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Trinity Health Athletic Trainer in Springfield, Massachusetts

Employment Type:

Full time

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Description:

Trinity Health Of New England is looking for experienced Athletic Trainers to join our team of mission-driven healthcare innovators with Trinity Health Medical Group. The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a school environment supporting student athletes in practices and competition. Must be available afternoons, evenings and weekends.

Top Reasons to Work at Trinity Health of New England:

• Become a valued member of an excellent and dedicated team

• Support the local community

• Continuing education opportunities

• Competitive Benefits Package

What you will do:

  • Conducts initial assessment of an athlete’s injury or illness and discusses findings with physician.

  • Develops treatment programs in accordance with findings of evaluations and goals established by the injury assessment or by the treating physician.

  • Performs initial evaluation and initial testing for athletes with sports related concussions.

  • Applies DME – splints, boots, taping as needed.

  • May practice manual therapy skills, Graston techniques, and dry needling.

  • Assists with office procedures such as ultrasound guided injections, PRP injections, and casting.

  • Instructs patients/athletes in therapeutic exercise, and activity modifications.

  • Informs athlete and families of important aspects of athlete’s present condition, including concussion, wound care, first aid and follow-up care.

  • Evaluates athletes’ readiness to play, discusses findings and develops plan with physician (and discussion and plan developed with physician)

  • Communicates by telephone with patients, athletes, families, other high school, or college ATCs if needed.

  • Plans and develops comprehensive athletic injury and illness prevention programs. Helps to develop and refine patient education literature based upon updates in medical literature.

  • Develops training programs and routines designed to improve athletic performances.

  • May potentially spend several hours a week outside of the office at high school training room along with possible game coverage.

  • Provides instruction (presentation) to coaches, athletes, parents, medical personnel, and community members in the care and prevention of athletic injuries.

  • Applies protective or injury preventive devices such as tape, bandages, or braces to body parts such as ankles, fingers, knees, wrists etc.

  • Conducts research and provides instruction on subject matter related to athletic training and/or sports medicine.

  • Provides proper communication with and referral to, an appropriate health care provider.

  • Provides proper maintenance and documentation of records for the administration of prescription and non-prescription medications.

  • Maintains confidentiality of athlete injury information.

  • Reports for work in office, event coverage and meetings at designated time. Adheres to proper work schedule.

  • Assists with the development and implementation of operational policies and procedures of the athletic healthcare program as requested.

  • Accepts additional responsibilities and duties as assigned.

What you will need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or master’s degree in Athletic Training from an accredited program.

  • Varied clinical experience desired but will consider a new graduate.

  • Requires athletic trainer certification (NATA), CPR and First Aide training certification.

  • Applied knowledge of diagnosing and evaluating symptoms, attention to detail and interpersonal skills.

  • Experience in electronic medical records (i.e., EPIC) preferred. Ability to learn and navigate EMRs.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Must be able to assist with or transfer athletes of various weight/heights.

  • Must be able to push carts with athletic equipment on them. Must be able to stand for long periods of time, have good mobility skills and be able to walk long distances. Must be able to carry training kit and coolers for long distances.

  • Must demonstrate ability to communicate to give adequate directions and instructions to subordinates.

  • Will have close contact with patients and likely to encounter blood and bodily fluids. Works inside or outside in various weather conditions where students are practicing/playing games as assigned by school.

About Trinity Health Of New England:

Trinity Health Of New England is an integrated health care delivery system that is comprised of world-class providers and facilities dedicated to full spectrum preventative, acute, and post-acute care. We aim to deliver top level care to increase our community's overall health at lower costs. While we serve nearly 3 million people, we are proud to be a part of a national system that focuses on putting our patients first and having the best colleagues to do so.

Trinity Health Of New England benefits include health insurance, adoption assistance, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, sick time, and professional advancement just to name a few.

Employees can also take advantage of extra benefits specific to each hospital.

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Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

EOE including disability/veteran

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