University of Utah Health Care

  • Athletic Trainer, Field

    Requisition Number
    29425
    Reg/Temp
    Regular
    Employment Type
    PRN
    Shift
    Variable
    Work Schedule
    Variable
    Location Name
    Orthopaedic Center
    Patient Care?
    Yes
    City
    SALT LAKE CITY
    State
    UT
    Department
    UOC OPC 40A ATHLETIC TRAINING
    Category
    Rehabilitation / Physical Therapy
  • Overview

    As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

    This position is responsible for evaluation, care, prevention, and management of athletic injuries to include; rehabilitation, recording of athletic injuries, coordinating care and referral of athletes with other allied health professionals.

    Responsibilities

    • Provides outreach athletic training and sports medicine services for the assigned high school and/or athletic program. Coverage includes but is not limited to the attendance at scheduled team practices or workouts and home and away competitions as necessary.
    • Takes preventive measures against potential injuries, maintains complete records of all injuries, recommendations, medications and treatments given to the athletes.
    • Ensures consistent communication and follow-up of athlete’s well-being to family, school administrators, and team physician.
    • Assists in coordinating physical examinations and medical referrals.
    • Evaluates and recommends new techniques and equipment that would enhance the benefit of the sports medicine program.
    • Helps support the clinical and didactic education of the University’s CAATE approved Athletic Training Education Program students and graduate staff and participates as an approved clinical instructor.
    • May be required to participate in outreach activities including athletic event coverage, health and fitness exhibitions, presentations, and lectures.
    • May be required to lead and participate in clinical program development.
    • May be required to present instructional lectures as adjunct faculty within the College of Health.

    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

    • Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.
    • Ability to provide care to the population served.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient’s status and provide care as described in the department’s policies and procedures manual.
    • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.

    Qualifications

    Qualifications

    Required

    • Bachelor’s degree in a related area, or equivalency.
    • One year of related experience as an athletic trainer.

    Licenses Required

    • Current licensure to practice as an Athletic Trainer in the State of Utah.
    • Certification as an Athletic Trainer by the National Athletic Trainers Association.
    * Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

    Qualifications (Preferred)

    Preferred

    • Master’s degree in appropriate area of specialization.
    • Two years of athletic training experience post-Bachelor’s degree.

    Working Conditions and Physical Demands

    Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

    • This position involves intensive work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently requiring lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, such as medical equipment, or patients while providing medical care. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

    Physical Requirements

    Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Crawling, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Tasting or Smelling, Walking

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