JOB PURPOSE:

The Athletic Trainer provides care to clients in need of sports related rehabilitation services in various settings. This person is responsible for the care of injured athletes from adolescents to geriatrics at community sporting events and on the practice and playing fields. The Athletic Trainer administers immediate first aid and develops a treatment program based on the nature of the injury. The Athletic Trainer communicates with the injured athlete, physician, coach, and family as appropriate.



KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:


Appropriately assesses and examines athletes with varying diagnoses according to the Athletic Training scope of practice.

Treats Athletes within the ATC scope of practice.

Provides education to students, caregivers, coaches, etc. regarding athletic injuries and care.

Completes documentation of Athletic Injuries (via injury report and coaches notes).

Maintains Athletic training supplies and equipment.

Promotes Piedmont Healthcare by working positively with students, caregivers coaches and faculty.

Participates in other high school events as appropriate to help promote the sports medicine program.

Assumes responsibility for completing all assignments and tasks in a timely and cost efficient manner.

Works closely with the physician and physician's assistants within Piedmont Healthcare.

Markets the Entire Hospital system within the community.



MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:


Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training or related field such as Health, Physical, Education or Exercise Science.



MINIMUM LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY LAW:


Current certification from the National Athletic Trainer's Association; Current Athletic Trainer license in State of Georgia; and BLS certification is required.



ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:


Experience with a variety of sports programs preferred.


Associated topics: ankle, foot, joint, ortho, orthopedic, orthopedic surgery, reconstructive, surgeon, surgery, trauma

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