Licensed Athletic Trainer

Licensed Athletic Trainer
Job Description/Summary
The L/ATC shall be responsible for attending all sports activities as assigned by Sports Medicine Coordinator, assisting team physicians as directed, maintaining written records on all athletes, and consulting with team physicians and coaches regarding injured athlete's status.
SUMMARY
1. Responsible for coverage of assigned athletic events.
2. Responsible for rendering treatment as outlined by physician for injured athletes.
3. Responsible for assessment of injured athletes and proper referral to physician.
4. Responsible for communication with team coaches.
QUALIFICATIONS
1. Graduation from approved college/university.
2. Eligible/Certified through National Athletic Trainers Association/BOC.
3. Eligible/Licensed through Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Stands, turns, bends, lifts, climbs, and uses a great majority of physical motion in performing day to day activities of work. Must be able to stand for extended periods of time and do a great deal of walking without experiencing extreme fatigue. Lifting and carrying equipment, supplies, and materials up to 50 lbs. without help; over 50 lbs. with help of mechanical devices or other personnel. Operation of electrical equipment and category I exposure to infectious materials, visual acuity to perceive reactions to injury and/or treatment.
RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Contribute to positive work demands and the overall team effort of the Sports Medicine team.
2. Abide by ethics and standards established by the NATA.
3. Attend athletic events as assigned, assisting team physician when in attendance.
4. Maintain communication with coaching staff regarding status of injured players and schedule changes.
5. Record progress on injured athletes on established forms.
6. Refer athletic injuries to physician for diagnosis and treatment referral.
7. Perform treatments as ordered by physician.
8. Maintain proper equipment and supplies pertinent for coverage of athletic events.
9. Maintain proper attitude of encouragement toward all athletes/staff
10. Attend/participate in department/clinic in-services.
11. Submit in writing to Sports Medicine Coordinator a record of incident or accident with self, patient/athlete or other employee as soon as it occurs.
PATIENT/ATHLETE CARE
1. Participates as a member of the health care team.
2. Transports patients, maintains records, equipment and supplies as indicated.
3. Observes and records patient condition, reactions and responses. Report appropriate information to physician/ clinical director.
4. Accepts responsibility for the patient's personal care and environment throughout treatment.
5. Follows established procedures and safety precautions in the use of heat, cold, light, water, sound, electricity and massage.
6. Carries out physician prescribed rehabilitation protocols.
7. Carries out treatment utilizing any rehabilitation equipment for which he/she has
received adequate instruction in its use and has demonstrated adequate understanding
and competency.
8. Cares for braces, prostheses, bandages and other assistive devices.
9. Acts as an assistant to the team physician when appropriate during assessment, stabilization and transport of injured athlete.
SUPPORT DUTIES
1. Informs immediate supervisor of pertinent information relative to Sports Medicine.
2. Complies with procedures for maintenance of supplies and equipment.
3. Performs duties as assigned by Sports Medicine Coordinator and/or Clinical Director.
4. Participates in appropriate conference and in-service programs for purpose of
Continuing Education.
The above duties are the normal functions necessary to perform identified. This job description shall not be construed to be a detailed description of all work requirements of this position.
SUPERVISOR: Sports Medicine Coordinator and Clinical Director.
Title: Licensed Athletic Trainer
ID: 4669
Location: Birmingham, AL
Department: Sports Medicine/ ATC
Status: PRN 935397d80af54600a10fe9d49daa78b3

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