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Athletic Trainer - Pitt Club Sports

Description

UPMC Sports Medicine is hiring an Athletic Trainer on a casual basis. This position will support the University of Pittsburgh Club Sports Program!  Successful candidate must also have applied to and be in consideration for acceptance into the University of Pittsburgh Graduate Sports Medicine Education Program.  Learn more below!
 

Purpose:

Provide athletic training services for UPMC contractual organizations. Involved in various programs coordinated and/or sponsored by UPMC Sports Medicine. 

Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Participates in athletic training services at special events sponsored by UPMC Sports Medicine .
  • Participates in community education programming approved by UPMC Sports Medicine.
  • Provides evaluations, establishes plans of care, and selects appropriate treatment and rehabilitation interventions.
  • 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
  • Provides athletic training services within contractual guidelines utilizing UPMC and site-specific Written Protocol and adhering to Written Physician Agreements
  • Maintains an adequately stocked kit for coverage using the provided supplies.
  • Communicates with the organization's athletic trainer after coverage is provided (i.e. injury updates, issues, etc) and maintains appropriate injury documentation.
  • Checks email for coverage requests and for communication of business operations. When appropriate, responds back to sender within 24-48 hours.
  • Understands UPMC resources available and is a liaison for patient care.
  • Communicates with the organization's athletic trainer prior to coverage to obtain directions, schedules, and other logistics.

 

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:

  • Certified as an athletic trainer by the Board of Certification (BOC). 
  • Licensed as an athletic trainer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Emergency Cardiac Care based on AHA standards including both didactic and skills demonstrations.  Course must include following areas: adult & pediatric CPR, AED, airway obstruction, 2nd rescuer CPR and barrier devices (e.g., pocket mask, bag valve mask).  Proof of course completion must be presented within 30 days of hire.
  • Act 114 PDE FBI Clearance with renewal
  • Act 168
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal

 

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