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Athletic Trainer - Casual - Altoona

Description

 

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

Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Maintains, completes and submits appropriate electronic and written incident documentation for the contracted organization per departmental policies and procedures.
  • 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

Qualifications

  • Bachelor or Master's Degree in Athletic Training
  • Ability to quickly establish rapport with students, physician's, 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
  • Act 168
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct