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Under the direction of the Sports Medicine or Orthopedic Clinic Manager, this is an athletic training position with clinical responsibilities to one or more orthopedic physicians. This position will require that the incumbent possesses the clinical evaluation and educational skills expected of an athletic trainer for Emory Healthcare. Additionally, the incumbent will provide athletic training services for Emory Orthopedics or Sports Medicine under the direction of a designated orthopedic physician. The incumbent must perform many of the outlined tasks with minimal or no supervision in the clinical setting. The incumbent has direct patient contact primarily for the evaluation and treatment of medical and musculoskeletal pathology consistent with the scope and practice of athletic training clinical competencies as defined by the NATABOC and the State of Georgia Athletic Training Credentialing Board. The incumbent has access and knowledge of confidential medical information regarding patients' medical history. Access to this information is crucial in the evaluation and treatment of patients and athletes. Access to this information is on a regular basis. Problems encountered are of a moderate level of complexity and a considerable amount of creativity, resourcefulness, and innovation are utilized in problem solving. Coordination of patient and/or athlete care services with other health care providers is essential. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the use of relevant medical terminology, are essential. Performance of a thorough medical history on each patient, including; a thorough history of the injury or condition, primary complaint, pain level assessment, past medical history, review of medications and allergies, and how quality of life is affected. Performance of an appropriate physical examination on each patient seen, including; range of motion testing, strength testing, sensation testing, palpation, functional testing, ligamentous testing, and special tests as needed. Order and interpret diagnostic studies under the direction of a physician, including; radiographs, MRIs, EMG studies, CT scans, diagnostic ultrasounds, rehabilitation referrals, and physician referrals. Performance of educational responsibilities in specific to the needs of each individual patient, including; exercise instruction and demonstration and answering patient questions in regards to the treatment plan, surgery, rehabilitation and future care. Prepare and assist the physician with injection procedures done in the office. Provides proper post operative wound care and education, removal of sutures and dressing changes to post-surgical patients as directed by the attending physician. Documentation of each patient visit following all outlined guidelines in the electronic databases to include history, physical exam, diagnostic test results, impression, plan, and patient learning. Assure a timely response to patient phone calls. Handles general office duties and any other tasks assigned by the physicians or clinic manager. Will work cooperatively with all members of the Emory Orthopaedic and Spine Center teams.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Nationally certified athletic trainer (ATC), Georgia state licensure, bachelor's degree in a health related profession. CPR/AED certification required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the use of relevant medical terminology, are essential.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock , Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.