Foundation Health

  • Athletic Trainer - Sportsmedicine

    Job Locations US-AK-Fairbanks
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    2018-3589
    Category
    Specialty Health Services
    Facility Name
    Tanana Valley Clinic
    Position Type
    FA: Full Time
    Shift
    Days
    New Grad
    Yes
  • Overview

    Certified/Licensed Athletic Trainer. This position administers athletic training services in a community or clinic setting under the supervision of a physician, and in accordance with the Alaska State Athletic Training Practice Act. These services include but are not limited to, school screenings, injury prevention programs, athletic consults, injury assessment, and treatment and case management of injured athletes/patients. This position frequently attends practices and games for area schools, athletic clubs, and community athletic events.

     

    About Tanana Valley Clinic Sports Medicine

    The Sports Medicine Fairbanks Clinic has joined the Tanana Valley Clinic (TVC) team as part of Foundation Health Partners. This recent transition, helped expand the available services provided by Sports Medicine and grow the medical services for the people of the Interior of Alaska. Tanana Valley Clinic (TVC) has provided state-of-the-art medical services to the Fairbanks Community and Interior Alaska for over 50 years.  TVC is a 60-provider multi-specialty group. We have an excellent group of physicians and clinical staff, many of whom have been at TVC for 20+ years, as a testament to our friendly work environment. Our passionate staff seek to make TVC the Medical Home for the people of the Interior of Alaska. 

     

    Position Available:

    Full Time

    *40 hours per week

    8 hour shifts

    *Varied shifts, will include nights and weekends

    Responsibilities

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    1. Provides day to day athletic training services, including first aid/emergency care, on-site injury evaluation, appropriate modalities, prevention and rehabilitation and reconditioning programs and medical referrals. Evaluates injuries and develops treatment and exercise plans within the scope of practice. Re-evaluates treatment plans, as needed, to ensure maximum patient benefit. 
    1. Implements individualized therapeutic interventions and monitors responses to therapy to ensure patient safety. Reports progress and medical changes to referring physician and/or physical therapist. Documents patient treatment according to professional and regulatory standards. 
    1. Provides athletic training coverage for sports or community athletic events supported by FHP. Participates in group or individual community outreach programs. Participates in a variety of activities related to sports medicine. Conducts injury screening clinics, educational programs and workshops to promote safety and injury prevention. Educates patients, families and coaches regarding injuries, risk factor modification, and exercise programs. 
    1. Provides emergency or other appropriate medical care to athletes/participants with symptoms or signs of physical distress. Performs range of motion testing, strength and or Manual Muscle testing, sensation testing, palpation, and functional testing, ligamentous testing, and special tests as needed. 
    1. Applies protective or injury preventive devices including taping, strapping, bandages or bracing and fitting of athletic equipment. Performs cast application, splinting, and cast removal. Collaborates with Providers to determine the most appropriate cast for diagnosis and treatment. Provides patient education for proper care of casts and splints. Fits orthopedic devices and bracings, and ensures optimal patient comfort and care. Educates patients regarding use of various orthopedic equipment provided to patient to include crutches, canes, walkers, and wheelchairs. 
    1. Maintains the athletic training room. Ensures room is stocked, cleaned, and organized. Performs various other duties as assigned. 

    Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Foundation Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.

     

    NOTE: The essential functions are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented as outlined by the incumbent's immediate manager.

    Qualifications

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training or related field from an accredited university training program.

     

    Must have passed the Board of Certification (BOC) exam and be currently certified as an Athletic Trainer.  Must be currently licensed as an Athletic Trainer under the Alaska Division of Occupational Licensing. Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required.

     

    Must possess strong interpersonal communication and human relation skills. Requires ability to work in a team environment with a variety of health care professionals and providers.  Must possess the ability to promote a positive working environment, as well as the ability to positively enhance community partnerships.

     

    Must have scheduling flexibility, as some evening and weekend work will be required. 

     

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    Master’s Degree preferred.

     

    At least 2 years’ experience as a Certified Athletic Trainer preferred.

     

    Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ENVIRONMENT FACTORS

    DP - Typical Direct Patient Care environment: (Nutrition Rep, Chaplain, RN)

    • Able to stand, walk, bend, squat, reach, and stretch frequently.
    • Possess physical agility and adequate reaction time to respond quickly and appropriately to unexpected patient care needs.
    • Needs adequate hearing and visual acuity, including adequate color vision.
    • Requires fine motor skills, adequate eye-hand coordination, and ability to grasp and handle objects.
    • Able to use proper body mechanics to assist patients in ambulating, transferring in and out of bed, chair or wheelchair.
    • May be required to lift up to 75 pounds.
    • Must use standard precautions due to threat of exposure to blood and bodily fluids.
    • Needs ability to communicate effectively through reading, writing, and speaking in person or on telephone.
    • May require periodic use of personal computer.

     Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer; qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

     

     

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