of Network and Department goals and consistent processes and procedures among network Athletic Trainers. Maintain accurate records of injuries, treatments and provide insurance claim information for sports injuries treated by a physician. Regularly evaluates services and policies (i.e EAP, Safe Sport School standards, etc) in order to make appropriate recommendations for change / update and implementation to enhance care provided at the site. Provide coaches and athletic directors with a list of student-athletes medically eligible to participate under district and state rules and regulations at their program. Provide input and recommendations to the 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. Athletic Trainers shall assist the attending or consulting physician on any related medical management of the patient that fall under the athletic trainer's scope of practice. Network and Community Collaboration Collaborate with program and community officials and develop educational programming to meet partner needs, ensure quality and effectiveness, and provide appropriate documentation. Under the direction of the Senior Director, Program Managers, and Coordinators, work with SLUHN Marketing Department to market and promote the program and provide on-site marketing related to St. Luke's Sports Medicine services. Act as the primary liaison and point of contact between Network entities (i.e. Physicians, Sports Performance, Physical Therapy, Nutrition, etc), other healthcare professionals (i.e. EMS, school nurse, etc), the school district (i.e. Principal, athletic director, guidance counselor, etc), athletes and their parents as it relates to the program assignment. Program Evaluation Assist in implementation and collection of: clinical care/outcomes, customer service improvement, operational data, and safety. MentorshipTake responsibility for professional development with the use of various tools (i.e. BOC resources, goal setting, etc). Communicate regularly with Athletic Trainers in program and/or region. Model appropriate professional behaviors and mentor students from approved Colleges and Universities working within the Sports Medicine Program Create development goals and collaborates with sports medicine personnel ensuring progression toward established goals Network Duties and Professional Responsibilities Take responsibility to understand and complete professional and technical requirements and provide St. Luke's 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 recertification, My E-learning). Maintain confidentiality of all materials handled within the Network / Entity as well as the proper release of information. Comply with Network and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient, and environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements. Demonstrate/model the Network's Service Excellence Standards of Performance in interactions with all customers (internal and external). Comply with Network and departmental policies regarding attendance and dress code. Demonstrate competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and development, and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated. Maintain appropriate general treatment orders and operating procedures to be reviewed annually and approved by the designated supervising physician.OTHER FUNCTIONS:Other related duties as assigned. 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.

Keywords: St. Luke's University Health Network, Bethlehem , Athletic Trainer, Human Resources , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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