Job Description

Job Title: Athletic Trainer - Floater
Job ID: 728241
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Various shifts and hours depending on team events
Shift: Variable
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Department: OP Sports Medicine
Location: 3200 South Water St, Pittsburgh PA 15203



UPMC Sports Medicine is one of the nation’s largest employers of certified athletic trainers with over 100 full time staff members.  We have an exciting opportunity working with Pittsburgh Penguins Elite, Western Pennsylvania’s premier AAA amateur hockey organization.  The incumbent will be responsible for athletic training services for summer training, camps, games, and tournaments primarily held at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry.  During the regular season, games are typically Friday nights, all day Saturday, and Sunday.  Tournaments can run Thursdays – Mondays.  The incumbent will also have floater responsibilities, as needed and secondary to Pens Elite responsibilities, to provide coverage for staff time off requests, leaves of absence, special event coverage, and other departmental needs. 


As a staff member in our program, you will be part of a team led by world-renowned sports medicine experts that work in state-of-the-art facilities.  We have comprehensive physician, imaging, physical therapy, concussion, nutrition, and sports performance services that serve as resources to you.  More than 60 area pro, college, and high school sports teams turn to us for injury treatment and conditioning. 


Provide athletic training services for UPMC contractual organizations, physicians office and physical therapy clinics on an as-needed basis in order to provide replacement coverage or fill temporary staff vacancies. Involved in various programs coordinated and/or sponsored by UPMC Sports Medicine.



  • Adaptable to working in various environments, flexible with schedule assignments/changes, and maintains an adequately stocked kit for coverage
  • Assists in maintaining efficient flow of patients, provides educational services, and selects and fits prescribed soft goods items in the physician offices associated with UPMC Sports Medicine as needed
  • Assists in providing treatment to patients at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services as needed
  • Checks email daily for coverage requests with responses in a timely manner, communicates with staff member who the floater is covering for prior to coverage for logistics, and communicates after coverage to discuss injuries, issues, etc,
  • Coordinates, conducts a/o assists in pre-season assessments for contracted athletic organizations
  • Follows established departmental communication standards for athletic training staff
  • Maintains, completes and submits appropriate electronic and written incident documentation for the contracted organization per departmental policies and procedures
  • Maintains, completes and submits department-specific electronic and written documentation to supervisory staff at UPMC as per departmental policies and procedures
  • Participates in athletic training services at special events sponsored by UPMC Sports Medicine
  • Participates in community education programming approved by UPMC Sports Medicine
  • Participates in professional growth and development related to the field of sports medicine to further his/her knowledge
  • Presents one in-service education program annually according to established departmental guidelines
  • Proactive in building relationships with UPMC services (CRS facilities, neuropsychologists, physicians)
  • Provide feedback to management staff regarding the working conditions, workflow, suggestions for improvements, and positive acknowledgements at our contracted sites
  • Provides athletic training services following the rules and regulations of the National Athletic Trainers' Association Code of Ethics, BOC Standards of Professional Practice, Pennsylvania State Practice Act and Pennsylvania Rules & Regulations for Licensed Athletic Trainers, and UPMC system-wide and Athletic Training & Development department-specific Policies and Procedures.
  • Provides athletic training services within contractual guidelines utilizing UPMC and site-specific Written Protocol and adhering to Written Physician Agreements
  • Provides evaluations, establishes plans of care, and selects appropriate treatment and rehabilitation interventions.



  • Bachelor of Science or Art degree
  • Ability to quickly establish rapport with students, physicians, staff and co-workers.
  • Highly organized and able to prioritize assignments.
  • Reliable transportation and willingness to travel to worksites within local area required.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    Certification as an athletic trainer by the Board of Certification (BOC). Licensed as an athletic trainer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Emergency Cardiac Care that covers the following areas: adult & pediatric CPR, AED, airway obstruction, 2nd rescuer CPR and barrier devices (e.g., pocket mask, bag valve mask).

  • Act 114 Pennsylvania Department of Education FBI Clearance
  • Act 168
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Athletic Trainer
  • National Athletic Trainers Association

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $17.11 to $28.43 / hour

Union Position: No

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