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Athletic Trainer - Sports and Event Medicine - PRN

Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 114545
Job Family: Rehabilitative Services
Status: Part Time
Shift: Variable
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 51011028337504-Sports Medicine


Job Summary

Evaluates, plans, directs, and administers programs of athletic training. Plans and conducts athletic training programs to restore function, prevent disability, and help athletes reach their maximum level of independence. Performs supervisory duties.

Essential Functions

  • Evaluates athletes and sports related injuries, designs and implements athletic training for rehabilitation and reconditioning, establishes a care plan to include necessary activities and athlete education as warranted by the athlete's diagnosis and condition.
  • Gathers and interprets appropriate data from the medical record, physician, athlete, and/or family as evidenced by documentation.
  • Communicates athlete's evaluation and subsequent progress to physician, referral sources, and other clinical staff and coordinates athlete's schedule, treatment programs, discharge planning, and recommends solutions to athlete care problems.
  • Documents evaluations, tests, progress reports, daily treatment notes, attendance, records, athlete/family education, outcomes, discharge notes, and changes as needed.
  • Applies strapping, bandaging, or bracing designed to prevent or protect athletes from injury and identifies need for and utilizes appropriate assistive devices.
  • Assists with orienting new staff, students and volunteers, and provides cross-coverage as needed throughout Carolina Healthcare System facilities and provide on-site athletic training coverage at sporting events.
Physical Requirements
Hearing (corrected) adequate for oral/aural communication with athletes, staff, family, visitors, etc. Vision (corrected) adequate for reading. Intelligible speech and normal language/cognitive skills. Must be able to push athletes in a wheelchair or stretchers. Lifting of athletes, equipment or supplies will be required up to 20 pounds frequently, up to 50 pounds occasionally, and up to 100 pounds rarely. Sitting, standing, and walking required throughout the day. Job duties sometimes require climbing stairs, kneeling, twisting, bending; on occasion, crouching, crawling and reaching overhead. Must be able to transfer athletes. Must be able to demonstrate any appropriate exercise and activities to athletes/caregivers. Work is in a fast-paced clinical environment. The work environment is primarily indoors but occasionally outdoors.

Education, Experience and Certifications

Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training from an accredited Athletic Training education program required. Successful completion of the Certification Examination through the National Council for Athletic training required. Licensed in NC or SC as an Athletic Trainer. BLS required per policy guidelines.