Athletic Trainer, Ortho/Spts Med (1.0 FTE, Days)

Category: Clinical Services
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Location:  Palo Alto CA 94034
Req: 12020
FTE: 1

Clinical Services

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

The Athletic Trainer assists physicians in providing care and interfacing between our community partners and our Children's Orthopedic Center sports medicine team. The Athletic Trainer is a part of a dynamic group that supports both in-office clinic work and outreach with community partners based on varying needs. In the clinic, the Athletic Trainer will assist with the day-to-day operations including patient intake, conducting initial assessments, and assisting with post-operative procedures and education. Athletic Trainers engaging in outreach assist with managing the care of athletes and the active population in community. The Athletic Trainer provides on-site care for high school athletes and our Young Athletes Academy partners including providing on-site sports medicine care, injury prevention, emergency medical coverage, and athlete education.

 Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the hospital’s policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.

Community Outreach:

* Provides athletic training services with affiliated high schools and Young Athletes Academy partners with the goals of injury prevention, performance maximization, and safe return to play.

* Oversee programmatic development with current and new strategic partners. Ensures an Emergency Action Plan is up to date and discussed with the school’s Athletic director, coaches and athletes.

* Prevents, recognizes, and evaluates athletic injuries. Implements preventive and rehabilitation programs to treat athletic injuries using the appropriate therapeutic modalities and treatments.

* Attends practices and athletic events and provides sideline and emergency medical coverage to student-athletes including baseline concussion testing.

* Assists with therapeutic treatment, including but not limited to, taping, wrapping, and bracing for preventative and protective treatment.

* Consults with licensed physician on injuries and treatment plans for our patients and athletes.

* Assists physicians with educational talks, including but not limited to, injury prevention and nutrition.

* Maintain daily records of treatment logs, injury reports and doctor’s referrals.


In-Office Clinic:

* Prepares patient examination rooms prior to the visit to ensure that proper equipment and supplies are set-up for examinations, required procedures, and/or treatments. Cleans exam room following visits.

* Escorts patients to exam room, measures and records vital signs, documents medication, and reconciles medications by history.

* Performs initial screens. Reports patients’ concerns and symptoms, reactions, changes (appropriate to age) to licensed clinic personnel.

* Performs templated/protocoled pre-charting, in-clinic documentation and scribing under the direction of the physician.

* Performs routine examination and treatment procedures and include: applying and removing bandages and dressings, removing sutures and casts, cleaning wounds and applying medications and dressings, preparing patients for examinations, and disinfecting treatment sites.

* Provides patient education on individualized home exercise program as a singular treatment or in conjunction with physical therapy during clinic visit under the direction of the physician.

* Assists Physical Therapist during Sports Motion Analysis assessments and injury prevention exercises with Electromyography.

* Assists physician with patient phone consultations and documentation.

* Provides care coordination for patients requiring assistance and support in accessing and managing their health care needs.

 Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

* Education: Bachelor's degree in a work-related discipline/field from an accredited college or university. 

* Experience:  None required.

* License/Certification: (CAT) BOC Certified Athletic Trainer and Current American Heart Association (AHA) Certification for Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers

 Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

* Ability to demonstrate customer service skills in interactions with all patients, families and staff, including high volume and stressful situations.

* Ability to foster effective working relationships and build consensus.

* Ability to solve problems and identify solutions.

* Ability to speak and write effectively at a level appropriate for the job.

* Ability to maintain medical records, including Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standard.

* Ability to recognize life threatening situations and administer the appropriate emergency aid.

* Ability to use the full range of appropriate therapeutic modalities and treatments and rehabilitation and exercise equipment to treat and prevent injuries.

* Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.

* Knowledge of the principles and practices of Athletic Training including conditioning and injury prevention, as well as injury assessment and rehabilitation.

* Knowledge of the full range of therapeutic modalities and their practical use and physiological basis; other therapeutic prevention and treatments such as taping, bracing, and massage; effective use of rehabilitation and exercise equipment.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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