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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Athletic Trainer / Ortho in Smyrna, Georgia


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This is an experienced athletic training position with clinical responsibilities to one or more orthopedic physicians under the direction of the Sports Medicine or Orthopedic Clinic Manager.

  • 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.

  • Identifies, documents, and resolves complex patient problems related to musculoskeletal care and patient service.

  • 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.

  • Assist with physician research projects and demonstrate progression on specific projects.

  • Serve as a mentor for the Athletic Training Residency program with involvement in teaching and educational sessions.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Attendance at greater than 75% of the educational programming offered by Emory Sports Medicine (i.e. Journal Club, Case Studies, Emory/SEATA annual symposium).


  • Nationally certified athletic trainer (ATC).

  • Georgia state licensure.

  • Bachelor's degree in a health related profession.

  • 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.

Salary: $25- $40.12/hour

The grade and salary of the position are based on specific criteria met within the qualifications of relevant experience, skills, performance and internal equity. This position is eligible for shift differentials.

Additional Details

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 Smyrna, GA, 30080

Campus Location US-GA-Smyrna

Department TEC Ortho - Smyrna

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Job Number 126760

Job Category Therapy

Schedule 7:30a-4p

Standard Hours 40 Hours

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