Provide Athletic Training Services to student athletes under the direction of the team physician or by written referral from a provider in accordance with Maine state athletic training licensure laws. Medical coverage may be given at high schools, middle schools or local colleges. The athletic trainer is responsible for providing athletic training coverage to assigned school(s) with which the Sports Health program has a contract to provide services. Duties include athletic training room coverage, athletic event coverage, and speaking engagements. In addition the ATC may be assisting with day to day operation of the Sports Health program and/or Orthopedics department. ATC may provide coverage for other area recreational events as assigned by the program manager.
• Is a complementary member of the health care team.
• Demonstrates professionalism as well as respect, honesty, dignity, and caring behaviors for the patient/family and all members of the health care team.
• Demonstrates excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Demonstrates the ability to manage conflict.
• Collaborates with members of the health care team, patient, and family.
• Effectively facilitates communication between the physician and others in order to achieve established goals for the patient.
• Communicates decisions related to clinical and operational roadblocks to patient/family, physicians and members of the healthcare team.
• Ability to maintain positive working relationships with athletic directors and coaches
• Demonstrates the ability to develop relationships across organization lines using interpersonal communication skills.
• Responds to all patient calls that require triage
• 2.Available to providers, clinical and clerical staff to assess any patient needs.
• Counsels patients to care for or cope with his/her condition. Provides instruction for self-care management of acute or chronic medical conditions.
• Provide effective assessment of patient’s needs, identifying and addressing needs as indicated
• Provides appropriate and effective patient education, as indicated.
• Assists patients/families to understand and comply with their established plan of care.
• Demonstrates dedication to the pursuit of excellence in improving the health care of the patient.
• Demonstrate an ability to perform the following functions as set forth by the NATA Board of Certification (BOC): prevention, assessment, treatment, first aid, and reconditioning and rehabilitation of injuries.
• Initiates referrals for patients to appropriate healthcare professionals as indicated
• Carry out all prescribed treatments and recommendations made by team/program/event physician.
• Order, maintain and inventory supplies and clinical equipment at assigned school(s) and work settings
• Keeps work area clean and organized
• Communicates with physician specialists and their employees to coordinate care
• Covers assigned events for local schools and communities
• Demonstrates the ability to organize and carry out duties without direct supervision.
• Demonstrates the ability to problem-solve using clinical and critical thinking skills.
• Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned
• 100% compliance of iCARE, (complete annually at least seven days prior to evaluation)
• Assists in the provision of timely health care delivery to achieve optimal quality and financial outcomes.
• Adheres to established organization policies and procedures to include but not limited to HIPAA regulations, Code of Conduct etc., as per EMMC IDD/PCD policies.
• Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Athletic Training Practice Act and in accordance with the basic principles and guidelines of athletic training.
• Reports variance from expected outcomes and communicates changes in patient’s conditions to the provider in a timely manner.
• Utilizes medical records/resources as part of the assessment
• Evaluation of the plan of care of patients: Assesses the effectiveness of the patient’s plan of care in achieving the established goals. Revises and updates the patient’s plan of care as needed to reflect any identified change in the patient’s needs, such as but not limited to any identified issues/concerns.
• Documents (accurate and timely) to include but not limited to:
o Referrals to physicians as indicated
o Initial and ongoing assessments
• Demonstrates the ability to self-motivate, to work independently and autonomously, to priority set, to be adaptable to change and to make changes to improve work efficiencies and effectiveness.
• Demonstrates the ability to make independent decisions within the scope of practice and the established policies and procedures.
• Demonstrates the ability and confidence to seek out additional information, input, and assistance as needed
• Seeks and engages in processes that improve clinical outcomes and cost savings.
• Expedites the scheduling of tests and procedures as required to move patients through the system in a fiscally responsible way.
• Collaborate effectively with physicians to ensure care is delivered in the appropriate setting.
• Works to enhance the delivery of quality cost effective care
• Recognizes areas of over utilization of services and intervenes as indicated
• 1.Seeks and engages in opportunities for personal and professional growth and development. Obtains requried amount of CEU’S.
• 2.Maintains Maine State Athletic Trainer Licensure.
• 3.Attends monthly departmental meetings.
• 4. Attends all mandatory department and EMMC in-service training programs.
• Reads and initials 100% of meeting minutes if not in attendance.
• Willingness to take on new projects within the program
• Assumes responsibility for own self-development.
• Presents in-services or provides education to professionals and the surrounding community on sports medicine related topics
• Seeks opportunities for program growth within the local communities
• Presents services of sports medicine program to schools and community members
Competencies and skills:
* Behaves with Integrity and Builds Trust: Acts consistently in line with the core values, commitments and rules of conduct. Leads by example and tells the truth. Does what they say they will, when and how they say they will, or communicates an alternate plan.
* Cultivates Respect: Treats others fairly, embraces and values differences, and contributes to a culture of diversity, inclusion, empowerment and cooperation.
* Fosters Accountability: Creates and participates in a work environment where people hold themselves and others accountable for processes, results and behaviors. Takes appropriate ownership not only of successes but also mistakes and works to correct them in a timely manner. Demonstrates understanding that we all work as a team and the quality and timeliness of work impacts everyone involved.
* Practices Compassion: Exhibits genuine care for people and is available and ready to help; displays a deep awareness of and strong willingness to relieve the suffering of others.
* Current Certified Athletic Trainer or eligible for certification
* Bachelor’s Degree
* Potential exposure to diseases or infections.
* Work beyond the regularly scheduled hours.
* Extend body and limbs to reach items.
* Lifting, moving and loading 30 to 50 pounds.
* Continuous standing.
* Continuous walking.
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