Athletic Trainer

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The Athletic Trainer Position works mainly in the school setting as well as Connecticut Othopaedics clinics. This position plays a critical role in CT Orthopaedics’ commitment to community care providing services to student-athletes as well as assisting in the care for patients in our work conditioning and work hardening programs when in the clinic.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for patient care under supervision of a licensed physical therapist
  • Involved in the Athletic Training Services program, participation in the coverage of school athletic events and practices
  • Designs and implements specific therapeutic programs for rehabilitation of the injured athlete
  • Determines the need for and administers proper athletic training techniques prior to and during games/practices to decrease risk of injury
  • Athletic training techniques can include: taping, wrapping, bracing, proper hydration and minor wound care
  • Performs, with interpretation, selected measurement procedures such as isokinetic testing, range of motion, gross strength of muscle groups, length and girth of body parts, and vital signs
  • Determines the effectiveness of athletic training/rehabilitative techniques and records change as indicated by athlete response within limits of specified plan of care
  • Works closely with physical therapists and area physicians to treat athletes
  • Maintains proper lines of communication to ensure athlete is getting optimal care within the team
  • Prudently manages emergency incidents, coordinates EMS and acute care procedures including Basic Life support to reduce the impact on function of an injured athlete
  • Seeks outreach opportunities and participates in events to promote the company (races, club teams, etc)
  • Able to assist in the development of marketing strategies which lie within the athletic trainer’s area of clinical expertise
  • Prepares and submits clinic reports via EMR, assuring confidentiality and following all HIPPA guidelines to include initial evaluations and summaries, daily treatment notes for all patients seen that day under his/her care, progress reports to referring physicians and agencies, discharge reports and summaries, special reports as directed by the Director of Rehabilitation, and daily attendance records and summaries; Completes and submits all reports pertaining to the evaluation via EMR
  • Perform other duties as assigned by their supervisor.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Basic Life Support certification required
  • Connecticut Athletic Trainer license required.
  • National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) certification
  • Ability to lift patients using biomedical techniques frequently throughout the course of a work day/shift; must be capable of easily lifting fifty (50) pounds of weight alone
  • Ability to walk, bend, stand, and reach constantly during a work day/shift
  • Visual acuity (near and distant) sufficient to maintain accurate records, recognize people, and understand written direction
  • Ability to speak and hear sufficiently to understand and give directions
  • Ability to push wheeled equipment throughout the facility and in the community
  • Fine motor skills adequate for scheduling and preparing athletes, equipment, and supplies for treatment
  • Ability to participate in sustained activities for many hours in duration in accordance with state labor laws
  • Previous experience in school athletics setting preferred
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