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Certified Athletic Trainer

Company: Potomac Healthcare Solutions
Location: Portsmouth
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

Certified Athletic TrainerNMC Portsmouth, VAPosition Duties and Responsibilities:Perform under the clinical supervision of a supervisor assigned to the HCW by the MTF Director. The supervisor is responsible for the care rendered by the ATC. The following levels of supervision apply:Direct supervision. The supervisor is involved in the decision-making process. This level of supervision is for all ATCs during their initial 30-day evaluation period. Direct supervision includes (1) Verbal, whereby the ATC shall contact the supervisor by direct conversation or telephone before the ATC implements or changes a regimen of care; and (2) Physically present whereby the supervisor is present through all or a significant portion of care.Indirect supervision. The supervisor is not required to be involved in the decision-making process at the time decisions are made. This supervision is primarily accomplished through retrospective review of records, evaluation of appropriateness of consultation and referral, and evaluation of events identified through occurrence screens. Retrospective record reviews will assess the adequacy of the history and physical examination, appropriateness of tests, and planned course of treatments and interventions. This type of supervision will be afforded the ATC following successful completion of a 30-day evaluation period and demonstrated knowledge and competency of required functional areas.Actively consult with supervisor at the treatment facility and provide a full range of direct prevention, treatment and rehabilitation as ordered by the supervisor or other consultant providers.Technically direct students from various programs and provide instruction in injury assessments and rehabilitation utilization of all indicated modalities, equipment, braces and treatment protocols.Provide instruction and services in the area of applied anatomy, physiology of exercise, kinesiology and biomechanics.Provide training and guidance, as necessary, to supporting employees assigned to the HCW by the supervisor during the performance of rehabilitative procedures. Such direction and interaction shall adhere to government and professional clinical standards and accepted athletic trainer treatment protocols.Ensure accuracy of all treatment documentation and direct reporting as assessments may be a factor in light duty or limited duty determinations where there is a question of physical ability or potential for injury.Assist with inventory and maintenance of medical supplies. This includes replenishing exhausted supplies, preventive maintenance, and recommending new rehabilitation equipment purchases.In cooperation with the supervisor, utilize the following public health model of managing injury risk to assist the MTF Director in ongoing efforts to design effective physical readiness programs:Determine existence and size of injury problems.Identify causes of the problem.Determine problem prevention.Recommend implementation of prevention strategies, training and programs.Continue surveillance and monitor effectiveness of prevention efforts.Document all assessments, treatments and follow-up care rendered through either written reports or computerized means on a daily basis. Treatment and follow-up records on each individual requiring services shall document cause, contributing factors, duration, diagnosis and follow-up for use in research and analysis to improve treatment and develop methods for injury prevention.Provide instruction and guidance as directed in courses relating to physical conditioning, injury prevention and recognition, pre-operative and post-operative rehabilitation, stretching, exercise physiology, posture and body mechanics.Provide consultation both to and from the medical providers within the Physical Therapy Clinic at NMC Portsmouth. The Certified Athletic Trainer is responsible for a full range of direct treatment and rehabilitation as ordered by the provider.Perform administrative duties, which include maintaining statistical records of clinical workload, participating in education programs and medical research, preparing documentation for medical boards, and participation in clinical staff quality assurance functions as prescribed by the MTF Director and clinical administrative functions (vital signs, appointments, check in/out, etc.).Document all assessments, treatments and follow-up care rendered through either written reports or through computerized means on a daily basis. Treatment and follow-up records on each individual requiring service shall document cause, contributing factors, duration, diagnosis and follow-up for use in research and analysis to improve treatment and develop methods for injury prevention.Maintain documentation of all treatment provided in accordance with clinic directives and prepare such records and reports as may be required. All records and reports must be legible. Abbreviations must be only those listed in local instructions. All evaluations must be reviewed by independent licensed provider (counter signed).Verify the content and correctness of all prepared and transcribed reports within two (2) working days by affixing an original signature to all copies of the document and validating its content or by computer input as appropriate.Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation personnel will also perform clerical and scheduling duties in support of patient care and clinic operations and other related administrative duties as assigned.Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in athletic training.Possess experience of at least one (1) year within the preceding three (3) years as an athletic trainer with collegiate athletes, professional athletes, or military operations personnel. Possess experience with computerized injury tracking programs of at least one (1) year within the preceding three (3) years. Provide two letters of recommendation written within the preceding two (2) years attesting to the HCWs fitness ability. At least one (1) letter must be from a supervisor who has personally observed and evaluated the HCW and who can attest to the HCWs fitness abilities as it relates to patients (e.g. kneel, squat, run and crawl), as well as professional and other interpersonal skills among staff members. The other letter may be from a clinic or hospital administrator, physician or nurse who has personal knowledge of the HCWs patient care skills in a similar environment. Reference letters shall attest to the HCWs communication skills and ability to relate to patients as well as professional and other interpersonal skills among staff members and must include name, title, phone number, date of reference, address and signature of the individual providing reference.Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice as an athletic trainer.Must be a US Citizen.Potomac Healthcare Solutions offers the following benefits:Medical, Dental and Vision InsuranceHealth Savings AccountEmployer Paid - Basic Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Short-Term DisabilityLong Term Disability401(k) Retirement Savings Plan - Employer MatchPaid Time Off11 Federal HolidaysContinuing EducationEmployee Assistance ProgramWellness Incentives and MoreAbout Potomac Healthcare Solutions: Potomac Healthcare Solutions is an award-winning, dynamic, and rapidly growing healthcare services company with a proven background in providing world-class health services for both government and commercial organizations. We are actively recruiting skilled, caring practitioners to support our rapidly growing program base and supported healthcare facilities. If you would like to be a part of a quality-driven organization and make a difference, we would like to talk to you!If you do not find interest in this opportunity but know of someone who may, we kindly ask that you refer the individual to Potomac Healthcare Solutions by forwarding this job posting.We especially welcome employment interest of US Military Veterans with honorable service.Potomac Healthcare Solutions, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled.#pr2by Jobble

Keywords: Potomac Healthcare Solutions, Portsmouth , Certified Athletic Trainer, Human Resources , Portsmouth, Virginia

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