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Athletic Trainer, Casual - Loretto, PA

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Do you have a passion for providing top notch patient care and enhancing the patient's experience? Are you passionate about delivering the best care possible and want to make a difference in the lives of your patients? If you’re ready to take on new challenges, explore this opportunity with us today!


UPMC's Sports Medicine group is seeking an Athletic Trainer to work on a casual basis to support St. Francis University in Loretto, PA.

Purpose:

This position will support St. Francis University in Loretto, PA and provide athletic training services for UPMC contractual organizations involved in various programs coordinated and/or sponsored by UPMC Sports Medicine.


Responsibilities:
  • Assists in providing treatment to patients at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services as needed.
  • Participates in athletic training services at special events sponsored by UPMC Sports Medicine .
  • 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.
  • Participates in community education programming approved by UPMC Sports Medicine.
  • Provides evaluations, establishes plans of care, and selects appropriate treatment and rehabilitation interventions.
  • 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.
  • Presents one in-service education program annually according to established departmental guidelines.
  • Maintains, completes and submits appropriate electronic and written incident documentation for the contracted organization per departmental policies and procedures.
  • Proactive in building relationships with UPMC services (CRS facilities, neuropsychologists, physicians, etc)
  • Participates in professional growth and development related to the field of sports medicine to further his/her knowledge
  • Coordinates, conducts a/o assists in pre-season assessments for contracted athletic organizations.
  • Follows established departmental communication standards for athletic training staff
  • Provides athletic training services within contractual guidelines utilizing UPMC and site-specific Written Protocol and adhering to Written Physician Agreements
  • Maintains, completes and submits department-specific electronic and written documentation to supervisory staff at UPMC as per departmental policies and procedures.
  • Understands UPMC resources available and is a liaison for patient care.
  • Checks email for coverage requests and for communication of business operations. When appropriate, responds back to sender within 24-48 hours.
  • Communicates schedule availability and changes to management staff.
  • Provide a sufficient amount of hours worked so that the staffing needs of the department are met.
  • Maintains an adequately stocked kit for coverage using the provided supplies.
  • Communicates with the organization?s athletic trainer prior to coverage to obtain directions, schedules, and other logistics.
  • Communicates with the organization?s athletic trainer after coverage is provided (i.e. injury updates, issues, etc) and maintains appropriate injury documentation.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a 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). 
  • Certified 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).
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire.
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Athletic Trainer Certified (ATC)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 114 PDE FBI Clearance with renewal
  • Act 168
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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