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Athletic Trainer Resident (College) at St. Luke's University Health Network

Athletic Trainer Resident (College)

St. Luke's University Health Network Allentown, PA Full Time


St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.

The Athletic Trainer Resident provides athletic training services to patients within the orthopedic clinic under the direction of the Athletic Training Residency Medical Director or other assigned physician preceptor in accordance with state athletic training practice act. Complete required didactic, scholarly, and clinical rotation requirements of the CAATE® accredited residency program. Meet the professional, clinical, technical, communication and documentation standards to make decisions based on established guidelines.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with the attending physician on any related medical management of the physician's patient that fall under the athletic trainer's scope of practice.
  • Comply with Residency guidelines to demonstrate progression towards the completion of residency didactic, clinical, and scholarly outcomes.
  • Maintain accurate medical documentation within the Network electronic medical record system on par with established standards.
  • Collaborate with the patient care team to ensure optimal patient care.
  • Assist the collaborating physician with the collection and interpretation of patient reported data to guide the patient plan of care.
  • Ensure that athletic training services are provided in a timely, accurate, effective, and cost-efficient manner and in compliance with established policies, procedures and practices.
  • Assist the Athletic Training Residency Clinical Competency Committee in evaluating program effectiveness.
  • Provide input and recommendations that evaluate and improve the St. Luke's orthopedic system of care for patients.
  • Assist the Network with initiatives that improve health and wellness in the populations and communities we serve.
  • Athletic Trainers shall have a plan of care or written protocol as required by their respective licensing board (PA and NJ).
  • Take responsibility to understand and complete educational, professional and technical requirements and provide St. Luke’s University Health Network with the necessary documentation on such requirements. (i.e., CAATE®, BOC® Continuing Education reporting and renewal, bi-annual state certification renewal, annual CPR recertification).
  • Demonstrate competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated.
  • Perform in depth, systematic assessment relative to chief complaint of the patient.
  • Maintain awareness of department budget.
  • Function as a professional role model and resource person providing guidance to coworkers.
  • Assist with occasional outreach Athletic Training coverage when requested.

PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:

Sit up to 2 hours per day; 1 hour at a time.  Stand for up to 8 hours per day; 6 hours at a time.  Walk 6 hours per day; 20 minutes at a time.  Occasionally lift, carry, and push objects up to 30 pounds.  Transport patients weighing up to 250 pounds via wheelchair.  Frequently stoop and bend.  Frequently reach above shoulder level.  Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch.  Must be able to hear as it relates to normal conversation, and high and low frequencies.  Must be able to see as it relates to general, near, far, color, and peripheral vision.

EDUCATION:

Master's degree preferred.  Graduate of an accredited, professional athletic training education program.  Active Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Athletic Training License and State of New Jersey License.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

3-4 years experience in athletic training and sports medicine.  Experience within the orthopedic physician practice is preferred. Fluency in Spanish language preferred.

WORK SCHEDULE:

Primary work schedule will coincide with physician scheduled hours and may exceed 40 hours per week.  Monday through Sunday as needed.  Evening coverage as needed.

*Athletic Training Services: The management and provision of care of injuries to a physically active person as defined in the state practice act with the direction of a licensed physician. The term includes the rendering of emergency care, development of injury prevention programs and providing appropriate preventative and devices for the physically active person. The term also includes the assessment, management, treatment, rehabilitation and recondition of the physically active person whose conditions are within the professional preparation and education of a certified athletic trainer. The term also includes the use of modalities such as mechanical stimulation, heat, cold, light, air, water, electricity, sound, massage and the use of therapeutic exercises, reconditioning exercise and fitness programs.

Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address.  Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer.  Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable.  It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application.  Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!





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