Certified Athletic Trainer
Company: Methodist Health System
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: January 15, 2021
- Purpose of Job
- Responsible for assessment and immediate care on a variety of
- Job Requirements
- Bachelor of Science (B.S.) / Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from an
accredited college or University.
- Certifications by the National Athletic Trainers
- Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Emergency Medical
Tech (EMT) equivalent instead of Basic Cardiopulmonary
Resuscitation (CPR) accepted.
- Requires knowledge of athletic training theory, methods of
athletic training rehab, general operation of modern physical
equipment, and medical terminology.
- State of Iowa Athletic Trainer (AT) licensure required.
- National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Board of
Certification Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) required.
- Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) required, Emergency
Medical Tech (EMT) equivalent instead of Cardiopulmonary
Resuscitation (CPR) accepted.
- Requires skills in assessment and Rx of athletic injuries, time
management and organization, athletic injury prevention techniques,
and patient documentation.
- Requires the ability to work independently, conduct research
and carry through with new ideas on program development, adapt to
changing environment, communicate with and interact with the
public, physicians, coaches, hospital staff, etc.
- Skilled in promoting positive relations when interacting with
patients or other customers.
- Physical Requirements
- Weight Demands
- Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.
- Physical Activity
- Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
- Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
- Distinguish colors
- Repetitive Motions
- Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
- Job Hazards
- Not Related:
- Explosives (pressurized gas)
- Electrical Shock/Static
- Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat
Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
- Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared
and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or
- Rare (1-33%):
- Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
- Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
- Occasionally (34%-66%):
- Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses)
(Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
- Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors,
outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
- Essential Job Functions
- Essential Functions I
- Promotes positive relations when interacting with patients,
visitors, families, physicians, customers and co-workers.
- Greet, smiles and makes eye contact.
- Introduces self by name.
- Volunteers to help co-workers and other employees.
- Addresses patients and others by surname.
- Responds quickly to patients and/or other peoples' needs.
- Knows and demonstrates 6 step customer complaint management
- Performs assessment and immediate care on a variety of athletic
injuries to ensure safe, accurate care and treatment.
- Provides assessment on athletes on initial visit at the
physical therapy clinic (sports eval) or on site at the sporting
- Establish a Recipe to Take (Rx) plan.
- Establish an immediate Recipe to Take (Rx) plan or first-aid to
injured athletes while on site at sporting events.
- Review medical records if appropriate
- Establish and implement a Recipe to Take (Rx) program to assure
- Base Recipe to Take (Rx) program on objective evaluation and
achievable short and long term goals.
- Recipe to Take (Rx) plan must be appropriate for the
- Constantly re-evaluating the effectiveness of the Recipe to
Take (Rx) plan.
- States appropriate Recipe to Take (Rx) goals and time frames
for athletes with the plan.
- Provides athlete education to ensure understanding of the
injury and treatment plan.
- Educate each athlete and/or family and/or coach regarding the
status and progress of treatment.
- Instruct athlete, family and coach in appropriate exercise
program and the use of ice/heat, taping, special pads, strength and
- Provides taping, padding, stretching, strength and conditioning
as well as equipment fitting services to area athletes and coaches
to optimize safety and prevent injury.
- Establish types and methods of taping, padding, stretching,
strength and conditioning and equipment fitting to be utilized by
- Properly serves as an athletic trainer to assigned athletic
events for high school, colleges, professional organizations and
organized road races to assure the safety of the participant in the
event of an injury.
- Provide athletic training services in accordance with standards
- Provide coverage for the Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinic
to assure the Athletic Trainer perspective on assessment and
- Work closely with the physician and/or physical therapist
performing assessments, treatment planning and implementation of
treatments as needed to the athletes.
- Provide complete patient documentation in the Physical Therapy
Clinic and on site at various school affiliations/contracts,
including initial evaluation, progress notes and discharge summary
to assure accurate recordkeeping.
- Prepares initial evaluation at Physical Therapy Clinic dictated
within 24 hours of evaluation.
- Daily treatment records kept in the physical therapy clinic and
various school affiliations/contracts. Discharge summary dictated
at Physical Therapy Clinic within 72 hours of discharge.
- All notes may be handwritten in lieu of dictation.
- Documentation to follow facility and state licensure
- Provides patient progress reports to physician to ensure timely
communication of the athlete's condition.
- Updates physician both verbally and in writing as to the
progress of the patient prior to discharge or the next physician
- Follow QA requirements.
- Maintain copies of progress notes on file.
- Properly schedules athletes for sports evaluations and regular
patients for therapy and assist with general office duties
including copying, faxing, billing, etc., to assure the delivery of
services in a manner deemed appropriate by Rehab Services.
- Schedules of sports evaluations for athletes shall be posted in
the schedule book at the end of each day for the next day.
- The senior Physical Therapist (PT) may also assign patients for
- Out-patients shall be scheduled as soon as possible after the
order is received.
- Athletes shall be scheduled with a physical therapist for
further evaluation if determined appropriate by athletic trainer
and physical therapist.
- Provides promotion of the hospital and participates in
marketing programs to ensure departmental and Sports Medicine
- Participates in promotional activities and positively
represents the Physical Therapy Department and the Hospital to the
nursing staff, physicians and the public.
- Markets the Sports Medicine Team by contact with coaches,
physicians, athletic director and others at least once a
- Properly serves as a resource person for the Senior Therapist
of the of Sports Medicine Team to enhance services and program
- Works cooperatively, giving input to the Coordinator of Sports
Physical Therapy in the area of athletic training including (but
not all-inclusive) marketing, taping, strength and conditioning,
equipment fitting, special pads, etc.
- Completes assigned tasks in a timely manner as related to
Sports Medicine Team services and programs, including student
athletic trainer program, body composition testing for high school
wrestlers, event coverage, Wabash Trace Trailhead, and other
- Essential Functions II
- Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as
mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as
directed by management.
- Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values,
Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company
- Other duties as assigned.
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