Emory Healthcare/Emory University Athletic Trainer II in Atlanta, Georgia
JOB DESCRIPTION: Under the direction of the Sports Medicine or Orthopedic Clinic Manager, this is an experienced athletic training position with clinical responsibilities to one or more orthopedic physicians. This position will require that the incumbent possesses the clinical evaluation and educational skills expected of an athletic trainer for Emory Healthcare. Additionally, the incumbent will provide athletic training services for Emory Orthopedics or Sports Medicine under the direction of a designated orthopedic physician. The incumbent has direct patient contact primarily for the evaluation and treatment of medical and musculoskeletal pathology consistent with the scope and practice of athletic training clinical competencies as defined by the NATABOC and the State of Georgia Athletic Training Credentialing Board. The incumbent must perform many of the outlined tasks with minimal or no supervision in the clinical setting. Identifies, documents, and resolves complex patient problems related to musculoskeletal care and patient service. Assures continuity of care through effective decision-making resulting in quality patient care. Coordination of patient and/or athlete care services with other health care providers is essential. Performance of a thorough medical history and appropriate physical examination on each patient. Order and interpret diagnostic studies under the direction of a physician. Performance of educational responsibilities specific to the needs of each patient. Documentation of each patient visit. Assure a timely response to patient phone calls. Handles general office duties and any other tasks assigned by the physicians or clinic manager. Identifies the need to develop or revise policies and procedures pertaining to sports medicine patients and/or department practices. Implements clinic initiatives with regards to patient safety, compliance, and staff development. Assist with physician research projects and demonstrate progression on specific projects. Coverage of community outreach events as required by program manager. Serve as a mentor for the Athletic Training Residency program with involvement in teaching and educational sessions. Clinical resource for call center, front desk, and other administrative personnel. Work cooperatively with all members of the Emory Orthopedic and Spine Center teams.
Performance of a thorough medical history on each patient, including; a thorough history of the injury or condition, primary complaint, pain level assessment, past medical history, review of medications and allergies, and how quality of life is affected. Performance of an appropriate physical examination on each patient seen, including; range of motion testing, strength testing, sensation testing, palpation, functional testing, ligamentous testing, and special tests as needed. Order and interpret diagnostic studies under the direction of a physician, including; radiographs, MRIs, EMG studies, CT scans, diagnostic ultrasounds, rehabilitation referrals, and physician referrals. Performance of educational responsibilities in specific to the needs of each individual patient, including; exercise instruction and demonstration and answering patient questions in regards to the treatment plan, surgery, rehabilitation and future care. Prepare and assist the physician with injection procedures done in the office. Provides proper post operative wound care and education, removal of sutures and dressing changes to post-surgical patients as directed by the attending physician. Documentation of each patient visit following all outlined guidelines in the electronic databases to include history, physical exam, diagnostic test results, impression, plan, and patient learning.
Attendance at greater than 75% of the educational programming offered by Emory Sports Medicine (i.e. Journal Club, Case Studies, Emory/SEATA annual symposium). Works with manager to formulate plan for professional development. Attends educational in-services as appropriate. Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments.
Assure a timely response to patient phone calls. Handles general office duties and any other tasks assigned by the physicians or clinic manager. Identifies the need to develop or revise policies and procedures pertaining to sports medicine patients and/or department practices. Implements clinic initiatives with regards to patient safety, compliance, and staff development. Assist with physician research projects and demonstrate progression on specific projects. Coverage of community outreach events as required by program manager. Serve as a mentor for the Athletic Training Residency program with involvement in teaching and educational sessions. Clinical resource for call center, front desk, and other administrative personnel. Will work cooperatively with all members of the Emory Orthopaedic and Spine Center teams.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Nationally certified athletic trainer (ATC), Georgia state licensure, bachelors degree in a health related profession. Two years of experience required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the use of relevant medical terminology, are essential. Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification in accordance with the American Heart Association is required.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium Max 25lbs): up to 25 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 25 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.
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Division The Emory Clinic
Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30329
Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta
Department TEC Ortho - Exec Park
Job Type Regular Full-Time
Job Number 59710
Job Category Therapy
Standard Hours 40 Hours
Emory Healthcare is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices and decisions. Emory Healthcare prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age (40 and over), disability, citizenship, genetic information, service in the uniformed services, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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