Altru Health System

Athletic Trainer (ND/MN)

Location
Grand Forks, ND
Salary
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Posted
Oct 26, 2020
Ref
26538
Industry
Healthcare
Role
Other
Job Type
Long-Term
Job Summary

The Athletic Trainer may work in many different setting including coordinating and providing patient care in the physician's practice, which may include first assistant in surgery. The trainer coordinates the administration of the athletic training program at assigned school, venue, or events. This position works cooperatively and is actively engaged in the teaching of fellows, residents, athletic trainers, and other student.

Essential Job Functions
  • Assists with patient education involving the whole patient care and treatment plan according to validated skill level.
  • Performs and functions as a first assistant by demonstrating appropriate skill level of procedures under the supervision of the Orthopedic Physician.
  • Assists student athletes with physician referral and works with providers to return the athlete to play safely. Provides concussion management services utilizing IMPACT testing.
  • Performs on-site injury assessment and treatment including first aid and Basic Life Support (BLS). Performs injury prevention services through identification of predisposing conditions and utilization of protective taping and bracing.
  • Applies and removes all types of casts, appropriate dressings, splints, traction and other orthopedic appliances and equipment.
  • Coordinates the administration of the athletic training program at assigned schools, including site visits, event coverage and sports related education and training.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.
  • Demonstrates understanding and follows infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure.
  • Maintains requirements for age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of and compliance with:
  • All pertinent safety, health and environmental policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Working safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property.
  • The work environment safety procedures and prompt reporting of unsafe practices, procedures, accidents, injuries or other safety violations to the Leader.
  • The use of all safety equipment and personal protective equipment.

Certifications/ Licenses
  • North Dakota Board of Athletic Training, Prior to Start Date
  • Athletic Trainer, Minnesota Board of Medical Practice, Within 4 Months of Start Date, HR Primary Sources
  • Basic Life Support (BLS), American Heart Assoc., Within 2 Months of Start Date

Education & Experience
  • Bachelor's Athletic Training, Required

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