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Athletic Trainer

Pulaski, Tennessee

Req ID 7415-3084 Post Date Jun. 12, 2024 CategoryAllied Health FacilitySouthern Tennessee Regional Health System - Pulaski

The athletic trainer is the liaison between the patient and/or parents, the medical doctors or their support staffs, the medical assistant, athletes, coaches, and contracted outreach community.  Prevention of Athletic injuries:  Design and Implement Prevention programs.  Job Knowledge:  Understanding the job duties, know how in performing assigned tasks.  Ambition/Initiative:  Willingness to put forth effort in starting an activity, contribute to new ideas or seek improvement.

Essential Functions 

Conduct an initial assessment of an athlete’s injury or illness to provide emergency or continued care and to determine whether they should be referred to physicians for definitive diagnosis and treatment.
Evaluate athletes’ readiness to play and provide participation clearances when necessary and warranted.
Evaluate athletes’ readiness to play and provide participation clearances when necessary and warranted.
Apply protective or injury preventive devices, such as tape, bandages, or braces, to body parts such as ankles, fingers, or wrists.
Assess and report the progress of recovering athletes to coaches or physicians.
Collaborate with physicians to develop and implement comprehensive rehabilitation programs for athletic injuries.
Care for athletic injuries, using physical therapy equipment, techniques, or medication.
Perform general administrative tasks, such as keeping records or writing reports.
Plan or implement comprehensive athletic injury or illness prevention programs.
Instruct coaches, athletes, parents, medical personnel, or community members in the care and prevention of athletic injuries.
Travel with athletic teams to be available at sporting events.
Advise athletes on the proper use of equipment.

Organizational Expectations 

Provides a positive and professional representation of the organization.
Promotes culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting, documentation, and prevention.
Maintains hospital standards for a clean and quiet patient environment to maintain a positive patient care experience.
Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments in related scope of job role or practice.
Adheres to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities.
Maintains compliance with organization’s policies, as well as established practices, protocols, and procedures of the position, department, and applicable professional standards.
Complies with organizational and regulatory policies for handling confidential patient information.
Demonstrates excellent customer service through his/her attitude and actions, consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission, and Values of the organization.
Adheres to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and TJC standards and/or standards from other accrediting bodies.

Job Requirements 

Minimum Education
Bachelor’s Degree Required.
Master's Degree preferred.

Minimum Work Experience
Over 2 years’ experience in the field of athletic training.

Required Skills
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

Required Licenses
[Tennessee, United StatesAthletic Trainer
Minimum of a Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training Degree from accredited school/college.
Must be NATA BOC Certified and possess or be in the process of acquiring licensing certification or registration from the state of Tennessee

Current BLS or obtain within 90 days of hire.

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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