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Athletic Trainer - Physician Practice, Summa Health, Akron, OH

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Job description
Athletic Trainer
Summa Health Medical Group
Orthopedic and Sports Medicine - (Akron)
Summa Health System is recognized as one of the region's top employers by a number of third party organizations, including NorthCoast 99. Exceptional candidates gravitate to Summa because of its culture, passion for delivering excellent service to our patients and families commitment to our philosophy of servant leadership, collegial working relationships at every level of the organization and competitive pay and benefits.
Evaluates, assesses, and treats musculoskeletal injuries and sports concussions that present in the Sports Medicine Physician practice, in consultation with and oversight from a physician. Provides on-site home exercise instruction, splinting/bracing and instructions, gait modification training, etc in accordance with The Ohio Athletic Training Practice Act and Summa Health Medical Group policy, procedures and protocols. Assists medical staff with completing required medical documentation, statistics and other administrative paperwork per Summa Health Medical Group policy and at the request of the department/supervisor; Is a liaison between the patients and medical team, provides patient education on the care of injuries, home going instructions, monitoring of symptoms, next steps, etc. Assists Summa Health Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine with special events and additional coverage as needed.
Provides excellent patient care through the special skill set of an athletic trainer that augments and supports the services of the physicians and other health care providers; Provides efficient care to the patient by utilizing a team approach that insures timely and effective diagnosis and treatments, including immediate home exercise instruction for the musculoskeletally injured patient; Assists physicians in making appropriate rehabilitation referrals.
Minimum Qualifications
Formal Education Required:
Bachelor's Degree in athletic training .
Current license issued by the Ohio OTPTAT Training Board to practice Athletic Training in the State of Ohio.
Certified by the Board of Certification, Inc. for athletic trainers.
Maintains AT license in good standing.
CPR through the American Heart Association for the Healthcare Provider (BLS).
Experience & Training Required
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with physicians, patients, parents, administrators, other hospital/medical staff and external publics.
Competent in computers as it relates to Microsoft Office, electronic medical records, etc.
Ability to make effective presentations in front of groups.
Other Skills, Competencies And Qualifications
Past experience in a sports medicine and/or orthopaedic physician practice a plus.
Must be willing to travel and perform services at various locations.
Must be willing to work with persons with disabilities.
Independent, requiring minimal direction or requests to assist while also seeking out opportunities to advance patient care.
Motivated, self starter – always looking to be productive and helpful; always looking for avenues to expand the role of the athletic trainer to better serve the patient.
Critical thinking, problem solver.
Flexible to respond to change in environment, schedule, patient type, processes.
Demonstrates flexibility/adaptability in meeting environmental constraints and demands placed on our service.
Requires exposure to communicable disease, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, and other potentially hazardous conditions common to a clinical environment.
Must be willing to acquire additional training/certifications which will improve the operations of the physician practice; such examples: casting/bracing, etc.
Population Specific Competency
Ability to effectively interact with populations of patients/customers with an understanding of their needs for self-respect and dignity.
Level Of Physical Demands
Very Heavy: Exerts in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force continuously to move objects.
Manual dexterity sufficient to operate specialized equipment and fabricate pads, splints, preventative taping/bracing, etc.
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