Provide Athletic Training Services to student athletes under the direction of the team physician or referring physician in accordance with PA State Athletic Training Practice Act which is governed by the PA State Board of Medicine and State Board of Osteopathic Medicine for athletic event coverage for high school, college, club sports, or intramural events. The Athletic Trainer will act as a liaison between the school community, parents, attending physician or specialist in referring student athlete for injury treatment.
Essential Job Functions
-Assesses, manages, treats, rehabs and reconditions athletes. -Observes the domains of Athletic Training Established by the BOC (Board of Certification). -Performs basic direct patient care activities in a physician office or therapy setting as assigned. -Injury/Illness prevention and Wellness Protection -Assess athletes and clients to screen for potential risk factors such as injury/illness. -Educate the athletes/clients on how to prevent injuries and illness through exercises, modalities, and prevention taping/bracing. -Clinical evaluations of medical conditions/disorders and injuries. -Medical histories -Physical exams -Communication of injuries to coaches and family -Immediate Emergency and Care of traumatic injuries and emergencies -Treatment and Rehabilitation -Manual Therapy -Therapeutic Exercise -Neuromuscular Rehabilitation -Agility Training -Modalities including but not limited to, Ultrasound, Electric Stimulation, Traction, Light and Biofeedback -Bracing -Application and remove of casts and splints -Removal of sutures -Local Treatment of Wounds -Provides exercise instructions (pre and post-operative) -Work hardening/Ergonomic Training -Organizational and Professional Health and Well-Being -Provide efficient, effective healthcare services -Ensure compliance with State and Federal Law and accrediting agencies' policies related to the delivery of healthcare -Standard billing and reimbursement practices if applicable -Maintain medical records -Develop and comply by policies and procedures related to employment and fiscal management -Develop an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) -Risk Management Plans -Operational and capital budgets -Program compliant with federal statutes and regulations -Fills out all appropriate forms for physician to complete the orders of the physician to the patient. -Other duties as assigned.
-Supports performance improvement initiatives in the physician practices. -Assists in data collection as directed -Incorporates into practice performance improvement initiatives that have been implemented -Maintains the environment of care. -Ensures that supplies are replenished daily -Consistently maintains a clean safe environment
Bachelor’s Degree or higher in related field (e. Exercise Science or Kinesiology)
Completion of an Accredited Athletic Trainer Curriculum
Strong leadership ability, good organizational skills, independent and critical thinking skills, and sound judgment.
Strong ability to communicate complex and/or controversial topics and concepts to a wide and diverse audience.
Previous outpatient office experience;
Previous experience with athletic training at the secondary or intercollegiate levels
License, Certification & Clearances
Current Licensure as an Athletic Trainer in the State of Pennsylvania
Athletic Trainer Certification through the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers (BOC)
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) approved curriculum of the American Heart Association (CPR and AED) program.
Excela Health, a 578-bed, tertiary-based health system in Westmoreland County, PA, includes three hospitals – Excela Westmoreland Hospital, Excela Latrobe Hospital and Excela Frick Hospital – and serves more than 23,000 inpatients, 700,000 outpatients and 100,000 emergency visits annually. With more than 700 providers and allied health professionals and 4,300 employees, Excela is a regional leader in clinical areas such as Cardiovascular Disease, Orthopedics and Emergency Medicine.