Clinical Athletic Trainer

Location
Silver Spring, Maryland-Silver Spring
Posted
Sep 09, 2021
Closes
Oct 14, 2021
Ref
210002RJ
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
The Clinical Athletic Trainer will work with the sports medicine Orthopaedic surgeons and pediatrician. Will be responsible to evaluate, plan and modify treatment for a wide variety of patients in the Sports Medicine Department within the Division of Pediatric Orthopedics. Other responsibilities include patient evaluation, home exercise therapy education, brace/crutch fitting, casting and education, facilitation of necessary ancillary services, and to participate in research within the sports medicine field. In collaboration with the Sports Medicine Team, the Clinical Athletic Trainer will develop and implement athletic training outreach services to local high schools, including pre-participation evaluations, training room evaluations, and game and event coverage.

Qualifications

Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree Bachelor's degree in athletic training. Master's degree preferred as the position will be involved in research, education, and marketing efforts. .

Minimum Work Experience
1 year At least 1 year of athletic training experience required. 3 years athletic training experience in a clinical setting, preferred. .

Functional Accountabilities
Patient Treatment and Services
  • Evaluate new and return patients, include present history, past medical/surgical history, medications, and allergies; obtain information regarding radiology, labs and past work-up/information.
  • Assist physician in making physical therapy and radiology referrals; order x-rays.
  • Develop targeted diagnosis and management plan and inform patient/family; dictate patient encounters.
  • Present clear, concise and well formulated information to physicians.
  • Measure and fit crutches and braces based on treatment plans.
  • Assist to coordinate care and patient follow-up.
  • Apply and remove basic and specialized bracing, plaster and fiber casts.
Patient/Family Education
  • Ensure appropriate post-op, follow-up care and coordination of ancillary services; educate patient and families regarding home exercise therapy and use of braces and crutches.
  • Create and develop education and training documents for patients and families regarding sports injury, prevention and diagnosis
Athletic Training Outreach Program
  • Organize and implement an afternoon training room at a local high school.
  • Establish working relationship with athletic director, coaches, and parents.
  • Consult physician appropriately for questions and concerns.
  • Active in game coverage
Resident Training
  • Assist and or/train, residents in the proper application techniques.

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification
  • Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met

Teamwork/Communication
  • Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  • Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  • Receptive to others' ideas and opinions

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  • Contribute to a positive work environment
  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  • Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  • Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  • Use resources efficiently
  • Search for less costly ways of doing things

Safety
  • Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  • Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  • Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  • Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  • Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  • Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance


Childrens National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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