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High School Athletic Trainer- Various locations

Company: Bronson Battle Creek
Location: Kalamazoo
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

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BHG Bronson Healthcare Group


High School Athletic Trainer- Various locations

The High School Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) specializes in five practice areas or domains: prevention of athletic injuries, recognition, evaluation and immediate care of athletic injuries, rehabilitation and reconditioning of athletic injuries, health care administration, and professional development. As part of a complete health care team, the Sports Team / School ATC works under the direction of a licensed physician (the Team Physician) and works in cooperation with the parents of the high school student-athlete, other health care professional, team coach and / or their support staff, e.g. assistant coaches, athletic director, athletic secretary, etc. in order to provide appropriate care. The High School ATC assumes responsibility for professional growth and maintains a high level of professional expertise. Direct delivery of student-athlete care to include triaging, performing assessments of patient's injuries, gathering medical history, history of present problem, fit patients with crutches/braces, and developing rehabilitation and injury prevention programs. Will coordinate patient services including self-care, develop home programs, and proper referral of injuries for evaluation, management, or treatment. Responsible for proper documentation using an Electronic Medical Record program. Will coordinate patient services including self-care and develop home exercise programs. Provide education to parents, patients, and community. Performs other duties as assigned. This position will be assigned according to the designated High School's needs, which could involve a period of non-assignment following the school's athletic season or school's academic year. The position will have the option of receiving pay distributed over 11, or 12 month period depending on the active length of the position.

Different Locations:

* Battle Creek Central * Kalamazoo Central * Vicksburg * Delton-Kellogg * Comstock * South Haven * Climax-Scotts & Galesburg-Augusta

Graduate of a Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) approved program. A Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training is required. A Master's Degree is preferred. BCLS and AED certification are required. Three plus years' experience as a certified athletic trainer is preferred. Must successfully complete specific competencies that an incumbent Certified Athletic Trainer must be able to demonstrate through competency skills validation as part of the training process.

Licensed Athletic Trainer in good standing for the State of Michigan

* Ability to work with minor patients, parents, families, physicians, co-workers, and athletic directors. * Proficiency in Electronic Medical Records and/or computer skills. * Competent with all customary athletic training skills. * Knowledge of common orthopedic conditions/surgeries. * Excellent communication skills- written and oral.

Work which produces levels of mental/visual fatigue which are typical of jobs that perform a wide variety of duties with frequent and significant uncontrollable deadlines. Work may include the operation of and full attention to a personal computer or CRT up to 40 percent of the time.

Job definitely requires above average strength and/or stamina to regularly lift weights up to 100 pounds and occasionally assisting with heavier tasks or expending the equivalent effort in pushing, pulling, or otherwise handling material, equipment and other objects. Work may be performed in positions requiring considerable expenditure of effort in reaching, climbing, maintaining balance, or manipulating heavy objects.

Must be able to effectively communicate with patients, families, coaches, athletic directors, physicians, physical therapists, co-workers via multiple avenues (phone, e-mail, etc.). Must be capable of making effective presentations to the community regarding services provided and availability.

General Duties for High School based position:

* As required provides duties consistent with the certified athletic trainer scope of practice to include, but not limited to: injury prevention, injury recognition, injury evaluation and referral, emergency care, rehabilitation and reconditioning, athletic training administration / athlete continuum of care documentation and professional development * Routinely tracks outcomes and reports information to network manager. * Develop, plan and implement community education programming centered on Athletic Training, Sports Medicine, and health and wellness. * Involvement in department and interdepartmental meetings. * Collaborates with physicians, physical therapists, co-workers, strength and conditioning coaches, and other healthcare professionals to coordinate student-athlete/patient care. * Communicates regularly with Athletic Director and Network Manager in order to establish schedule of availability and event coverage. * Communicates regularly with coaches and administrators to coordinate patient injury care. * Participates in the development and implementation of goals and tactics designed to grow the sports medicine program. * Triage patients. * Perform physical fitness and orthopedic assessments. * Gather medical history. * Bracing. * Fit for crutches. * Apply compression wrap(s) to injured area. * Apply preventative taping. * Provide education to patients and community regarding injury prevention and management. * Develop continued care/strengthening programs as needed. * Present in community on medical conditions/injury prevention. * Complete the New Hire Athletic Trainer Expectations Check List within 90 days.

Additional Duties for community based Sports Team / School Certified Athletic Trainer:

* Responsible for direct athletic training medical coverage at events scheduled through high school. * Performs duties and responsibilities specific to Regional Services department including, but not limited to participation in community events. * Develop, promote and implement sports performance training programs as needed. * Will be assigned to a high school as the designated athletic trainer with full responsibilities as the high school ATC, and as the liaison to interface with the organization and facilitate in-office patient appointments and consultations with assistance from Bronson AT staff as assigned by the manager.



Time Type

Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Cost Center

2070 Bronson Athletic Trainers (BHG)

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