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PRN Clinical Assistant and Outreach Athletic Trainer

Do you enjoy being where the action is and treating young athletes on the field? What about patient interaction and education in a clinical setting? Do you enjoy orthopedics and staying current on cutting-edge techniques? Would you like a position that encompasses all of that (and more!)? If you answered YES, we’re looking for a caring and attentive athletic trainer to work with us part time as needed, spending some time with athletes at a local high school and some time with our outstanding team of Clinical Assistants who are passionate about what they do (and most importantly, who they do it for)!

JOB SUMMARY:
In the Outreach Athletic Trainer capacity, you will provide onsite coverage for first aid and treatment at athletic practices and games for a local high school, as well as provide prevention, assessment and treatment of athletic injuries. In the Clinical Assistant capacity, you will prepare patients to see the physician; support a physician and/or midlevel in clinic and facilitate lab, diagnostic tests and other paperwork as needed.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from an accredited University is required. Master’s Degree in Athletic Training is preferred
  • NATA – BOC Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Athletic Trainer must be licensed in the state of Tennessee
  • CPR certification required
  • Ability to manage multiple patients and administer appropriate modalities
  • Knowledge in exercise physiology, biomechanics, and exercise prescription
  • Working knowledge of taping and other preventive techniques

JOB DETAILS:

Outreach Athletic Training Responsibilities:

  • Must treat athletes under the direction of a physician, and only treat within their scope of expertise
  • Coverage of daily practices, to include set-up, treatments and preventative care
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation of injuries
  • Contact physicians for direction of care, when needed
  • Assist Athletic Director as needed
  • Act as liaison between physicians, specialist, school, athletes and their parents as needed

Clinical Assistant Responsibilities:

  • Greets patients and escorts them from the reception room to the exam room; prepares patients for exam and/or treatment as directed by physician
  • Returns patient phone messages at designated times throughout the day; documents action taken in patient medical record
  • Triages incoming telephone calls as needed; instructs patient and family regarding treatment instructions, then documents action taken in patient/medical record
  • Telephones or faxes prescription requests to pharmacy as needed; documents action in patient chart and obtains physician signature of approval
  • Prepares electronic chart for physicians when patient is ready in exam room
  • Prepares exam and treatment rooms with necessary instruments
  • Assists providers in preparing for examinations and minor procedures
  • Schedules tests and off-site procedures when necessary
  • Performs patient education when appropriate

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