Basic Life Support Program (BLS) – American Heart Association; Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) – .; Bachelor’s Degree – Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation or Athletic Training; Master’s Degree – Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation or Kinesiology; Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation; Licensed Athletic Trainer – Indiana Athletic Trainers Board or Illinois Dept of Financial and Professional Regulation; Athletic Training
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Whether a professional athlete, high school student or weekend warrior, an active person with an injury wants one thing: to get back into their routine as soon as possible. People used to being active want to know that they have an athletic trainer who can help them optimally rehab and train. If you understand that, you’re well on your way to being the kind of athletic trainer we need.
Are you able to juggle a variety of training and rehab plans? Can you work with people at all levels of fitness? Are you a good listener and compassionate caretaker? Do you love being active and helping others get active? Learn more about how your skills fit with us.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
- Communicate injuries and treatment plans to coaches, athletes, parents, team physicians, and the Sports Medicine Institute Staff.
- Complete thorough and accurate evaluation of athletic injuries, provides first aid and immediate care of acute injuries.
- Develop, implement, and oversee appropriate rehabilitation and return to play programs for athletes.
- Maintain proper documentation and record keeping of all athletic injuries, and related referrals and doctors notes.
- Participate in Franciscan Health Sports Medicine educational outreach programs for local schools, youth sports organizations, parent, and community groups to promote conditioning and injury prevention programs.
- Promote prevention of injuries through the recommendation of appropriate conditioning programs, monitoring environmental conditions and maintaining protective equipment.
- Treat injuries using appropriate treatment modalities within the scope of athletic training certification and state practice act.
- Work within established Sports Medicine and their current assignment’s athlete care protocol regarding physician referrals, treatment, and return-to-play.
WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED
- Prior Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation experience.
- Critically evaluate and analyze information in written materials.
- Develop effective relationships with patients, hospital departments, and other external parties.
- Effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
- Knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology and athletic training modalities at a level normally acquired through certification as an athletic trainer.
- Maintain composure, even in very difficult situations.
- Manage conflict and tactfully handle complaints and difficult situations.
- Strong interpersonal communication skills.
- Knowledge of terminology used in diagnosis and classification of illnesses, injuries, and disabilities.
- Time management.
- Work independently with minimal supervision.
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