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Athletic Trainer - Floater (Northwestern PA)

Description

UPMC Sports Medicine is one of the nation’s largest employers of athletic trainers with approximately 200 staff members.

This is a full-time position floating to cover time off requests, leaves of absences, and special events primarily in Erie, Mercer and Lawrence counties.  This position comes with a pay differential.

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.


Responsibilities:

  • Adaptable to working in various environments, flexible with schedule assignments/changes, and maintains an adequately stocked kit for coverage
  • Follows established departmental communication standards for athletic training staff
  • Participates in athletic training services at special events sponsored by UPMC Sports Medicine
  • Proactive in building relationships with UPMC services (CRS facilities, neuropsychologists, physicians, etc)
  • 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.
  • Assists in providing treatment to patients at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services as needed
  • Provides athletic training services within contractual guidelines utilizing UPMC and site-specific Written Protocol and adhering to Written Physician Agreements
  • Coordinates, conducts a/o assists in pre-season assessments for contracted athletic organizations
  • Participates in community education programming approved by UPMC Sports Medicine
  • 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,
  • Provides evaluations, establishes plans of care, and selects appropriate treatment and rehabilitation interventions.
  • Participates in professional growth and development related to the field of sports medicine to further his/her knowledge
  • Maintains, completes and submits appropriate electronic and written incident documentation for the contracted organization per departmental policies and procedures
  • Provide feedback to management staff regarding the working conditions, workflow, suggestions for improvements, and positive acknowledgements at our contracted sites
  • Maintains, completes and submits department-specific electronic and written documentation to supervisory staff at UPMC as per departmental policies and procedures
  • Presents one in-service education program annually according to established departmental guidelines
  • 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

 

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).

 

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Athletic Trainer Certified (ATC)
  • Act 114 PDE FBI Clearance
  • Act 168
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal

 

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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