• Athletic Trainer (PRN)

    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/18/2019 12:11 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2019-58311
    Category
    Patient Care
    Position Type
    Temporary Full-Time
    Department
    ICE MUSL Athletic Trainers
    Post End Date
    6/8/2019
  • Overview

    This posting will be used to fill mutlitiple positions.

     

    The Athletic Trainer (AT) will recognize, evaluate, treat and rehabilitate participating athletes who have suffered a sports injury or illness as well as provide injury prevention education to those athletes. Their responsibilities include coverage of athletic team events and additional special events as assigned. The AT serves as the primary liaison between the assigned school, the parent/athlete, and appropriate healthcare providers. The athletic trainer will also be responsible for other duties at UAMS as assigned.

     

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity.  We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.  

     

    Salary offered commensurate with experience

    Responsibilities

    • Provides appropriate sports related care for athletes/ patients.
    • Be on campus daily for practice when school is in session, including Saturdays during football season.
    • Recognizes, prevents and performs evaluations on site, initiate appropriate treatments, and recommend appropriate follow up care. Provides first aid and basic life support measures to ill/injured athletes. Cover assigned events and competitions, including travel with the team, as contracted. Make return to play decision as appropriate.    
    • Maintains documentation of patient/ athlete interaction on appropriate forms, including documentation of any necessary follow up.
    • Maintains records of athletic injuries treated.
    • Collaborates with coaches and UAMS to assist with insuring athletes are current on health supervision exams/ pre-participation physical exams.
    • Keep athletic training room neat, organized, and safe. Assist with supply ordering and maintain organized, and safe, Assist with supply ordering and maintain organization and inventory of supplies/ equipment,
    • Assist the sports medicine coordinator in budgeting related to assigned school.
    • Assist with the referral and scheduling of athletes to appropriate healthcare providers. Coordinators with school and district personal on implementation of emergency action plans and sports medicine related polecat. Ensure the school insurance claim form is completed and appropriately disseminated.
    •  Communicates effectively with patients, parents, coaches, and other healthcare providers.
    • Acts as liaison between athletes needing medical treatment/ therapy services and families, coaches, and healthcare providers.
    • Ensures the athlete and family understand the treatment plan. Participate and organize youth sports injury prevention initiatives as assigned.
    • Provides consultations on wellness, risk reduction, and safe participation in sporting events.
    • Conducts athletic injury and youth sports safety in-services at assigned schools. Be available by phone to assigned school when not on campus.

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Baccalaureate Degree, Major Athletic Training or related
    • Professional License/Certificate: NATABOC

    • One year of athletic training experience is preferred

    This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check.  A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 

     

    UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.

    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Frequently
    Sit: Occasionally
    Walk: Frequently
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Frequently
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 100+ lbs
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Continuously
    Talk: Frequently
    Hear: Frequently
    Taste or smell: Occasionally
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Occasionally
    Physical Environment: Outdoor Weather Conditions
    Noise Level: Loud
    Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: Sharp objects/tools

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