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Sports Injury Management - Athletic Trainer

Elmira, NY · Healthcare
  • $30-$50/hr DOE
  • Comprehensive Benefit and Retirement Programs etc.
  • This is a direct-hire role


The Sports Injury Management Specialist is responsible for overseeing the healthcare needs of participating athletes. This includes providing first aid and emergency care, on-site injury assessments, implementing appropriate treatment modalities, injury prevention, rehabilitation programs, and medical referrals as necessary. All athletic training services for sports-related events are to be delivered in accordance with existing contracts. This position reports to the Orthopedic Service Line Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Sports Injury Management:
  • Perform a range of functions related to athletic injuries, including prevention, recognition, assessment, treatment (including first aid), and reconditioning, following the guidelines established by the NATA Board of Certification.
  • Develop treatment programs that encompass modalities, therapeutic exercises, and strength and conditioning programs based on evaluation findings and treatment goals defined by the injury assessment or treating physician.
  • Prepare athletes for treatment, ensuring their comfort and safety, and carry out all prescribed treatments and recommendations by the team/program/event physician.
  • Apply treatment procedures and modalities in accordance with established indications and contraindications.
  • Continuously assess athletes' progress in response to treatment and make necessary program modifications. Refer athletes for appropriate diagnostic and follow-up procedures and track injuries accordingly.
  • Coordinate follow-up treatment/appointments with the physician's office manager and/or Rehab scheduling team, ensuring immediate access to services.
  • Keep open lines of communication with athletes, parents, athletic directors, coaches, and physicians regarding athletes' playing status and readiness to return to competition, all while respecting confidentiality.
  • Demonstrate expertise in taping, strapping, bracing, and fitting of athletic equipment.
  • Maintain athletes' medical records and relevant paperwork, including statistics and injury logs, as required.
  • Demonstrate confidence in handling crisis or emergency situations and adhere to safety practices.
Who Will Be a Great Fit?  
  • Bachelor's degree in a health-related field, along with current National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) certification.
  • Two years of athletic training experience in a sports environment.
  • CPR certification is required within 90 days of the hire date.
  • Exhibit strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with players, coaches, and other team personnel.
  • Possess knowledge of growth and development principles over the lifespan and the ability to assess data reflecting athletes' status and interpret the relevant information.

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Thank you,

Brian Hughes
https://www.greatbaystaffing.com

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