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Athletic Trainer Certified

Company: Beaumont Hospitals
Location: Taylor
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Athletic trainers (AT) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who develop, implement, and maintain comprehensive health care programs for athletes and other patients. Under the direction of, on the prescription of or in collaboration with a physician, the practice of athletic training includes the treatment of an individual for risk management injury prevention, clinical evaluation and assessment, immediate care and treatment, and rehabilitation and reconditioning of injury or illness, or both.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Injury and Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion

  1. Promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors with effective education and communication to enhance wellness and minimize the risk of injury and illness.

  2. Duties may include:

a. Identify risk factors by administering assessment, pre-participation examination and other screening instruments, and reviewing individual and group history and injury surveillance data.

b. Using evidence-based medicine, metrics and research in assessing injury risk reduction or risk management;

c. A holistic approach including promotion of physical, social, intellectual, emotional, mental and spiritual wellness.

Examination, Assessment and Diagnosis

  1. Implementing systematic, evidence-based examinations and assessments to formulate valid clinical diagnoses and determine patients' plan of care.

  2. Duties may include:

a. Obtaining a thorough history through observation, interview and review of relevant records;

b. Perform a physical examination that includes diagnostic testing to formulate differential diagnoses;

c. Formulate a clinical diagnosis by interpreting history and the physical examination to determine the appropriate course of action;

d. Interpret signs and symptoms of injuries, illnesses or other conditions that require referral, utilizing medical history and physical examination to ensure appropriate care;

e. Educate patients and family members about clinical findings, prognosis and plan of care to optimize outcomes and encourage compliance.

Immediate and Emergency Care

  1. Integrating best practices in immediate and emergency care for optimal outcomes.

  2. Duties may include:

a. Establish Emergency Action Plans to guide appropriate and unified response to events and optimize outcomes;

b. Triage to determine if conditions, injuries or illnesses are life-threatening;

c. Implement appropriate emergency and immediate care procedures to reduce the risk of morbidity and mortality;

d. Implement referral strategies to facilitate the timely transfer of care.

Therapeutic Intervention

  1. Rehabilitating and reconditioning injuries, illnesses and general medical conditions with the goal of achieving optimal activity level based on core concepts and using the applications of therapeutic exercise, modality devices and manual techniques.

  2. Duties may include:

a. Optimize patient outcomes by developing, evaluating and updating the plan of care;

b. Administer therapeutic exercises to patients using appropriate techniques and procedures to aid recovery to optimal function;

c. Administer therapeutic devices to patients using appropriate techniques and procedures to aid recovery to optimal function;

d. Administer manual techniques to patients using appropriate methods and procedures to aid recovery to optimal function;

e. Administer therapeutic interventions for general medical conditions to aid recovery to optimal function;

f. Determine patients' functional status using appropriate techniques and standards to return to optimal activity level.

Healthcare Administration and Professional Responsibility

  1. Integrating best practices in policy construction and implementation, documentation and basic business practices to promote optimal patient care and employee well-being.

  2. Duties may include:

a. Evaluate organizational, personal and stakeholder outcomes;

b. Develop policies, procedures and strategies to address risks and organizational needs;

c. Practice within local, state and national regulations, guidelines, recommendations and professional standards;

d. Use established documentation procedures to ensure best practice;

e. Maintaining professional development and ensuring compliance with Board of Certification Standards of Professional Practice.

STANDARD QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

A. Education / Training:

  • Completion of a CAATE approved athletic training education program or educational equivalent required.
  • Post-certification Master's degree in athletic training preferred.

B. Work Experience:

  • At least one year of related and expansive work experience in all aspects of athletic training or a combination of education and experience preferred.

C. Certification, Licensure, Registration:

  • Board of Certification, Inc. certified as an Athletic Trainer (ATC) required.
  • Licensed as an Athletic Trainer (AT) through the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs required.
  • Additional certifications and credentials obtained in health care (i.e. CSCS, PES, FMS, CKTP, EMT) preferred.

Keywords: Beaumont Hospitals, Taylor , Athletic Trainer Certified, Other , Taylor, Michigan

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